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GEO Group Reviews

Updated January 9, 2019
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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. "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. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "Regional Manager"

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

    I worked at GEO Group full-time

    Pros

    There are not any pros for this company.

    Cons

    24/7 job that chews you up and spits you out.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people better and be provide a work/life balance.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Started off great"

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

    I worked at GEO Group full-time

    Pros

    The fellow coworkers that did help out, and that did believe in teamwork. There were some that I did make great friends with. I learned so much that helped me further my career else where. I would say benefits, but I had the benefits that carried over from the company that GEO bought out. I always ended up getting good yearly reviews.

    Cons

    Some coworkers believed that they should not have done certain things like drug screens because they had seniority, they did not do well with team work. There was a lot of work overload. There were times some case managers would have to do 2 groups at a time, or do group and cover the front desk. I feel that they punish the entire staff for one staff members wrong doing and do not point out to which staff member is doing wrong. There is quick burn out in the job, and very little staff to cover time off. I felt as if case manager is as far as you can go in this company.

    Advice to Management

    If a person puts in their notice to improve their future, do not ignore them or treat them as they are obsolete. Also be careful about the 'gender roles'. Women are not just secretaries. Do not treat as if men are the only ones that can move up the chain in this company.

  8. "Transportation officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GEO Group full-time

    Pros

    Driving new equipment and great coworkers

    Cons

    Pay does not equal to the level of responsibility!


  9. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Divisional Director in South Mountain, PA
    Current Employee - Divisional Director in South Mountain, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement. Do important work that helps people change their lives for the better.

    Cons

    Challenging work, however that's what makes it meaningful.


  10. "Sgt. In corrections"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Sergeant in Thornton, PA
    Current Employee - Correctional Sergeant in Thornton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They do have great benefits and plenty of room for advancement

    Cons

    The pay is not great for the high level of strees and dangers of the job.

    Advice to Management

    Show stronger support to line staff.