Job Corps Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Pros
  • good benefits, helping disadvantaged students pursue their career goals (in 2 reviews)

  • Many opportunities such as free food, housing, utilities, and occasionally clothing (in 3 reviews)

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

  • Staff are HEAVILY incompetent, at Edison Job corps they are worse there than any other of the 3 Job Corps Centers I've been too (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Vocational Training

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    Former Intern - Entry Level in Stockton, CA
    Former Intern - Entry Level in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Job Corps as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free housing on campus, and convenient time scheduling.

    Cons

    The structure of the building felt more like an actual boot camp, than as an vocational training facility

    Advice to Management

    Get more advertisement for the company.


  2. Great to work for when you have the right contractor and right staff

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    Former Employee - Career Transition Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Career Transition Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Job Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging but rewarding work, excellent team to work with, flexible schedules, and weekends are off.

    Cons

    Vacation time accrues slower than I would like. Can be thankless work at times.


  3. Carpenter

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    Current Employee - Washington in Curlew, WA
    Current Employee - Washington in Curlew, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    We have on the job site experience

    Cons

    Not everyone got all on those projects out there sometimes which made it difficult to work but I stayed a team worker

    Advice to Management

    That everybody is getting the job done out there, sometimes people slack off and its a longer process


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  5. Gary Security training academy cadet

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    Current Employee - Security Officer/Corrections Officer in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Security Officer/Corrections Officer in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food and housing, training is pretty thorough and you get to go to the firing range

    Cons

    the medical staff seem disinterested in truly helping the students

    Advice to Management

    screen employees for sincerity of helping others.


  6. ILA

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ILa in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - ILa in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with students to help prepare them for the working environment. Teaching them to become independent, be responsible, not to gossip, how to work with ethics, etc. in an environment with all ages. How to deal with conflicts and resolutions. etc

    Cons

    Issues arrive daily that need attention. Management say follow the chain of command then not use it properly. consequences are few and far between. Co-workers can be inconsiderate. co-workers can come in and relieve in a bad mood and take it out on one and never have any reprimands.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with the chain of command and follow up. Check the co-worker out during different situations, thoroughly investigate accusations. Follow the protocol for managing employees. Treat the hard workers better than those who break all the rules.


  7. Excellent program. Very rewarding position.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions and Outreach Counselor
    Current Employee - Admissions and Outreach Counselor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Rewarding and flexible. Get to network with the community and help mentor youth. Seeing people change their lives and get on their feet is amazing!

    Cons

    Job Corps contracts out all of its positions so you technically work for a company, not the Department of Labor. Admissions staff take a lot of blame when students are not successful, which is not typically true.

    Advice to Management

    The managers, who work for the contract are more numbers driven then they should be. Numbers are important and when they are not being met they should regroup and find new outreach opportunities. New hires need to be trained and they are not. This program is amazing but depending on what contract you work for will dictate your personal experience with management.


  8. Okay for my first full time job post-undergrad.

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    Current Employee - Clerk
    Current Employee - Clerk
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time (More than a 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 Management

    Allow employees the room to express concerns.


  9. Great place to figure out career options!

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    Former Intern - Landscape Technician in Astoria, OR
    Former Intern - Landscape Technician in Astoria, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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..


  10. Instructor

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    Current Employee - Academic Instructor in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Academic Instructor in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time (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 Management

    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.


  11. Fulfilling work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 Management

    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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