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Communities In Schools Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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  • Low pay, not enough workers/interns (in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. "Marketing Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great companies and staff that stands for a great mission.

    Cons

    Hard work but it pays off.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee needs to better the work flow.


  2. "Academic Mentor/Tutor"

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    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CIS takes care of their own. Interns and AmeriCorps members that served within CIS always remained in management's hearts. My Program Manager was an AmeriCorps member herself before attending graduate school and coming back to work for CIS.

    Working with CIS, you know you are making a difference! The impact the organization makes collectively are grand. It makes the difficult times worth it. CIS is a home away from home.

    Cons

    Pay could be better - government job.

  3. "Great non-profit"

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    Former Employee - Campus Coordinator in Odessa, TX
    Former Employee - Campus Coordinator in Odessa, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independent working at a school based work. Well supported by Program manager and other staff. Good benefits

    Cons

    Lots of over-site and people leaving during the year, Pay rate could be better for all the work required for this job.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees the ones that are doing the hard work for the non profit


  4. "A lot to work on"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The program staff are dedicated and invested in the communities they work in, and are some of the most fantastic people to have as colleagues.
    In the past there was a solid pipeline of promoting from inside the organization, which meant that people stepping into new roles already knew the organization and the constituents.

    Cons

    There is a lack of internal administrative, data management, and HR structure that has steadily grown over the years and begun to cause challenges that they are attempting to address. The compensation has also been static for a long time, despite rapidly rising costs in Seattle.


  5. "Awesome place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Communities In Schools full-time

    Pros

    Very supportive and caring staff

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what they're doing


  6. "Great People and Ambitious Mission"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Communities In Schools full-time

    Pros

    The co-workers are caring and driven. The Regional Executive Director listened well to complaints and advice.

    Cons

    Social work can be incredibly draining!

    Advice to Management

    More trainings!


  7. "Site coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Communities In Schools full-time

    Pros

    Rewarding work, great management, supportive staff

    Cons

    Low pay, not compensated any extra for having a masters

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Reading Mentor in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Reading Mentor in Aurora, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The people are great.

    Cons

    The section I was in was limited hours.


  9. "Wonderful place to work"

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    Current Employee - AE2 in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - AE2 in Denton, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I love my students and I love my coworkers!

    Cons

    This job is certainly difficult at times, do not apply if you are not serious about working with troubled kids


  10. "Love the work and the people but could be better financially"

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    Current Employee - XY-Zone Student Support Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - XY-Zone Student Support Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Communities In Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The students and many of the adults you work with, it's a privilege to help students with CIS especially with such a wonderful team that helps make CIS happen on every campus.

    Cons

    Pay is low, it is somewhat compensated for in the benefits and vacation time but we do a lot and get paid little

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries and allow supervision within the organization


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