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Good position to have promoted from within
Assistant to Facility Director (Former Employee) –  Adelanto, CAOctober 22, 2018
Hard work but rewarding hours where flexible with a focus on training and services to be provided. You must be willing to work outside of your area of responsibility to assist other division when needed.
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Don't recommend this employer
Adult Education Instructor (Former Employee) –  Sayre, OKOctober 22, 2018
Overworked and short staffed continually, training is lacking and the people seem always stressed out. there are many positions available and the company culture is changing for the better slowly.
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Productive place to work
Sgt (Former Employee) –  Panama City, FLOctober 21, 2018
Atypical day includes mutiple case reviews and preparation for release in to the community.
The management is easy to communicate with. The best part of the job is interacting and learning new job task daily.
Pros
Steady job
Cons
Quick paced
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I enjoyed working at Geo Group best work i had
Intake Detention Officer (Former Employee) –  Pearsall, TX 78061October 20, 2018
A typical day at work was Super busy, but I loved my job
Spanish speaking assisting detainees, I dealt with different culture background. The hardest part of my job was; when detainees shared all their troubles, and difficulties they went through to come to US. The most enjoyable part of my job was working to serve them, they were the reason for me to work there. I also enjoyed transporting defendants, hospital post, and JPats. Working in this job was the most rewarding and enjoyable job I had.
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5.0
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Correctional Officer (Current Employee) –  Robstown, TXOctober 19, 2018
Overall good place to work at can be stressful and your life is at risk but that comes working at any prison but overall pay is good and staff is good
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Hostile and unsafe Work Environment
Resident Manager (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMOctober 17, 2018
The job consisted of a hostile and unsafe work environment. The direct supervisor was not qualified for the required job duties. Had to work excessive overtime due to being under staffed.
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Stressful
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Tacoma, WAOctober 17, 2018
When you work for Geo your life ceases to be your own.
Constant understaffing means daily overtime.
Promotions are based on "good old boy" philosophy.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Very stressful
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Pay more and a lot of things could be overlooked
Correctional Officer (Current Employee) –  South Bay, FLOctober 14, 2018
if GEO would pay more it would be a better company to work for and the lack of bodies doesn’t make it any better. It takes them entirely too long to give additional uniforms. The Captains and Lieutenants are never on the same page there’s a big lack of communication and that stretches from Corporate all the way down. The HR department sends out academy classes all at once leaving a shortage of staff which leaves to mandatory drafts which suck at times specially when you don’t wanna stay...they’re asking too much for what they’re paying us to do
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Business Development. (Current Employee) –  Boca Raton, FLOctober 9, 2018
A typical day of work includes the project being worked on given by different departments. Starts off heavy, then begins to taper off as new projects happen.
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4.0
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Nice Facility
LPN (Current Employee) –  Milledgeville, GAOctober 8, 2018
GEO is a great company to work for as a new nurse. The pay is outstanding for a nurse but you are locked in a facility for 8-12 hrs while on your shift
Pros
Great pay
Cons
Being locked in
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Professional and a great workplace culture!
Border Case Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLOctober 4, 2018
I would welcome the opportunity to return to the GEO family but next time in the Houston area (re-entry services). It is a great company to work for; plenty of room for professional growth and advancement!
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Productive and inviting environment
Payroll Administrator (Current Employee) –  McFarland, CAOctober 2, 2018
Really great company to work at. Great people that influence growth and efficiency. Great employee events and benefits. Get your job done and no body will get on your case.
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Promotion oriented
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correctional officer
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Bonham, TXSeptember 27, 2018
Working at the jail has afforded me the opportunity to grow financially as well as professionally. Allowing me to interact with many individuals through many cultures.
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Not a good place to work if you want to go into Corrections or law enforcement..
Co. (Former Employee) –  Lawrenceville vaSeptember 26, 2018
Unwanted long hours working not including your draft days out of 7 days you may have to off. Can't trust coworkers because some bring Contraband AKA cell phones and drugs ect..that stressful on good staff. The environment inmates run it. Like writing you up and call you into the Batcave aka chief office. Don't trust gold badges they bringing stuff also staff sleeping with everybody running the building with two people short lunch breaks working in the chow hall at the tray slot and at the back door an points system used to force you to come to work.
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Burn time/
Cons
Point system
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Get in, Get Out
Certified Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  South Bay, FLSeptember 26, 2018
If GEO is your first corrections job, you would think that this is how an agency is managed but its not. First of all, GEO/South Bay is a private organization, so they make their own rules and change/enforce them as they see fit. There are a lot of cliques and favoritism starting from the upper echelon to the veteran officers. If the officer in charge of issuing new uniforms doesn't know who you are or like you personally, you might as well continue to wash that cheap fabric, falling apart uniform.The turnover is high so they always have low staffing per shift. The overtime is absolutely ridiculous (not in a good way). Sometimes you are drafted a half hour before your shift ends. Most officers are complacent and just do the minimal. My advice, If you are new to this career field, then yes join GEO, attend and complete the academy and become FL certified, give GEO two years of committed employment then BE GONE. In that order.
Pros
Experience. Good food near the facility.
Cons
Pay. Overtime. Favoritism. Inconsistency. Insubordination.
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5.0
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Loved My JOB
Receptionist/Office Assistant (Former Employee) –  Boca Raton, FLSeptember 26, 2018
I have absolutely no complaints when it comes to this company. If I could work for this company in the state that I am currently in it wold be a dream come true!
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Odd unprofessional environment
Substance Abuse Counselor (Former Employee) –  Kingman, AZSeptember 24, 2018
The inmates were not a problem - the STAFF was the issue. They hired the most unqualified people to just satisfy filling job slots and then were surprised when the employees behaved like children
Pros
Really enjoyed working with inmates
Cons
Lack of skilled or invested management
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3.0
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Fun and productive work place
Correctional Officer (Current Employee) –  McFarland, CASeptember 22, 2018
Geo is not a back company to work for, theres room for alot of improvement. I think everyone needs to be held accountable for their actions as well as being noticed when a task is done correctly.
Pros
Its a job
Cons
Job not taken seriously
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4.0
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Detention Officer (Former Employee) –  Conroe, TXSeptember 20, 2018
While working here at this facility you have all different kinds of backgrounds. You have to be willing to work with the people here.And sometime there is a language
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Stressful
Monitor (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYSeptember 20, 2018
Very stressful, I would not recommend you to make this job a career because the ceiling is but so high. Administration does not care for anybody especially if your black, just being truthful
Pros
Working experience
Cons
Everything
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