THINK Together Reviews

Updated April 6, 2015
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  1. Great teaching opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Leader in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Program Leader in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at THINK Together part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    HR is very effective
    Love working with children
    Great support from SCs

    Cons

    Pay/Salary
    Can't move up if not a Spanish speaker

    Advice to Management

    QACs need to be more empathetic towards PLs
    Better trainings, especially for Common Core

  2. Helpful (3)

    Site Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at THINK Together

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work with children is truly valuable. This is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children.

    Cons

    The company is cutting hours and expecting an unrealistic amount and quality of work for the pay. The stress is overwhelming from the management with no real support offered.

    Advice to Management

    If you are unable to give more hours to your coordinators than you need to honestly cut the workload. Do not expect the same quality of a 30 hour coordinator as you did from an exempt employee.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Fast pace demanding work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Leader in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Program Leader in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at THINK Together part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    employee collaboration of events and activities. Working in schools allows for continuous interpersonal development for relationship and communication strengthening.

    Cons

    Compensation is not based on experience or education. Demanding...not a place to work if personal needs become an issue. Not compassionate regarding employees health.

    Advice to Management

    Young staff and college students with a passion for education or retirees.

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  5. Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at THINK Together part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, growth opportunities, staff, great learning experience

    Cons

    Low pay, a lot of work for pay, Lay off because region is closing

    Advice to Management

    Treat all regions equally.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Learning Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sub PL in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Sub PL in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at THINK Together part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I think working here you will get alot of experience with many different things. For example, working for THINK Together you get experience not only managing a class room but also how to manage time well.

    Cons

    You definitely need to be patient. This job is and can be difficult, especially for a sub. As a sub you have to build relationships in a very short amount of time, and alot of the time children take advantage that you are a sub.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Your experience varies depending on the school that you are assigned to

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - After School Program Leader in Tustin, CA
    Former Employee - After School Program Leader in Tustin, CA

    I worked at THINK Together part-time (Less than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning experience while working with kids.
    You gain some knowledge about classroom management and doing lessons.
    I had a GREAT site coordinator and she really made all the difference for me, my coworkers, and the students.
    My coworkers were such great people who really cared about our students.

    Cons

    Lack of training. They have you come in for training but it's just them teaching you how to fill out the attendance sheets and not how to work with the students or classroom management. They basically throw you into a school and hope that you land on your feet and start running.
    Your experience depends on where you are placed. If you are placed at a good school with a great site coordinator, you will have wonderful students and parents. If not, it will be very hard to come to work because things can be very disorganized and disheartening.
    High turnover rate with staff.
    Towards the end of the year, my school had to start condensing classes near the end of the day which meant combining smaller classes and forcing program leaders to leave earlier. This meant that you were working and being paid less and less every week. This was not only burdensome to the program leaders but especially to the kids because it interrupted their time with their leaders and they were forced to be uprooted and moved to a different class.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Learning Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Leader in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Program Leader in Riverside, CA

    I worked at THINK Together part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Honestly, if you do not have an interest or passion looking after, supervising, and teaching children and are just trying to make a quick buck on the side, this job is not for you. If you are however, the pay is worth it and the experience is amazing!

    Cons

    Occasionally it is difficult to get any time off since you are working in an education setting and work is mostly every day. It can become stressful at times.

  9. Great Philosophy, More Training Necessary

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Substitute Program Leader in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Substitute Program Leader in Riverside, CA

    I worked at THINK Together part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Helping out students in an afterschool environment without cost. Improving their academic ability. Great philosophy of program.

    Cons

    Strict policies may have been put in place for fear of lawsuit (perhaps a previous lawsuit?) Such as: no playing with students, no walking backwards, etc. Maybe this actually happened and the company lost a lot of money because of it.

    Advice to Management

    Additional training for new employees.

  10. College Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Leader in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Program Leader in Ontario, CA

    I have been working at THINK Together part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Consistent hours and easy going workplace

    Cons

    No raises
    little advancement within the company

    Advice to Management

    Raises for loyal employees

  11. Ok Part Time Teaching/Tutor Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Leader in Santa Fe Springs, CA
    Former Employee - Program Leader in Santa Fe Springs, CA

    I worked at THINK Together part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work hours are good for part time students. M-F about 2-6pm. Can look good on a resume if you intend to be a teacher in the future. Supervisors really give you a lot of say in how you want to want to run the class and lesson plan.

    Cons

    Only downsides are those that come with teaching, problem students/parents, etc.

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