Oasis Children Services Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
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  1. Long day, awesome experience!

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    Former Contractor - Instructor in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Instructor in New York, NY

    I worked at Oasis Children Services as a contractor (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Exposed to different ways of managing children. Worked with lots of new and friendly people.

    Cons

    Long day!
    Not very high pay, however one doesn't apply to a summer camp job for money, must love kids!

  2. Good job for college students on break from school.

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Instructor in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Oasis Children Services part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company has a very energetic and fun-filled environment. If you REALLY enjoy working with children, this job can be pretty easy. (For college students primarily) Once you are hired and leave a good impression with your supervisions, when you return form school the following summer, you are pretty much guaranteed a job.

    Cons

    During your first time working for the company, compensation will be pretty low given the type of work (you get a stipend). Don't worry though because every year you return your compensation increase; not to mention the fact that tips are given to workers occasionally.

  3. Scabies

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    Former Contractor - Group Leader in Point Lookout, NY
    Former Contractor - Group Leader in Point Lookout, NY

    I worked at Oasis Children Services as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Outdoors a lot.
    Working with kids... If you like them.
    You're active... Not just sitting at a desk all day.

    Cons

    working 60-70 hours a week for below minimum wage.
    Kids don't listen.
    Sunburn.

    Advice to Management

    Increase hourly rage for group leaders to at least minimum wage

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  5. Team Leader

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Team Leader in New York, NY

    I worked at Oasis Children Services full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Met several interesting people, pay was better than competing companies but not great and enjoyed working with interesting co - workers.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up the ladder as management places lower staff in a category that is hard to get out of. Management is very clickish. Divisions tend to only mingle with their own division. Long hours and you are not compensated for extra time.

    Advice to Management

    Respect all employes. Provide opportunities for employees to climb up the ladder and lead events.

  6. Not easy, but a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oasis Children Services part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very rewarding experience, a lot of great people to work with. Every day is different from the last. If you know how to relax with your co-workers then you should enjoy your time with Oasis.

    Cons

    The summer camp days are very long and you might hit a wall around week 5. The pay is also not fantastic, but not terrible either.

  7. You need Patience

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    Former Employee - Group Leader in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Group Leader in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Oasis Children Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some of the Kids are great
    Fun Atmosphere
    Majority of the group leaders are awesome
    Great Place for a first job especially in childcare

    Cons

    Being outside when its really hot
    Low Pay
    Director can be harsh
    Some kids are TERRIBLE

    Advice to Management

    Screen Group leaders better, some work way to hard while others slack and their groups run wild. Also RUn better background checks on GLs, there was one guy who got fired for exposing himself to the kids, he should've never gotten the job in the first place.

    If GLs work their more than 1 year let them choose the division they want to work in, if you develop a repertoire with D2 kids it might be beneficial to have them see a familiar face when they move up to D3.

  8. Kind of ridiculous

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oasis Children Services (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The staff was decent and being in Central park every day wasn't the worst

    Cons

    -The pay was horrendous, salary based--made around $1,300 for the entire summer from 6-6pm
    -The camp was disorganized and didn't care much about the staff
    -Had little to not breaks even though mandated by law
    -Owners decided to fire people towards the end of the summer, as well as moving camp counselors around which minimized tips

  9. I would think twice before you attempt to get a job here..

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    Current Employee - Instructor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Instructor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Oasis Children Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    1. very creative work
    2. a lot of time off
    3. not too difficult, but sometimes a challenging job.
    4. 1 day paid sick day
    5. basic requirements fulfilled, except health care

    Cons

    1. no health/dental coverage
    2. will not give you enough time off
    3. very disorganized
    4. sometimes will not pay for required materials
    5. not enough hours

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend paying for a basic healthcare coverage package for all of the employees that work here, not just staff that work at the office. it's unfair and morally wrong. Also, you should try to work to organize and let your employees know when there isn't work during off-days. There are a lot of things wrong with this company when you get down to the fine print.

  10. it was an ok internship

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    Former Intern - Intern in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Intern - Intern in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Oasis Children Services as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good environment.. people were super friendly

    Cons

    the pay wasn't really satisfying

  11. great if you don't need to make money

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oasis Children Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great product. Very nice staff.

    Cons

    Need to be more buttoned up on salary issues and communication.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees.

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