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Job Corps Reviews

Updated January 10, 2015
Updated January 10, 2015
60 Reviews
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Pros
  • Many opportunities such as free food, housing, utilities, and occasionally clothing (in 3 reviews)

  • Great working with student population (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • There is much favoritism and policies are not always followed by upper management (in 3 reviews)

  • Veyr high turnover rate, very unprofessional, lack of resources, no support from upper management (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very disappointing.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Job Corps

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good hours
    Good socialization at times
    Alot of activities
    helps community

    Cons

    Workers have high opinions on fellow co-workers,staff thinks lowly upon other residents and other co-workers,and very stressful upon you

  2.  

    Employees don't matter.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Job Corps

    Pros

    You help mature the students.
    It's beneficial for the students.
    You gain experience working with different types of people from various backgrounds.

    Cons

    Due to the salary (lack thereof) the staff is totally unprofessional.
    The company overseeing it cares nothing about employees.
    Most employees are people with low level of education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The salary needs to be raised so that real professionals can help to develop the students properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Interesting place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Helping troubled youth reach their goals and enchancing their potential to become productive individuals. At the end of the day, it feels good knowing you assisted someone in reaching their dream/goal.

    Cons

    Leadership in place on center, pay structure, inconsistency with policies, favoritism amongst employees. Some students are not interested in what the program has to offer and are only here because they were forced. It's hard trying to service someone who isn't interested in the service that you are providing or who has no motive to do better. You can't help someone who doesn't want help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create consistency on all levels, improve professionalism and work environment for both satff and students.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    The Business of Education

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Education and Training in Exeter, RI
    Former Employee - Education and Training in Exeter, RI

    I worked at Job Corps full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great experience if you plan on working with young adults-if you can handle Job Corps kids you can handle any kid.

    The students, for the most part, are wonderful. You will care about them as if they are your own. You want to help them succeed in every way possible.

    Cons

    Those in charge of the facility do not care about the kids they care about keeping their numbers up so that they get a pat on the back from corporate. The students are simply statistics to the Center Director, Social Development Coordinator and Education Director. The students are not treated equally nor are staff members treated equally. There is clear favoritism all around. Staff members are hardly recognized for their achievements. The teachers in the education section are basically asked to go against everything they are taught to do as educators. Every center is not managed equally either. There is a reason there is a turnover rate every 8-9 months at most centers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to come up with a plan to keep all centers on an even playing field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Not a friendly atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - TEAP in Charleston, WV
    Former Employee - TEAP in Charleston, WV

    I worked at Job Corps full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Training was decent and available

    Cons

    Petty jealously and competition among the staff. An environment of distrust existed. Hired to perform a job and the job was eliminated three months later. Pay was poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something about the petty competition among staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mediocre at best.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Employee in Albany, GA
    Current Employee - Student Employee in Albany, GA

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many opportunities such as free food, housing, utilities, and occasionally clothing. Along with this you have the chance to learn a trade.

    Cons

    Many of the admissions systems are flawed, they value money over success and will stop at nothing to keep the mandated census. Because of the outrageous number of students forced to live with one another theft violence and other demoralizing values are propagated among students. Many of the students have some type of emotional scaring or personality disorder that may hinder staff and student employees from completing simple tasks such as a business oriented meeting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please value quality over quantity. Treat students like adults and maybe they will start acting accordingly. And lastly if your staff don't carry desirable traits or can't impart students with a bit of positive wisdom, please do not hire them. (IE there is a staff member currently here who looks like and acts like a vagabond)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Students as Product

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenmont, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenmont, NY

    I worked at Job Corps full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easier to get a job there than at a public school, mostly due to turnover. I can't really think of anything else.

    Cons

    Poor leadership who degrades both students and staff
    Bad living conditions for students
    Questionable retention tactics
    A very company first, students second value system

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    KY not a good center

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Government Employee in Mammoth Cave, KY
    Former Employee - Government Employee in Mammoth Cave, KY

    I worked at Job Corps full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Federal salary and benefits
    Great working with student population

    Cons

    Middle of nowhere
    Low salary for duties and commute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The organization needs an overhaul of its main-line employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Eye opener

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangor, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangor, ME

    I have been working at Job Corps

    Pros

    It's good if you enjoy helping kids.

    Cons

    They say that you have advancement opportunity but you don't

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I need to help employees advance.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very unprofessional, always a rush to complete work, Lack of resources

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Job Corps

    Pros

    good benefits, helping disadvantaged students pursue their career goals

    Cons

    Veyr high turnover rate, very unprofessional, lack of resources, no support from upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to accept constructive criticism, stop blaming lower level employees for works issues they cannot control such as a lack of resources to complete the work, provide support

    Doesn't Recommend

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