Corrections Corporation of America - Not fair, firm, nor consistent. Working in Private Corrections. | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not fair, firm, nor consistent. Working in Private Corrections."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Officer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary (if you are lucky; most facilities pay very poorly for the amount of hours worked), 401K with 5% match. Landing a job with CCA allows one to get their feet wet in the world of corrections (If you can last 6 months and actually enjoy the work, do yourself a favor and apply for corrections at the state or federal level where you can have a pension, job security, and good benefits). If you are fairly attractive and proficient in the art of brown nosing you can obtain easy posts and promote quickly without much merit or experience.

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    Cons

    Unethical company, no job security, poor training, dearth of leadership in supervisory positions, extreme favoritism, low morale, shortage of staff resulted in lots of mandatory overtime, potentially dangerous outcomes given inmate/detainee population. Corecivic/CCA doesn't give a darn about protecting the community or reducing recidivism. This company is all about the bottom line, often at the expense of its employees.

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    Advice to Management

    As a multi-billion dollar corporation there is more than enough money flowing through your coffers to hire more Correction/Detention Officers to run your facilities safely and effectively. Understaffing is a critical problem throughout the company. Stop jeopardizing the safety of your employees in order to turn a profit.

    Corrections Corporation of America2017-02-23
  1. "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    Great supervisors and staff. I enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    None. I don't have anything negative to say.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    Corrections Corporation of America2018-11-04
  2. "Not worth it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good coworkers, the occasional good captain

    Cons

    Pay, hours, lack of respect, lack of support

    Advice to Management

    Treat your COs like you treat your captains and LTS. Don't expect your COs to work 19 hour days and be back in 3 hours later for their shift.

    Corrections Corporation of America2019-10-14

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