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Corrections Corporation of America Reviews

Updated March 28, 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 11 reviews)

Cons
  • This would likely explain the high turnover rate found at many of the facilities (in 11 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. "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.


  2. "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.


  3. "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


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  5. "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


  6. "Correctional Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's a great company to grow with and go into different areas. Once you are in a get know the job your potential can be unlimited.

    Cons

    The company can be clickish. Sometimes if you are not in the right group it can make it hard to work, grow, or get respect.


  7. "Corrections Officer"

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

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

    Pros

    Majority of the time depending on what facility you work at, they will offer you as much Overtime as you want. The Benefits are pretty decent here also. Also, depending on the Shift you work, the hours can be very good especially for someone who has a family.

    Cons

    Be aware that in these types of settings, there is a lot of Bullying that goes on, especially if your not into running with the " Popular Crowd ", ( you know such as like in High School )....

    Advice to Management

    To actually look at the entire picture more and not just rely off of Senior Management Officer's because perception is not always reality.


  8. "Great benefits long hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartsville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartsville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    Benefits excellent. The administrators were great. The employees not so much. A lot of room for over time. Could eat meals on site and company paid for.

    Cons

    Standing out in inclement weather waiting for gates to open. Searches as going to work. Other co workers not professional or set good example for prisoners.

    Advice to Management

    When employees are not following policy hold them more accountable. Communicate better with staff.


  9. "Detention Officer"

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    Former Employee - Detention Officer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Detention Officer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was good and the schedule is OK.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts with 15 minute breaks wasn't really easy to do when dozing or sleeping can cost your job.


  10. "Correctional Officer"

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Austintown, OH
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Austintown, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a great opportunity for advancement. It is possible to work your way from officer to warden; any position is achievable.

    The pay is decent for the area, could be better, but decent.

    Cons

    Company is privately owned so the bottom line is the bottom dollar. Sometimes the effort is placed on less officers to save money. The company is large and have a lot of experience in cutting dollars so maybe they have a good idea of what to cut.
    Insurance is good for the area but still pricey.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to officer ideas and give credit where credit is due. Loosen the purse strings a little and have more shift briefings so the officers no what is going on.


  11. "Fullfilling but overworked."

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

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

    Pros

    Busy all day, so the 12 hour shifts usually fly by. Alot of personal responsibility in getting assigned duties accomplished.
    And learning to work with different people everyday.

    Cons

    Some facilities lack leadership, and backup from your surpervisors.
    Administrators are not deeply involved staff everyday work environment.
    Understaffed, so overtime days are mandated.

    Advice to Management

    Look out for burnout of employee's you value.



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