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Job Corps Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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  • Job Corps contracts out all of its positions so you technically work for a company, not the Department of Labor (in 5 reviews)

  • Some staff members don't know how to be team players (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Stressful Outreach..."

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

    I worked at Job Corps full-time (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.

    Advice to Management

    Improve workplace climate, to support a team approach. Work with project managers to assure respectful interaction with staff. Improve performance measurements, and assure they are attainable.


  2. "Discipline"

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    Current Employee - CSIO in Callicoon, NY
    Current Employee - CSIO in Callicoon, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Job Corps full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's rewarding working with Students. We go on various trips together and even go camping together. The benefits are ok and most staff are great to work with.

    Cons

    Paperwork and the hours. Lots of stress. You have to deal with the corporation and with the Department of Labor and that can be stressful.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "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


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  5. "Good pay for an easy job"

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    Current Employee - Residential Advisor in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Residential Advisor in San Marcos, TX

    Pros

    Easy job, most of the students are good kids, many of my coworkers are wonderful

    Cons

    it's difficult to get time off and the health insurance offered has a very high deductible


  6. "Independent living advisor"

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    Current Employee - Independent Living Specialist in Albany, GA
    Current Employee - Independent Living Specialist in Albany, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I work with students from different diversity.Students with mental,disability,and other behaviors

    Cons

    It's a place with no consistency


  7. "CNA"

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    Current Employee - CNA in Kittrell, NC
    Current Employee - CNA in Kittrell, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free Education, Dormitories, Cafeteria, Paid

    Cons

    not well organized, could use improvement, and needs more help with students


  8. "Data Collection Secialist"

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    Former Employee - Data Collection Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Data Collection Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to mentor young (16-24) people and make a difference. Seeing when they 'get it' is awesome. Love the program!

    Cons

    Integrity is a hard job when numbers are involved.
    Filing each day in correct order is what is looked for when auditing.


  9. "Ok not worth the money"

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    Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you have a passion with working with children this job is for you. Free dinner also if you monitor the cafeteria.

    Cons

    Need more money. Working with lazy people can put a toll on things. Having to work with different attitudes and personalities.

    Advice to Management

    Give more money


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    "Trade School"

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    Current Employee - Student in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Student in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free career technical training courses, high-school education, and driver's license.
    Free room&board, food, and recreational activities.
    Bi-weekly pay, pre-exit shopping trip, and exit check worth up to $1000 for living expenses outside of the program.

    Cons

    The rules are strict.
    Most of the staff don't care.
    The food is bad.
    The people are abrasive.
    You spend most of your time on-center is you are a residential student.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to student input on the rules at play.


  11. "Admissions"

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    Former Employee - N/A in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - N/A in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great mission, the kids made it totally worth it. Lots of dedicated people trying to be of service.

    Cons

    Government contract, prevented more strategic approach to caring for youth.

    Advice to Management

    Return departments to the Center.


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