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Updated February 13, 2017
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  1. "Good Summer Times"

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    Former Employee - Academic Mentor in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Academic Mentor in San Jose, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Had a great time, made some money, got to teach the kids I worked with what it takes to get through college applications

    Cons

    Not much really, it was summer job. I didn't expect to be anything more than what it ended up being

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Great Company with Good Support for Teachers and Mentors Alike"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Instructor in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CollegeSpring part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good external support. Always went above and beyond to provide resources when asked. Helped create a fun learning environment.

    Cons

    Student Mentors not paid enough. Teaching low-income, underrepresented students takes more work that first assumed

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  3. "Picking up a few hours with CollegeSpring is so worth it!"

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    Former Employee - Mentor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Mentor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at CollegeSpring part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The curriculum is given to you in a book. You just have to spend about 30 min-1hour planning each actual lesson. My site coordinator was very helpful by email. He was friendly and approachable. Working with the kids is very satisfying.

    Cons

    I wish my site coordinator was actually on site more often so I could talk with him/her more. Also, the training sessions feel like they last forever, but you will learn a couple of things that are necessary for doing the job.

    Advice to Management

    Edit the curriculum books. I found a few mistakes and I would often find that my Lesson schedule pages did not match with my lesson book pages.


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  5. "Great mentoring experience"

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    Former Employee - Mentor in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Mentor in Oakland, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing company led by hardworking and passionate individuals. It's a really good mission, and they make every mentor feel like part of the family.

    Working with students can be challenging, but it is rewarding and there is a strong support system.

    Cons

    Not too many opportunities to advance career as a mentor, but this is good experience for undergraduates.


  6. "Mentor"

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    Current Employee - Academic Mentor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Academic Mentor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great management
    Wonderful mission statement
    Great training and materials

    Cons

    Few hours
    Inconvenient to have to go to and from a site for such few hours
    Compensation could be better


  7. "Great Stepping Stone for Young Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CollegeSpring full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to develop your skills quickly and take on large projects (especially for recent graduates).

    Hard work is rewarded and recognized by management team.

    Very collaborative environment -- organizational decisions receive input from all of the staff.

    Cons

    Some miscommunication between executives and staff.

    Staff turn-over and not enough infrastructural support to absorb the loses.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more effectively with your team and invest in positions to help balance the workload.


  8. "Awesome, Supportive Team!"

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    Former Employee - Regional Campus Recruitment Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Campus Recruitment Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at CollegeSpring (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Collaborative and meaningful. I truly felt like I was making a difference knowing the mentors I was recruiting would affect so many students' lives.

    Cons

    Lots of driving, lack of funding for recruitment


  9. "Mentor for 4 years and loved it!"

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    Current Employee - Mentor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Mentor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Supportive staff, easily accessible executives, great experience in urban education, VERY flexible hours, generous pay ($10/hour) compared to other tutoring positions and traveling is often compensated. Training sessions are constantly improving with food always provided. Definitely prioritize mentor relationship and provide all the resources you need to be successful.

    Cons

    No cons - growing company but always open to feedback!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganized, but mostly positive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at CollegeSpring part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people you meet and work with are great. Everyone is very nice. They have a pretty standardized proceeding of hiring mentors. The compensation was definitely reasonable and they are good about getting it to you on time.

    Cons

    Because there is so much turnover, the middle management is not very effective at what they do. There are constantly new people learning how to supervise the mentors and recruitment process.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, positive."

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    Former Employee - Mentor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Mentor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CollegeSpring part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Did a great job training all the mentors, and there was plenty of support from the staff. Good work environment, and usually hires people that are enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    Your experience greatly depends on the site you are placed at and the kids you are assigned. The school I was placed at did a really poor job of getting kids to attend the sessions so I didn't feel like I made as much impact as I would have liked.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend forming stronger partnerships with the schools in order to help with issues such as attendance.


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