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Job Corps Admissions Counselor Reviews

Updated Feb 11, 2020

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Job Corps National Director Lenita Jacobs-Simmons
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  1. "Excellent program. Very rewarding position."

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    Admissions and Outreach Counselor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.

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    Job Corps2015-03-03
  2. "Upper management needs work"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Manchester, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    My direct supervisor and director were amazing. I enjoyed working with line staff and the support I received from them. Quotas are difficult but attainable.

    Cons

    Upper management has no idea how to work with students or staff. They consistently work against their best staff.

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    Job Corps2020-02-11
  3. Helpful (1)

    "It's all a numbers game"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good program for vocational training

    Cons

    Poor salary. Success of job is in the hands of others.

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    Job Corps2020-01-07
  4. "Not a long-term career"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    helping those who need it

    Cons

    processes unclear and no job security

    Job Corps2019-09-03
  5. "Pros and Cons"

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    Current Contractor - Admissions Counselor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Job Corps for less than a year

    Pros

    Experience in working the youth and young adults figuring out their career pathway. Experience in data entry Public speaking

    Cons

    No vacation/ sick days for 6 months High stress Overworked

    Job Corps2019-06-13
  6. "Ok place"

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    Former Employee - Admission Counselor 

    I worked at Job Corps full-time

    Pros

    Food, staff, lunch, breaks, people

    Cons

    Pay and leadership, vacation time

    Job Corps2019-05-23
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Very numbers orientated and demanding"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible schedule, a base salary, helping out low income students, travel, networking ability with lawyers, Resume’ builder since you’re a government employee. Your own office. You get to get out and do different things.

    Cons

    The upper management is very demanding and generally doesn’t treat their employees well. They hardly tell you good job (even if you meet the ridiculously high goal numbers) and just push you harder and harder until you burn out. Turnover is very high due to burnout. For the same amount of stress, you can make an easy 30-50k per year more somewhere else. The pay is absolutely terrible for the amount of stress. Many of the students drop the program because it seems like a prison to them with the amount of structure. No opportunity to move up. It’s a good fresh out of college job or as a holdover job until you find something better but definitely would not recommend as a career.

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    Job Corps2018-09-04
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Admissions Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The job can vary and a sense of helping youth.

    Cons

    Company can change every 5 years. No Federal Employee security.

    Job Corps2017-06-27
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Admissions"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, able to work with minimal supervision. Co-workers great

    Cons

    management is not supportive. Numbers more important than helping students

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    Job Corps2017-05-30
  10. "Stressful Outreach..."

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    Former Employee - Outreach & Admissions Counselor in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Influencing youth to get and stay on the right path. Showing options for those in difficult situations. Opportunity to work with the local community. Coworkers are fabulous people to work with.

    Cons

    Project managers are sometimes ill-equipped to work with staff. Employment is often tied to one's ability to enroll students (even when some aren't suitable, or takes longer to process). Job retention is renewed almost yearly, and is based on the contractors growth and continued funding. Depending on one's center territories to service can be quite large. Some centers do not cultivate a cohesive environment, which creates workplace hostility.

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    Job Corps2017-05-15

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