Overall my experience working in Corrections has been a worthwhile experience and has helped me develop my people skills, problem solving skills, and teamwork. It had excellent benifits and paid very well. The work was challenging yet rewarding.
Food Service Supervisor (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ 85009 – April 17, 2018
Typical day at work would be prepping cooking and serving breakfast lunch and dinner for the inmate population. Lot's of training provided, great benefits. Working shoulder to shoulder with up to 20+ inmates per shift might be stressful to some.
Teacher (Current Employee) – Cañon City, CO – April 14, 2018
What you are told and taught in training, is not what really goes on behind all of the locked doors and gates. Youth are disrespected and treated poorly and unfairly. Management simply looks the other way and comes up with excuses and explanations. Many times I witnessed physical managements that were totally unnecessary..
Negative, stressful work environment with poor management
Correction Officer (Current Employee) – Lawton, OK – April 12, 2018
fast paced, learn as you go position. you must be able t to multiple tasks and be flexible. You will be put into unfamiliar situations and you will be in charge of the scheduling and directing of inmate, there are times when you will have over 250+ inmates in your care.
Counselor Supervisor (Current Employee) – California – April 10, 2018
Working for The GEO Group provides a great opportunity to provide direct and indirect services for rentry services to men and women endeavoring to rebuild, restructure and re enter into society whole and drug free.
Food Warehouse Specialist (Former Employee) – Hinton, OK – April 9, 2018
great staff but the job itself is risky with inmates, but overall great company to work for and the benefits are awesome. As long as you do your job and situational awareness you will progress in the company
Case Manager (Former Employee) – Neptune City, NJ – April 5, 2018
Worst place I have ever worked. Company is poorly managed at all levels and employees are treated unfairly. Assignments are changed unexpectedly which often involved running a two hour educational group with no time to prepare.
Specialist (Former Employee) – South Bay, FL – April 5, 2018
This is the most unorganized company I have ever worked for. The officers are ghetto. Their is no consistency at all. Everyone complains about having to work and policies. Some of the officers have relationships with the inmates.
The officers are unprofessional. Their is NO communication within the different departments. You try to do your job, and there is something or someone preventing you from doing it.
Stay for the co-workers and kids, leave for literally everything else
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Woodridge, IL – April 4, 2018
A typical day at work includes client management, for all roles. The rest of my day is file management, client management, payroll management, bookkeeping management, as well is billing assistance. I learned a lot working here, mainly how well I am at what I do. Managment overworks and underpays their employees, putting the most responsibility on those who do their job effectively, while allowing those who slack off to continue to slack off and hardly ever compensating those who work their hardest. The hardest part of the job is doing everything you can to give the clients what they need to succeed while hearing news about past clients losing their lives to gang violence, drug use, or self-harm. The most enjoyable part of the job is hearing about those who have succeeded.
Free lunches, flexible working hours, lasting relationships formed with co-workers
Poor pay, poor management from coordinators who are not on the floor regularly
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) – Yucca, AZ – April 3, 2018
GEO is a large international corporation, They hope staff will perform their jobs as they are compensated for. The day is normally a 12 hour shift. I learned how to work with inmates and read their emotions. There really wasn't a hard part of the job any more than any job.
Working with a team
Some young officers, don't understand every industry has its challenges.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Queens ny – April 3, 2018
The Geo Group has been a good first nursing job. It has made my transition into nursing to be very effortless. The men and women I have worked with truly believe and work in a team effort style of nursing.