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Reviews for CCA

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
2.78
Support from management
2.44
Teamwork
2.67
Freedom to work independently
2.33
Internal Communication
2.56
Office / Work Environment
2.78
Environmental Friendliness
2.44
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Challenging Work
3.25
Inclusive / Diverse
2.75

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.57
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.89
Career Development
2.89
Overall compensation for your work
2.56
Company Image
2.33
Job Security
3.22
Handicapped Accessibility
3.50
Workplace Safety
2.89
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 1 of 9 reviews Parking in 3 of 9 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 2 of 9 reviews Stock or equity options in 1 of 9 reviews 401(k) in 6 of 9 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 1 of 9 reviews Desirable office location in 1 of 9 reviews Tuition assistance in 1 of 9 reviews No Paid Parental Leave 401(k) Match in 3 of 9 reviews Flexible spending account in 2 of 9 reviews Paid time off in 5 of 9 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 7 of 9 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 7 of 9 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 1 of 9 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 1 of 9 reviews Health and wellness programs in 3 of 9 reviews Employee discounts in 2 of 9 reviews Vehicle allowance in 1 of 9 reviews Employee events in 1 of 9 reviews No dogs allowed No fitness center on site Free Snacks/Drinks in 1 of 9 reviews
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  • 14.Oct 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • No improvement need to be made. Any changes will take away what makes the company

What I like about the company

They great company l, people are great, the owner is a great guy

What I dislike about the company

I like everything about the company. They make you very comfortable.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cca
  • City
    Boston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered
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  • 23.May 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

The company culture pushed on new hires talks about rehabilitation for inmates and investing in training for employees. Safety is mentioned quite a bit which would be expected for corrections. The reality is that the company is very much all about saving money.

Support from management

Depended on the manager but I lucked out with the shift manager that I had.

Teamwork

Mixed. Some of the people are in it for 'just a job', a few are in it for a career, and then a few are in it for personal reasons (power/illicit transactions with inmates). Usually teamwork was pretty good between the unit officers and fairly good with first line supervisors/officers.

Freedom to work independently

The work was designed so that you worked with another officer either in the pod or in the control booth.

Gender Equality

Women well-represented among top positions (Warden/Captain/etc.)

Career Development

CCA has some wicked high turnover so there are frequently career opportunities. It's a pretty large company as well. There are Wardens all over the company who started out their careers as corrections officers so internal promotions do happen.

If you are willing to stick around, do decent work, and want to make a career there then moving up should not be difficult.

Overall compensation for your work

You won't get rich working in private corrections.
If you want to get rich working in corrections, go work for the Feds or state owned facilities.

Office / Work Environment

Office was fine but it's a prison so yeah the work environment is what can be expected.

Work-Life Balance

Just no. 12-hour shifts working either 7a-7p or 7p-7a. If someone called off, then surprise, last minute you were going to end up staying 4 hours over so you get a nice 16-hour workday. Unlike a lot of other states, TN has no labor laws that forbid employees from being forced to work a 16-hour day.

Company Image

Er, not so good lately. There's a segment of people who don't care for prisons that are for-profit, and CCA has also come under fire for understaffing practices.

Job Security

It's secure. The U.S. locks 'em up at an incredible rate.

Workplace Safety

Injuries occurred from simple slip/fall accidents to people accidentally slamming their finger in the pod doors. There also were several assaults on officers by inmates. If I had my choice between working with inmates and working in a factory full of large, dangerous machinery--I'll take the factory full of large dangerous machines. The machines can't chase after you and assault you...

Challenging Work

It's not like what people see on shows like "Lock Up" or other documentaries that show fights happening constantly between inmates. Much of the time, you are standing and watching inmates or standing in the hallway guiding movement.

Inmates have a lot of time on their hands and so have a lot of time to THINK. Certain cell blocks house rougher crowds than others and they can be more challenging in terms of keeping the inmates in the pod, asserting yourself, and conducting cell searches.

I was a "floater" and rotated to various units--the easiest were the honor pods with well-behaved inmates who were no problem at all. I also spent time in the mental health pod (no major issues). The only issue I had there was when I was in one of the rough pods and had an inmate who refused to go into his cell for nightly lockdown (bedtime).

Inclusive / Diverse

Workforce was very diverse and the company is listed as a top workplace for veterans.

Suggestions for improvement

  • It's great that the company is willing to hire people who don't have a corrections background but one thing that is missing in their orientation is information on dealing with common issues with inmates. The company should also spend more time on safety and look at where improvements could be made.

What I like about the company

Company did a good job with workplace diversity and had good programs for inmates.

What I dislike about the company

Often took the word of inmates over employees, co-workers who were involved in illicit business with inmates, low compensation, long hours.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    CCA
  • City
    Nashville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

Suggestions for improvement

  • Senior management should recognize capabilities of employees in order to see that they can take on other responsibilities instead of hiring other people and offering them higher salaries when it can already be done by the people in the office. Hire more team members because the current team can not handle all of the accounts.

What I like about the company

Set hours of 8:30-4:30 in the office. Then have to work some nights from home

What I dislike about the company

Senior management keeps a lot from the employees. Not a lot of room for advancement even if asked.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    CCA, Inc.
  • City
    New York
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Management has aggression that can be felt around the office if something goes wrong. This needs to be improved. Work/life balance also needs to be improved.

What I like about the company

They try to make it so employees can bond by outside activities such as happy hours, holiday parties, signing up for 5ks, etc. My manager is interested in my success and recognizes my success.

What I dislike about the company

Leadership is male dominated. Some decisions are not made in favor of employees.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    CCA, Inc.
  • City
    New York CIty
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered
  • 23.Nov 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • fire all of the deadbeats first

What I like about the company

thats funny how bout you tell me

What I dislike about the company

the owners are cheapskates bible thumpers

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    CC&A
  • City
    Atlanta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Company Culture

AW

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    CCA
  • City
    Hartsville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 31.Aug 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

The company at one time was the best company to work for. They were employee oriented and had a culture of teamwork. After two top executives left, it became a dog eat dog company. There was a culture of get them before they get you. I saw tenured, valuable employees termed for unjustified reasons.

Support from management

Absolutely not!

Workplace Safety

Training is not sufficient. CCA tends to throw new staff in quickly with seasoned offenders.

Inclusive / Diverse

No.

Suggestions for improvement

  • To speak to an employee that is terminated when they have 20+ years with the company.

What I like about the company

401 K match, benefits.

What I dislike about the company

The executives did not answer grievances.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    CCA
  • City
    Nashville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 09.Feb 2016
  • Employee

Support from management

Come up with ideas to make the place a better place and to make you job easier , waste of time won't change or try , will talk about it that's how far it gets.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Make effort to keep employees working there , listen to what there needs are and keep it confidential. You look in departments and see why there is a high turnover rate , it's not the people , it's who the administration is. Change can be good for people cca.

What I like about the company

They had room to move around and transfer.

What I dislike about the company

They don't care about employees , they are a business to make money not to care about employees.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    CCA
  • City
    Eloy
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    CCA
  • City
    Cushing
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered