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Corrections Corporation of America Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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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. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Director in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Slow at making needed changes. Allows employees who are resistant to change block opportunities for company advancement.

    Cons

    CCA is much better at managing the prisons than the federal or state governments. That is CCA's expertise, the governments do not have this experience. With CCA the governments have a contract price and work within a budget. If governments run the prisons it will be no different than the United States Postal System. There will be billion dollar its governments managing.

    Advice to Management

    Employ ethical, law abiding managers. If management sets the standard for honesty and ethical business practices, fires those who fail to live up to these standards, promotes those who demand ethical behaviors, the "trickle down" theory will prevail.


  2. "Correctional setting"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Worker in Eloy, AZ
    Former Employee - Maintenance Worker in Eloy, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health insurance, Paid time off, Steady schedule, some people are good honest individuals, HR has open door for anyone to go over an concerns

    Cons

    Daily drama "like little kids who didn't get their way". No good raises, 401k poor

    Advice to Management

    Your alright

  3. "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


  4. "Worst company ever"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Maintenance Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    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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    • Senior Management
    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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    • Senior Management
    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. "Corrections Officer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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


  9. "CCA"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CCA is a progressive company that encourages you to self develop then give them the benefit of your experience. This isn't an outfit that merely looks to have things done their way. It's a wonderful career opportunity.

    Cons

    There are only upsides to working at CCA.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great job


  10. "adminstration"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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