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Job Corps Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
66 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.  

    Excellent program. Very rewarding position.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions and Outreach Counselor
    Current Employee - Admissions and Outreach Counselor

    I have been working at Job Corps

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Human Resource Assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Simpsonville, KY
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Simpsonville, KY

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

    Pros

    The intrinsic reward of working with the youth.

    Cons

    The job requires some of your personal time. Time outside of regular business hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although it is government contracted, it is not the place for you if it is all about the money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Job Corps Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Free Medical, Free Food, Free Housing, and Great Work

    Cons

    Can't really go anywhere during the week unless it's a interview

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  5.  

    St.Louis Job Corp

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Residential Advisor in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Residential Advisor in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    -Great Leadership Youth & Management experience on dormitory
    -Opportunity for advancement
    -Chance to personally build rapport with emerging adolescence

    Cons

    -Lack of Diversity
    -Not structured or cohesive between different departments
    -Disciplinary system for youth needs to be restructured
    -Staff can be gossipy and

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be familiar with your employees and stress professionalism and teamwork. Do not encourage gossip, favoritism or strife amongst staff or students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    Awesome place to work!

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    • 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 a 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
  9.  

    Over worked and unappreciated

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Counselor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Counselor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Job Corps

    Pros

    Helping the students with their goals, seeing them grow and mature to become a active member of society.

    Cons

    Management does not support employees. Management needs to be in tune with what is going on in their departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be more in tune with the Center Director

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    The worst company in existence to work for. It's like working in a commune.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Security in Miami, FL

    I worked at Job Corps

    Pros

    The only pleasant thing about working for this company is interacting with students

    Cons

    The administrators are extremely unprofessional. They are bully's, and it's my belief that they come to work there because of the need for power over employees. Many serious issues are swept under the rug in order to keep their contract. In their world it's not what you know, it's who you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compliance needs to show up at the facility unannounced. Administration using property as if it's their own, retaliation, people in positions they aren't qualified for, and the list goes on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    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

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