Galileo Learning

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Galileo Learning Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
36 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great summer job for a college student or recent grad. Healthy relationships and an opportunity to try out education.

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    Former Employee - Lead Instructor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Instructor in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Galileo Learning full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great support structure from the top of the organization down. Fulfilling experience working with campers and educating them. Fun community in and out of work. Paid training before starting and active review policies during your time there.

    Cons

    Not really a con but if you don't enjoy working with children, this is not the job for you.

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    Keep doing what you're doing.

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    Rewarding, fun summer job for college student

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at Galileo Learning

    Pros

    High energy, exciting day-to-day schedule.
    Fulfilling opportunities to work one-on-one with campers and parents.
    Great management and training experience.
    You get to go to camp for work!

    Cons

    Can get tiring going at full speed day after day for the entire summer.
    Employee environment can get a bit cliquey.

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    Fabulous company mission and staff!

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    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator
    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator

    I worked at Galileo Learning full-time

    Pros

    Galileo embodies wonderful opportunities to grow, to be creative, to continue to learn and impact children's lives

    Cons

    Summer camp is intense because there is such a short time involved but it is so much fun it's worth it!

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  5.  

    Exciting group of individuals who value education and innovation.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Instructor in Los Altos, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Instructor in Los Altos, CA

    I worked at Galileo Learning full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The culture of Galileo Learning is almost second to none. Working here provides a great opportunity for those who are passionate about providing quality educational programs while being fun and whacky all at the same time. Galileo is a great place to form lasting relationships.

    Cons

    Through my experiences during my summers at Galileo I would say that there are not too many cons to consider.

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  6.  

    Great time as long as you know what to expect

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    Former Employee - Assistant Camp Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Camp Director in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Galileo Learning as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Galileo has a fun and exciting culture. You get to meet cool people and positively effect the community. The whole premise of being an innovator is something I personally took away from the job. This job is really a great way to spend your summer.

    Cons

    Long hours. It's all explained to you before you get hired, but they can be long (but fun!) hours.

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    Customer Service Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Galileo Learning

    Pros

    Great team work, relaxed environment, fun, stimulating

    Cons

    Temporary position only, no benefits, no sick/holiday/vacation time

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  8.  

    Awesome!

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    Former Employee - Summer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Summer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Galileo Learning as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    As a previous staffer from Camp G, working here was an amazing experience--I do plan to come back for this coming summer! We would work a bit more than was given, but the experience was entirely worth it. You can't even complain about the extra work, because it's that worth it. Working here definitely opened up my comfort zone--it's an extremely unique camp, one that differs from every other. The people I've worked with were amazing and inspiring and downright innovative!

    Cons

    Arduous work when it comes to clean-up, lots of physical labor. But if you don't mind it, then great!

    Recommends
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    Work here.

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    Former Employee - Lead Instructor in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Instructor in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Galileo Learning part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They are one of the most supportive companies I have worked for. They care about their employees and want to make sure that they are given the best tools possible to succeed.

    Cons

    Not really any cons that stand out to me.

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  10.  

    Fun but exhausting

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    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Galileo Learning as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere created by the staff is fun and positive. My experience was unforgettable.

    Cons

    Interns are definitely a little underpaid as they are expected to stay for long hours. The work can be exhausting. I've worked on two different sites and one of them was a bit disorganized so your experience can vary depending on which site you end up working at.

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quasi cult like attitude of coworkers made this summer job difficult

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsborough, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsborough, CA

    I worked at Galileo Learning full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you have a short time between jobs or school, this fits in to your schedule. 6-8 weeks during summer. It can be fun if you really love children. At the end they let you take leftover supplies like crayons.

    Cons

    They expect hellishly long days, and don't offer enough structure in many of the break periods, leaving you to explain to campers why their mothers didn't pack them enough food for the day, or why they're not allowed to play on their cellphones because kick the ball is much better for their psyches. As someone who was doing this summer job as a one time deal before I moved to another city to go on to grad school, it was clear that the other counselors who had been there for multiple years because they were artists, or teachers, they had an odd contempt for me as someone who didn't want to dedicate their entire life to wrangling children into educational activities. Overall, I felt that the rest of the counselors had a strange and almost cultlike devotion to Galileo. The hours were miserable and the upsides were few, so I was baffled by their wholehearted slavishness.

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