JCI Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Junior Chamber International, commonly referred to as JCI, is a non-profit international non-governmental organization of young people between 18 and 40 years old. It has members in about 124 countries, and regional or national organizations in most of them.
A former employee mentioned, "While I was given the opportunity to travel at JCI, there was a clear lack of advancement. Upper level management was very detached and ignored problems (including harassment)."
Former Employee - Creative Design Manager says"I worked at Junior Chamber International full-time for more than a year Cons: This is a membership based organization, therefore, members essentially get to dictate what happens. Each year, a new Board of Directors is chosen and the staff have to accommodate to those changes each year. There are a lot of underlying politics within the organization that essentially determine the fate of the organization. Our members can be very entitled and like to be treated specially and you will have to deal with that constantly. There is not a lot of room for growth. Each position is essentially what it is. The organization likes to hire out rather than promote from within. I found that I was often fighting for my job and defending my profession. A lot of members do not realize the work that goes into maintaining this organization (especially with such a small staff) and discredit your work. I was often fighting for the respect I deserved in the workplace and found that I wasn't getting too far. You are extremely underpaid for all of the work you will be providing. It's great experience and you will get a lot of knowledge out of the job, however, you will often be working around the clock multiple times a year and there are a lot of unrealistic deadlines and expectations. Ultimately, it was rewarding to gain the experience I did but it didn't level out when it came to the mental and physical stress. Currently, the Secretary General (the boss of the staff), is very close minded. They are new to the role and sadly does not value employees to what is expected. There is definitely favoritism when it comes to employees and members that will show on a daily basis until the Secretary General decided otherwise. There is an extremely high turnover rate. In the course of 2 years I have been through two or three restructures with this organization. Like said before, everything is dictated by members who are not in the office or see our day to day so they believe change needs to take place pretty often. Many people found themselves with jobs that they did not apply for or accept or often gained many new responsibilities without the title or pay to back it up. We often wore multiple hats and did many things outside of our realm of expertise and were not recognized for that work. Over the course of 2 years I have seen 20 people leave out of staff of only 27 people."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Junior Chamber International full-time Cons: They can be misleading about job titles/descriptions, scattered, no real strategic direction"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at Junior Chamber International full-time Cons: salary, no room for growth"
says"I have been working at Junior Chamber International for less than a year Cons: If you're looking foe a paid job or internship, this is not the place for you"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Junior Chamber International full-time for less than a year Cons: Most part of the staff leaving at the Headquarters ignore the realities on the field and make some times the job necessary difficult."
Former Employee - HRM says"I worked at Junior Chamber International full-time for more than 10 years Cons: The lack of thought around project implementation and review. Therefore a lot of resistance to change."
Assembly line worker/ material picker (Former Employee) says"The job was hard. Fast paced. Unorthodox. They didn't care about you at all. Everyone who worked there had shoulder and back problems due to the type of work we did and jow little the company cared to fix the work standards. You never knew when you were going hone. Could be 6 hours. Could be 10 hours. Changed on an hourly basis. Cons: Unacceptable working conditions."
Machine Operator (Former Employee) says"You're a temp for 6 months. Under paid and over worked never see family have 2 days off a month. Supervisors are out to get you since they need someone to blame of nothing goes like planned. Lack of communication in every department. Worst job you could probably get. They will fire you if they don't like you or if you're having a bad week. Supervisors get their days off when you slave thru the week. Cons: 10 min breaks 15 min lunches no respect and grunt work."
Staff Member (Current Employee) says"This company does not treat its staff well at all and expect no career path and staff are all paid at different rates depending on if they like your face Cons: Poor company"
Group Leader (Former Employee) says"Worst place to work for they make you sign a waiver about the lead so if you get sick or your kids get sick you can't do nothing about it waste of time here"
Customer Service Co-ordinator (Former Employee) says"The management are bullies. You will always get a high turnover when you treat your staff the way you do. Terrible training. Everyone always gossiping, especially management. If your face doesn't fit they try and get you to leave at the start. Avoid at all costs. Cons: Everything"
Diseñador (Former Employee) says"Pésimo ambiente laboral. No pagan horas extras, no hay compañerismo, si no le caes bien a un supervisor te despiden. Ambiente laboral muy tóxico. Cons: No pago horas extras, Ubicación, Horarios, Jefes sin experiencia ni culminación de estudios superiores."
Cos Loader (Former Employee) says"A horrible work environment would not recommend this job to anyone who's has kids they don't care if you have a life and but you on horrible lines where you don't make any money"
HVAC Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) says"Next chump that needs a job will take it. This company doesnt care . Right to work states also are trash. They company makes it a miserable day every day. Cons: All"
Assembler Line Worker (Current Employee) says"Horrible management, favoritism is a promblem. Wont move up. Horrible job. They work you like dogs. All they care about is numbers. They don’t appreciate you. Cons: Everything"
Material Handler II/ Team Lead (Current Employee) says"Work-life balance"
Emergency Dispatch Operator (Former Employee) says"The nature of the position that I held was very difficult to go home when sick and also scheduling vacation. Yes you accumulated sick and vacation time as well as PTO, but it was very difficult to use. The managers are horrible, no one does their job and are very unprofessional. Managers are very quick to write you up but won't take the necessary steps to insure you are successful unless the heat is on them. When covid hit, they only offered work from home to some employees, they don't care about their employees. Some were threatened due to being sick. Opportunity for advancement but you definitely have to be a favorite of someone in management. Cons: training, strict break schedules, attendance policy, requesting time off."
HVAC Technician (Former Employee) says"high turnover due to management and team leader terrible work environment, no team atmosphere management and supervisors are out to get you, customers dont even like these guys, dont waste your time they have high turn over of hvac mechanics and apprentices due to really bad team leaders and managers, you are not a hvac mechanic here, you are more of a sales man with a quota, they pound sales here, the actual salesman are terrible no clue what they are doing, Cons: team leaders management supervisors office staff"
Journeyman Service Mechanic (Former Employee) says"Horrible management that doesn’t care about you as a technician unless your in the coveted inner circle of good ole boys! Impossible environment to work in. They don’t care about their techs. Steer clear!"
Account Executive (Former Employee) says"Incompetent management with little to no industry knowledge who are placed into roles they are unqualified to perform. Employees are overworked and stretched thin."
DC Shipping Processor (Former Employee) says"No personal time with love ones. You will get to many points without being told. Management was horrible. The turnover rate is extremely high. Very short breaks . The end of the month is mandatory 12 hours plus weekends. No call outs during the last two week of each month. They would not get a heads up about staying overtime in a 24 hour period. Cons: Everything"
Service Dispatcher (Former Employee) says"Don’t work for this company Worked there for 23 yrs once you start making good money they pressure you to leave. Their choices of management are horrible at the least"
Asembler (Former Employee) says"Lack of respect.. Lack of pay for employees. You have one employee who pulled a knife out on another employee and didnt get fired... They didnt get fired and keep stuff going at work"
Brazer/Assembler/lead (Current Employee) says"No place for advancement, Pay not great, empty promises from management, no life-work balance, point system is flawed, supervisors don’t know what they’re doing, no proper training, hard workers aren’t acknowledged, a lot of misinformation about covid"
Several Positions (Former Employee) says"Don’t take the job, your just a number to them. Cons: Everything you can imagine"
Commercial Account Executive (Current Employee) says"Poor pay, low morale and a drudgery to come to work. It is hard to believe such a poor working environment can still exist in 2020. If you are looking at JCI, do yourself a favor and keep looking. It is not a healthy environment nor does the low pay justify your putting up with the misery. Cons: No support. Neither to their staff and certainly not to their customers."
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