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Had fun while working
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) –  Beaumont, TXJuly 19, 2018
Typically a good day with just helping out the regulars who had disabilities everyday. One had to be quick because everything and everybody were constantly moving. Manager was an easy-going guy who was very polite with us
Pros
Get to eat more than regulars
Cons
Food portions were limited to the workers
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CORRECTIONAL OFFICER (Former Employee) –  Lovejoy, GAJuly 18, 2018
Training is basic that is not really job specific. CPR training is not Red Cross certified. You are just a body with no touch or contacts that will hurt the client.
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Lots of pros and cons
Correctional Specialist (Current Employee) –  Aurora, ILJuly 14, 2018
This place has a lot of pros and cons. You work hard you get paid more. However there are a lot of operators who can be petty and childish. Sometimes I feel I am in high school. However its a job you can count on. Nearly unlimited overtime. Flexible shift schedules. Management wants to work with you. However the attendance policy is strict. Make sure your coming to work and that you don't plan on calling off much at all. You could work there for 10 years and get fired for missing to much work. Also this company has a high turn over rate so be careful and keep your nose clean and this place will take care of you.
Pros
Free coffee, Free popcorn, Pto, good upper management and HR departments.
Cons
Health care is expensive, not a great team work environment on some shifts, Strict attendance policies.
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Horrible Work Culture
Employment Specialist/Job Developer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 11, 2018
The culture is very secretive and biased. Management overworked subordinates and workload was very unbalanced. The working environment was very unsafe and the compensation was too low. The only paid holidays are Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Pros
None
Cons
Horrible culture
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Great working environment, ability to assist returning citizens
Re-Entry Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 10, 2018
GEOgroup helps the criminal justice population I work with make behavioral changes to reduce recidivism. We work with adults returning to the community from prosion. Very satifying work.
Pros
incentive/rewards budget
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very productive sometimes stressfull
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 10, 2018
a typical night is making sure inmates are rack for the night. make dorm check and count. feed inmates and search dorm for any contraband. woke inmates up at proper time.
Pros
overtime
Cons
no break
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More of a stepping stone.
Monitor (Current Employee) –  TexasJuly 10, 2018
Great place to work not great for career advancement. Good place to get experience in security.
A typical day / evening shift is moderately paced. Walking is 75 to 80% of your day.
Nights are slower paced and walking is 75 to 80% of your time as well.
Pros
Decent pay. Decent benefits. 4 days off worked into the schedule and 15 days of PTO
Cons
Commuication between supervisors, saff and shifts needs major improvement.
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Good people to work with, but leadership is poor.
Security (Current Employee) –  New Castle, INJuly 6, 2018
Love the people I work with (they're like family), but the leadership is poor. Morale is very low. Staff needs better compensation for the work they do.
Pros
Paid time off, health, dental, and vision insurance
Cons
Short breaks, low morale, compensation
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Great enviroment
Correctional officer (Current Employee) –  Del Rio, TXJuly 2, 2018
I would encouraged people to try it its a good place where you can learn a lot get experienced and. Get promoted if you willing to go for it and do your best
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Srcirity, high pay and good benefits
Correctional Officer II (Current Employee) –  Big Spring, TXJune 28, 2018
The Geo Group Inc Correctional Facility is a good place to work in terms of pay, job .security and really good benefits for health, prescription,dental and vision.
Pros
Ability for upward movement in the Company
Cons
Company works new employees 16 houf shift the initial 3 months.
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Horrible management
Security clerk (Former Employee) –  Milton, FLJune 28, 2018
No one gives a hoot. They pretend to care. BThings are fraudulent and get swept under the rug. Management looks the other way depending on who you are.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Everything
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Long days
Correctional Sergeant (Current Employee) –  IndianaJune 27, 2018
Long hours, little team building
Good place to learn and get your foot in the door
Due to quick turnover a good place to advance
Work alot of overtime and drafted on each of your brackets off
Pros
Good pychecks
Cons
Work all the time with no home life balance
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Officer (Former Employee) –  Tacoma, WAJune 27, 2018
It was okay to work here while the old management was in place. After it changed many policies were not enforced and staff did whatever they wanted. It was a good place at one time.
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My Brother's Keeper
Program Counselor (Current Employee) –  Newark, NJJune 26, 2018
A typical work day as a Program Counselor includes individual counseling sessions with residents, conducting small groups, and facilitating a treatment lecture on substance abuse recovery, stages of change, anger management, parenting, domestic violence,
Pros
rewarding work
Cons
low salary
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Basically this is a good job to have if you’re looking for good money close to home
Correctional Officer (Current Employee) –  Falfurrias, TXJune 25, 2018
This job is fast paced and is demanding ifofgicers to be responsible and have integrity. The pay is good for the area and the Benifits are probably the best you’ll find for any job
Pros
Close in relation to the city
Cons
Long hours
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Great place to work
Cook (Former Employee) –  Pembroke Pines, FLJune 25, 2018
Nice stable job if you come to work and do what is required then the job is going to be good for you. Friendly people and a nice atmosphere to work in and they also have ways to advance your career
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
State run facility
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Not a career choice
Correctional Officer (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJune 20, 2018
Security is not the field that is satisfactory to the continuous learning and teaching of the youth. Athletics saved my life by focusing my attention and using the discipline in my community and in the classroom.
Pros
Unlimited overitme so money is not the issue
Cons
Not able to work with the youth to prevent or guide to making better decisions
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nope
Correction Officer (Former Employee) –  Milton, FLJune 17, 2018
You will be forced to work overtime. 12 hour shifts may be ok. Some overtime may be Ok. but when the overtime constantly interferes with your home life... However some people need or want the money, so it will be ok with them
Pros
pay for school
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There were no games or recreation the time I was there.
Corporate Fleet Manager (Former Employee) –  Boca Raton, FLJune 16, 2018
I was their Corporate Fleet Manager. So I did travel often.
It's with the private prison business and it's been growing
over the years.

The people were nice and friendly environment.

Meals were discounted as I recall.

Excellent Health Care, Nice work place.
Pros
Corporate Travel and new Prisons being built.
Cons
None that I can think of.
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Productive and fun workplace
Transportation Officer (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAJune 14, 2018
Fast past, high energy, great people to work with. Continued training. Opportunity for promotions. great environment. Centrally located downtown San Diego
Pros
many oppretunities for advancements and overtime
Cons
none
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