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College Bound Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
4 Reviews
2.8
4 Reviews

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Lisa Orden Zarin
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  1.  

    Great place to serve as AmeriCorps

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at College Bound

    Pros

    well-run organization, lots of support, amazing youth to work with, very rewarding, nice office space

    Cons

    as Americorps the pay is super low, few opportunities for advancement, very long days/weeks at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create more mid-level jobs for Americorps who want to stay with the org after their term of service

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Providing simple feedback to help in decision.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at College Bound full-time

    Pros

    Great way to give back to community and realize what is happening in our students education

    Cons

    Pay, work hours and moral issues with colleges

    Recommends
  3.  

    Not bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at College Bound part-time

    Pros

    decent pay and flexible hours

    Cons

    too many cooks in the kitchen management wise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create a more systematic and linear approach with mid management

    Neutral Outlook
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    Good PR, Bad Product

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - College Coach in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Contractor - College Coach in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at College Bound as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Being able to work with students.

    Cons

    Management. It is a non-profit founded by people who believe more in being seen helping students, moreso than actually helping students. The philosophy of the organization is contradictory at best, with workers and management playing favorites with some students/workers, while constantly ignoring others. Academic support for students is highly ignored to increase the dependence of the students on the organization and the people who work there. It is an organization which hurts students more than helping them, by teaching them to abandon their culture and become co-dependent on the system, rather than being independent critical thinking citizens. But then, what can you expect from an organization that doesn't even have one person with a degree in education?

    Also, the use of statistics and information at best is irresponsible, and at worst is illegal. They still track students who have left the program without their knowledge, and only report on students who succeed within the program. Their "100%" graduation rate is more like 50%.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit abusing statistics, and stop lying to students and parents. Open up an advertising agency, since that's all that you are good at.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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