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Job Corps Employee Reviews about "staff members"

Updated Oct 15, 2019

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3.1
55%
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Job Corps National Director Lenita Jacobs-Simmons
Lenita Jacobs-Simmons
53 Ratings
Pros
  • "I love helping young adults realize and meet their potential(in 19 reviews)

  • "only reason to work there is the students and making a difference(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Understaffed and over worked staff members(in 9 reviews)

  • "The upper management is very demanding and generally doesn’t treat their employees well(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Lack teamwork"

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    Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Drums, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting to know the students Working with the students HR will work with you Lots of overtime

    Cons

    Not all staff work as a team Staff talk about other staff members

    Job Corps2019-02-10
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very Unorganized"

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    Former Contractor - Academic Studies Coordinator in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Job Corps for more than a year

    Pros

    Helping students that really wanted to achieve

    Cons

    It became a war zone for Instructors and other staff members. Students became more violent.

    Advice to Management

    No. One man Management team.

    Job Corps2019-10-15
  3. "Great Position"

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    Current Employee - CSIO 

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

    Pros

    Great students can be a bit challenging but once you make a connection it becomes easier. Very helpful faculty and staff.

    Cons

    Understaffed and over worked staff members.

    Advice to Management

    Creating more staff interactions and for level of work salary is very low.

    Job Corps2019-02-24
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Finance Department"

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    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Job Corps

    Pros

    Great Staff and good memories

    Cons

    Lost to many really good staff members to low wages

    Job Corps2016-08-26
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Career Transition Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Career Transition Specialist 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall, the students are rewarding to assist with career transitional needs. I've been in awe of the strength and resiliency I've seen in some of the most motivated youth. Many have overcome tremendous obstacles. Job Corps offers motivated students a more level playing field in the employment arena and a much brighter career outlook for many.

    Cons

    Ive never worked at so hard in all of my 20 plus years of employment for so little pay. The caseloads are too high to be able to deliver individualized career guidance services to students. In order to come close to meeting performance expectations, I must at a highly frenzied work pace. I end up donating extra time to students. The job requirements simply can not be met in the 40 hours allotted as an hourly employee. Once benefits are deducted, the pay rate is greatly reduced and does not provide a living wage. It's disheartening to love the work and to give it your all--but struggle to pay bills. Performance based federal contracting in education and human services leads to unintentional consequences that hinder successful outcomes, in my opinion. The competitive nature of the program fuels a culture of fear and instability. Instead of fostering greater accountability, Job Corps becomes a "numbers game," emphasizing short sighted, short term gains. Fiscal accountability and controlling costs appears to burden front line staff members the most....It is difficult to keep up in a competitive environment with outdated technology and cumbersome policies that discourage access to resources.

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    Advice to Management

    Evaluate employee pay scales, assess current skill level of employees and factor in years of work experience when developing compensation plans. Be generous with pay raises and merit increases based on performance. Provide more information about benefits and costs during the interview process so employees are not blindsided. Give staff the proper tools and technology needed to perform the job. Look at staff to student ratios in case management and adjust caseloads, as needed.

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    Job Corps2016-07-13
  6. "Residential Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Job Corps full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working with the students is one of the best reason for working at job corps

    Cons

    Some staff members don't know how to be team players

    Advice to Management

    Teach staff how too be team players

    Job Corps2016-06-04
  7. Helpful (6)

    "EMC (Contractor) lacks moral compass and acts ignorant !"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The students are such a joy ! They are very receptive to learning as well as redirection. Awesome group of students !

    Cons

    I have worked at Job Corps through numerous contractors, and EMC is by far the worse. They treat people disrespectfully and allow upper management to intimidate and humiliate staff members. They are a bunch of bullies. They are awful, and I cannot wait until their contract it up. If it weren't for my love of teaching, I would have left a long time ago. Absolutely AWFUL environment. If you are seeking a job here, wait til this contract is over !

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    Advice to Management

    The Contractor (EMC) needs to be fired and replaced with a company that truly cares about their employees and these students. Instead, they are focused on numbers, numbers, numbers. The focus should be on the students.

    Job Corps2015-08-18
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Good to gain experience, not really the place to make a career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    In the program there is rarely a dull moment, thanks to both staff and students, and there is always work if you like to keep busy, and every now and then there are opportunities to move up at your location, or to another one within the country.

    Cons

    Everything is numbers driven, and the students will try your patience. Also, staff members can be very cliquey, and will pass the blame on so that when DOL, or the contractor, comes around, they don't take the blame. Oh, and that is the biggest issue. You do not work for the Department of Labor, you work for either a contractor or sub-contractor. Meaning they aren't going to try to pay you too much, and will be all about the numbers and expect you to make sure they get them, while appeasing the students who can be very demanding.

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    Advice to Management

    There is nothing management can do. As long as the program is under contractors, much less DOL, it will always be number driven. So really, outside of trying to provide more incentives to stay and deal with the constant headaches, there isn't much that can be done.

    Job Corps2015-05-09
  9. "The Business of Education"

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    Former Employee - Education and Training in Exeter, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great experience if you plan on working with young adults-if you can handle Job Corps kids you can handle any kid. The students, for the most part, are wonderful. You will care about them as if they are your own. You want to help them succeed in every way possible.

    Cons

    Those in charge of the facility do not care about the kids they care about keeping their numbers up so that they get a pat on the back from corporate. The students are simply statistics to the Center Director, Social Development Coordinator and Education Director. The students are not treated equally nor are staff members treated equally. There is clear favoritism all around. Staff members are hardly recognized for their achievements. The teachers in the education section are basically asked to go against everything they are taught to do as educators. Every center is not managed equally either. There is a reason there is a turnover rate every 8-9 months at most centers.

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    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to come up with a plan to keep all centers on an even playing field.

    Job Corps2014-04-30
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