Youth Development Specialist (Current Employee) – Morgantown, PA – February 6, 2016
no break for lunch insane amounts of mandated overtime foul language is used by everyone no regard for your life outside of work management is very far removed from how the actual building is run "on the floor" and have no idea what they're doing literally the worst place I have ever worked for
Food Service Production Manager (Current Employee) – Lockhart, TX – August 14, 2015
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.
Corrections Officer (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – August 8, 2015
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.
Major (Current Employee) – Several different facilities – July 22, 2015
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.
Mail Clerk (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – July 14, 2015
A typical week would be Monday through Friday 0700 Hours to 1300 hours receiving and reviewing inmates incoming and outgoing mail,also checking for any type of contraband entering through inmates mail.
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) – Florence, AZ – June 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.
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) – Lawrenceville, VA – June 23, 2015
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
Corrections Officer (Current Employee) – Fl – June 22, 2015
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.
Recreation Specialist (Current Employee) – Big Spring, TX – June 15, 2015
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
MIS Specialist (Current Employee) – Boca Ratan, FL – June 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.
LVN (Former Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – May 29, 2015
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.
you think you have a job when you really don't after 90 days