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Corrections Corporation of America Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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Corrections Corporation of America President, CEO, and Director Damon T. Hininger
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Pros
  • the pay is good at some facilities, very bad at most (in 18 reviews)

  • Work schedule is great along with good benefits (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • This would likely explain the high turnover rate found at many of the facilities (in 10 reviews)

  • No help from upper management don't believe in pay increases all out for themselves need more help high turnover rate (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Correctional Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and Pay, A lot of overtime if you want it.

    Cons

    Some of Management is no good. People are smart mouthy and very disrespectful, extremely high turn over rate, too relaxed environment, no structure whatsoever, inmates are treated better than the staff, what good is it to have days off if you have to work barrel days and give up 4 of your days off every month because people won't come to work. Never relieved on time. Facility is way out of hand. Hopefully, the State will take over real soon. They tell you that you can advance up, but they hold you back from climbing higher. Very unorganized and unprofessional. Nobody is ever in the same page.

    Advice to Management

    Be more helpful to employees, take charge of the things that need to be corrected inside the facilities for our safety as far as STRUCTURE. Create much needed STRUCTURE soon as possible. Remove the barrel days. 12hrs are long hours.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No good."

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Milan, NM
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Milan, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free inmate food for employees. Great insurance packages. Decent pay. Great coffee. Overtime pay, lots of it. Nothing else I can think of.

    Cons

    Just about everything else. High turnover rate, immature staff, long hours. Bad work environment culture. Administration always on your back. Lazy staff. Inmates have more rights than staff. You spend more time at this job than at your own home. Rumor mill.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to work together. Stop throwing co-workers under the bus.

  3. "correction officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    working with inmates helping with everyday living.

    Cons

    working long hours and not enough days off.

    Advice to Management

    monitor workers hours.


  4. "Worst company ever"

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    Former Employee - Management in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Management in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None other then the do provide benefits

    Cons

    Understaffed, under trained at all levels

    Advice to Management

    Google Ch 4 news in Nashville TN on the expose ran on this company....


  5. "Corrections Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are none, None None NONE!

    Cons

    Low pay, stuck on the units, clicks among staff, much much more

    Advice to Management

    Review state DOC and compare


  6. "Case Manager"

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

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    Great direct experience with the population in the corrections/criminal justice field.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for upward mobility. Not a lot of support from upper management. Horrendous pay.

    Advice to Management

    Work on company morale and paying a decent wage.


  7. "Correctional Officer"

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Cushing, OK
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Cushing, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you want your foot in the door with law enforcement then working for a prison is a good start.

    Cons

    This company treats their people like crap and the pay is horrendous!

    Advice to Management

    The way you treat your employees dictates how well they will work for you!

  8. "Not worth it"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Bartlett, TX
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Bartlett, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being able to say you have a job. Probably the only pro

    Cons

    Employees start drama with everyone. Officers are bringing in drugs and sleeping with the inmates. Absolutely no control over the inmates. They come and go as they please. Staff comes to work high. If they drug tested their officers/new sgts More than once(upon hiring) they would find this out. Absolute mess. Academy is a joke. And $12 an hour?? Definitely not worth it. Plus I know some higher ups And Bartlett will be closed within a year. Thank God

    Advice to Management

    Random drug testing! I work there and have seen with my own eyes officers getting high in the parking lot!! Get control over that place. It really is a mess


  9. "Correction Officer - Silverdale in Chattanooga TN"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money is good for those willing to put in the hours, and a good place to get your feet wet in law enforcement. There are opportunities for advancement as well due to the fact people are quitting faster than new officers are coming in.

    Cons

    Dishonest and deceitful company. Was told 3 days one week, 4 the next with 12 hour shifts. In fact the average shift is closer to 15 hours with some well above that, no way to let your family know your having to stay late (because no one showed up to relieve you), and you get no lunch breaks, (your lucky in most cases to get a single bathroom break in the entire 15 hours. Mandatory overtimes are a constant reminder of how poorly staffed the facility is. If you have a family... DO NOT APPLY! What you are told during interviews and your training class is not an accurate assessment of the job, seek out those who work the system every day to learn the truth.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a serious focus on hiring the right people to staff the facility. For this area, it is far less dangerous and more advantageous for some to pick up a job at VW, Amazon or even the county for far more money, better benefits and less danger. I would recommend this job only to someone who has exhausted every other option for work first.


  10. "Don't want to say just in case I'm next to be let go"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Started out as a great company but has changed so much over the years....now it's currently down sizing and not sure if they are done yet.

    Cons

    EXTREMELY top heavy....little people get nothing as far as raises or bonuses.


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