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Job Corps Reviews

Updated October 12, 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 14 reviews)

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

  • Unorganized, lack of communication, numbers driven as opposed to student success driven (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Trainee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Trainee in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities
    Certifications
    The community is very nice (mostly), and I had a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Mediocre Food
    Mosquitoes are crazy
    Disorganized
    Fights
    Drugs

    Advice to Management

    More communication.


  2. "Accountability Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Being a I.T student/ Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Student in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Intern - Student in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Job Corps as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Free experience
    -Free certs and license
    -Great benefits
    -Free food
    Help with college
    -Job placement
    -Interesting staff
    -Safe
    -Clean
    -Stipend
    -2 Trip metro cards everyday

    Cons

    - It feels like a High school
    -You can't go off center
    -Security and the cooks always has attitudes
    -Poor Management
    -Favoritism
    -The Network + teacher is a jerk

    Advice to Management

    You guys do a good job when it comes to giving young adults a second chance or a free education. However, you guys need to get more organized and communicate more. Some staff members I feel should be fired, because they're getting away with too much as well.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Admissions Counselor"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Instructor"

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

    I have been working at Job Corps part-time

    Pros

    Great working with staff and student trainees.

    Cons

    Management does not lead. Only react to problems, too late, and sometimes not at all.

  8. "Career Transition Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Job Corps full-time

    Pros

    It was nice to make a difference in the lives of young people.

    Cons

    Micromanaging from management can be overwhelming. No real opportunities to move up.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Discipline"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Dol"

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    • Senior Management
    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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