Skyhawks Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
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  1.  

    Coach/Direct, great Summer job

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    • 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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Fantastic Leadership Experience

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    • 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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Pretty fair for what your told

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    • 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 for more than 3 years

    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

    Recommends
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  5.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Coach  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Coach in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Skyhawks part-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Increase salaries year to year for coaches.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

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

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    • 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 for less than a year

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good people, good managers, good program

    Cons

    Dealing with some ridiculous parents

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Fun summer job.

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    • 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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Better training and feedback.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Not a very good job for me

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Skyhawks

    Pros

    A lot of the kids are great to work with and I had a good time with some of the kids.

    Cons

    Parents, and management. You have to pay for your gas, and it adds up to be more then your paycheck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your coaches better, where does all this camp money go. It is ridiculously awful

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Counselor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor  in  San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in San Rafael, CA

    I worked at Skyhawks part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Good if you are a self starter
    -Given a lot of responsibility
    -Rewarding working with kids
    -Fun to work outside
    -Most of the time you worked with good coworkers

    Cons

    -Pay isn't too high, but ok for a high school summer job
    -Some kids can be problems
    -Some coworkers could be lazy which makes your job harder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue supporting counselors. Have counselors work in similar teams throughout summer to build good working relationship with each other.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Camp Director  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Camp Director in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    meet alot of amazing employs

    Cons

    alot of travel and not much supervision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more traiining

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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