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Dangerous place to work
Correction Officer, POD George (Former Employee), Chattanooga, TennesseeDecember 17, 2013
Pros: close to where i live
Cons: radios didnot work properly but they were going to replace them after i left.
I liked the job and the people that I worked with.( Officers). Something crazy going on every hour.
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OK
Corrections officer (Former Employee), Eloy, AZNovember 30, 2013
Benefits are awesome along with pay. But there is no family life.
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A productive workplace
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), Tutwiler, MSNovember 30, 2013
Everyday was a new challenge. My co-workers stayed positive. the hardest part of the job was maintaining violent imates.
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Stressful place to work
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), Whiteville, TNNovember 29, 2013
A typical day of working for CCA was highly stressful and chaotic. I learned that safety was very important. The hardest part of the job was not being permitted to exit the facility for breaks. The most enjoyable part of the job was having a job to go to.
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Around the clock work environment
Debt Consultant (Former Employee), Norwell, MANovember 18, 2013
Pros: 1 hour lunches, and perks and bonuses you receive
Cons: disgruntle debtors and sitting in one position for hours at a time
A typical day would be sitting in your cubical and skip tracing debtors which were located in company programs. Making calls constantly to locate debtors and attempting to collect on debts which they owed for defaulted student loans. I learned how to stay focused and work constantly around the clock. Also how to remain professional under stressful situations – more... over the phone. Management was helpful to a certain extent, they were busy a lot of times assisting other employees with calls. Co-workers were very helpful and adamant in making sure the work environment was communicative and on the same page. The hardest part was dealing with disgruntle debtors on a daily basis, a lot of the debtors were rude and would hang up in your face and verbally disrespect you. The most enjoyable part was the bonuses you would get for collecting over a certain amount at the end of the week. – less
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A dedicated staff
Unit Clerk (Former Employee), Clifton, TNNovember 6, 2013
Assist in managing the office that held all walks of life. Management very dedicated to your safety.
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Great Stepping stone! / Great for the retired
Detention Officer (Former Employee), San Diego, CAOctober 30, 2013
If you want to experience working in a Private setting with inmates or detainees. This is a good place to go!
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Awesome Company
Records Clerk (Former Employee), Brooksville, FLOctober 26, 2013
Pros: lots of award ceremonies
Cons: ended contract with county
They cared about the employees. Providing yearly training. Took time to recognize employees and reward them for their hard work
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ok job but not secure
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), Lake City, FLOctober 19, 2013
Pros: good pay, good training
Cons: could not trust management to back you up
good training
traing is always up to date
management was ok but not the greatest
always made sure you up to date with inservice training
and on line training
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Collections for AT&T
collections (Former Employee), Denver, COOctober 9, 2013
This was a great place to work. Walking into worked with many screens and numbers would pull up in the system and you had your own people in the system that you would call all the time. You would always have someone to help you with anything you needed. When you made the call to whom ever was in collections and they wanted to pay but wouldn't, we would – more... help each other with dealing with what they can pay. – less
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a typical day at work
Correctional Officer (Current Employee), Eloy, AZOctober 4, 2013
working here is been a different experience for me but what i really want is be out there driving a Bus thats my life I love and enjoy doing it.
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Hard work with nio advancement
General Kitchen Worker (Former Employee), Crowley, COSeptember 26, 2013
Pros: free food, meet lots of different people
Cons: low pay for hard work no advancement
Work would be short burst of chaos when serving followed by long periods of prep for the next meal. Due to the high turnover rate, I learned how to effectively manage a team, train incoming employes, how to work inside a team by using each indivual where they can best excel, and how to communicate with and outside team to ensure a smooth and effecient – more... production. The management would vary depending on the indivual, co-workers would be the same, again due to the high turn over rate. The hardest part would be keeping things running with each different area while serving, and the best would be the time inbetween serving because it provided the chance to learn the essential skills of the job – less
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Interesting work and many obstacles to overcome.
Senior Project Engineer (Former Employee), Canouan Island, St. Vincent and The GrenadinesSeptember 21, 2013
Pros: chance to experience living on a caribbean island, the international people you get to know personnally and work wise.
Cons: away from family and home for long periods of time and lack of personal time.
Sun-up to sun-down work days, 6 days a week and some Sundays.

Management would not heed advice, direction or most suggestions of the very experienced employees that they hired for experience.

Found almost all fellow employees to be a pleasure to work and live next to. I felt the wealth of the combined knowledge and experience they brought to the island – more... to be tremendous.

Hardest two things to deal with was the volatile management style and lack of personal services, food, amenities and choices living on such a small island.

The challenge of building on a small island with limited resources and being successful dealing with logistics and local labor to achieve very high level results. – less
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Busy environment
Correctional Officer (CO) (Former Employee), Tulsa, OKAugust 30, 2013
Pros: free meals vacation days sick days and personal time off
Cons: worked far too many hours no tie for family life
A typical day for me was 16 hour shifts and a normal work week was usually six days. Did not work well when you have a family. Younger co-workers would usually fail to show up for work or sleep on the job. When it was brought up to management they consistantly failed to address the problem.
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Productive and Challenging- Opportunity for advancement
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), Mason, TNAugust 21, 2013
Pros: pros were job security, good benefits, good pay.
Cons: cons were really challenging inmates being hard-headed.
CCA is an overall good place to work. I've learned many rules and policies of the company. Some of my co-workers could have been more professional. The hardest part of the job was getting the inmates up for pill call and medical late at night. The most enjoyable part ot the job was going to work, doing my job with a feeling of accomplishment.
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do not work here
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), Whiteville, TNAugust 8, 2013
long work hours, biggest problems were not from the inmates, but from other staff. the management system is poor. no lunch. no breaks. the most enjoyable time at this job was clock out time.
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CCA is a good company to work for. They value your work.
Dental Hygienist (Current Employee), Eloy, AZJuly 30, 2013
Pros: 10 hour days, weekends and holidays off
Cons: no overtime
Patients are brought to dental clinic when they have an appointment.
I have learned patience and work on a hospital setting. The hardest part of the job is making sure the instruments are always accounted for.
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Production & Safetyness
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), Eden, TXJuly 23, 2013
Pros: haning out with the other officers at group lunches
Cons: lockdowns & riots
The work day usually started out pretty quiet.

I learned to install the Firm, Fair & Consistency act that we were taught.

The hardest part of the job was when we were on lockdown or when we had a riot.

The most enjoyable time would have to be when I would get an inmate to go back and finish school or pick up some kind of trade.
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Worked in Correctional and jail settings and had to maintain constant attention to detail and your enviorment
Assistant Warden Security Operations (Former Employee), Alamo Georgia, Panama City FloridaJuly 3, 2013
worked in Prisons and Jail settings. Supervised both Operations and Support services during my career.

One of the most critical leesons I learned was to lead from the front and always set the example.

Management varied depending on the level of supervison, there was good and bad.

I enjoyed working with my staff, one of my joys in life is dealing – more... with people. Always intresting.

Hardest part was seeing a staff member injured in the line of Duty, that never goes away and you have to remind yourself of where you are and who depends on you.

The most enjoyable part the excitment of something new almost everyday. – less
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Productive knowledge of job
corrections officer (Former Employee), Eloy, AZ.June 24, 2013
Pros: free access to food, enjoyed job, and less inmates to supervise.
Cons: knowing an altercation could accure at any time with inmates, and only myself in kitchen with 20 inmates.
My previous job worked in prison as a correctional officer. Last 1 1/2 years worked in kitchen as kitchen officer. Primary job supervise 2 staff employees as well as provide security for staff as well as supervise 15-20 inmates, also assure inmates abide by all rules and regulations. The hardest part of job was assuring staff and inmates coexist in – more... work environment. Enjoyed working with people – less