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Communities In Schools Reviews

Updated June 6, 2017
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  • Low pay and little support from higher up (in 12 reviews)

  • Little to no training received; new hire training seemed very rushed (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "HR Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Communities In Schools (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture of the company !

    Cons

    None ! I had a great experience !


  2. "Great Organization, Lacks Management"

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    Former Employee - Academic Tutor in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Academic Tutor in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Communities In Schools part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Your service is definitely wanted and needed by the organization as there are many students in need of supplementary tutoring services

    Cons

    The values of CIS is very inconsistently expressed across the different campuses around the district.

    Advice to Management

    Resolve the issues of inconsistent management and expectations for all of the campuses that runs under CIS

  3. "Lots of work. Management doesn't appreciate employees."

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Communities In Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great kids and families. Helping families and students was very rewarding

    Cons

    A lot of work over 40 hours. I felt very unappreciated. Supervisor unfeeling and unsympathetic about illnesses and family emergencies. They are very critical re: how much you do for the kids


  4. "Smoke and Mirrors in Central P.A"

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    Former Employee - Site Coordinator in York, PA
    Former Employee - Site Coordinator in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Communities In Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Helping the students in the inner city of York. Making memories and going against the grain. Making sure that the students have a even playing field and to ensure them that someone in this world, can make a difference.

    Cons

    Workings​ with disorganized, flip flopping upper management. Fake results, fake reports, fake individuals that are just smoke and mirrors. NO SUPPORT with upper management. Upper management time is WAY MORE important than yours. Even if you have a full schedule, don't think it matters to them. You just have to cancel your meetings at the last minute and do what they want. Its crazy!

    Advice to Management

    Upper management, Not to be spread so thin, communicate effectively. Your time is NOT the only thing that matters. And actually get results and stop jumping on other people's work.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Needs a Great Deal of Improvement"

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    Current Employee - Site Coordinator in Tarrant, TX
    Current Employee - Site Coordinator in Tarrant, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Communities In Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some autonomy within your assigned school.
    Good benefits.

    Cons

    The agency struggles to maintain its workforce. There is an extremely high turnover rate and the underlying causes as to why don't appear to ever be addressed.
    VERY LOW PAY for the job requirements
    No diversity in management
    Management team extremely young and too inexperienced to be in leadership positions
    No clear sight of growth opportunities
    Management team hardly ever communicates with the schools' administration

    Advice to Management

    Invest more energy into developing and appreciating your staff. Perhaps if you attempted to retain your employees, the school districts which they have been assigned to would recognize the strength of your organization- instead of deciding not to renew your contract from school year to school year.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It's not the same anymore..."

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    Current Employee - Dentrix Enterprise Support Tech III in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Dentrix Enterprise Support Tech III in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Communities In Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The health insurance is great so are the hours 7am - 7pm Monday through Friday.

    Cons

    Morale has drastically changed recently , the polices only seem to apply to this location. Management only seems to care about the people in the corporate office. We've made them aware of how we feel. They say it will change but time after time they confirm we are not important.

    Advice to Management

    You have lost half our group already, they left for different reasons but the main one is the way we are treated, if we were to be treated equally you would have more people still working here. You are soon to lose at least 3 more, if this continues. It seems like most of us are actively looking and seriously contemplating a departure in the near future.


  7. "Graduation Coach"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Communities In Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Rewarding work with people who care about kids.

    Cons

    Disorganized and poor communication with school admin.

    Advice to Management

    refine communication with the school administration

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Computer Support Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Computer Support Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Communities In Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great non profit company to work for if that is your area of expertise.

    Cons

    terrible to work for if you are in the IT field, Positions are highly underpaid.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful benefits"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been at two different campuses with two VERY different experiences. At my location, the supervisors are supposed to support you but they really just do their best to keep the contract.

    Cons

    You have two different bosses to answer to, which sometimes creates conflict.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to hire educated professionals, we need better leadership---not just those who have been with the organization since it's inception---need to grow with the times.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Former Manager with great experience"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Communities In Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for growth, professional development encouraged, good benefits, flexible work days, overall do your work, do it well and you will be rewarded

    Cons

    Large work load, not every department is as solid as others


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