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Huntington Beach, CA
51 to 200 employees
1979
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Rachelle Cracchiolo started our company with a friend and fellow teacher. Both were eager to share their ideas and passion for education with other classroom leaders. What began as a hobby, selling lesson plans to local stores, became a part-time job after a full day of ... Read more

Mission: Teacher Created Materials develops innovative and imaginative educational materials and services for students worldwide. Everything we do is created by teachers for teachers and students to make teaching more effective and learning more fun.

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Teacher Created Materials, Inc Founder & CEO Rachelle Cracchiolo
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    Pros

    Great base salary, great commission opportunities and good benefits. The products are amazing and everyone want to sell what they believe in. It is a family owned business and they posses a true love for education. They compensate fairly and their expectations are fair.

    Cons

    While some management truly does care, others do not. It apparently does not matter whether you exceed your goals or not, they can turn on you. They request too much paperwork and sales force info to be able to complete your job properly.

    Advice to Management

    keep those folks that are exceeding their goals and get rid of the ones that have not made it in over 3 years. Just because someone is sitting at home posting in their jammies everyday on sales-force doesn't mean they are out working near as hard as those not entering into sales-force, but exceeding goals.

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Teacher Created Materials, Inc Photos

Teacher Created Materials, Inc photo of: Annual Read Across America Day: Completed mural painted by our employees at a local school (2016)
Teacher Created Materials, Inc photo of: Blacktop Team on #ReadAcrossAmerica Day 2017
Teacher Created Materials, Inc photo of: Fence Decoration Team on #ReadAcrossAmerica Day 2017
Teacher Created Materials, Inc photo of: Blacktop Team on #ReadAcrossAmerica Day 2017
Teacher Created Materials, Inc photo of: Reading Dr Seuss to students on #ReadAcrossAmerica Day 2017
Teacher Created Materials, Inc photo of: Blacktop Team on #ReadAcrossAmerica Day 2017
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Teacher Created Materials, Inc Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Teacher Created Materials, Inc (Huntington Beach, CA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    After I submitted my application, I received an e-mail from an intern from the HR department who asked me to pick a time for a phone screening using Calendly. I did so, and she called me at the appointed time. She went over my experience, then asked me several questions and typed up my answers. She also asked my salary requirements, and I told her and asked if that was in the range they had budgeted, but she said she didn't know. The next day I got an e-mail from the hiring manager asking when I'd be available for a phone interview. We agreed on a date and time a few days later, and she called at the appointed time. She explained that she works remotely, and that was why she was conducting interviews by phone. She also asked about my experience and asked a few more questions, and asked me if I had any questions. I asked about the salary and stated what I was looking for. She said she didn't know what was budgeted, that HR decides that, but she thought it was less than I was asking for. She then told me that if I was selected for the next stage, I would be invited for an on-site interview, or if not, I would be informed by e-mail. About two weeks later I got an e-mail that they had decided not to proceed with my candidacy.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you were affected by a change over which you had no control and how you dealt with it.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • On March 2nd, 2017 Teacher Created Materials shut down the company for #ReadAcrossAmerica day and employees read to students, completed campus projects, including painting and a makeover of the teachers’ outdoor lounge, and gave out free backpacks.

    Teacher Created Materials Celebrates Read Across America Around the Country

    More than 120 volunteers from Teacher Created Materials shared their teaching, reading, painting and gardening skills with students and faculty at Monte Vista Elementary School, and read to 20 other elementary classrooms in 15 states around the country...

  • With an opportunity to provide cost-free shipping on all educational products, Teacher Created Materials reaches out to Louisiana schools affected by the recent disaster.

    Teacher Created Materials Lends a Helping Hand to Louisiana Educators

    Teacher Created Materials, a leading educational publisher, hopes to lighten the load for teachers affected by Louisiana’s recent disastrous flooding by offering free shipping on all product orders through December 31, 2016 to affected areas. Educators at school sites and districts can especially benefit from this timely gesture while processing back-to-school orders.

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Teacher Created Materials, Inc Awards & Accolades

  • Reading Language Arts Whole Curriculum Winner: TIME® Nonfiction Readers: Grade 6, REVERE Awards | Association of American Publishers (AAP), 2017
  • Professional Resources for Instruction and Classroom Practice Winner: Analyzing and Writing with Primary Sources, REVERE Awards | Association of American Publishers (AAP), 2017
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