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Corrections Corporation of America Reviews

Updated August 4, 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. "Detention officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits decent pay time off.

    Cons

    No raises and long hours


  2. "Countroom clerk"

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    Current Employee - Countroom Clerk in Jacksboro, TX
    Current Employee - Countroom Clerk in Jacksboro, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's steady job security, will always need beds for state offenders.

    Cons

    Your always watching your back, and you must treat offenders like you can't trust them. They are not your friend or buddy. They are cons. Not like working a job around free world employees.

    Advice to Management

    Have more perks for employees, better raises.

  3. "Detention Officer"

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    Former Employee - Detention Officer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Detention Officer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Decent money especially when overtime was available.
    Good Benefits
    Overtime available
    Camaraderie between employees was nice.
    Company parties were pretty nice too.

    Cons

    Must be in a locked dorm with detainees for 12 hours with very few breaks.
    ICE has very strict policies for employees NOT so much detainees.

    Advice to Management

    Dorm employees need more breaks ESPECIALLY night shift.


  4. "detention officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good money, good stepping stone

    Cons

    depressing job, company should pay you more then they do


  5. "Maintenance Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are great. Management is flexible and really wants to help you advance within the company. there are opportunities to advance and lots of different industries available to change to.

    Cons

    Pay is not as high as some competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. "Okay Company"

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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

    Pros

    getting better at work/life balance. CCO Lappin is worthless and needs to leave the company

    Cons

    CCO Lappin is worthless and needs to leave the company. He supports only the folks who are "yes men"

    Advice to Management

    get rid of CCO Lappin


  7. "Low Morale"

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    Current Employee - LVN in Florence, AZ
    Current Employee - LVN in Florence, AZ
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great pay. 3 12s, friendly staff

    Cons

    constant call offs, never enough help. Intaking up to 150 inmates during one night shift with 2 people. All the security hate their job and constantly complain

    Advice to Management

    Hire better security.

  8. "adminstration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good people, staff always try to help

    Cons

    corporate could help by not promissing things to customers that facilities cant deliver.

    Advice to Management

    allow facilities to manage issues with customer.


  9. "Correctional Officer"

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Conneaut, OH
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Conneaut, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I felt that I had a vital role in protecting the community and my fellow co workers

    Cons

    poor benefit package and union representation

    Advice to Management

    improve communication with the officers from upper management


  10. "Maintnenance Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Has a very good benefit package.

    Cons

    Poor work ethic demonstrated by most workers


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