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GEO Group Reviews

Updated August 8, 2018
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GEO Group Chairman and CEO George C. Zoley
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  • "Good pay due to federal contract" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Good place to work and good benefits" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Correctional Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GEO Group full-time

    Pros

    Excellent management that really cares about the employees

    Cons

    Long hours without a break


  2. "LVN"

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    Former Employee - Licensed Vocational Nurse in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Licensed Vocational Nurse in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GEO Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging work, experienced medical staff are willing to teach new hires, high standards of care, lots of hands on experience, compassionate providers, good leadership in the medical department, and generally speaking most of the officers are very responsive and efficient during inmate emergencies. Most medically staff work as a team and are serious about their job. Frequent and random UA's including all admnistrators. Training is taken seriously and done annually. Company has several family get togethers for staff and their family members throughout the year. Diverse staff and languages spoken by staff.

    Cons

    No parking, and this is a real issue when your working nights. Really bad food. High stress and highly physical work. All LVN's are paid the same, seniority does not increase your pay. Very little room to grow as an LVN. Security department seems to have a lot of internal investigations for officer conduct, which inmates know all about. Staff that are let go are embarrassingly walked out of the facility instead of discreetly terminating the employee. This leads to months long gossip and speculation about the ex employee which could be avoided. Overall culture of facility is politically far right leaning (in a border city no less) and was very uncomfortable for me, and others.

  3. "BOP Monitor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GEO Group part-time

    Pros

    Pay was good

    Cons

    Turnover rate is high and managment is not reliable

    Advice to Management

    Show employees some commitment


  4. "Monitor 1"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GEO Group full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work and good benefits

    Cons

    It’s correctional facilities so it’s stressful and no raises at my facility

    Advice to Management

    Give raises


  5. "Large Company, Small Boy's Club"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at GEO Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall a good company with decent benefits.

    Cons

    Although the company is large, each independent facility is its own island. There is room for advancement if you are a part of the 'boy's club'. Positions are often given to people with less seniority at the company because they know the upper administration from a previous job.

    Advice to Management

    Promote employees from within that want to do a good job for the company, not retired associates that want a hobby or a second paycheck.


  6. "Corrections"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GEO Group full-time

    Pros

    A Great job to work

    Cons

    There’s no problems at the job


  7. "geo group beaumont"

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    Current Employee - Monitor in Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Monitor in Beaumont, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GEO Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    laid back sometimes ,easy work

    Cons

    low pay,horrible security,poor management, dirty,stressful work environment,high turnover rate

  8. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GEO Group full-time

    Pros

    This is a great place to work.

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Pays the bills"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GEO Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been with the company 6 years now from security to administration. There is always room for advancement if you want it. Security always has overtime available, one free meal a day, benefits aren't bad. Correctional Officer appreciation week is nice (last company never did anything.) Pay could be better, but is good for our area and depends on contracts with the clients and union if you have one. Policy and procedure are there for all areas, they just need to be followed. Detainees are pre-trial so they tend to behave.

    Cons

    Hard work and doing extra to keep on top of the high expectations is not usually acknowledged or appreciated. Expect you to work on your days off and after hours often even if you're salary but don't require the same from other supervisors who should be doing so. Supervisors expect the moon and the stars while other employees collect a paycheck for sitting on their butt. Too many requirements and not enough hours in the day, or staff to complete tasks the way they want them to be done. Incoming staff are usually young kids with 0 work ethic; they see all of the work that needs to be done and quit or spend their shift gossiping or fighting between each other. Unsafe work environment due to staff being complacent.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the staff that run themselves ragged for you all of the time and not just when it's convenient or benefits you. Staff don't feel they can talk to you because minor issues are blown out of proportion and big problems are ignored, too many politics and games.


  10. "Great job starter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GEO Group full-time

    Pros

    Great team
    Hourly pay and overtime
    Vacation and sick days

    Cons

    Understaffed
    Policies are not reflective of the population we serve


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