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Worst mistake
Corrections Officer (Former Employee) –  Milton, FLFebruary 7, 2018
Working for this company was probably one of my worst mistakes I've made. Not only is the management under-trained and under qualified but to company as a whole treats that inmates better than they treat their officers. If someone in administration does not like you they will do everything they can to get rid of you. After leaving the company I found out that they were trying to have my certification revoked. Do not work for this company unless you don't have another option.
Pros
Paid for my certification
Cons
Everything else
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Not a good working environment !
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Florence, AZFebruary 7, 2018
The office environment here shouldn't be any different than any other correctional facility office but for some reason the staff in authority and the managers turn up their nose to new employees and each other once the 'welcoming' orientation is over. Coworkers being helpful is not something that is shared or passed on. Cold environment.
Pros
Can't find one
Cons
Tough environment because of coworkers.
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What a joke!!!
Office Assistant/Receptionist (Former Employee) –  New Castle, INFebruary 6, 2018
If you want to work some where that you have to suck up or be a brown nosier, this is the place for you! No job stability and all the Officers are over worked and under paid. This is not even the half of it. You have to watch your back!
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Exploitative
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Robstown, TXJanuary 30, 2018
Low pay and awful management meant many COs regularly stole from inmate accounts and possessions. Understaffed and overpopulated terrible environment. Management allows abuse and everyone else reaps the whirlwind. Dangerous stay away.
Pros
None
Cons
Morale, pay, safety
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Warden has ruined the facility
Unit Manager (Former Employee) –  New Castle, INJanuary 30, 2018
Used to be a great job until they hired an egomaniac to play Warden. Ask yourself if you could work for Donald Trump before applying. Many good people have left because of one man. Favoritism, bullying and lies are the management style. CO’s are working in unsafe situations. Pass on this place.
Pros
None
Cons
Corporate culture
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Unprofessional & Racist staff.
Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Reeves County, TXJanuary 28, 2018
Extremely unprofessional. They have no idea about working or running a federal facility. There were only 2 or 3 employees who had any real experience. Staff were outright racist towards non Spanish employees. Worse experience in a work setting. No wonder they were shut down.
Pros
Decent pay.
Cons
Big turnover, unprofessional & racism accepted
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Horrible.
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Lawton, OKJanuary 24, 2018
Horrible management, rude supervisors, and horrible benefits. They care more for the inmates then they do their staff. Would not suggest this location to anyone.
Pros
None.
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Amazing work place
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Lawton okJanuary 24, 2018
Bad management not enough training sending people into a prison setting not trained well enough. Need better radio's for communication reasons. Lack of trustworthy people
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Horrible
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  New Castle, INJanuary 20, 2018
Never mind having a family life if you go here, you will be 8n prison just as much as the inmates are, once there you can not go home if there is a emergency, breaks are few and far between, if you're sick don't depend on a break for relief they will not let you for fear that you will go home.
Pros
People
Cons
Everything else
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Productive
Cook Supervisor Federal prison (Former Employee) –  Robstown, TXJanuary 8, 2018
It was easygoing to work with my coworkers. I learned to cook for 800 offenders and co-workers. I Learn how to put up the truck on rotating the food.
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Soul crushing place
Corrections Officer (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AzJanuary 5, 2018
The probation officers would steal money from the inmates books, the assistant warden would confiscate an inmates belongings & keep them in their office, showing them off to the guards. The inmates would have to repaint over black mold in the showers. Five COs per 500 hundred inmates. Need to know mentality, prisoners from more violent prisons brought in, if an inmate has AIDS, we weren't told. The wardens would go through certain inmates letters going out. Unable to trust your fellow COs. 5 COs per 6 dorms. COs - Correction Officers. Poorly trained staff.
Pros
None
Cons
Nothing but cons
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stressful
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Robstown, TXJanuary 3, 2018
interview the cos more efficiently a lot of them brought home problems to work and in this kind of atmosphere its dangerous and have to be on top of things and some days employees wanted to work and someday others didn't so it wasn't a good combination on busy days
Pros
long hours less days
Cons
uncontrolled work environment
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Nothing
Correction Officer (Former Employee) –  Queens, NYNovember 23, 2017
Fast paceed. Slow paced. Correctional environment. Stressful. Enjoyed helping others. The management was poor. The salary was poor. Hardest part of teh job was fellow co workers.
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Life behind bars
Federal Sr. Corrections Officer (Current Employee) –  Big Spring, TXNovember 9, 2017
This place does not care about its employees or staff. The PTO and Sick leave are extremely horrible. Especially being there almost 5 years. Some management are great some are not. There is no communication in the work place. There is nothing good for officers who do a job well done. The hardest part of the is working with inmates who do not care about anything also staff who are there just for the paycheck. This place has a high turn around ratio.
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find something else
Corrections Officer (Former Employee) –  Lockhart, TXMay 19, 2017
It is not worth the risk. Officers do not care about their job or life. supervisors are not good officers
do not work here please. 11 dollars an hour to watch female inmates is not worth it.
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Poor chain of command
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  New Castle, INApril 18, 2017
Never enough staff to operate the facility so expect to be drafted for 16 hour days a lot, they do not like to give you days off, they hire anyone so my partner was asleep most of the nights and when brought up to Sergeant LT and captain I was told they will figure something out but nothing was ever figured out because no other officer wanted to work with him, Explained to them about faulty OC Spray as well as radios that don't work or would key up tones and block traffic creating safety issues they laughed and said "welcome to GEO" I had even heard other officers as well as a SGT proclaim that if a particular SGT was to call a code they would walk to it.
Pros
Sit and do nothing most days
Cons
Administration
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Productive place to work at
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  North CarolinaApril 1, 2017
Supervise and train correctional staff regarding facility rules procedures and specific post duties supervise the feeding of inmates during meal time assigns and inspects posts to ensure officers are performing properly assist staff with unit counts ensure submission and review reports written by officers during shift assist officers and staff with unruly inmates
Pros
Free feeding great morale generous people great place to work
Cons
None
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Great job experience and Correction officers looked out for one another
Corrections Officer (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXOctober 17, 2016
Typical day at work, start your shift with the Captains review of the day, things to look out for, activities in our facility. Then receive your post order and check your floor.

Time is valuable, co-workers are easy to work with. The hardest part of the job is doing overtime on a third or fourth day.
Pros
Alot of overtime, steady paychecks
Cons
Unbalanced personal life
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Hard Work
Detention Officer Food Service Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Tacoma, WAAugust 2, 2016
Working in a prison setting is very difficult, Long long hours, daily challenges dealing with Detainees. Weekly approximately 30 detainees work in the kitchen for each meal. Weekly new detainees work in the kitchen we provide training.
Pros
good income
Cons
8 to 12 hours a day six days a week
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Great place to advance your carrer in corrections
Corrections Officer (Current Employee) –  Boca Raton, FLMarch 28, 2015
Very stressful environment to work in. If you have the attitude and patience this place can teach you more about corrections in six months than any larger facility.
Pros
expierience in a short time
Cons
high stress levels
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