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GEO Group Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay due to federal contract (in 12 reviews)

  • You get paid and have good benefits (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "This place is just Awful"

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

    I worked at GEO Group full-time

    Pros

    This place is very Dangerous

    Cons

    At least You get paid


  2. "Maintenance Worker"

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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

    Great company. great benefits package

    Cons

    Long hours, schedule changed weekly

  3. "It was alright"

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

    I worked at GEO Group full-time

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were nice

    Cons

    Management was terrible and staffing was always low so everyone had to stay over more often


  4. "Detention Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GEO Group part-time

    Pros

    Great Pay $27.51 in Tacoma WA

    Cons

    Terrible management, little communication by corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Communication and solidarity across the entire corporation.


  5. "Correctional officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GEO Group full-time

    Pros

    The pay is very cometative

    Cons

    The work becomes repetitive over time


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Correctional Officer"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Winton, NC
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Winton, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you want over time , it's always there.

    Cons

    Company is continuously running under staff

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time sending supervisors to training on how to interact with staff. Need to do better job at staff rotation so as to not burn staff out .


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Local Management, Horrible Regional & Corporate Management"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in McFarland, CA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in McFarland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Almost guaranteed 60+ hours a week with overtime. Great local management that is mostly understanding and still finds time for team building.

    Cons

    Corporate. Both corporate and regional management prop-up corrupt staff and this hurts the rest of local staff. We are constantly told to ignore laws, with all audits being jokes that we always pass even when we shouldn't. Many major issues are pushed under the table. Insider trading with major stockholders. Protests that local staff have to deal with. Being an officer can be rewarding only in terms of the overtime, but some people work constant 16 hour shifts and get fired if the nod-off in the middle of the night. There should be 30-minute sanity checks of the officers during these hours, not throw them under the bus because we are deliberately understaffed, underpaid, and overworked by contract. Because of these issues, we have a revolving door and few stay more than a year. I feel sorry for not just my fellow officers, but the line staff that are often told to do impossible tasks because of being understaffed, then being disciplined for not being a superhero. I understand that we are constantly in lawsuits that we apparently always lose or settle, but this is by design and much cheaper than actually fixing any problems.

    Advice to Management

    If you are local management: Thank you for your support and please ignore the horrible requests that come from the glittering palace in Boca Raton. If you are regional or corporate: Start caring about your staff, pay market wages, and stop propping up corrupt management staff because their father owns a stake in the company.

  8. "Case Manager"

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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

    Helping ex convicts gain the skills needed to renter society.

    Cons

    Very difficult to maintain the curriculum given the various aspects expected with the job.


  9. "Correctional officer"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Lovejoy, GA
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Lovejoy, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ok pay, but could use a raise.

    Cons

    Everyone makes the same pay, no matter how long you have worked there. A new person fresh off the street makes the same pay someone that have been working there for 8 to 9 years.

    Advice to Management

    Management sucks! chief walker needs to be replaced, he's very unprofessional. He doesn't care about the staff and he's very personal.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Crappy Pay for 16 hour shifts"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainfield, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainfield, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent people
    Easy to get hired

    Cons

    Crappy pay- mainly because IDOC just raised its wages and now makes $4 more an hour than we do, and they're only 500 feet away. I was told by more than one person above me that we would be getting a raise soon.. that was 2 months ago. Now the new-hires are claiming to make $14.

    Advice to Management

    We deserve more than $12. You wonder why you can't keep the place staffed.


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