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Cradles to Crayons Reviews

Updated July 9, 2017
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  1. "Working for a good cause but provides no leadership or living wage. Constant turnover"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. No one over 25 in the philly office. Get to be active. Get to meet lots of people in the community trying to make a difference

    Cons

    No money. Too many hours. Too physical. No chance to move up. Run by catty girls in their 20's. No grown ups to run things. Constant (like multiple times a week) people quit and then they hire new people and then they quit.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some adults to run the place.


  2. "Marketing and Communications Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cradles to Crayons full-time

    Pros

    Amazing cause, wonderful people to work with

    Cons

    Communication is sometimes difficult to manage

  3. "Warehouse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cradles to Crayons part-time

    Pros

    Upbeat, friendly atmosphere, meaningful work and youthful excitement

    Cons

    Not applicable to my position

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Wonderful People, Fun Place To Work"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Brighton, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Brighton, MA

    I worked at Cradles to Crayons as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    From the minute I stepped foot in the office, I felt welcomed by everyone. They are all clearly passionate about what they do and about the kids they're helping. Working as a volunteer leader in the Giving Factory and being able to interact with so many people was just as fun as working in the office!

    Cons

    There's a lot to do and people are always constantly busy. This isn't always a bad thing!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is a great environment to work in. You are surrounded by staff who are friendly and passionate about the work they do.

    Cons

    There are no cons for working to provide kids with everyday essential items.


  6. "nice place to work; great place for an internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cradles to Crayons part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Nice people/good office culture
    - Opportunities for personal growth/ good supervisors
    - Plenty of work to do even if you have finished with a specific task
    - innovation is rewarded
    - Good work/life balance
    - Potential to be involved in many aspects of the organization
    - Great place to intern because of the ability to directly manage volunteers and gain leadership experience

    Cons

    - not intellectually stimulating
    - not a lot of upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    - make organization of jobs more effective/ be more clear about responsibilities of certain jobs
    - stop micro-managing, it is ineffective and takes up your time as well as ours


  7. "Great Internship Experience"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Cradles to Crayons as an intern

    Pros

    Amazing people and great cause

    Cons

    Sometimes I felt that they had run out of things for me to do

  8. "Wonderful opportunity to work with a non-profit and learn the ins and outs of the organization."

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    Former Intern - Community Relations Intern in Brighton, MA
    Former Intern - Community Relations Intern in Brighton, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at Cradles to Crayons as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, casual, friendly, work makes a difference in the real world

    Cons

    Lots of shifting in personnel, monotonous work, sometimes there doesn't seem to be a direct form of guidance


  9. "Good starting point"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Brighton, MA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Brighton, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cradles to Crayons as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Warm environment, kind employees, low stress levels, making a difference, constantly interacting with new people, someone is always willing to help you

    Cons

    minimal opportunity for growth, at times it can be physically tiring, difficult to enact new procedures, few employees, poor location

    Advice to Management

    Keep expanding!