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Updated Jun 19, 2021

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2.9
49%
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51%
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The GEO Group Chairman and CEO George C. Zoley
George C. Zoley
244 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, innovative company, really appreciated(in 30 reviews)

  • "Very diversified, has good benefits and care about its employees(in 15 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "low pay, no overtime, not personal(in 25 reviews)

  • "Not everyone can work in correctional settings(in 18 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      GREAT COMPANY

      Jun 14, 2021 - Compliance Administrator in Campbell, CA
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      Pros

      This company is great to work for

      Cons

      No cons to list at this time

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Unsafe, Unappreciated, and Under paid

      May 12, 2021 - Caseworker 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      My co-workers who suffer through this with me.

      Cons

      Security officers introduce contraband to the facility and engage in romantic relationships with inmates. When reported to administration nothing is done. Security staff is also so short staffed that the inmates are often locked in leaving them agitated and resentful. All of this makes for an unsafe work environment for others. HR is a joke. Paychecks are often wrong so you have to be mindful to check your stub every week. Employees are eligible for a small 2% raise contingent on a positive performance evaluation, but HR can’t even make sure you get it on time. On more than one occasion I’ve had to wait more than a month for my yearly raise. Administrations never goes into the actual facility and therefore have no idea what happens in the institution, they don’t even take the time to learn your name or even a simple thank you for going above and beyond your job duties. Throughout the entire pandemic they’ve constantly downplayed the number of COVID cases in the facility. To date I’ve received maybe 6 e-mails tops regarding COVID cases.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Unlimited Opportunity with a strong work ethic and personal resilience

      Mar 31, 2021 - Correctional Officer in Lawton, OK
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. The pay is pretty good at an initial level 2. Its easy to get hired, they always need people 3. There is no limit to hours you can work

      Cons

      1. It's a dangerous job. You control often violent offenders that are far from rationally minded people. 2. Policy and reality are very different. 3. There is no work-life balance 4. Their grossly understaffed creating significant risks, and making adherence to federal, state, and corporate policy virtually impossible.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Don’t do it

      Jun 19, 2021 - Program Counselor in Trenton, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You learn excellent time management skills and to meet deadlines

      Cons

      They don’t pay enough for all the hard work

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Reentry work

      Jun 8, 2021 - Assistant Director in Anchorage, AK
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Rewarding work, good coworkers usually

      Cons

      White men definitely get promoted over everyone else. Women get fewer raises or promotions

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Place

      May 31, 2021 - Resident Manager in Casper, WY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work. Good people

      Cons

      No cons other than length of shift

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Kingman facility medical not recommended

      Apr 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Golden Valley, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pto, benefits, and many staff members are friendly and helpful

      Cons

      Management in medical does not lead by example. Expectations voiced, but medical management doesn't follow own expectations. Medical Management addresses complaints by blaming issues on both person filing complaint and person complaint is against rather than investigating and fixing root problem. Medical Management makes empty threats such as termination for bad behavior, but when behavior continues they do not follow through with threat. Overall medical is a hostile work environment driven by bad management.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      A decent place to use as stepping stone.

      May 27, 2021 - Librarian 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay is decent for geographical location.

      Cons

      Corporate mentality- poor morale throughout.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      It’s okay.

      May 27, 2021 - Detention Officer 
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      Pros

      Money is pretty good for the work

      Cons

      If not enough employees mandation sucks.

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Good pay and overtime

      Jun 11, 2021 - Correctional Officer in Baldwin, MI
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      Pros

      The main benefits was the pay and overtime.

      Cons

      When I left management needed some work, since then they got new management.

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