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The GEO Group Reviews

Updated Jan 7, 2020

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3.2
58%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
Approve of CEO
The GEO Group Chairman and CEO George C. Zoley
George C. Zoley
181 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, innovative company, really appreciated(in 22 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Low pay, minimal raises and few opportunity to grow not to mention lack of appreciation for the worker(in 24 reviews)

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

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  1. "Overall, a great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Graceville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The GEO Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great employees, great leaders. Good benefits and pay. Opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Regulations and audits associated with industry.

    The GEO Group2019-11-04
  2. "Great pay lots of OT"

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    Former Employee - Agents Assistant in Pearsall, TX

    I worked at The GEO Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay and lots of OT

    Cons

    Long hours due to short staff or call ins

    The GEO Group2020-01-07
  3. "Good company to start with"

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    Current Employee - Case Specialist 

    I have been working at The GEO Group full-time

    Pros

    Great company to get your feet in the door but not enough long term advancement within company.

    Cons

    Stressful work environment and long hours. Not enough pay.

    The GEO Group2020-01-03
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company in Tough Industry"

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    Current Employee - Business Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The GEO Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong team atmosphere, Fair pay and Quality Upper Management

    Cons

    Share price and Poor outside perception of company due to misconceptions about the industry

    The GEO Group2019-11-14
  5. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Facilitator in Soledad, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The GEO Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    reasonable work load and work hours

    Cons

    Salary could be better depending on the population

    The GEO Group2019-11-14
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Job If You're Willing"

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

    I worked at The GEO Group full-time

    Pros

    Good Money, No Degree, No Experience Needed, Not Difficult

    Cons

    Unorganized, Understaffed, Nobody Listens or Cares

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees while you have them.

    The GEO Group2019-11-09
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bernardino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The GEO Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    During the opening of the office it was a fun place to work and everyone seemed to get along and worked together well. It was hectic being a new office, but we did the best we could and things started to come together. We had a good case managers. What was lacking was a good leader.

    Cons

    As time went on things began to spiral out of control. When we had problems with our Supervisor and would go to her directly for resolution. Nothing would get resolved!!! We would then take it up the chain. The Assist Director would take it to the Director who would then squash it all together. The true problems is, this is an office that is infected with nepotism!!! There is no secret here that the Direct has her handful of favorites. Everyone in the office knows it and feels it.

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    Advice to Management

    My advice is to Human Resources. Come in to this office and talk to the employees. ALL of the employees. One on one, behind closed doors so they can be truthful without feeling that they will be retaliated against.

    The GEO Group2019-12-06
  8. "Would not recommend to anyone"

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    Current Employee - Case Manager in Harrisburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The GEO Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    interactions with the participants is the only positive thing

    Cons

    pay upper management doesn't care about participants workload benefits

    The GEO Group2019-11-26
  9. "21 Years and Counting"

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    Current Employee - Director of Finance 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The GEO Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Incredible team to work with. Lots of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Public misconception of what we do

    The GEO Group2019-10-16
  10. "Starter workplace"

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    Former Employee - Data Entry Administrator in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The GEO Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work space, nice peers, learnt a lot

    Cons

    Too less salary, was not enough

    The GEO Group2019-10-21
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