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Typical prison environment but with corporate setting
Correctional Officer II (Current Employee), Florence, AZJanuary 15, 2015
Extremely understaffed and very overworked. Mandatory OT made work weeks equivalent to two full time jobs with a single day off if you were lucky.
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fun work
Corrections Officer (Former Employee), Lockhart, TXJanuary 14, 2015
Pros: great job good money
Cons: forced overtime
Enjoyed working There just needed a change of pace cons were the forced Overtime I almost missed my first daughters first christmas and birthday
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Initial excellent working environment
Case Specialist ATD Immigration Program (Former Employee), Baltimore, MarylandJanuary 13, 2015
Pros: gained knowledge of immigration procedure
Cons: disappointment with upper managers
Five employees worked well together, got the job done and never had an unfavorable audit. The job was long hours, sometimes little sleep, salary not compatible to work load. We stayed together through three managers. A fourth manager arrived telling us day one everything we were doing was wrong. She was rude to employees. Three employees left for other jobs. New hires came and went. The revolving door was over 12 employees who quit. A red light should have gone off but the other cheek was turned. Finally after suffering a very bad accident I resigned before returning to the unchanged environment.
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attention to detail
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), Lawton, OKJanuary 12, 2015
Pros: coworkers
Cons: dangerous place to work at
Learned a lot of working with others that will have your back when it comes to work in a prison with inmates.
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Not good
Correctional Sergeant (Current Employee), Lawrenceville, VAJanuary 2, 2015
.Pay is not that good when compared to state correctional officers who have the same duties.
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Good Company
Executive Assistant, HR (Current Employee), Boca Raton, FLDecember 30, 2014
Pros: pto, subsidized cafe, wellness program
Cons: growth opportunities, career path
Good Company to work for, associates are like one big family.
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security guard
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), McFarland, CADecember 29, 2014
Pros: good to learn
Cons: back stabbers
This jib is god if you want experience. But the employees suck they act like kids specially the older women that are single or married. It doesn't matter. It's like high school all over again. You got to kiss butt or you won't get moved up. Officer will lie to get you fired if you don't click with their group. Their is so much to say. If you decide to go stay for a year then leave don't get stuck their and don't let people I'm your business. It's crazy you suppose to watch out for inmates on theses problem and it's the officer you got to watch out for.
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Great learning experiance
Laundry Department Manager (Former Employee), Adelanto, CADecember 9, 2014
I gained a lot of experience and knowledge from the Geo Group, Inc.. It was a great place to work.
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Very good training program
cook supervisor I watch over apprx (Former Employee), Hudson, CODecember 7, 2014
Pros: good job
Cons: closed down
Company closed facility because contract ran out and they were unable to secure a new contract. Therefore I was laid off and did not recieve any severence pay. Offered to give reference but no one able to get one from them.
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Another side of the Law Enforcement Field
Sergeant/Supervisor (Former Employee), Lawton, OKDecember 4, 2014
Pros: easy work as far as physicaly doing anything
Cons: lot of stress in this job and worry about what could happen at anytime.
Typical day would be working 2 housing units dealing with 612 offenders and anywhere from 4 to 8 staff members. Making sure daily building schedule was followed as much as possible.
I learned that there are never enough staff to do the job with both correctly and safely. It's more of a money issue than the staff members safety.
Managing staff members for the most part is easy once you get to know your staff and they get to know you. Both sides understand what is expected from each other.
The hardest part of the job was getting stuff done that was directed from the upper staff and trying to get your assigned duties completed without enough staff to get it done. More and More duties and responsibilities were put on you on a daily basis than anyone could handle and you were expected to get it done one way or another and not question it in any way. Another hard part of the job is the lack of support that you have from the upper brass when it comes to doing your job. They are real quick to tell you that you done wrong and to discipline you but very rarely are they ever there to even pat you on the back and say good job, keep up the good work.
The most enjoyable part of the day was getting to go home with no one getting hurt and everyone that walked in together getting to leave together.
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always something to do, productive, some of the co workers could be more professional
Correctional Officer (Current Employee), Lovejoy, GANovember 16, 2014
Pros: nice for the experience after earning my degree
Cons: no benefits
I am ready for something new.The wardens are very professional, co-workers are not professional at all and try messing with detainees, management need to enforce the rules more often. A typical day at work is busy because things are always happening and new detainees are always on the run. The most enjoyable part of my day is when it is time to clock out.
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Use as a stepping stone only.
Sergeant (Former Employee), Milledgeville, GANovember 9, 2014
Pros: huge company, so you might luck up and find a decent worksite
Cons: nepotism, favoritism, inappropriate relationships being used as the foundation for promotions and shift assignments, snide higher-ups, gossiping, officers writing false statements on each other
There have been very few places I've worked where favoritism was so rampant and blatant that the higher-ups could plainly see it and have employees come to them to talk about it and nothing was done. This place was one of them. The Employee of the Month thing was a joke. People who really work and do a good job every single day NEVER get it! Spot awards are given to people within certain circles when they haven't really done anything to deserve them.Promotions are often given out because of brown-nosing, who an officer hangs out with after work, what kind of personal relationship the officer has with whom, or who the officer is related to. Yes, there is a big problem with inappropriate relationships and nepotism. Even the overtime is not handled fairly. If a supervisor is friends with a certain person (or more than "friends") that person is allowed to work all the overtime he/she wants. Others are always told "We don't need anybody today" when they ask to come in and work. We've had people's vehicles deliberately damaged in the parking lot, but the illustrious Investigator can never seem to find out who's doing it because "The cameras in that area are down", ALWAYS! But he can always manage to see a night shift officer nodding! And let's not forget those dirty officers, including a few supervisors who are known to be dirty, but for some reason are allowed to make decisions concerning other employee's employment! Avoid at all cost!
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Very good job in a security sense; limited vertical advancement potential.
Staff Accountant (Former Employee), Boca Raton, FLNovember 1, 2014
Pros: bagels every friday morning, feeling of security
I decline to answer because I resigned from my position of employment due to family illness back home in New Orleans.
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mental institution,fast paced
Custody Technician (Former Employee), Florida City, FLOctober 31, 2014
Pros: sit down job
Cons: difficult patients
great place to work,enjoyable environment,dealing with patients in a mental facility, watching closed circuit tv of facility,patient,staff
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Love working with detainees
Staff LVN (Current Employee), Conroe, TXOctober 12, 2014
Like the place and coworkers. Too long of a commute. Management needs to be more proactive. The harest part about the job is not getting an annual raise
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Would not recommend anyone to apply here!
Resident Monitor (Current Employee), EsterOctober 7, 2014
For The Resident Monitor job summaries ...- A Salary is too LOW!!!!!
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Geo group
Specialist, Colorado & Cook County, IL Dept (Current Employee), Aurora ILOctober 7, 2014
I have to deal with high confidential information. I handle the state of Colorado and cook county along with Texas parolees. Information is some what restricted to elaborate on.
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be ready
Correctional Officer (Current Employee), Lawton, OKOctober 2, 2014
Pros: it keeps you busy and sharp.
Cons: overwhelming challenges but can be overcome.
It's not for everyone to be a correctional officer. There are many challenges and must face your own weakness. You will grow to be more aware of what people are everyday because you see what failure is everyday the Inmates or Offenders. If you are up for a challenge, this is for you to try. When you get to know your job and all aspect of it, it becomes routine but with danger to yourself is always there because of the type of work you do. You have your fellow staff members that can assist you when trouble arises from inmates. Problem solving skill will develop and time management.
There are many good people here that are really good at their work and it amazes me to this day. Stress is high here and that is no lie. You will learn to control stress as best as you can. Like any jobs there are ups and downs but there are positive incentives also.
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POLITICS
CafĂ© Supervisor (Former Employee), Boca Raton, FLOctober 1, 2014
This was a very good company to work for, but there is a lot of politics and under handed things that goes on.
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Great for anyone who's studying criminal justice.
Security Monitor (Former Employee), Oakland, CASeptember 29, 2014
Its a great job for anyone that's studying criminal justice. I have learned a lot from this job when it comes to handling tough situations on the streets.

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About The GEO Group, Inc.

The GEO Group is the world's leading provider of correctional and detention management and community re-entry services to federal, – Read more