productive, good group of people with intramural activities
Security Guard, Welcome Booth (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – January 8, 2018
The typical day was fairly relaxed with the work we had to complete. I learned all necessary skills and attributes to be a security guard/officer. I was trained by professionals in the field, one a veteran from the marines who also has many many years experience in the security field and the other a former police officer who now has his own business in security. Workplace culture included getting all the work done that was given and learning everything you need to know about the field. Hardest part of the job was knowing I wasn't getting paid as much as I had to have liked. The most enjoyable part, however, was my colleagues in the workplace.
Homeland Security (Former Employee) – Treasure Island, CA – December 14, 2017
Treasure Island Job Corps Homeland Security was a very enjoyable job dealing with the students who attended the vocational school they offer a lot of helth benefits and all staff and management are very friendly
Wellness Receptionist (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – December 11, 2017
I came to TIJC the beginning of February I left the program in July. My total stayed at the program was 5 months, Throughout my stay I did not receive any type of support in my trade (OA) I basically did everything on my own, and once I graduated from the program they did not offer any help finding a job. Thankfully I have a Lot of contacts and now I work as a Office Administrator. (But lets keep in mind not everyone has the same contacts which means most of the people in OA don't always leave with a job)
Free Food, Free Bus/Bart TIckets, I had an amazing consular
Very stressful and chaotic environment. Very low pay and poor benefits.
Academic Instructor (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – December 11, 2017
This environment is packed with high-risk students, which upon interview, it was not mentioned. Administration is more about data and not the students. Low support to staff when dealing with difficult situations and difficult students.
What I learned in this situation is that all students has issues that contribute to their learning. Some issues are easier to deal with than others, but once it is identified, working with students become much easier. Sometimes when working with these students, there is a fine line between success and failure. Patience plays a huge part in this position.
Peaceful surrounding of Treasure Island, cheap lunches from the Culinary department, and a free bus shuttle to and from Oakland during commute hours.
Poor pay and benefits, very chaotic and stressful environment, low support from upper management.
Office Assistant (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – August 31, 2017
I learned time management, how to be patient how to have goals for myself and achieve it. I would wake up go to the cafeteria and eat breakfast then i would head straight to my training class of office administration and learn in an self-paced environment.
Free lunch, breakfast, dinner
You have to stay focused on your goal you want to achieve
Career Instructor/Advanced Training Coordinator (Current Employee) – Treasure Island, CA – August 29, 2017
Excellent way to get your foot in the door. I believe that this position is a great way to start off. however there are a couple of misleading points about the job. The issues are its a lack of work based compensation.
great hours incentives
employees are not compensated enough for their work efforts
Security Guard Internship (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – July 25, 2017
While I was attending Treasure Island Job Corps Center as a security intern, I gained the skills I need in order to efficiently work as a security officer. I learned how to maintain safety on the center by preventing strangers from entering.
Graveyard. Very little upward mobility from that position. Very little support from HR or management
Residential Coordinator (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – June 26, 2017
Graveyard was very taxing on the body. The Work load was reasonable, but management did not trust staff in general. There was a culture of pitting staff against each other in order to maximize outcomes. Working Grave meant that I was seldom in contact with management, therefore, applying for other positions put me up against people who had regular contact with those they would interview with. In addition, staff on the Prime shift would be told to apply by management. Management would already have a staff member in mind before the new job had been posted.
Day times off, had medical and dental coverage.
No weekends off, no holidays off, no internal mechanism to incorporate Grave staff with Prime Time culture, current events, or real time information.
Internship Office Assistant (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – May 30, 2017
A typical day in the copy corner would be a typical day in an office. Stapling papers, printing all three different sizes of papers, answering the phone, restock on papers, pens, pencils, staples, recycle, take out trash every Friday and refill the water jugs. Copy corner has its cons as well as its pros. The pros are independent work, free lunch, and getting paid based on your rating. The cons however are my biggest concern. Trainees are not thoroughly trained I had to ask at least the first two weeks how to work a printer, specifically how to email documents, finding the correct paper size and the fact that the supervisor is hardly there I cant fill up the water jugs or cups. I expected that the supervisor or the assistant to train me everything about copy corner but I learned from past trainees and a lot by myself.
Free Lunch, Work Base Learning, Independent work
Not enough training, barely anybody to train througly
Demoer/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – February 1, 2017
I was a student at Treasure Island Job Corps Center for roughly two years. This is a good place to learn a trade and sharpen your skills for advanced employment, however, the standards for people being accepted into this school are very low.