The GEO Group, Inc.

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Very stressful work environment
Food Service Production Manager (Current Employee), Lockhart, TXAugust 14, 2015
Pros: Healthcare
Cons: closing
This a private prison facility and the whole work environment was stressful. Some employees hard to get a long with and others were extremely hard working and followed policies and procedures. There were too many chiefs and not enough Indians so it made for a stressful work environment.
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Prision Life
Corrections Officer (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZAugust 8, 2015
Pros: Job security, overtime
Cons: dealing with criminals puts you on edge 24/7
Working for the state prison is challenging, there are many walks of life and I encountered many stories and personality's. Management was gloomy as well as coworkers, the hardest part of the job was to get past the negativity, but once that happens you get a new out look on life and makes you appreciate the little things.
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ISF
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), Houston, TXJuly 30, 2015
Searching inmates and the facility for contraband is the most thrilling feeling ever. When doing a sweep if help have a safer facility and make it home at the end of the day.
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Do not trust them, ever
Major (Current Employee), Several different facilitiesJuly 22, 2015
Pros: Can do nothing and get money
I was employed with the Geo Group for a many of years and with hard work, worked my way to the top. The company is great but they are scared death of a law suit from there employees. They will allow there staff to walk all over there supervisors and if the facility terminates an employee, the corporate office will hire them right back. They treat the staff that do there job like garbage and the ones that don't do there job and introduce contraband to the facility like gold. I would stay far, far away from this place unless your a lazy person and then you will prosper here.
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Horrible place to work for
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), New Castle, INJuly 11, 2015
When I worked there, compensation was $11.00 an hour to work with Inmates that were never going home, and did not care what happened to anyone.

Upper management is horrible, focused solely on money over Officer safety.

Mandatory overtime weekly. On average at least one 16 hour day, as well as working 1-2 of your days off through the week.
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Postive place to work
Custody Officer (Former Employee), Columbia, SCJuly 1, 2015
making sure all is safe at the end of the day, I enjoy working with my fellow coworker. The hardest part of the job is staying away.
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Needs more employee appreciation
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), Florence, AZJune 25, 2015
I worked for Geo CACF. The job itself was great, the compensation was good and the duties were not very difficult. However, the administrative employees and supervisors were terrible and had no appreciation for the officers and barely any respect. If you are looking for a corrections career, Go to DOC.
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Fast paced work enviroment/
Correctional Officer (Current Employee), Moore Haven, FloridaJune 24, 2015
Pros: Stability
Cons: To far to drive for to little pay and benefits
Routine day providing movement security, accountability, security and providing supervisory duties to all inmates assigned to Correctional Facility

The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to mentor inmates and be a positive influence in the life.
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The Worst Place Ever
monitor (Former Employee), beaumont,txJune 23, 2015
Pros: NOTHING BUT A HARD TIME
Cons: No help within the mangement
This place holds down there residents,management protects there self and runs down the employees DONT WORK HERE.They try and make you like prison guards , there is no food breaks pay is horrible
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Unprofessional
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), Lawrenceville, VAJune 23, 2015
Pros: overtime
Cons: little pay, not organized, unprofessional
12 hr Shifts, work 2, off 2, and every other weekend. I learned how to manage conflict among offenders, learned different task. Co-works are messy. The hardest part of the job is staying awake over night. The best thing is new experience
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Run, Run Away...fast!
Corrections Officer (Current Employee), FlJune 22, 2015
Pros: Air conditioned units, free food
Cons: Watch Tours
This was the most dangerous, overworked, and "good-ole boy" mentality place that I have ever had the displeasure of working in. GEO pay is less than state at $14 an hour. Very expensive medical insurance. No vacation or sick time..only PTO of only 11 days per year given to you to use at every Jan 1.
They are so short staffed..hence the reason they are always hiring.

You will be stuck alone doing all the Watch Tours every 30 mins (which is ridiculous) by yourself with no one in the office to watch your back. Heaven help you if you get in what they call a "big dorm"..you have got to be continuously climbing the stairs in 4 different dorms for 12 hrs straight.
They allow inmates to disrespect you. They don't want too many inmates in Confinement because then they would loose money because the inmate wouldn't be able to attend his program.

Oh, I can't forget the mandatory overtime you are required to do. They have a monthly schedule where you will have to work 1 or 2 days of your off days for that month. That doesn't include any OT you might have to do by staying over an extra 4 hours from your already long 12 hour shift.

I'm going back to the state.
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Great career with excellent compensation
Corrections Officer (Former Employee), Big Spring, TXJune 17, 2015
Pros: great pay, benefits
Cons: having to work mandatory double shifts
The Geo Group is a great place to work. I enjoyed learning corrections and found it to be interesting but it can be somewhat stressful.
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Stable well structured job
registered nurse (Former Employee), Milton, FLJune 16, 2015
Pros: free food
Geo is a great place to work. Co workers are eager to provide team work in cases of need. Every one there has similar goals. Fast passed
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Easy but Busy
Recreation Specialist (Current Employee), Big Spring, TXJune 15, 2015
Pros: 1 hour lunch
Cons: to many people in charge
plan and organize events for inmates and watched over there hobby craft projects fro the recreational part ,The warehouse we organized and stored food for all of our facilities and distributed as needed
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Top Heavy
MIS Specialist (Current Employee), Boca Ratan, FLJune 15, 2015
GEO is a very top heavy company who's main concern is how to line their pockets, usually at the expense of the workers.

GEO is a large Corporation with private prisons all over the United States. The salary is not comparable with the fair market value a company of this size and status should be providing their employees with.

The benefits are basically do not exist and the medical coverage is lacking in too many area's to be taken seriously.
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Good Place to Work
Program Manager (Current Employee), Boca Raton, FloridaJune 3, 2015
Good Place to Work; overall a positive experience - learned a lot & was given opportunities to develop as a person and professional.
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long hours
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), San Antonio, TXJune 2, 2015
Pros: free food and great pay
Cons: long hours sometimes mandatory over time
With great pay and the amount of you get your guaranteed great checks. besides the great checks theres really nothing else to say about this company.
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The one thing they don't tell you
LVN (Former Employee), Bakersfield, CAMay 29, 2015
Pros: none
Cons: you think you have a job when you really don't after 90 days
To work at one of the federal detention facilities, you have to be cleared by Homeland Security. Yes, the Feds. The problem with that is the department that handles this takes it dear sweet time and you have to jump through a million hoops including correcting anything on your credit. If it takes your person a long time to clear you, you get placed on Administrative Leave. That means you have a job, just wont get paid for it.

The look professional on the outside to get you in. Once there you see truth. Alot of BS and everyone claims to not "know" what's going on. Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere.
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Start your career to advancement
Quality Assurance Clerk (Former Employee), Folkston, GAMay 29, 2015
Pros: Pay
Cons: Benefits
Great place to work for a lifetime. Lots of knowledge. Pay is great. Great job for a young person. Must take this place serious. Follow the rules and have a good attitude.
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Great place to work
CASE MANAGER/ CLIENT SERVICE SPECIALIST (Current Employee), East Saint Louis, ILMay 27, 2015
Pros: Ample Advancement opportunities
Cons: Work a 9 hour shift to compensate for the hour lunch.
GEO Group is a place of excellence and professionalism. This company invests in their people and are big on promoting from within.
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