Job Corps Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
55 Reviews
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  1.  

    Okay for my first full time job post-undergrad.

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    Current Employee - Clerk
    Current Employee - Clerk

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees the room to express concerns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    it was a great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Student  in  Moses Lake, WA
    Former Employee - Student in Moses Lake, WA

    I worked at Job Corps as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    you leave with preparation for the future.

    Cons

    it is very different because it is a school.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Miserable! Like torture!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Job Corps full-time

    Pros

    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

    Cons

    Not helping the youth. Just giving adult day care. Needs to be better accountability and communication. Teachers make or break these students' experiences. Need a higher quality of staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Completely revamp this outdated program. Raise the standards. Make Job Corps reputable.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Worst job I've ever had

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    Current Employee - Residential Advisor  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Residential Advisor in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Vacation time is usually approved

    Cons

    Work load outweighs Compensation
    Terrible and expensive benefits package
    Trainees don't receive the proper service they deserve its all about the numbers
    Most of the staff is 30+ but they act 16
    Managers don't know their jobs and have 0 social skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Interesting place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Helping troubled youth reach their goals and enchancing their potential to become productive individuals. At the end of the day, it feels good knowing you assisted someone in reaching their dream/goal.

    Cons

    Leadership in place on center, pay structure, inconsistency with policies, favoritism amongst employees. Some students are not interested in what the program has to offer and are only here because they were forced. It's hard trying to service someone who isn't interested in the service that you are providing or who has no motive to do better. You can't help someone who doesn't want help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create consistency on all levels, improve professionalism and work environment for both satff and students.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    it was a great opportunity to work there as a carpenter

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    Former Employee - Carpentry  in  San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Carpentry in San Bernardino, CA

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

    Pros

    we'er like to talked about our future, what are our goals, how can we reach the goal, what is my next step, and family back ground culture.

    Cons

    as a carpenter every project that i had done are all challenges. such as building a chicken counter, finishing roof, walls framing with dry wall, assignment walls, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    everything are great the way they are

    Recommends
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  8.  

    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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  9.  

    more cons than pros

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vergennes, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vergennes, VT

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

    Pros

    decent pay, okay benefits, good work schedule

    Cons

    poorly managed, a lot of people in and out. Lots of drama, relationships with students, employees doing things they shouldnt. Students act like they are in prison.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Job Corps is good, and BAD

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    Current Employee - Student  in  Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Student in Edison, NJ

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

    Pros

    Free training, free food, free housing.

    Cons

    Treat you like children, some staff shouldn't have jobs. There is no "work life balance". They dumb down the program more and more, in most cases you'll never go through the trainign program you signed up initially to go into.

    Most people are now leaving without Drivers License, and most apprenticeships wont pick you up, because quite frankly, you most likely wont have a car, etc. after leaving the program.

    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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to be more like a college, and less like a wannabe military installation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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