Job Corps
3.0 of 5 48 reviews
www.jobcorps.gov Washington, DC 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 18, 2014

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    Total joke.

    Student/Computer Technician (Former Employee)
    Bamberg, SC

    ProsAn okay place to make new friends if you aren't normally very social.

    ConsFaculty practically babies regular trouble-makers.I've heard this has changed since I've left,but this is for the time I attended.

    Cracks in the system allow students to make money off an already bad allowance payout.It's literally similar to some prison canteen/pay systems I've seen on TV.

    The food is terrible.The best chef our Job Corps Center had got deported.I am not kidding.I was underweight more than I've ever been there,as it boiled down to: Eat their food and run for the bathroom later,or ration your money for store trips and ration ramen/ravioli and juice.

    Not every student got the attention they needed to.My center had a pretty low population,but not enough teachers for everyone.Some students needed everything they offered (license,trade license,GED);rarely did they leave with all three.I personally had to leave without getting my license because half the time the teacher wouldn't be there.

    A lot of parents use this place to dump their troubled kids hoping they come out learning something.That never really ends well and just makes for drama at the center.

    I could honestly go on and on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet more teachers for your driver's ed department.One teacher for 200 something students isn't enough.And the one there skipped.A lot.Make sure they come to teach the students! They really need this.

    I know you're cooking for a lot of people,but get cooks that can actually cook.

    Don't spout about us being responsible adults and then not treat us like adults.Actually PUNISH people who cause trouble and break rules.Big and small ones.That's how you learn.

    Educate your Post-Center people about setting students up outside of the town the center is in.Most aren't from that area and don't want to stay there,either.You need staff that knows about other counties and can find students opportunities and housing in them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Racist towards white people

    Licensed Practical Nurse (Current Employee)
    Montgomery, AL

    Prosno weekends, you can buy there awful lunch for $3

    Conson call nurse has to access pt over the phone ... no team work ... to many extra duties for the nursing staff

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Many staff members went on FMLA for mental health reasons. The contractor is very degrating and belittling.

    Academics (Current Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    ProsNone at all for this center

    ConsThe Abuse you are forced to put up with at the job site

    Advice to Senior ManagementFInd another job where you are appreciated

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You need to be the right person

    Residential Advisor (Former Employee)
    Ronan, MT

    ProsFree education, free room and lodge

    Consloss of freedom, loss of dignity, loss of free speech

    Advice to Senior Managementlearn to work with the people and the students there

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    work will burn you out

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Medina, NY

    ProsYou are providing a worthwhile service. It can be rewarding. Most supervisors are good. Hourly workers salary are not bad for the area.

    ConsWill work you to death and burn you out. Salary personnel work long hours. There is much favoritism and policies are not always followed by upper management. Upward mobility is very selective.Moral is at an all-time low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people, you may not like what they have to say but they are ones that know what is going on and they may have good ideas.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience gave me a wake up call! We owe it to ourselves to review glass door before accepting any job.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsChanging individuals lives and educating the public about Job Corps. Educating and mentoring young people with options.

    ConsLack of resources and training , numbers not lives ! Mental issues with students. Transition from unstructure to structure is unrealistic!

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest with employees and value lives! Make sure that the resources and training are available! Very disappointed!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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