Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes

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Updated July 2, 2015
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Pros
  • Positive work environment and inspiring coworkers (in 7 reviews)

  • It's great one-on-one teaching experience with all types and ages of students (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • The stress and demands run exceedingly high, despite the low pay (in 9 reviews)

  • Clinicians are exploited- the parents pay (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Great work environment, less hours available during school year

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible programs that are proven to work. Opportunity to make a significant difference for children and adults struggling to read and comprehend. Environment is warm, friendly and positive.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to obtain consistent hours during the school year (September through May). Some weeks you can have 30-40 hours, and other weeks only 10-20 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Consider a more sustainable model for part-time/seasonal employees. If you can maintain consistent part or full time hours during your "off season," you will likely have less turnover with staff, and will be able to keep your seasonal instructors all year round.


  2. Great Summer Job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many opportunities to build positive relationships with coworkers and clients. Flexible work hours. Paid training. Fun environment. A recurring summer job, if you are interested in doing it for multiple summers.

    Cons

    Much of the work you do with clientele is repetitious and monotonous, however, the progress they make is worth it. It can also be mentally and physically draining, depending on the age, maturity and attitude of your client. Also, not many full-time positions are available, so I wouldn't look at this position as a career-building experience.

    Advice to Management

    They take good care of their clinicians, and find ways to make the work rewarding. They offer small raises for good attendance, reviews, etc.


  3. Office Manager

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    Former Employee - Office Manager in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Kirkland, WA

    I worked at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Getting to know the families and kids. Their personal stories were oftentimes heartbreaking. These are some strong people. It made me a more sensitive and better person. I loved playing Old Maid with the little girls during their breaks. Medical benefits were amazing. It paid for paid for my in vitro.

    Cons

    Owners and management in San Luis Obispo trying to micromanage from 800 miles away. Also, the pay was ridiculously low.

    Advice to Management

    Back off and allow employees to grow at their own speed.


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  5. Clinician

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    Former Employee - Clinician
    Former Employee - Clinician

    I worked at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced. Meaningful. Good level of training.

    Cons

    Poor management. Business is prioritized over customer success.

    Advice to Management

    Become a non-profit. Pay clinicians a wage that matches the level of work put in.


  6. Consultant

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Weston, FL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Weston, FL

    I worked at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    life changing work with people of all backgrounds, travel opportunities, themed days were fun, screening was effective, good opportunities for new mom's to work and bring their newborn, benefits for full-time employees

    Cons

    difficult to get full time hours during the school year, no formal training to work with students on the autistic spectrum with behaviors, very low pay considering the work that is done and it takes a lot to get a raise (after the "best summer ever" we all got a 16 cent raise), hiring clinicians can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    pay your clinicians and consultants more and you can avoid high turn over


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Lindamood-Bell programs are amazing and truly work when implemented appropriately. The interaction with students is so rewarding. Positive atmosphere with lots of fun for students

    Cons

    Long hours, heavy focus on sales and upper management often forgets that the clients are far more important than the money.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Teaches new skills but highly unrealistic demands

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    Former Employee - Clinician in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Clinician in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - I got a lot of experience working with kids of all ages, many for whom having a learning disorders, psychological disabilities and emotional issue (though there were plenty of kids without these issues, to be sure).

    - You get teaching experience.

    Cons

    - Grossly underpaid given the vigorous speed/demand of the job.

    - The training process is inadequate and uneconomical in terms of time.

    - Very high stress/high pressure

    - Unless you're the type of person who constantly has high energy this job will be overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    1.) Do much more hands-on work in training. Every single day should involve mock or practice sessions.

    2.) Implement (or at the very least research) more neurocognitive-based features to the session process. For example, many forms of learning disabilities reduce the threshold for saturation and fatigue of executive functions (as they pertain to attention, working memory, and so on). Doing MORE in a given session is fruitless if there isn't sufficient time for recovery and consolidation--especially when the session is 55 minutes long with a break less of 5 minutes. That will merely exhaust them of their mental resources, stress them out, and eventually set the affective orientation of verbal/reading/writing/comprehension in a negative direction. That said, a 5-10 minute break every 20-30 minutes (depending on age and disorder/disability) is superior to the current work/rest scheme. The idea of more time under tension is outdated and counterproductive. I suggest seeking consultation with cognitive psychologists who specialize in learning.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Clinician

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    Former Employee - Clinician in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Clinician in Washington, DC

    I worked at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    great place to work. there are opportunities to advance. nice friendly working environment. metro accessible. set you own availability s chedule. the center director is one of the nicest and most professional employer i have ever had

    Cons

    low salary increase after initial review. too long a wait for benefits. health insurance coverage rates are too high, better off getting own individual insurance with an insurance provider.

    Advice to Management

    increase rate at which the salary bump is after the employee has been reviewed. provide incentives for people to apply like opportunity to get a low rate health insurance coverage among the other benefits you offer.


  10. Good in some ways...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is good for someone still in college, or if you are a recent grad ($15/hr). And they needed all the help they could get, at least at my location. I got a $50 bonus my first summer there, and $100 the second summer. The kids were mostly fun to work with, and it was nice to see them actually improve their reading skills.

    Cons

    It was a little exhausting being around so many people who "drank the Kool-Aid," although most of them were nice people. There was no flexibility in the schedule, and even as a returner they wouldn't approve my request for (unpaid) time off.


  11. Rewarding

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    Former Employee - Clinician in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Clinician in Washington, DC

    I worked at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very rewarding working with the kids and seeing them grow into better readers.

    Cons

    Unstable Schedule the work can get really mundane.



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