Skyhawks Reviews

Updated March 11, 2015
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  1. Fun, Energetic Atmosphere

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

    I worked at Skyhawks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment, It is a great first job summer job out of High School

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to wake up early and commute across town to get to your camp.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more traveling camp opportunites

  2. Family Friendly Company

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

    I have been working at Skyhawks

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent place to balance your work and home life with a light and fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    No real advancement opportunities and too few employees for the work load

    Advice to Management

    time-off policies, benefits, automation

  3. Helpful (1)

    Worked for Skyhawks two summers

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

    I have been working at Skyhawks part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay for college student, easy work, short days

    Cons

    Horrible parents, understaffed, uneducated coworkers, repetitive weeks, FAR jobs, changes very week

    Advice to Management

    You pay coaches and directors well, BUT then you make then drive 20 miles there and back every day, the extra compensation for gas doesn't cut it. Half my paycheck would be going to gas every week

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Coach/Direct, great Summer job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coach/Director in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Coach/Director in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at Skyhawks full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Loved management and loved the training. The company values are also great.

    Cons

    Disorganized scheduling for coaches. Directors end up coaching and directing camps at the same time when coaches (young college kids) decide they don't want to work.

    Advice to Management

    Always have backup coaches so directors don't get put in difficult situations when coaches bail on camps.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic Leadership Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Camp Director in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Camp Director in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Skyhawks part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -The kids are a joy to work with, you get to work out in the sun, be active, and you're teaching sports.
    -Great opportunity to make a significant difference on kids' lives. A lot of kids that come in do not initially play sports, but this is your chance to have that impact and not only teach them sports skills, but life skills as well.
    -Easy hours (mostly 9am-1pm, sometimes 9am-3pm) so you have opportunity to work somewhere else as well

    Cons

    -Some of the kids can be a little hard to work with, but the good kids make the job so rewarding
    -Don't forget to wear sunscreen
    -Get comfortable teaching sports you may not know as well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Perhaps send emails to the directors and coaches with tips and advice to help them throughout the week.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Pretty fair for what your told

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Camp Director in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Camp Director in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Skyhawks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Knew what the work and expectations would be like before accepting the job, rewarding when work a fun camp.

    Cons

    Some camps can be downright bad, not always recognized for doing a good job

  8. Helpful (1)

    It was good for a high school student, but is only an okay summer job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coach in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Coach in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Skyhawks part-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Summer job only, get experience working with kids, design your own day (more or less), early exit time (usually before 4pm).

    Cons

    Not very competitive pay, not a lot of room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries year to year for coaches.

  9. Good summer job, and the staff was helpful. Met the expectations I had for the job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Skyhawks full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I was able to work outside during the summer
    The staff was generally very helpful
    Got to do activities I enjoy at work

    Cons

    Sometimes parents are difficult to deal with

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Skyhawks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good people, good managers, good program

    Cons

    Dealing with some ridiculous parents

  11. Helpful (1)

    Fun summer job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Camp Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Camp Director in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Skyhawks part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Get to work outdoors, nobody really watching over you so you can basically do what you want.

    Cons

    As a director, you are expected to do a lot but not paid like it. Not a ton of guidance from above.

    Advice to Management

    Better training and feedback.

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