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Job Corps Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Job Corps National Director Lenita Jacobs-Simmons
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Pros
  • I felt that everyday I was making a difference (in 8 reviews)

  • Career training to young adults who are not able to pay a school for (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • You have to deal with the corporation and with the Department of Labor and that can be stressful (in 5 reviews)

  • Care more about money than the students, Poor staff moral, Serious lack of communication, Lack of motivated staff (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Residential Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Residential Advisor in Greenville, KY
    Current Employee - Residential Advisor in Greenville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's wonderful to be part of helping young men and women change their lives and work toward earning a good future

    Cons

    The hours are not ideal if you have young children

    Advice to Management

    You can grow with this company


  2. "Accountability Specialist"

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

    Pros

    Flexibilty, company car, social justice impact

    Cons

    Management, lack of communication, attitude

    Advice to Management

    Out with the old

  3. "Great Opportunities, very little work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time

    Pros

    I was able to fight wildland fires on the side
    Nice people
    Very Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Ever changing policies
    I have about 1 hour of work a day then I stare at a blank computer the rest of the day...

    Advice to Management

    I always ask for more work... Please give me some.


  4. "Complete WASTE of YOUR Tax Dollars"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great idea on paper, but like every other federally run program, horrible implementation. Minimal bang for your tax buck.

    Cons

    $1.7 BILLION dollars to run this program each year. Very little results to show for it.

    Advice to Management

    Get real jobs and stop wasting my money


  5. "Admissions Counselor"

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

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time (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.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Recreation specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Job Corps full-time

    Pros

    Great department management and staff in recreation department.

    Cons

    Organization has no good goals. Treat student as numbers not people.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "n/a"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time

    Pros

    Great students, great line staff

    Cons

    No real support, and a bad director leading the front.

    Advice to Management

    Look into a new center director

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time

    Pros

    Working and mentoring our youth of today.

    Cons

    Very, very high employee turnover. No room for advancement.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Career Transition Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Career Transition Specialist in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Career Transition Specialist in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some of the students do actually want to work for a good life who will make your job easier.

    Cons

    Horrible management, no accountability of the students, all performance goals based on a quota, management is never happy or satisfied. Extremely low moral among employees, high turn around, constantly chasing students for placements.

    Advice to Management

    Attempt to do some team building. Hold yourself accountable for the success of your team as well. Get down on the front lines and help with placements. Less unnecessary busy work/reports/web meetings etc.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Admissions"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time (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

    Advice to Management

    positive management instead of threatening


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