Job Corps Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
56 Reviews
2.8
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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.  

    Okay for my first full time job post-undergrad.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk
    Current Employee - Clerk

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

    Pros

    The departments are small, makes you close to your coworkers. It is also a great place to work with at-risk youth.

    Cons

    Very unprofessional and stressful at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees the room to express concerns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to figure out career options!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Landscape Technician in Astoria, OR
    Former Employee - Landscape Technician in Astoria, OR

    I worked at Job Corps as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diversity, specialized hands on training, and Free!

    Cons

    Very competitive with openings so finding out you want to do something else makes things very difficult..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Instructor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Academic Instructor in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Academic Instructor in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    I love the students and the mission. Most of the fellow staff is awesome. I care deeply about this job.

    Cons

    The pay isn't up to industry standards, but they are trying. Benefits are decent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please calculate instructor pay based on local school districts and adjust for 250 days vs 190 days (ie, 38k at the local district for 190 days should be $50k at Job Corps). Pay should be adjusted for graduate degrees and years of experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Fulfilling work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Job Corps

    Pros

    The best part is being a positive influence on the lives of disadvantaged students! It's very heartwarming to see them make changes in themselves and leave with skills and confidence.

    Cons

    Some of the students are very "rough" and have little respect for authority. Just remember that they are there for a reason; they need help to learn and grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the "cliques" already and stop being the biggest gossips! It's very obvious to the worker-bees who is kissing who's butt and who's throwing whom under the proverbial bus. Grow up and appreciate your people.

  6.  

    Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Career Transition Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Career Transition Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Helping others while earning a salary

    Cons

    Sometimes having very challenging students

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    the time i spent here was worth going.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Employee in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Student Employee in Reno, NV

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

    Pros

    They help you find the right path and trde for you.

    Cons

    there were to many nonmuture students.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Follow the rules and be active with other students and you'll do just fine.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Reno, NV

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

    Pros

    I met my fiance here.

    Cons

    The drama is worse than high school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the students.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great job to get you back on your feet

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Job Corps

    Pros

    Graveyard will give you time to do homework

    Cons

    You cannot sleep, they do random checks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people sleep

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Easy, if you keep on task and your nose clean

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Student in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    work at your own pace enviroment

    Cons

    not much freedom, somebody is constantly watching

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, I am very satisfied with the job and working relations with co-workers-the pay is lousy.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Custodian/Maintenance Technician in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Custodian/Maintenance Technician in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Job Corps

    Pros

    Upper management has an open door policy,

    Cons

    The working environment is amongst 16-24 year strudents. Some of the students come from very dysfunctional households, jail, abusive relations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees should be informed ot students who has mental disorders and violent tendacies. Students can plot against any staff member.

    Recommends

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