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Corrections Corporation of America Reviews

Updated September 9, 2018
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Corrections Corporation of America President, CEO, and Director Damon T. Hininger
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Pros
  • "Work schedule is great along with good benefits" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Decent pay, but no amount of money is worth your life" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "High turnover rate, due to the job being to stressful for some" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Mandatory overtime, lazy officers (some supervisors too)" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Hiring Process"

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    Current Employee - Resident Supervisor in Dilley, TX
    Current Employee - Resident Supervisor in Dilley, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    Salary is good, Different posts daily.

    Cons

    Background investigation is somewhat lengthy but worth it.


  2. "Not a good place to working"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Clerk in Tutwiler, MS
    Former Employee - Administrative Clerk in Tutwiler, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    Definite raises, guaranteed pay

    Cons

    No unity. Management is undermining and sneaky.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equal.

  3. "It was okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people you meet and work with that are your same pay grade.

    Cons

    Not enough employees at facilities to make female case managers comfortable in the environment.


  4. "Average"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    Staff was great to work with

    Cons

    Understaffed and supervisor broke policy


  5. "Not the best place to be"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Able to pay the bills

    Cons

    Mandatory Overtime, Favoritism, Roster changes even when you volunteer.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more and hire more people so there would be less overtime, maybe you would be able to boost moral and decrease the turn over rate.


  6. "Core Civic/CCA"

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    Current Employee - Detention Officer in Lumpkin, GA
    Current Employee - Detention Officer in Lumpkin, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay; benefits; pto; not hard labor

    Cons

    Management; shift selections; mandatory overtime

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff with more respect


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Cold, Unfeeling, Corporate"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good perks, good people

    Cons

    As a whole, headed away from all of the goods listed above. Every new decision is against the employees, for the good of the company, and against common sense, toward modernity and typical group-think. Becoming a non-human-company, like so many other big companies that just exist on their own, where people are just an inconvenient necessity to be tolerated.

    Advice to Management

    Creative thinking and solving problems got you were you are... listening to societal lies and pleasing the masses is taking you down.

  8. "Corrections Officer"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Florence, AZ
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Florence, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have worked for this company for 18 years. The pay depends on who the contracting agency is for your facility. I work at a facility in Florence Az under contract to the United States Marshall Service. Officers at our location are one of the highest paid corrections officers in our area. We make substantially more than officers who work at AZ Dept of Corrections.

    Cons

    A little cliquish... There would be a lot more favoritism but we are a union facility covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Overall good place to work

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff


  9. "Line Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    Fun Place To Work At

    Cons

    The Pay Is Not Good For The Work You Do

    Advice to Management

    Up The Pay An Cut The Hours


  10. "Worth a try."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits may be make a career with this company worthwhile.

    Cons

    Personal Safety, Slow and limited process to make things happen for inmates.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more approachable.


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