Job Corps Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2020

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3.2
53%
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63%
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Job Corps National Director Lenita Jacobs-Simmons
Lenita Jacobs-Simmons
48 Ratings
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  1. "Admissions"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OA Outreach Admissions in Flint, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work !

    Cons

    The company needs to show more employees appreciation

  2. "SF"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Career Transitional Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    There is daily interaction with students that allows you to make a real difference. There is a high turnover rate so

    Cons

    The structure of all Job Corps centers are built around the idea of meeting quotas rather than assisting student's to reach their fullest potential. Leadership cares more reaching those quotas than students to maintain their funding from the gov. If they dont reach those quotas then the funding is cut the following year.

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    "Overall"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - CTS in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Help youth with training and employment

    Cons

    There is Lack of communication sometimes

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  4. "Over worked"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Bryan, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None it was the worst job I’ve ever had

    Cons

    Over worked, salaried, only concerned with numbers

  5. "Fun Job"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Career Counselor in Manchester, NH

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

    Pros

    Great students and co workers

    Cons

    Pay. Other than that cant think of any.

  6. "Everything that’s ask for a CNA"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant CNA in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    I love helping my elderly people

    Cons

    I am a Visual learner

  7. "Poorly Ran Company"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Residential Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping cultivate greatness in young minds

    Cons

    Management is uninspiring and divided, all of the management have their pet staff member that they favor and pettily insult other staff with, the level of race-related incidents that happen there is astounding, they pay vs workload is severely offset. The residential department is treated like the unloved stepchildren of the company. there’s no true leadership there and management staff is too friendly so friendly that supervisors and managers are congregating and sharing stories, those same stories are being shared with the regular night and Day staff then makes it's way back to other managers and then becomes a cluster of stories being told. Professionalism is preached but it is very much so not practiced. Religious and political views are thrown. Around at will and unprofessionally. Overall the purpose of job corps it's to help the students who come from different walks of life establish real skills necessary to become self-efficient self-sustaining productive citizens but in reality, it's more of a daycare ran by people who lack the necessary structure, insight, and professionalism necessary to turn it around. In my short time there I've seen more people quit then I seen quit at any other company I've ever worked for. I would not recommend to anyone of my friends or family to work there.

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  8. "Toxic Environment"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Working directly with the trainees was definitely the best part of this job! And a handful of the staff were great to work with.

    Cons

    Communication from management is despicable. They don't inform staff of changes in the daily schedule. When they do send emails, they are very rude. They do not offer any sort of support for teachers. They want teachers to teach all day but don't offer any time to create lesson plans or catch up on paperwork. They expect staff to bring work home after working a full 9 hour day.

  9. "It was alright, but a lot to deal with"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Counselor in Kittrell, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It is definitely a place where the staff love the students and truly care about there well being. The staff know how to prioritize and get tasks completed because everything we do is for the kids and the center.

    Cons

    With that being said it can be disorganized at times and some staff do not know how to hold emotion inside.

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  10. "Room to grow and learn lots of new things"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The culture and Team work. Everyone is like family. Getting to know the students and seeing them succeed.

    Cons

    Area is a little scary to commute to during winter months.

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