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Updated May 11, 2020

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2.8
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The GEO Group Chairman and CEO George C. Zoley
George C. Zoley
272 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. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Case Manager

      Oct 22, 2016 - Case Manager in Lawton, OK
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Lots of opportunities to learn

      Cons

      low pay high turn over

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      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Low pay

      May 11, 2020 - Drug and Alcohol Counselor in Chester, PA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      You have to start somewhere.

      Cons

      low pay, no overtime, not personal

      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Beware

      Jun 19, 2019 - Client Service Representative in Northglenn, CO
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Can be a good entry level job if interested in counseling or criminal justice fields. The company promotes from within. Some of the staff genuinely care about clients and are trying to make a difference. Geo being a massive company with a corporate culture makes certain elements very structure/organized (schedule, training, reviews, etc.).

      Cons

      Highly disorganized overall. There was basically no office manager at the BI location I worked at and I there would be times when there we're no UA cups. It felt dangerous at times working with clients freshly out of prison with no support from other staff/management. Very low pay. A large portion of staff does not care about helping people or making a difference and merely wants an easy job where they can do the bare minimum. The company as a whole is making money off of incarcerating people which is inherently problematic.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Challenging, but rewarding

      Nov 30, 2018 - Substance Abuse Counselor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great benefits , opportunities for advancement

      Cons

      Low pay, staff drama

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Safety Manager

      Sep 7, 2018 - Safety Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Daily grind of work

      Sep 15, 2018 - Program Counselor in Newark, NJ
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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

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      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Long hours, low pay, and under appreciated.

      Sep 8, 2018 - Youth Development Team Lead in San Antonio, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good environment to help others.

      Cons

      Low pay. High stress situations. Long hours. Poor gear and equipment. Rules and regulations work against the employees. High turnover rate. No support from chain of command.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      geo group beaumont

      Jul 31, 2018 - Monitor in Beaumont, TX
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      laid back sometimes ,easy work

      Cons

      low pay,horrible security,poor management, dirty,stressful work environment,high turnover rate

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Horrible Company to Work For!

      Mar 1, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      My old Boss was awesome!!!!! that's all the pro's I can give

      Cons

      Pay is low, over worked, too many chiefs throughout the company and not enough Indians, Geotrack system is horrible and not user friendly, constant network issues and gaining access, Too many programs merged into one but not centralized (BI, GEO, CEC, ABRAXS), only cares about the contract and money and not about the clients, Upper management are former corrections, parole, probation higher ups who have a different viewpoint on the population we serve compared to someone who a background in social work/counseling/helping profession, they do not provide supervision if you have a state license, benefits are expensive and are not really good, not enough time off, some holidays are not observed so its hard especially when you have children who will be off from school, no staff incentives, no bonus's at all to any of the employees while the CEO makes 3 Mil a year

      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Bad Management

      Feb 3, 2018 - Correctional Officer in Colorado Springs, CO
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Many job opportunities in company

      Cons

      Poor Management , Low pay

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