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What is the pay structure and the shifts? 8 hour or 12 hour shifts? Is overtime available? How is the health insurance?

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The Pay structure is based on the location and contract in place with our partner, as well as any CBA in place. Some of our locations work under wage determination limits set in the contract that are governed by the Department of Labor. Shifts vary from facility to facility based on the operation. Our Health insurance is provided through United Healthcare for the most part and includes dental and vision.

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LA PALMA in ELOY, AZ pay rate is $16.50 hr to start. The pay is at a stand still due to well they don't have to give a raise. The regular shift schedule is for 8 hours but you will never work 8 hours. Due to lack of management the average C/O works 12-16 hours a day every scheduled day. The overtime is plentiful. I am not sure how the health insurance works as I am always working i do not get to see a doctor due to "facility needs" on a daily basis.

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I work for Core Civic in Leavenworth Ks we run 12 hr shift and pay is 19 per hr. The opportunity for overtime is always available I love this job great pay and because we do 12hr shifts we work only half a yr each year so we have lots of time off. Health care is available I don't buy it but from the word it's not that bad.

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I work in NJ facility. The hours are 8 hours shifts. There is alot of overtime, specially if you are a new officer you will be forced to do overtime (force draft). The health insurance is decent.

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12 hour shifts, more overtime than you could ever want. Due to the poor wages, and understaffing, they can't keep people on. As such, you will probably be forced to work 60-70 hours a week, and NEVER get more than one day off a week.

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Paid at an hourly rate for lower ranking officers. Higher ranking staff, salary based. 8-16 hour shifts, varies depending on call ins and no shows. The insurance is the only good thing about this company. Cheap and affordable, deducted out of your check.

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Shifts were at least 12 hours. No overtime and yes there was an option for health insurance.

Answered - Assistant supervisor Client Monitor (Former Employee) - Cheyenne, WY

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8 To 12 hour shifts there is a ton of over time and the health insurance sucks

Answered - Correctional Officer (Former Employee) - Arizona City, AZ

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Each facility is different. Overtime is most likely mandatory due to the high turnover rate. Health insurance depending which one you choose, can be expensive.

Answered - Correctional Counselor - Special Needs (Former Employee) - Nashville, TN

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12 Hour Shifts.
Overtime is almost always available.
health insurance is amazing if you are a single person.
a little more if a family, however one of the best places for insurance.

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