Job Corps Reviews

Updated August 26, 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. Student

    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Carville, LA
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Carville, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Further my education. CMA Graduate.

    Cons

    No Cons. I enjoyed my experience at job corps

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Residential Advisor

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    Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    like working with kids and helping them

    Cons

    communications were not the best in this environment


  3. It was ok

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    Former Employee - Stocker in Oceanside, CA
    Former Employee - Stocker in Oceanside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Job Corps (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, decent hours, steady work.

    Cons

    Crappy team leaders. No direction

    Advice to Management

    Train employees better.


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  5. Okay work environment

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    Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Glenmont, NY
    Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Glenmont, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working with the students, pay and benefits were pretty good.

    Cons

    Management does not care about staff. It is a challenging and at times difficult work environment, however, management only cares about numbers. They also do not take care of employees in the least.


  6. Decent Pay; horrible management

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    Former Employee - Security in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Security in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay free food students who are there to get there lives together. nothing else to get excited for about Edison job corps

    Cons

    Management is concerned about all the wrong things. Everything is totally unorganized no time to adjust to all the policies that are constantly implemented. Disrespectful staff who do not know how to properly communicate with students and fellow staff. Counselors have no repoire with students. Management job don't care about life outside of workplace

    Advice to Management

    Go to RAs and security to find out what is really going on with the center. There's a disconnect between management and lower level employees who are there interacting with the students.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Instructor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Helping young men and women improve their lives. I also enjoy working with staff and Mgmt They are usually nice, supportive, and helpful.

    Cons

    -Numbers driven - Low pay based on industry standards with infrequent raises. - Rigid Policies - you have to use sick time to see your doctor and you need to accrue vacation and sick time which I find ridiculous! - Depending on leadership, sometimes you do not get the support you need.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more, offer better benefits, and have more flexible policies to meet employee needs.


  8. 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.


  9. medical assistant

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    Current Employee - Medical Office Support in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Medical Office Support in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    it is a great opportunity for any person of the ages of 16/24 to get career training.

    Cons

    the only thing that is the con is you cant have criminal record to apply for the program.


  10. EMC (Contractor) lacks moral compass and acts ignorant !

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Teacher in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The students are such a joy ! They are very receptive to learning as well as redirection. Awesome group of students !

    Cons

    I have worked at Job Corps through numerous contractors, and EMC is by far the worse. They treat people disrespectfully and allow upper management to intimidate and humiliate staff members. They are a bunch of bullies. They are awful, and I cannot wait until their contract it up. If it weren't for my love of teaching, I would have left a long time ago. Absolutely AWFUL environment. If you are seeking a job here, wait til this contract is over !

    Advice to Management

    The Contractor (EMC) needs to be fired and replaced with a company that truly cares about their employees and these students. Instead, they are focused on numbers, numbers, numbers. The focus should be on the students.


  11. Health Service Manager

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    Former Employee - Medical and Health Services Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Medical and Health Services Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Job Corps full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Improve the livelihood of under privileged young adults age 16 to 24. The focus was to provide education and skills for job training making health care available at no cost.

    Cons

    Not enough emphasis on bad behavior



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