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Non profit after school program provider about kids

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at THINK Together

Pros

Great people all focused on the same goal.

Cons

Non profit pay not equal to industry average

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Site Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Site Coordinator
    Former Employee - Site Coordinator

    I worked at THINK Together full-time

    Pros

    The best part of this job is having a positive impact in the lives of not only students but also their entire families.

    Cons

    There is a true lack of support for the employees that work the front lines of this company (with the families and the students). There is a large lack of expertise in the management team that leads the region. Due to the lack of knowledge there is a large disconnect in the delivery of information from upper management to the lowest level in the chain of command. There is also a great lack of professionalism and confidentiality in the hub office. Information that should be held in confidence is leaked to others. Human Resource is not impartial and there is no way for employees to voice their concerns without retaliation. In general there is a true disconnect in delivering the services promised to its stakeholders and the services they are actually providing.... for instance child to adult ratio is often out of compliance. Program Leaders, Site Coordinators and many other staff members are unappreciated and recognized. These employees are often thought of as easily dispensable and not valued. There are no raises and the only form of recognition is a paper award that is handed out to program leaders at the end of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember what the mission is really about.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    so frustrating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Leader
    Current Employee - Program Leader

    I have been working at THINK Together full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If your looking for teaching experience its great
    Work with children
    you will have time in your day to do other things.

    Cons

    -Unless your around 16-23 without kids don't apply.
     -Forced to give maximum effort only for 11 dollars an hour for 3-4 hours a day, with out EVER receiving a pay raise no matter how many years you work or how great you are.
    -Only company favorites are promoted.
    -If you are a Sub. some managers will take advantage of you.
    -Rewards and incentives from children come out of your own pocket.
    -Checks will not be received regularly.
    -May not receive unemployment during the summer even if their is no work at all.
    -They do not care about Program Leaders at all.
    I-f you have an amazing year your forced to try 2x's a hard the next for the same amount of pay and no recognition. Their are no incentives to better.
    -If your sick for more than 3 days even with a doctor's note you will be fired.
    -Its all about how many students you can keep in your program.(I had a student who back talked, started fights with other students, and even tried to cut a kid with scissors. This student was kept in our program just to keep the attendance number up.)
    -Your held to a ridiculous schedule and lesson plan that you can't meet.
    -Only the favorites are promoted.
    -You really don't get out what you put in (whoever said you did is definitively not a program leader and probably gets paid for their efforts.)
    -You almost do the same amount of work as a teacher in a short amount of time and little pay
    -If your a try hard like me and want to please and do a good job, you will be burned out.
    -No breaks

    Advice to Employee
    Being a sub PL is way easier. Your held to less standards and there is no pressure at all to keep up with the schedule. And if the kids like you, you will often be requested to come back, so there is no lack of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At every meeting all we talk about are the kids the kids the kids......
    What about your employees?
    How can we make kids happy if employees are not?

    Doesn't Recommend
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