Home Builders Institute Student (Current Employee) – Excelsior Springs, MO – June 19, 2018
My instructers were amazing they always took time to help out each student no matter how long or frustrated you got they would give you advice if needed they even helped me find a car so that once I left I would be able to get back and forth to work almost every staff member tried to help out the best way they could
Career Development Specialist (Former Employee) – Excelsior Springs, MO – May 20, 2018
This Job Corps site is unwilling to face off with the realities of the students' lives. These students come from poverty and trauma. Simply getting trained to do a job is not enough for success. Trauma informed counseling is necessary and not available, nor is there any interest in offering outside help because it "stirs up the students too much" and we can not deal with the aftermath. Sad. A wonderful concept that refuses to look at the bigger picture.
Decent place to get your foot in the door with a trade.
Carpentry Student (Current Employee) – Excelsior Springs, MO – February 26, 2018
I worked hard and experienced everything they provide in trade. The hardest part of my job, is the fact that you work with unprofessional people that don't know how to behave. The most enjoyable part of my job is learning the experience that they provide to us.
Wellness Staff (Former Employee) – Excelsior Springs, MO – February 25, 2018
They live by a old school approach to management. Everyone wants to be in charge of nothing. Pass the work load to the little man so that the senior staff and have time to socialize. If you want to work hard and get treated poorly...this is the place for you
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Excelsior Springs, MO – December 21, 2017
They have no clue how to run a security program. The turn over rate for security people is extremely high that probably means there's a problem! The people they can keep seem to have limited or no security background. Management there is lacking any sense of how a good campus security team should work. Find another security job you will defiantly regret this one!!
Student Employee (Former Employee) – Excelsior Springs, MO – October 17, 2017
it was crazy at first when i went there because i thought it would be so much worse than it actually was. I mean not everyone that's up there is the best person but its one of the best learning experiences ever.
Cement Mason Student (Former Employee) – Excelsior Springs, MO – August 1, 2017
I mean it would be a good place if you got the help you needed but you barely get any help. this program is basically just do it on your own without no prior knowledge or don't do it at all and get kicked out.
Resident Advisor (Former Employee) – Excelsior Springs, MO – July 11, 2017
Girls are sexually assaulted and they brush it under the rug. I tried to help and hands were tied. Racist towards white employees. Back stabbing environment. No advancement opportunity. No police allowed on campus as they want no negative publicity. Students are treated like inmates. All about Federal funding! Not a team environment. The management over dorms are a buddy system from St.Louis they cover each others back.
Unknown (Former Employee) – Excelsior Springs, MO – June 22, 2017
Reform school. Most of the comments here are from students who attend the school. The kids think they are employee's. Program for inner city kids....
Great for older employees who can't function in a fast pace environment, The school is similar to what you might have seen in the public schools in the 1960's.
Buildings are in disrepair, you will be exposed to asbestos, cafeteria food is terrible, no extra curricular activities for students-unless you like Wal-Mart, no money invested into the program by the owner, etc
Opportunity for career advancement is great. It's otherwise lacking.
Student Employee (Current Employee) – Excelsior Springs, MO – June 22, 2017
wake up at 6am, dress, go to breakfast, clean dorm room, attend role call at 7:30am be at work by 8:00am practice running beads until break at 9:35am, return by 9:45am continue running beads. Clean up at 11:45am, go to lunch at 12:15pm return by 1:00pm run beads until 1:45pm break, return by 1:55pm run beads until 3:00pm then clean up leave at 3:30pm. role call at 3:40pm go to dinner at 4:45pm, role call at 6:00pm then 9:20pm be in bed by 10:30pm rinse, and repeat.
I have learned how to be more tolerant of difficult work conditions and how to act in the work place.
Management for the most part does genuinely care about the well being of the student employees. Communication seems to be their biggest flaw. Their approach to handling the students is sloppy and/or ham fisted at best.
Many of the student/employees at center are emotionally directed and don't appreciate the opportunity that is being given to them. They tend to be loud and disrespectful to the staff and to each other.
The hardest part is definitely having to work with my fellow student employees. Getting up ever morning and going to work early just to have others upset the instructors and causing the whole group to suffer the consequences. Then ending the day just to go dorm and deal with them there too; doing to same thing with the same outcome, day in and day out.
Being able to have the peace of mind that every morning I wake up that I will improve myself a little bit every day.
Free food, room and board with the opportunity to learn a trade or two.
Because of the age range many of the coworkers can be immature.
Carpentry Student (Current Employee) – Excelsior Springs, MO – April 18, 2017
The Excelsior Springs Job Corps is a great program to learn an start a career. We learn many different things about the trade that you choose. I've chose carpentry an I've learned a lot an got many certifications that would be essential to a job site.