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Job Corps Reviews

Updated January 17, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015
60 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Great working with student population (in 3 reviews)


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

  • Veyr high turnover rate, very unprofessional, lack of resources, no support from upper management (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    call when needed.... and called a lot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Job Corps

    Pros

    I enjoy working with the students, and it is a great place for young adults who need the structure and the learning experience. I would recommend it to anyone that needs the structure, and the education or training. It's a wonderful place to work if you can handle the pettiness and drama.

    Cons

    as a call when needed I don't get benefits or time off, I suppose I could take all the time off I want but then I wont get called to work.but staff has too high of an opinion of themselves. The staff looks down on other staff and the students run the center.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    staff needs to take back the center and start doing your job, the training is for you to do, and not the students. Staff is getting paid to work there, do your job! Appreciate the employees - I am a call-when-needed and I'm called a lot, but never get an opportunity for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Very disappointing.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Job Corps

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good hours
    Good socialization at times
    Alot of activities
    helps community

    Cons

    Workers have high opinions on fellow co-workers,staff thinks lowly upon other residents and other co-workers,and very stressful upon you

  3.  

    Awesome place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Print Coordinator in Morganfield, KY
    Former Employee - Print Coordinator in Morganfield, KY

    I worked at Job Corps full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You help lots of disadvantaged youth get back on the right path. Very good benefits and the people are what make the job. Very good entry level job.

    Government job, so you get government holidays off.

    Cons

    Government ran program, so not a lot of raises.
    Ran by different companies every 5 years. So anyone can run the Job Corps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The managers put their heart into the job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Employees don't matter.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Job Corps

    Pros

    You help mature the students.
    It's beneficial for the students.
    You gain experience working with different types of people from various backgrounds.

    Cons

    Due to the salary (lack thereof) the staff is totally unprofessional.
    The company overseeing it cares nothing about employees.
    Most employees are people with low level of education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The salary needs to be raised so that real professionals can help to develop the students properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Okay for my first full time job post-undergrad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk
    Current Employee - Clerk

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time (more than an 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
  7.  

    it was a great learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student in Moses Lake, WA
    Former Employee - Student in Moses Lake, WA

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

    Pros

    you leave with preparation for the future.

    Cons

    it is very different because it is a school.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Homestead Job Corps is the worst kept Secret

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor in Homestead, FL
    Current Employee - Instructor in Homestead, FL

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Location, students and the potential to help disadvantaged youth.

    Cons

    Upper Management does not associate or care about the students. Everything is centered around meeting numbers and going up in ranking at great costs. They recently went up in ranking but at a heavy cost. Many staff have resigned and students are left attending empty rooms with no guidance or instructors. There are many falsified documents and students are completed out of the program unprepared and just to meet requirements. Staff is under constant threat from administrative staff. Administrators rely on threats and bullying to get their way. Department of Labor comes down every year and sees what's going on; they even meet with staff and express their concern, but nothing EVER gets done. SO SAD.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your head out of the administrative building once in while and listen, really listen not just hear what your students are saying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Miserable! Like torture!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Interesting place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time (more than an 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
  11.  

    it was a great opportunity to work there as a carpenter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Carpentry in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Carpentry in San Bernardino, CA

    I worked at Job Corps full-time (less than an 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
    Positive Outlook

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