Lots of chaos and confusion due to high staff turnover
Dormitory Supervisor (Former Employee) – Glenmont, NY – July 29, 2015
Lack professionalism at every level. Was not satisfied with the consistency towards staff or students. It lacked structure from the Center Director to the Social Dev. Director who only had a GED in a BA position.
Residential Counselor (Former Employee) – Glenmont, NY – May 19, 2016
This is supposed to be a "government funded program" but is managed by a Corporation who's focus is making money, instead of providing the skills necessary to the population it serves. Management is a joke! Management receives bonuses and then brag to other employees who actually do the work and get paid minimally. There are people (Directors & Managers) that are in positions that require a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree that barely have a GED. Don't waste your time applying because you will likely never receive a call back.
long days, always understaffed, unrealistic expectations
Career Transition Specialist (Current Employee) – Glenmont, NY – January 6, 2016
I only lasted here for about a month, which must've been an accomplishment. I attended a few meetings and every week there were new staff members due to the high turnover rate.
Management is a joke, the only thing that matters to this company is the numbers. They do not care about the outcome of the students, they just need them to do phone surveys and just find any sort of job to keep the numbers favorable for the center.
The center itself, aside from the new dorms and rec center, is completely falling apart. The bathrooms are disgusting, and falling apart. There wasn't any soap in the bathroom closest to my office the entire time I worked there.
Also if you're a smoker then you're in luck, because the majority of the staff and students smoke. It's like walking through an ashtray most days, but if you're into that kind of thing then I guess it doesn't matter.
Also due to the high turnover rate, many of the more "senior" staff members are very unfriendly and dismissive of the newer staff. If you have a question, good luck at finding any help. There is so much backbiting and gossip, I wonder how any work gets done. There are some very toxic personalities.
There are some very wonderful students, and they are great to work with and get to know. However, there are a large amount of students that have no interest in the program, working or compliance with the rules. There are basically no consequences if the students do not comply. Every once in awhile they will be kicked off center, but that is very far and few because the center is numbers drivenmore... and only views those students as money making opportunity.
Honestly, just avoid this place. I know it might look good because the pay is pretty decent and they might offer you things like health insurance and no nights and weekends. Just run, because once you get there, you will want to.less
You get a decent paycheck, but not enough to keep you there
Server in the Cafeteria (Former Employee) – Glenmont, NY – February 9, 2015
Well the day starts off by cleaning up the kitchen from breakfast like sweeping, mopping and wiping down the tables, then you prepare the salad and fruit station for lunch. Sometimes you prepare deli station for sandwiches and two people work that line for the deli. By cutting up tomatoes, onions, cucumbers and the meat to the deli counter for service. I learned how to set up stations and working with different people was a con but it was worth it. The most enjoyable part of the job was I got to learn more about the Culinary industry and how it works. Basically it had a lot to do with time management and how quickly you do the task to get it done right and enjoyable.
Residential Advisor (Current Employee) – Glenmont, NY – October 9, 2013
The management and mission of the program is horrible. Even the good people who try to create a positive working environment have little power and are overrun by the financial motives of the government and the need for profit contracted agency running it. Sexual harassment from staff and dirty working conditions are things you will become accustomed to. Job Corps is a national program where the mission is good, but the delivery is terrifying. Employees are not honored, but instead threatened with job security in the daily briefing meetings. Prepare to be disrespected by STAFF more heavily than the students you work with.
pay is not awful for a human services position, however leaves you stuck and complacent
unsanitary working environment, disorganized, prison-like
Student/Resident (Former Employee) – Glenmont, NY – November 3, 2014
What i learned from glenmont job corps was that success really does last a lifetime.The management was insightful and caring .The students/residents were supportive of each other.What i enjoyed most about glenmont was the family vibe.Atypical day at glenmont is students waking up and continuing their trade in a prompt and determined fashion.The hardest part of glenmont was the adjusting to being on my own for the first time but i steam barreled through it.
free food, free room and board, work-based learning, friendly and concerned staff.
Recreation Specialist/Driver (Former Employee) – Glenmont, NY – May 8, 2015
My tour included ding activities with different clients. And, I learned to work and actively do enjoyable tasks with the clients. And, my co-workers were agreeable when sharing tasks to make the clients feel important. And, the hardest part of the job was not having enough tine to do different activities.
going to off campus events: basketball, football, rollerskating.
A very rewarding work place that allows you to make a difference in a young adult's life
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Glenmont, NY – March 24, 2015
Glenmont Job Corps is a rewarding place to work. It teaches many kids job skills, self reliance as well as quality life skills. My joy comes from mentoring and interacting with many of the students who have not had the opportunity to have a positive adult presence in their lives.
Wellness Manager (Former Employee) – Glenmont, NY – June 3, 2014
I was responsible for managing a very busy multi-service clinic that oversaw the medical care of 16 to 24 year old at risk young people in a residential vocational technical school setting. I learned a lot about mental health issues and how past mental health trauma can affect current functioning. I had a good relationship with my co-workers and staff. The hardest part of the job was being on-call 24 hours a day. My favorite part of the job was working with the young people and watching them grow and change.
residential advisor (Former Employee) – Glenmont, NY – September 12, 2013
i dealt with student behaviors the were less than admirable and staff members who were mostly out for themselves. all that being said i was able to perform in a professional manner and conduct my job as told.
Security officer (Former Employee) – Glenmont, NY – October 31, 2013
excellent place to learn and grown for your future. the teach and staff are always available for you.learn hands on skills that will help you along the lines the hardest part is to live on campus and getting familliar with the students and staff.