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  1. "Review"

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

    Pros

    Work at home is nice no driving

    Cons

    Alone all the time when at home


  2. "It"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Good company but they folded

    Cons

    They folded and did tell anybody they wete

  3. "Lvn"

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    Former Employee - LVN in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - LVN in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GEO full-time

    Pros

    If you waive the benefits you can make 4 dollars and some change more

    Cons

    Over worked and under payed, understaffed

    Advice to Management

    Replace it with a more professional one


  4. "Monitor 1"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Job is very demanding and also needs more time and college degree to move foward

    Cons

    No room for growth and ceo needs a better health indurance plan.

    Advice to Management

    Make room for all employees to grow.


  5. "Horrible upper chain"

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    Former Employee - Corrections Officer in Plainfield, IN
    Former Employee - Corrections Officer in Plainfield, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime available, C.O.'so stick together and back each other

    Cons

    Too much mandatory overtime, little focus on C.O. safety, low pay, chain of command seldom supports C.O., more detention than corrections

    Advice to Management

    Pay a few dollars more to keep and retain C.O.'so so as not to put such an overtime strain on all


  6. "GEO Prison"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Folkston, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Folkston, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to work.

    Cons

    advancement is very slow if any

    Advice to Management

    Need more advancement


  7. "Decent money, but not so safe."

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    Former Employee - Corrections Officer in Jena, LA
    Former Employee - Corrections Officer in Jena, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of overtime, quiet hours on night shift.

    Cons

    CO safety is not prioritized. They'd rather save a buck and not buy radio batteries and leave employees vulnerable.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees

  8. "Summer Associate"

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    Former Employee - Communications Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Communications Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GEO (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Well paid summer internship position that allowed me to cultivate new skills. Very welcoming and friendly staff. One of the best run nonprofits I've ever worked at.

    Cons

    Small office and staff (but growing). Not a ton of flexibility as far as working hours.


  9. "Working Conditions"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Canon City, CO
    Former Employee - Instructor in Canon City, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GEO full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    As an instructor, I was paid better than the line staff. The school staff was wonderful to work with, smart, creative, and compassionate. Many students made great progress. Staff working with youth give 110% effort or they don't last. One meal provided per 5 hours at work ( except for the night shift)

    Cons

    Inconsistent , contradictory policies. Sometimes they will take any youth into the facility, regardless of whether or not it was a good match for the student's needs. Administrators seemed to have the best of everything, while the youth lack desks and texts etc. Instructors have no scheduled breaks ( not even a duty free lunch), are expected to do janitorial work, physical restraints, and endless, non-educational , paperwork. Sometimes a "planning period" is scheduled in, but since there are no substitute teachers, if someone is out, the rest of the staff has to step in or even combine classes.They do have monthly required training, but haven't added anything new lately. Administration may decide that something is a good idea, but have no research basis for their decision. At times, the fact that some of their decisions contradicted state or federal requirements was ignored. Rapid turnover of staff and youth. In one semester I literally had 100% change of the youth in my class, and rotated through four classroom aides. School is year round. Instructors are expected to take extra shifts. We are expected to deal with behaviors and emotional issues while juggling Common Core, state, and facility academic objectives. Classrooms are small.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that Southern Peaks ( part of GEO) is an adolescent treatment center, not a junior prison. The staff are caring and capable, please treat them with respect. Provide more pertinent training such as dealing with trans gender youth in a residential setting.


  10. "compliace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawton, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawton, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great leadership and right atttude

    Cons

    Stressful environment but can get the job done

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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