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Job Corps Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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Pros
  • I felt that everyday I was making a difference (in 7 reviews)

  • Improve the livelihood of under privileged young adults age 16 to 24 (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • You do not work for the Department of Labor, you work for either a contractor or sub-contractor (in 4 reviews)

  • Lost to many really good staff members to low wages (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "nice place to go"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time

    Pros

    its a great place to work all the help you need

    Cons

    not the best food but it its pretty good

    Advice to Management

    keep working hard and treat the kids the way you would treat your kids


  2. "Good Cause, Bad Execution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Job Corps full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work that makes you proud, Good People, Great location

    Cons

    Low salary, government system that does not work efficiently


  3. "Driver"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Job Corps full-time

    Pros

    Great employees over time, paid vacations

    Cons

    Hourly pay bad students management


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Program if you Don't Hope to get Rich!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time

    Pros

    Excellent program for high risk/at risk youth. The program has changed the lives of many, and continues to provide opportunity.

    Cons

    Politics, inconsistency, and contract delays or lag. There is a significant difference in the expectations between each region - which can be challenging to honest contractors.

    Advice to Management

    The Government should hold the same level of expectations for all centers, operators, and regions. Reduce delays and hold ups for awarding contracts to operators who are providing quality services and have good performance results.


  6. "Dol"

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    Current Employee - Counselor in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Counselor in Little Rock, AR

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

    Pros

    Helping students with their vocation

    Cons

    Change in staff and salary needs to be increased

    Advice to Management

    Increase in pay


  7. "Terrible Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Job Corps full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work is extremely rewarding, you truly feel like your making a difference in your community. The starting pay is competitive for novice teachers.

    Cons

    Management hold nobody accountable.
    They don't value their employees ideas.
    No pay raises for three years.
    You could drowned in all the government red tape.

    Advice to Management

    The entire upper management staff needs to be replaced with former educators or someone who knows how to run a school properly. Treat your employees with more respect.


  8. "Challenging and encompasses lots of supervision and reporting"

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    Current Employee - Counseling/Residential Advisor in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Counseling/Residential Advisor in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Focuses mainly on training, monitoring of behavior, teaching of social skills, implementing of corporate ethics and DOL policies.

    Cons

    Finding jobs after training of trainees and teaching of labor laws. Teach trainees how to search and retain jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Employee-management relations, labor law, management-employees expectation and adherence to company's or corporate policies.


  9. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Instructor in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time

    Pros

    Program itself is a great idea but it is not managed to follow Department of Labor guidelines

    Cons

    Students are not the priority, their inflated and fraudulent numbers so that their rankings remain high are! Staff below management level are powerless to give ideas or recommendations. There are no positive acknowledgments or support for line staff. In my opinion tax dollars are going to waste unless major changes occur.

    Advice to Management

    Leave the center, and DOL please really,really do an inspection of the centers. Do not wait for something terrible to happen before you actually investigate the way a center is ran. Listen to line staff. Asking managers and looking at their doctored files is not ENOUGH! Having said all this I know nothing will really be done by DOL. Nothing ever has.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Residential Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Residential Counselor in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Residential Counselor in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Job Corps full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Non, didn't receive any raises in the years I worked there besides the my promotion.

    Cons

    Horrible benefits
    No raises
    Very little room for growth
    No structure or guidance from management

    Advice to Management

    Offer leadership trainings to all staff, especially management.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "The Center"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great way to build character.

    Cons

    Environment can get you caught up



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