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Corrections Corporation of America Security Officer Reviews

Updated Nov 17, 2018

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Corrections Corporation of America President, CEO, and Director Damon T. Hininger
Damon T. Hininger
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  1. "Correctional Officer"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Awesome pay with good benefits and job security especially in TX/AZ/CA or ICE, Marshall, Federal Contract.

    Cons

    No breaks, eat on the run when you can. Getting rid of the mandatory overtime will relived much of the "bad morale". Selfish management with a culture that carries enormous favoritism to there "cliques". "Boots on the grounds" the pillars of the facility are totally place on the side pretty much to a position with there is no actual one to one training. "Depression and Stress" is on the rise as for a correctional... officer--they need to take care of there staff for example an "awareness project focus-PTSD". The zero policy tolerance is total sham, this should not be just based on he or she bases, need to be brought up back to a more equal and diverse environment without favoritism to the gender or person: testimony, background (ethical performance) and actual facts. The good line staff are truly under appreciated most of the time and not honor for for there skills and work ethics.

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff is one my main priorities, provide the adequate help to an inmate and staff (a just resolution with future preventive risks) and have a better legal support team for staff. Don't award the staff with seniority only but too recognize the energetic and well rounded meritorious, who are happy to be there and willing to sacrifice and provide the skills and leadership.

    Corrections Corporation of America2018-11-17
  2. Helpful (1)

    "They make you feel like you're cattle, just like inmates."

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Clifton, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you love to work overtime fore bigger paychecks, you're in for a lot of available hours.

    Cons

    They treat you like cattle instead of appreciated employees. We were often referred to as "warm bodies" necessary per their contract to keep the prison running. Treatment was so deplorable, no one wanted to come in on any given day. They overlooked officers who were grossly negligent, and obviously conducting questionable and outright immoral behavior...even exemplifying some of these individuals meanwhile, the... hardworking honest, and moral employees went unrecognized and criticized the most. Tons of bullying, discrimination and sexual/verbal harassment was commonplace. I had a specific incident that raised eyebrows to the legality of the situation, and when i brought it up to upper management, i was told not to worry, that individual is "always like that" and not to get to concerned as the upper management swept that incident under the rug never to be heard from again. Complaints of poor working conditions ignored. I dont revommend this company in the least! !

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    Advice to Management

    Dont prioritize cost cutting about the safety, health, security and wellbeing of your staff! Acknowledge those who do their jobs well by the actual job standards, not by seniority and who is friends with who. Look into paying liveable wages, as the work is not only dangerous, but extremely time consuming as to take away much of the precious lives of the employees to have to spend nearly every waking hour at these... facilities. Make sure there are legitimate training programs in place for all of the positions as of right now, the training process is nonexistent and everyone is learning willy nilly. Communication is key, dont let things be swept under rugs, address situations in a timely manner, communicate and be honest and open.

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    Corrections Corporation of America2016-01-21
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