THINK Together

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THINK Together Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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2.9 90 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

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Randy Barth

(51 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The organization is truly making a difference in the lives of the students in the communities they serve(in 8 reviews)

  • Great learning experience while working with kids(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • My program leaders and are very frustrated by the watch dog QAC(in 17 reviews)

  • Change program operations rules constantly without input from Site Coordinators(in 14 reviews)

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    My THINK Together experience has been GREAT so far and I'm proud to be apart of the team!!

    Program Leader (Current Employee) Moreno Valley, CA

    ProsSome of the best things working here is that you have an interaction with kids and you get to be apart and contribute to their journey through education.

    ConsSome of the cons of working here is that you don't get to spend alot of time helping the children.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper Management is GREAT, their always there you need them

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not enough pay unless your a college student

    Program Leader (Current Employee) Sacramento, CA

    Prosyou have to love kids to do this... it is fun does not seem like work at times.

    Consthey cut your hours each week like it comes out of their pockets.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A decent place to gain work experience in an office setting.

    Human Resources Assistant (Current Employee) Santa Ana, CA

    ProsSince THINK Together is a non-profit organization, most employees are there because they are passionate about education. The work environment (in the regional office) was comfortable and not too rushed or competitive.

    ConsAgain, since THINK Together is a non-profit organization, the pay may not be substantial to live in Orange County or surrounding cities. There is also very limited room for advancement within the regional office, although there is evidence of advancement for field placements (program leaders)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hours low and pay is low

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat co workers, very flexible, understanding of personal situations, lots of time off.

    ConsLow hours, Low Pay, No Respect, Mission and execution is silly and valueless.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry actually make part time jobs. 25-30 hours minimum.

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    unforgettable

    Program Leader (Former Employee) Montclair, CA

    Prosa real chance to do something right and impact other lives

    Consits only a 4 to 5 hour time frame with the students

    Advice to Senior Managementvalue your program leaders effective ones are not easily replacable

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Perfect career experience for a student, especially in education.

    Program Leader (Current Employee) Colton, CA

    ProsGet to work with kids, make an impact in children's lives, opportunities to advance career, lenient with college students and their schedule, great morals and values as a company

    ConsNot enough pay for the amount of responsibility required. Student to employee ratio is a little high. A lot of days off such as holidays, spring break, and winter break.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe ratio of student to Program Leader should be reduced to be able to provide better service and more one-to-one attention to each student.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Santa Ana, CA

    Prosthe vision and mission of the organization is in line with my personal goal of making a difference with my work. I also get to work with some great people who really care about their co-workers and their employees.

    ConsThere is a lot of work with little resources. As many non-profits you have to work hard and think outside of the box when the resources are not readily available.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep investing the development of the staff and the programs

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Experience

    Tutor (Former Employee) Baldwin Park, CA

    ProsThey allow you to miss even on short notice.

    ConsNot too many working hours because it goes with elementary school hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was remarkable and valuable.

    Supplemental Education Services Instructor (Former Employee) Santa Ana, CA

    ProsThey offer great supplemental education services program to under-privileged and poverty stricken children who are struggling in English Language Arts or Mathematics.

    ConsI found their provided curriculum that we had to use with our students was not user friendly. It was too excessive. Their curriculum needs to be streamlined and based on current students interests, like an interactive educational activities software, because technology is one of the most valuable instructional tools in education today.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to hire more passionate, innovative, and educationally evolved employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Rewarding experience that allows for growth to those that focus on delivering quality work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsAt the core of THINK Together, it is filled with individuals who really want to see students succeed in the classroom and in life. As with any company, there are always those that do not hold true to those values, but overall, most that come to work for this company have a heart for kids and have a passion and desire to be the best they can be with the gifts and talents they have. As with most non-profits, money and resources at times can be limited but hard work, determination, passion and intentional systems for success always outweigh monetary resources. In the region that I work in, teamwork is a priority and a friendly work environment is consistent.

    ConsAs with most non-profits, compensation is always going to be less than you would receive for the same amount of work you would do out in the public sector. I would hope that most coming in for an interview would understand that and be desiring to work for the company first and foremost because you agree and support the vision and mission of that non-profit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe difficulty for any organization as they grow rapidly is to discover the balance of investment into senior leadership/support mecahanisms and staff that actually deliver the product. Both are highly important to continue that growth and to ensure a quality product. As the organization continues to grow, be willing to reevaluate periodically which of those two are a little behind or lower funded and fix the gap. Every ground-level staff and middle manager wants a highly resourced company to work for that is stable and has the ability to move them forward in their life endeavors and senior leadership that is competent and has character. Likewise, every senior leader wants a middle manager and ground level staff that is happy, has a sense of belonging, and feels that there is a future for them in the company if they apply themselves and work hard. That type of employee is worth their weight in gold. That balance is hard to find at times and is a normal growing pain for any company. Keep up the great work, stay true to the core value of the company, seek feedback, and always be willing to rework the systems if they are not helping you accomplish the vision. Doing those things will allow you to continue as one of the best out there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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