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GEO Group Reviews

Updated October 11, 2018
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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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

    Pros

    Great benefits, care for employees, competent management

    Cons

    Micromanagement from senior level, pay


  2. "Good company, great facilities, values employees"

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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

    Well-established company. Processes and policies for everything.

    Cons

    High stress
    Officers often over worked due to high employee turnover

  3. "Not the best to work for"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Lawton, OK
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Lawton, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    it's a job. that's about it

    Cons

    Pay, Managment, Overtime, always short handed


  4. "Safety Manager"

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    Current Employee - Safety Manager
    Current Employee - Safety Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GEO Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Opportunity to travel if found competent
    -Free Coffee
    -No one looking over shoulder constantly

    Cons

    -Unfairly compensated (low pay)
    -Benefits are way too expensive for pay received
    -Its all about the Wardens
    -You will be expected to work a lot

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they are worth and not for the cost of living just in that area.


  5. "Greed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GEO Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working for GEO is inhumane. Employee care and workers' compensation is a piece of paper with no practice.

    Cons

    The policy of HR is opposite of their practice

    Advice to Management

    Karma!!


  6. "Good Pay but That's All"

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    Current Employee - Detention Officer in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Detention Officer in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Above average pay for security work. Just realize that pay is ALL you will get from GEO.

    Cons

    Mandatory random overtime and LOTS of it
    Terrible benefits, lousy health plans that employees pay 100% for
    No supervisory support
    No career path - this is a dead end job
    The company and the admin team don't care about employees
    Easy to get fired for tiny things
    Contradictory directions from supervisors (eg: always do X, never do X)
    Officer safety is not a concern for the company or its admin team
    Staff is treated like cattle
    Union is toothless and ineffective
    12 hour shifts with no breaks until lunch at hour 10 or 11
    Lieutenants that honestly hate and abuse officers
    Hostile work environment for females

    Advice to Management

    Staff your facility to a safe level and enforce your own rules on attendance, overtime, and staff behavior. Live up to your ICE contract. Quit taking shortcuts.


  7. "Daily grind of work"

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    Current Employee - Program Counselor in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Program Counselor in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GEO Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Daily helping others, learning new skills in human services and understanding the population your working with

    Cons

    Low pay, minimal raises and few opportunity to grow not to mention lack of appreciation for the worker

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to respect front line workers

  8. "Your Life is Expendible"

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    Current Employee - Detention Officer in Conroe, TX
    Current Employee - Detention Officer in Conroe, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Insurance, Insurance, Insurance, Insurance, Insurance.

    Cons

    Everything else is a no.

    Advice to Management

    I have been in management since I was 17, and have held very long term jobs. Everything is wrong at MPC. Captains blow off your very real concerns, you are abused by staff physically, no one returns your calls. Listen to the older folks(anyone 39, and over) as we do know some things. Rank blows off concerns. I actually caught a $250,000 fine, and it wasn't addressed.


  9. "DO NOT WORK HERE."

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    Current Employee - Case Manager in York, PA
    Current Employee - Case Manager in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can't say a single one.

    Cons

    Did not withhold any Social Security for an entire year, took everything I had in Federal Taxes in order to meet their deadlines. Never took the fault, left me with nothing. Pays $14.00 an hour. HORRIBLE COMPANY!

    Advice to Management

    STOP SCREWING OVER YOUR EMPLOYEES.


  10. "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.


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