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Adams & Associates Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Treasure Island Job Corps is a great opportunity to build your resume and gain a large variety of experience (in 5 reviews)

  • Helping at-risk teens and young adults (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • NH Job corps is not a place you want to work or be a student (in 6 reviews)

  • No management support for achieving goals for students and staff (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Office assitant at Adams & Associates"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Blandon, PA
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Blandon, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Adams & Associates part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly associates, positive work environment. Flexible hours, largely dependent on superior's schedule.

    Cons

    Unchallenging work, with a tendency towards monotony.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Nah"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Adams & Associates full-time

    Pros

    Full-time hours- you can easily receive overtime. Helping at-risk youth ages 16-26. The students are awesome

    Cons

    Benefits were WAY too expensive for me to get.
    Management and Supervisors don't really care about your well-being.
    There is absolutely NO training. I've been thrown to the damn wolves.
    They set you up to fail. It's extremely hard to thrive in a company that doesn't guide and train Staff properly.
    Some supervisors get upset when you ask them a question.. like um how am I supposed to learn if I can't ask a question?
    There is so much gossip and trash talk between Staff. They act like the students themselves.
    There's NO communication.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Adams is Nasty!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Adams & Associates (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pays high level employees well compared to others in the same industry.

    Cons

    Company breaks laws and spends lots of money to protect itself. Company is litigation crazy against government and executive staff they dislike. Company does not respect employees and provides no loyalty to employees. Adams is quick to terminate employees who they feel may challenge them or does not meet goals for their bottom line; however, they make exceptions to whomever they favor, usually on the basis of old relationships and associations.

    Advice to Management

    Pay all staff their worth and get rid of "good ole boy/girl" management style.
    Go out of business.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Unethical"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sedro-Woolley, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sedro-Woolley, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Adams & Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros. They are spending millions of taxpayer dollars and still not providing staff benefits or training students

    Cons

    The corporate office is lining their pockets while taking money away from those who work hard and earn it. The corporate staff have not had to cut their benefits or pay.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cheating the government out of taxpayer dollars to line your pockets instead of providing the benefits that you promised staff.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Disgusting Company"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Grafton, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Grafton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Adams & Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There truly are none. Get out asap

    Cons

    The fact that this company is supposed to be readying troubled youth for life in the real world is highly ironic. Backstabbing like I have never seen, constant set-up for failure, sheer incompetence from management. Useless corporate staff. Graduates placed into jobs at fast food restaurants which clearly could have been done without the "assistance" of Job Corps, not to mention the almost 2 BILLION dollar annual cost to run the program nationally. Adams and Associates is doomed to fail as they allow shady people who only offer lip service to continue there. What chance do the students have with such "leadership?" I also saw behaviors that are supposed to expel a student from the program via Job Corps rules regularly ignored so that enrollment numbers, and thus funding, is not harmed. This is arguably a criminal business practice, is it not? Someone really needs to expose this fraudulent company.

    Advice to Management

    Biggest bunch of blowhards I ever encountered


  6. Helpful (4)

    "By far, worst company EVER"

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    Former Employee - Recreation Assistant in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Recreation Assistant in Manchester, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Adams & Associates part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Helping at risk youth......That's all, nothing else. There's no redeaming qualities about this job. There are no valid reasons to work here.

    Cons

    Literally everything. Poor communication skills, unqualified staff, understaffed, absolutely zero training, supervisors do virtually nothing but sit around and play on their phones. Excuses instead of resolutions. NH Job corps is not a place you want to work or be a student. Every negative thing you've heard about this place is true. Stay away...... 4 months of my life I can't get back. WORST...JOB....EVER...

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, pay better, hire qualified staff, train employees, hire enough staff. Torch your company policies and mission statement and start completely over from scratch. Your company is terrible and needs to fire everyone and hire capable staff who can lead.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Horrible Company"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Adams & Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Receiving per diem is okay.

    Cons

    Everything else
    Benefits
    Work Life Balance
    Salary
    No increases not even cost of living
    Long hours
    No comp time
    Overworked
    Management
    Travel

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. Learn your employees. Offer better training and incentives for all of the hard work that people do. Learn the meaning of work/life balance

  8. "supervior"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Adams & Associates full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    helping the youth get their life on track. seeing them trying and working hard to reach a goal.

    Cons

    the students always have to leave . just when you start to get close to them.

    Advice to Management

    treat your staff with respect and they will work hard for you all the time


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Job Corps run for profit"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Teacher in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Adams & Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You Get to help disadvantaged youth get job training and or high school diploma

    Develop relationships with staff and students

    Cons

    Admin focused on Numbers

    Not a lot of support

    Technology is antiquated

    Third party programs for education are lacking for students

    Advice to Management

    Students need more support services


  10. Helpful (4)

    "NH Job Corps"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Adams & Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Vocational/training program for youth ages 16-24. Brand new facility

    Cons

    Management cares about numbers not students. Management doesn't respect staff or there input. Doesn't want to hear the problems. Easy to get overtime because always short staffed. Easy to advance because of the HUGE turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees fairly and like they matter. Train staff instead of giving them the PRH and SOP to interpret themselves.


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