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Marine Corps Community Services Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and tuition assistance (in 16 reviews)

  • competitive salaries, good benefits, ample opportunities (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Hostile work environment and little room for growth (in 5 reviews)

  • Benefits are good if you can ever make it to part or full time status (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Many Opportunities at MCCS"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal and Professional Development Advisor
    Current Employee - Personal and Professional Development Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marine Corps Community Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employment opportunities from retail to professional work.

    Cons

    Salary increases don't come often. One increase in three years.


  2. "Some positives, mostly negatives"

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

    I worked at Marine Corps Community Services full-time

    Pros

    Great time off, some departments willing to train if you're interested in another field

    Cons

    lack of passion, crusty employees--esp management/executives--unwilling to change or listen to fresh ideas or solutions, takes advantage of workforce

    Advice to Management

    Do your job and support the Marines. Stop taking advantage of spouses as a disposable resource.

  3. "MCX- TWENTYNINE PALMS"

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

    I have been working at Marine Corps Community Services part-time

    Pros

    Small Community, Rewarding work, Work 4 days 3 days off

    Cons

    management is afraid to deal with the bad associates

    Advice to Management

    Know the people working for you


  4. "Good pay/benefits, hostile work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marine Corps Community Services full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and there is availability to telework

    Cons

    Hostile work environment and little room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Learn about your employees, their strengths and weaknesses


  5. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Recreation Assistant in Quantico, VA
    Current Employee - Recreation Assistant in Quantico, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marine Corps Community Services part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Government job, base access, great co-workers

    Cons

    benefits as a NAF employee


  6. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marine Corps Community Services full-time

    Pros

    Military friendly which produced quality employees and had opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Constant turnover because of PCS
    Job Freeze


  7. "Great place to start and learn."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marine Corps Community Services part-time

    Pros

    Get most military benefits, access to NEX, etc. It is a great place to get experience.

    Cons

    There is no room for growth, bonuses and pay raises don't come at all.

  8. "Kupulau CDC Program Assistant Part Time"

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Kaneohe, HI
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Kaneohe, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marine Corps Community Services part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working at Kupulau CDC under MCBH MCCS was great. Trainings were held monthly to catch you up on all things needed along with great coworkers. When being placed as a caregiver into a room, management is quick to ensure it's a match with lots of observation and talking with current caregivers in the room. Most positions start out as flex employees but after roughly six months there, you're moved to part-time. Along with monthly training, caregivers are expected to complete a series of "modules" for an age group. (Either pre-school or infant to toddler) These modules are required to be completed within a 18 month period. Caregiver duties are not limited to just working with children. Caregivers are often found cleaning break room, bathroom, lobby area, doing laundry and even maintaining outdoor spaces. This job is great for those who are just starting out as this CDC is always hiring due to turn around rate in employees.

    Cons

    While working at the CDC, the morale as a whole of the staff was extremely low.
    • short staffed - during my time there, the CDC was short staffed for well over a year and a half. There was consistently a problem each day of "what if ... calls out" situations. Rooms were shut down and children were constantly being bounced between rooms to make sure staff was in ratio.
    • time off - Getting time off is NOT easy. At most one or two people can get off a day. Once you becoming a part-time employee, you are no longer aloud to take non-paid leave. You HAVE to use your paid leave. Along with this, if you leave early from work (even if it's by 5 minutes) you're required to fill out a leave slip to have to taken from your accumulated paid leave.
    • poor management staff - while there is SO much to say about this, it boils down to poor management staff. Management was eager to comfort employees that there would be a solution to every problem but NEVER actually followed through.
    • training staff - training and curriculum staff was rude and would come into rooms at inappropriate times such as transition times where caregivers are needed to be present, to ask questions about irrelevant things.
    • Audio/Video recording - while I love that it was present, it NEVER worked inside rooms.
    • Children with behavioral problems - Now, this is a huge reason as to while I left the CDC. For almost a year straight, the CDC dealt with children who has severe behavior issues. This included hurting peers and caregivers to the point of bruising, open wounds, concussions and even muscle damage. (This leads to even more staff shortage because of workers comp.) That being said, management staff made no effort to establish a disciplinary guide for the children who were aggressive and excessively non-compliant even when in the parent handbook it was described as a strikes policy where if a child is hurting someone, there would be action taken.


  9. "Laulima CDC Program Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CDC Program Assistant in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI
    Current Employee - CDC Program Assistant in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Marine Corps Community Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Great advancement and transfer opportunities. Great work relationships. Great benefits as well.

    Cons

    Since I was a relatively new employee I would get stuck with the closing shift, but that was dependent of the specific location that I worked with that management at the time and not a reflection of all MCCS jobs as a whole.


  10. "Unqualified Employees in Management"

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

    I worked at Marine Corps Community Services full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, federal holidays, supporting Marines and families

    Cons

    Poor management, working with unqualified employees in upper management roles, lack of initiative

    Advice to Management

    From the top down, stop employing unqualified individuals.


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