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GEO Group Reviews

Updated March 19, 2019
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GEO Group Chairman and CEO George C. Zoley
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Pros
  • "good pay , flexible, professionalism" (in 16 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Low pay, minimal raises and few opportunity to grow not to mention lack of appreciation for the worker" (in 23 reviews)

  • "High turnover and pretty low pay" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great company helping people improve their lives"

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

    I have been working at GEO Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, innovative company, really appreciated

    Cons

    Fakes news from media about the company. Sad reading things that are false

    Advice to Management

    Continue the focus on helping people that have been caught up in the criminal justice system be there best


  2. "Poop"

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    Former Employee - Treatment Supervisor
    Former Employee - Treatment Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GEO Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast promotions for those that want it

    Cons

    Short staffed all the time

  3. "Not too bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good pay and great benefits

    Cons

    they need to hire better management


  4. "GEO"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You a strong bond with some of your colleagues, Pay fair, vacation good, insurance great

    Cons

    Overtime can be a little to much, too much gossip, some fellow officers will stand with and some will spread false allegation, Some dirty employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop choosing favorites, stop babying some Officers, stop treating other officers as trash


  5. "Corporate Life"

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    Current Employee - Tax Accountant in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Tax Accountant in Boca Raton, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have met some great coworkers

    Cons

    Departments vary, my experience was cliquish.

    Advice to Management

    Employees can offer insite and experience without being competition


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Some super people work here, but they generally don't stay."

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    Former Employee - Case Manager
    Former Employee - Case Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I liked that co-workers were ready and available for help when asked and loved the instances in which people became healthier and more successful upon their integration in society.

    Cons

    Few, if any, employment benefits. This company does not value the employees or even respect them. Policy and procedure is a joke and the downturn in employee morale a constant.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about the people actually doing the work in the facilities. Realistically plan a caseload size with a 40 hour work week in mind. You keep adding additional responsibilities with no pay increases and no tasks taken away to keep the workload manageable.


  7. "Food service manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Not many if any at all

    Cons

    This place was a joke. Poor training, pay scale sucks

    Advice to Management

    Better pay, training and professional environment

  8. "Full time detention officer review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GEO Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    You make a lot of money

    Cons

    You make a lot of money because of constant overtime


  9. "Challenging, but rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor
    Current Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits , opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Low pay, staff drama

    Advice to Management

    Encourage officers to treat both inmates, and non-security staff with more respect, and to realize that Geo is not just about correction, but also about rehabilitation.


  10. "Company and corporate culture lacking..."

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    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GEO Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Experience working with diverse and disadvantaged populations.

    Cons

    Lack of communication regarding expectations, changes to policies and procedures, audit findings - pretty much anything and everything you could imagine that would increase employee productivity. The corporation operates on a need-to-know basis and fails to discern when and how to disseminate valuable information to "lower-level" employees.