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"Seems promising, but is ultimately a let down"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at THINK Together full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

- It is great to have a job where you can truely make your daily work mission-driven
- The lower level staff- the HUB staff and SCs are a great group of people to work with and learn from

Cons

- Incredibly unappreciate company to work for.
-THINK has lost sight of the mission. It spends more time on expansion, and for profit ventures, and is doing little to strengthen the existing programs, and reward the hard working (and underpaid) staff
- Because it is non profit, wages are low. That is expected. The addition of new upper level staff making six figures is mind blowing considering everyone else is getting pennies.
- Many management level employees are not qualified or productive in their positions; there is often hires based on connections and who they know that can clearly not manage or run a team.

Advice to Management

Do not just say you believe in the mission. Act on it. Run THINK as though it is truely for the kids, and reward those that are already doing that on a daily basis.

Other Employee Reviews for THINK Together

  1. "It was remarkable and valuable."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supplemental Education Services Instructor in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Supplemental Education Services Instructor in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer great supplemental education services program to under-privileged and poverty stricken children who are struggling in English Language Arts or Mathematics.

    Cons

    I found their provided curriculum that we had to use with our students was not user friendly. It was too excessive. Their curriculum needs to be streamlined and based on current students interests, like an interactive educational activities software, because technology is one of the most valuable instructional tools in education today.

    Advice to Management

    They need to hire more passionate, innovative, and educationally evolved employees.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "From a former program leader"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Leader in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Program Leader in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at THINK Together part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Experience with helping kids succeed in the classroom is very rewarding
    Helpful Site Coordinators--Some have a vast amount of knowledge about managing a classroom and creating lesson plans
    Program Leaders at my former site worked together to make the day's activities run smoother
    Can get some great ideas about managing a classroom from training sessions
    Great prep for those going into teaching profession

    Cons

    Only get a day or two of shadowing before getting assigned a class to sub for
    Only 5-7 minutes prep time for day's lessons
    Change program operations rules constantly without input from Site Coordinators.
    Can get sent home early if the site does not have an average of 20 students per class
    Pay low for amount of responsibility.
    Very high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Before you make any changes in the program rules, get input from the Site Coordinators first.

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