Job Corps Reviews

Updated July 2, 2014
Updated July 2, 2014
52 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to figure out career options!

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    Former Employee - Landscape Technician  in  Astoria, OR
    Former Employee - Landscape Technician in Astoria, OR

    I worked at Job Corps as an intern for 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
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  2.  

    Instructor

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    Current Employee - Academic Instructor  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Academic Instructor in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time for less than a 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.

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  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    Rewarding

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    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Helping others while earning a salary

    Cons

    Sometimes having very challenging students

    Recommends
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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    the time i spent here was worth going.

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    Current Employee - Student Employee  in  Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Student Employee in Reno, NV

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    there were to many nonmuture students.

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  7.  

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

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    Former Employee - Student Employee  in  Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Reno, NV

    I worked at Job Corps full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I met my fiance here.

    Cons

    The drama is worse than high school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the students.

    Recommends
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  8.  

    Great job to get you back on your feet

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    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

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  9.  

    Easy, if you keep on task and your nose clean

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    Current Employee - Student  in  Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Student in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work at your own pace enviroment

    Cons

    not much freedom, somebody is constantly watching

    Recommends
  10. 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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    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
  11.  

    Greats Place

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    Current Employee - Brand Communication Executive  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Brand Communication Executive in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Encouraging co workers and bosses

    Cons

    No specific Job Description is given

    Recommends
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