Correctional Officer (Current Employee) – Tutwiler, MS – October 19, 2016
I have been working for CCA now for about 4 years. My Experience as Officer have been good and bad. I must say if you have a attitude do not apply for the job. If you hate for people to tell you what to do don't apply. Cause you have too many people who want to be the boos and you don't get a raise, they work you like a dog plus they make you come in on your off days. They don't care about you they only care about the inmates.
Academic Instructor (Former Employee) – Tutwiler, MS – October 12, 2016
You must have very tough skin to work there. The inmates are very disrespectful. Staff is hard to get along with. In order to advance you have to work hard or know someone in HR. Knowing someone is easier.
Working with very disrespectful staff and inmates.
Gratifiying and the company rewards excellence in correction with annual appreciation week and yearly sevice awards
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) – Mineral Wells, TX – October 7, 2016
The company provided fair wages and benefits also provided a 401K retirement plan for all employees, support from management and co-workers. The company also provide pre-training for all areas of security including self-defense, firearms, verbal intervention communication between inmates and staff, also provide training in emergency procedures(CPR and AED ) which included a requalification and refresher course annually in all areas of security.
Fair wages, insurance and retirement plan, company transporation if needed, meals included
Long hours, mutli-tasking jobs, and dangerous enviorment
Another drone (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – October 6, 2016
With the declining opinion of private corrections, the work environment has become darker and more negative. There is still plenty to love about corrections, the ever-changing environment, the excitement, and the knowledge you can help others, but there is a concerted effort to cut corners and make money at the expense of staff safety. The bottom line is everything as that dictates the bonuses management will take home.
Some great people, exciting environment
Treacherous managers, bottom line above all else, management, management, management
I loved the pay however the company could care less about your home life and while your in your units. No breaks, No backup. Your captains and Lts have no respect for you whatsoever when you need help.
Like being in a daycare and I am referring to staff, very unprofessional enviroment
Former CO (Former Employee) – Whiteville, TN – October 1, 2016
For anyone considering a career in corrections, skip CCA and apply to the department of corrections in your state. CCA is a joke! Way understaffed, too many dirty officers and a total lack of management. It's all about fitting into a clique and a totally unsafe work environment.
No breaks, short staffed, almost like being back in JR high
Administrative Clerk I (Current Employee) – McRae, GA – September 20, 2016
Most of the time it is not so much the inmates that you have to worry about as it is some of the staff. Overall, it is a nice place where you can make good friends and have fun while putting in a hard days work.
The reason why I gave it 4 stars cause the pay is good. Therefore cca lacks on a lot of things there training is terrible. Computer software needs upgrades, it was probably one of the most stressful jobs I ever did but it's not met for everybody. Also the inmates were never really a problem unless your working in the hole i was There two years worked 6p-6a never saw a fight. Don't trust nobody there even staff! The staff is the reason why I'm writing this review
D.T.A don't trust anybody even staff! The wardens try to hard, lazy working environment. People hate getting told what to do even new hires
It's been 10 years since I started with this company, but I just need to move on and do something different in my life. I have nothing negative to say about this company because I was able to take care of my family, buy a home and pay off a car so therefore I am truly grateful and thankful for CCA.
This job would have to be the best experience I ever had. In corrections there are so many different angles than just guarding inmates in a way. There many things that I accomplished working here that I never thought I would see.
Medical Director Assistant (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – September 2, 2016
In a typical day in my past position I fulfilled management tasks of overseeing staff performance, as well as several individuals through out the day. I also I completed various administrative duties as well, including answering phones, drafting documents and emails, filing and greeting customers. I also provided strong customer service and resolved customer issues.
This was a good place to work but there was very little chance to advance past what you were hired for. It was very possible to work there for 10 years and never move up in pay, job title, or responsibility.
Correctional Officer (Current Employee) – Cushing, OK – August 25, 2016
Nearly always understaffed. If you are a standout they give you extra work on top of mandatory overtime and don't properly compensate you for it. Cheif of Security always threatens to write everyone up and never misses an opportunity to kick your team. The major problem is bad upper management that cares more about painting walls than the well-being of their workers.
As a correctional officer my job was to secure the building and supervise the inmates on a daily basis. I would make sure the housing units are safe for inmates and staff to function in.I learned how to interact with inmates and staff in some very tough situations. I love my co-workers and they have a great heart. I enjoy helping the inmates get the essentials they need to function in a prison setting.
I would have to say the job did have it's perks but at other times it made it extremely stressful. I enjoyed working with alot of my co-workers but management was horrible. They were not for the most part people persons more corporate then anything.
The driving distance was not bad.
There were not alot of breaks nor raises with the job.