New Haven Job Corps Center run by career systems development is an absolute nightmare
Instructor (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – June 8, 2017
New Haven is a Poorly Run center with very low staff morale and disrespectful and defiant students. It is a very unstable work environment with unsecured employment; too many bridge contracts. Management is very unsupportive. Instructors are forced to have students who don't want that particular trade or who continue to pose a safety risk and continue to disrespect the instructors. It was an absolute nightmare to work there.
Staff (Former Employee) – Cassadaga, NY – May 6, 2017
The poor students are treated like slaves. Sure, a structured environment along with reasonable rules should be expectef and beneficial, but forcing the students to clean the dorm after midnight when they need to go to sleep is barbaric!! Some of these kids are at an age where it seems to be breaking labor laws! If they dont clean, they get written up. They also have to be out of the dorms by 7:30am, and clean beforehand when asigned. This leaves no real time to eat breakfast becsuse they have to get dressed and showered too! Many go to clasd hungry because of it. So sad!
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Loring Job Corps Center. – October 31, 2016
To all the naysayers,
I have worked many different jobs (resturanunts, Marines, construction, roofing, plumbing, fast food, taxi driver), and this is by far the best. I am reading all of these bad reviews and I'm thinking to myself "what is wrong with these people?".
I work at the Loring Job Corps Center where I work security. It is great pay for this area, and the benefits are amazing. The staff is professional, the students are great, and at the end of the day I am happy with what I accomplished. So I say to those that wrote bad reviews "you don't know what your talking about". It's all about perspective I suppose, and from my perspective this is a wonderful place to work.
The one thing that concerns me is I see students and staff as a revolving door. But like I said it is perspective. You make it what you want, so make it great!
Professionalism, benefits, working with youth.
Staff and students are terminated at the drop of a hat.
Residential Advisor (Former Employee) – Bangor, ME – November 15, 2015
Loved working with the Youth and many awesome Co-Workers. Prime Shift Dorm Staff are the hardest working people I have ever known. However, more and more gets added to their workload, with no added pay or praise. Some in Dorm Managment are extremely unprofessional.
The Youth that are there working hard to better themselves are a true joy to work with!
Some in Managment are inconsistent and poor decision makers, RA's are the eyes and ears of the students, but rarely get credit for how much they do and care.
Food service aide (Former Employee) – Cassadaga, ny – October 1, 2015
The Student staff is something out of this world, however some students are very rude, most students are the best kids I've ever met. The staff is beyond horrendous, every one is over worked, under paid, and the rudest group of human beings I've met in my entire life. Employees go in and out and quickly as you could imagine. Everything you do is considered a liability. If you have too many issues while on campus they will fabricate lies to make sure you can be silenced before it goes to far. The Job Corps program itself is a wonderful idea, but all aside, politics and management has corrupted the idea of the program. I've worked for Walmart, I thought that was bad. But this was worse if that is imaginable.
Unwilling to say as of fear of retaliation (Current Employee) – Cassadaga, NY – September 3, 2015
Management is engaged in constant politics and treats others like garbage. All departments are understaffed because employees come and go like a revolving door. To many procedures that do not benefit the students. You can work 80 hours a week if you wanted each and every week due to understaffing. A very hostile work environment. I do not recommend.
I don't know how the goverment allows this company to run a contract
N/A (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – April 13, 2015
The Job Corps concept and mission is a great idea gone horribly wrong with the addition of these private companies like CSD. CSD puts the business before the staff and most importantly the students. Staff are considerably unhappy, the company does not seem to care. CSD policies seems to be more for catching people slip oppose to simply policing rules to abide by, don't ever make a mistake with this company, they'll cut you loose. The hardest part of the job is when you're forced to compromise your integrity so that this company can continue to maintain a government contract.
Residential (Former Employee) – Cassadaga – February 8, 2015
This may be the worst company on the planet to work for mainly due to management. A typical day at work consists of trying to dodge all the knives people try to shove in your back. This is a review of Cassadaga Job Corps
Working with youth
Social Developent Director and the Center Director
Ex employee (Former Employee) – Bangor, Maine – January 17, 2013
If you want to feel like a piece of dirt under someone's shoes, go work for this company. The company and management treat you like you are worthless. I learned this company needs to be stripped of any contract it has or will have with the federal government. My co-workers (some of them) were great and are working under a dictatorship. Helping the students is the only good thing about the job. Working for that company is a nightmare. They fire people at will, but don't fire the ones that need to go like the Center Director. There are not enjoyable parts of the job there. It was a good company when it was run by another contractor. When is DoL going to know about these people and how they have harmed so many?
Worked security and they were just rude when interviewed. I had worked for a security company at the Job Corp before they took over and for some reason we had to re interview and because they didn't like one of my answers they were thinking of not hiring me but said they think i would do well what the?I had nothing but good reviews from my last company i work for so that should of been a enough.These guys what you to get on your knees and kiss butt.I quit shortly after because me and the supervisor had it out on how things were being done.