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iD Tech Camps Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
67 Reviews
3.8
67 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Casual work environment and interesting smart kids (in 7 reviews)

  • If you enjoy working with kids then its a nice place to be (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours make it so that iDtech is a full summer of experiences (in 14 reviews)

  • The regional managers have no idea how to promote/hire (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great experience teaching and being part of something huge.

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Contractor - Lead Instructor in Stanford, CA
    Former Contractor - Lead Instructor in Stanford, CA

    I worked at iD Tech Camps as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great community environment with other staff.
    Experience teaching and working with kids.
    Optional food and board provided.
    Large choice of topics to teach.
    Access to huge online library of resources if you want to quickly learn a new skill.
    Lasting friendships that go beyond the end of summer.

    Cons

    Long work hours, especially for non-commuting instructors.
    Pay is weekly, and on the low end.
    Summer only.
    Promotions are far more work for not much more pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would love to see the pay difference between instructor/lead/ad increase a bit more.
    Offer returners increased pay for coming back, over a normal lead.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Very reasonable and fun company, pay and/or hours can be better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructor in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Seattle, WA

    I worked at iD Tech Camps full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    This was an extremely tough but equally fun and rewarding job. The company trains you well and has very reasonable policies, although there is a lot to cover if you're new. I would like to return to work another summer soon! I was very hesitant to take this job, but I'm very glad I did. I had some of the most amazing coworkers and we had the times of our lives last summer.

    Cons

    I worked overnight. While you do get some salary ($880 every two weeks after taxes if you're new, if I remember correctly), three all you can eat dorm meals per day, and housing in a two-person dorm room as well as the occasional treat from your regional manager (I love you Jasher!), you're basically working from 6am to 10pm every camp day (one or two evenings off per week plus a lunch break off) so the amount of money you take home from the work you put in is rather low. Especially considering it's Seattle, where the hourly minimum wage is about to be $15 pretty soon. You don't get paid for learning your courses on Game Plan, which is a bummer particularly when you have to study for your own college courses and live the rest of your busy life too.

    Also, the regional staff trainings (I went to the one in Berkeley) got way too obnoxious too quickly. I know the regional managers were intentionally being over the top, but the noise levels got really distracting and at some points it seems like they were just killing time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please read the cons above. Otherwise, keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor

    I have been working at iD Tech Camps

    Pros

    Manager is nice, you get to meet a lot of amazing people.

    Cons

    a lot of working hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    An enjoyable summer job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Instructor in Evanston, IL
    Former Intern - Instructor in Evanston, IL

    I worked at iD Tech Camps as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers, easy to work with managers, fun, satisfaction in watching campers learn throughout the week

    Cons

    Kids can be a handful, teaching the same subject week to week can become mundane, the difference in skill level across each class can be hard to manage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the camps a good place to work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Job Ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Returning Overnight Instructor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Contractor - Returning Overnight Instructor in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at iD Tech Camps as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Understanding managers, fun atmosphere, great pay for a camp job, sometimes campers' parents provide great industry connections, they understand completely if you get an internship or industry job and meed to bow out for the summer

    Cons

    Weekend housing fees are in place whether or not the college actually charges for weekend stays, which is annoying if you have nowhere to go on weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide software to instructors for a few weeks before camp begins so thy can practice before campers come.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fine First Job

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

    I worked at iD Tech Camps full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Young co-workers provided an upbeat atmosphere
    -Working with kids was pretty rewarding

    To be honest, I took this job because I couldn't get anything else for the summer. iD Tech was a nice place to work at, but only for one summer. The tech skills barrier was very low (I met one woman at training who was a teacher and had never coded before, but she was going to be teaching young kids how to program...) but overall my time spent there was nice, and the kids enjoyed camp and the various camp traditions too.

    Cons

    Long hours and low compensation. Had to be there at 7:30 in the morning and often didn't leave until 6pm.
    $500 a week (non-negotiable) salary seemed a bit low for this, but maybe that's just me. Also working with kids all summer can definitely test one's patience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very tiring, but good working enviornment

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

    I have been working at iD Tech Camps

    Pros

    Casual environment
    good pay for college student not yet ready for an internship
    lovely people
    work with very intelligent kids of all ages

    Cons

    long hours (if you are overnight)
    tiring
    technology breaks
    kids can be difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More down time for overnight staff so they are not exhausted for their classes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Not even close to the best job ever!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Camp Director
    Former Contractor - Camp Director

    I worked at iD Tech Camps as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The students at camp were fantastic.

    Cons

    Horrible regional managers. Immature staff. Completely unorganized company. Poor management support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start having your regional managers support directors better. Everything is geared to making the students happy, and that the younger staff is happy - and no one seems to care if middle management is content.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fun if you like teaching/working with kids, but not many other upsides

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

    I worked at iD Tech Camps full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You get alot of liberty teaching your kids, often quite rewarding if you enjoy teaching/working with bright kids. A relaxing environment where you can teach for a bit, take your kids to go get a smoothie, give them a video game break and play tf2 witht them, etc.

    Cons

    Poorly organized, often need to stay much later than necessary, and pay is fixed per week since it "varies", but really for me I ended up always working longer than they said we would. As well as this, it was at times a bit draining since many other employees are not too enthusiastic about the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    paying actually by hour and paying a bit more could improve attitude among alot of workers drastically

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best job ever!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructor in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Instructor in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at iD Tech Camps full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Strong leadership, great directors and team leaders lead to an awesome job.Very education based, teaching game design

    Cons

    First week is always tough for everyone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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