Tom Sawyer Camps

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Tom Sawyer Camps Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great first job

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tom Sawyer Camps part-time

    Pros

    As a first job, it is a great opportunity to build your confidence and take on a lot of responsibility while learning management and conflict resolution skills. It is a shame that camp counselors aren't viewed as valuable in the business world.

    Cons

    Managers could be more supportive and less critical. Don't treat staff like kids.

    Recommends
  2.  

    fun

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

    I worked at Tom Sawyer Camps part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    fun company to work for

    Cons

    individuals are not what they seem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be less harsh.

  3.  

    A wonderful experience where I gained a lot more than just a fun summer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Camp Counselor in La Canada Flintridge, CA
    Current Employee - Camp Counselor in La Canada Flintridge, CA

    I have been working at Tom Sawyer Camps part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Grow within yourself, pushed to become a better "you"
    Work in an environment where you have an abundance of planning freedom
    Surrounded by supportive staff, I have never worked in a more close-knit environment
    Supervisors are always there to support
    Gain great life skills that I can carry to future careers

    Cons

    There is little mobility in the company, but it is a summer job

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Best way to spend a summer

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

    I worked at Tom Sawyer Camps

    Pros

    Great experiences. Great friends. Fun time!

    Cons

    You have to run around playing games, get dirty in the mud, go swimming and ride horses. So if you don't like those things than may not be the place for you. But I LOVED it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I Love just about everything about TSC :)

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

    I worked at Tom Sawyer Camps full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The camp freedoms, the job freedoms, the relaxed atmosphere, the friendly and supportive staff, the creativity

    Cons

    the only con I see is that it's not located in my back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you to the management for being so open, friendly, patient, helpful, and creative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Growing staff

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

    I worked at Tom Sawyer Camps part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tom Sawyer camps is a family run business which has held true to its values over the years. These values have shaped it into one of the most professional and honest business around. Mike & Sally Horner have kept the business atmosphere inviting and friendly no matter how long you have worked for the company.

    As an employ they treat you with the utmost respect. They are also extremely focused on the development of their staff: you! Before you begin working they equip you with every tool imaginable through wonderful well thought out training. The directors will also provide helpful constructive feedback. Tom Sawyer camps provides a safe environment to grow your skills. TSC is a wonderful summer job which will prepare you for anything down the road!

    Cons

    Working at Tom Sawyer can be one of the hardest jobs you ever have. Nothing about it is routine and you are often faced with challenging situations. With the amount of energy and responsibility required the pay can feel lackluster at times.

    Tom Sawyer camps also has extremely limited opportunities for promotions within the company. Being such a small company the upper management rarely changes. If you are looking for a company you can grow with this may not be the best place to look.

    Recommends
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  8.  

    A great place to work with great people but hard to move significantly up the ladder

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altadena, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altadena, CA

    I have been working at Tom Sawyer Camps

    Pros

    The Tom Sawyer staff is comprised of the nicest people around. The environment is very positive and is a great place to safely learn and grow. The directors are all very helpful and positive. They specialize in constructive feedback. Good starter/part-time job but not a permanent solution.

    Cons

    It is hard to maintain full-time employment with Tom Sawyer Camps when it is not Summer time. The directors of office staff are all the 'lifer' type and won't quit until they die or retire so openings to move up into full-time well paying positions are hard to come by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management at Tom Sawyer Camps is actually great. My only real complaint is the quick wall one hits while trying to move up in the company.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Excellent place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tom Sawyer Camps

    Pros

    TSC vastly contributed to my personal and professional growth.

    Cons

    They could definitely pay the staff a little bit more.

    Recommends
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