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

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Updated Jul 2, 2014

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    Great place to figure out career options!

    Landscape Technician (Former Employee)
    Astoria, OR

    ProsDiversity, specialized hands on training, and Free!

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Academic Instructor (Current Employee)
    Tucson, AZ

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsSome 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 Senior ManagementStop 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.

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    Career Transition Specialist (Current Employee)
    Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsHelping others while earning a salary

    ConsSometimes having very challenging students

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    the time i spent here was worth going.

    Student Employee (Current Employee)
    Reno, NV

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

    Consthere were to many nonmuture students.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Student Employee (Former Employee)
    Reno, NV

    ProsI met my fiance here.

    ConsThe drama is worse than high school.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the students.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great job to get you back on your feet

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGraveyard will give you time to do homework

    ConsYou cannot sleep, they do random checks

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet people sleep

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Easy, if you keep on task and your nose clean

    Student (Current Employee)
    Tulsa, OK

    Proswork at your own pace enviroment

    Consnot much freedom, somebody is constantly watching

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Custodian/Maintenance Technician (Current Employee)
    Hartford, CT

    ProsUpper management has an open door policy,

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Brand Communication Executive (Current Employee)
    Mumbai (India)

    ProsEncouraging co workers and bosses

    ConsNo specific Job Description is given

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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