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What is the work environment and culture like at CoreCivic?

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CoreCivic (Formerly Corrections Corporation of America) has been in operation since 1983. The company is now comprised of: 1) CoreCivic Safety - which is the management of Prisons, Jails and Detention centers for Federal, State and Local partners. 2) CoreCivic Community - which is the management of re-entry centers focused on helping former inmates re-enter society and the workplace through education and rehabilitation assistance. 3) CoreCivic Properties - which is the civil construction and property management arm of the company. Each part of the company as well as each of our facilities will have its own micro culture based on leadership style, shared experiences and the location of the facility. As a company we are dedicated to the care and welfare of personnel placed in our trust by or partners. In many of the small communities where CoreCivic operates a facility we may be the largest employer and many family members work for us we are proud to support the communities we operate in.

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The work environment at CoreCivic is a harsh work environment. Don't let the Homepage of CoreCivic fool you. As you start out as a Correctional Officer(C/O) you are the front line employee. The C/O will be over worked by management without regard to personal life or family life. As a current C/O at the La Palma Facility in Eloy, AZ i can say this. DO NOT APPLY TO WORK HERE! The average career of a C/O is about 3 months. You will sacrifice much of your time so that the inmates can pass drugs and other contraband around. This is not a prison folks but rather a daycare for grown men(women). The inmates will get priority over any C/O. They have no obligation to make sure the C/O is ok but rather the inmate. I have seen great C/O's decide it wasn't worth losing their family.

You must "Pay your dues" in order to move anywhere. You are not experienced enough to work the desired shift but the first day they throw you on the floor expect to work that shift partially as those senior C/O's need to call in. You will be threatened daily that they will fire you or write you up for refusing to bend the knee to the LT. or CPT. If you have a family i repeat DO NOT APPLY HERE!!!!

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At the Dilley facility,slow. Staff at times, immature

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Unprofessional. They rule by intimidation. Inmates are the guests of honor and treated as such. Warden and upper management treat staff terribly that is why there is such a high turn over rate.

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Worst place to work at. Employees get NO respect or appreciation from admin. You're treated like an inmate. No lunch breaks. You eat where you're posted. The position is Residential Supervisor, but be ready for unexpected duties with NO proper training like picking up rattlesnakes, using a riding lawn mower, etc whether you're a male or female. Don't even try going to admin for any problems/situations, Admin does anything and everything to cover it up...

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Pretty much like a high school environment. If you're not cool, you don't rule.

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Very invasive

Answered - Assistant Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) - Burlington, CO

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Typical maintenance position you are accused of bringing in contraband weekly. No raises 5 years and you won't get .70 cent absolutely no chance of advancement. Expect to be on call to answer questions of complete morons . Never worked somewhere that the staff was so against each other.

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Everybody is the supervisor...no one can tell/ask anyone to do anything PITIFUL.

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Culture is very supportive but it is a prison. Safety and integrity are important values.

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