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They Suck
Monitor (Former Employee) –  TexasJuly 6, 2017
its terrible to work for I don't approve anyone to go any work for this company the management staff us very terrible and they don't care for your needs they only care about what goes on there its reallt isn't a transitional center.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
everything else
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Great Company
Assist Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Kingman, AZJuly 5, 2017
always treated good an always oppertunity to advance within the company. Lots of places to transfer to and advance your career. always have open door policies
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Run away FAST and DON'T look back!
Security Monitor (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 2, 2017
If you have read the other reviews about the Houston location then you saw the complaints about MANAGEMENT!! They are absolutely accurate! There is such a disconnect between upper management and security staff! And a couple of the captains and Lt's are horrible. They have HORRIBLE attitudes, gossip about monitors, belittle monitors, and harass monitors! Not to mention a few stay on their phones the entire 8 hour shift!! There is absolutely no support for monitors. Not only does is seem that upper management is against the monitors. The direct supervisors over the monitors seem to be the same! The turn over rate is high and they can't keep employees ... the job runs in clicks so unless you are with the "it" crowd then you will be passed up for all opportunities! They will also uproot your life and change your shift without even asking if it will be an inconvenience...
Pros
Easy job
Cons
Management
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Good place to start out
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Big Spring, TXJune 30, 2017
If you are looking for a steady paycheck and overtime this is the place for you. Good opportunity to start out and gain experiance in a correctinal job.
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good coworkers, great immediate supervisor
monitor (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTJune 28, 2017
This is a big company, but the local office is very political and promotions are far and few in between. The customers can be hard to deal with but as long as your coworkers get your back its fine.
Pros
super supervisor
Cons
too much office politics
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Good Wages
Captain (Former Employee) –  Folkston, GAJune 27, 2017
If you have ever worked in the correctional system you can really appreciate the good pay. At the cost of no personal or family life. There are a lot of great people working there just trying to make but,poor upper management creates the high turn over rate.
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Worst place to work
MIS Technician / Administrator (Former Employee) –  Florence, AZJune 27, 2017
day to day working with users and vendors to resolve all types of networking issues. Worked with vendors to improve their security systems by adding new cameras and verifying the current systems and their deficiencies.
Pros
None
Cons
They were unfair to all staff.
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Great place to work if you don't mind being singled out and harassed by superiors
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Golden Valley, AZJune 26, 2017
Company itself I can't say much about but the superiors there condone workplace violence and harassment and force unwanted employees to quit without properly investigating anything.
Pros
decent pay
Cons
Not valued, Easily replaceable, will be singled out, and harassed
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Always cover yourself
Transportation Officer (Current Employee) –  Conroe, TXJune 22, 2017
Always cover your self ....Be on time ..Also be firm fair and consistent...Be aware of your surrounds also follow GEO policies ...More importantly be great at your job
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Strict workplace very prodcutive on daily operations
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Robstown, TX 78380June 20, 2017
Monitor inmates’ behavior to prevent crimes. Implemented defensive tactics and physical restraints to maintain the safety and security of personnel and the general public. Maintain records and logs of man hours, materials and equipment used. Conducted internal security checks and monitored dormitories for inappropriate activity. Maintained communications with all other areas of the facility at all times. Informed inmates and visitors of rules, safety and security procedures and responsibilities.
Pros
good health insurance
Cons
Short breaks long hours
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good workplace
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Karnes City, TXJune 19, 2017
Good place to work. The people there was always willing to help out in time of need. Always training so you could learn. some supervisors were not easy to work with
Pros
working in clean and safe enivorment
Cons
call ins
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Challenging position with high reward
Counselor (Former Employee) –  Woodridge, ILJune 17, 2017
I worked at Abraxas which could be challenging. The patients were very challenging but when a break through moment, it made it worth it. The schedule was hard working nights and weekends, and when staff took time off it was hard my schedule would change. Management tried to be good; came up with activities for the building that were meant to be fun. The supervisors always had an open door, even if they couldn't fix the issue, at least they were there. Hardest part was the schedule and some times co-workers who wanted to be counselors but were burnt out and didn't know how to take a break. Benefits were good and alot of different ones. Great place to get experience working with kids and move up if you want. Also nice that there are so many different programs so you could try inpatient, outpatient, school and figure out what is good for you.
Pros
mobility, opportunities, rewarding experience, good benefits
Cons
Pay isn't great, hours you have to work
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Poor
AWFA (Former Employee) –  Falfurrias, TXJune 16, 2017
Typical multi-tier management structure. Too much power at the top. Employees need more training and need to be held accountable to reduce turnover and employee relation issues. I think other GEO facilities are great just not the one I worked at.
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Productive
Case Manager Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Hinton, OKJune 16, 2017
I was given the opportunity to help open a prison in Hinton Oklahoma, I trained the case management team including, how to maintain a central file on each inmate that each case manager had on their case load. Which consisted on program review, classification, filing order,VNS, CIM's,arrival and release paperwork.

I was the over site for the Unit Team, worked very closely with all Associate Wardens, as well as the Warden and Bureau of Prison over sites.

The hardest part of my job for some reason, some people seem to be unhappy with their jobs, and want to make some sort of job/career change.

I do love what I do, but it’s draining sometimes trying to please everyone.

There were a number of things I liked best about that job. I enjoyed the level of open and direct communication. This moved things along quickly and few things were left unsaid. It was always about solving the business problems. Another thing I liked was your ability to learn new things and take on more responsibility. Everyone was in a constant state of growth.
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fun
Detention Officer (Former Employee) –  Adelanto, CAJune 13, 2017
fast pased environent
a lot of responsibility
enjoyed the different assignments
learned a lot from the different nationalities
could be dangerous depending on staff character
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Good Job
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Lawton, OKJune 13, 2017
Good Job to work with. Good people. Great advancement. Really easy to get hired. Academy is two weeks long and so easy to get through the academy. Tests are so easy.
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Good workplace
cook supervisor (Former Employee) –  Hobbs, NMJune 12, 2017
I liked working there other than if don't do what cos want they make up stuff about you. It was hard sometimes dealing with prisoners but by end of day. I had no complaints about them. I liked the experience.
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Great experience but not recommended till the day you retire
Program Counselor-Special Offenders Unit (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJune 10, 2017
I've been working this job for over 5 years, I started out as a Security Officer, then became a Program Counselor in 2015. It is very rare if you get any raise and even if you do, its only a 2% merit increase. Unless you don't have a family to support, this is not the type of company to work for till the day you retire unless you are more than willing to work hard to earn a higher position later. Some facilities have poor management, others have fair management with some good things, but overall, I think it depends on the kind of work ethic you have. There is a high turnover rate and when they try hiring new staff, it takes at least 3 months and when they finally get new people, they usually don't last long so it feels like negligent hiring and your in a constant high stress environment.
Pros
Gain good experience
Cons
rarely get any raise, poor management
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Wonderful place to learn with great management
Continuum of Care Intern (Former Employee) –  Boca Raton, FLJune 8, 2017
A typical day as an intern involved being given projects to complete that day or within the timetable given. The laid-back environment gave you the confidence to complete projects without disappointing your managers. Every manager in my department were very respectful and trusted me with assisting them. No task was viewed as unworthy for their intern.
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Stepping-stone
Case Manager (Current Employee) –  FloridaJune 7, 2017
If they paid their employees better-the quality OF the employees working there would be much better.
They hire anyone with a pulse and they make it seem like during orientation that they are bought-in to the whole "Rehabilitating the offender" mentality. Hardly any of the employees working there truly follow this. Treat the inmates in a humane manner and you're perceived as having a "relationship" with the offender. Would be a good program if corporate would come and clean house instead of relying on facilities to make the right decision because 9 times out of 10 as long as you're in with the right crowd, you'll never get fired. Despite the fact that you don't do your work.
Pros
trainings
Cons
underpaid, cutthroat.
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