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Galileo Learning Reviews

Updated January 26, 2017
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Pros
  • If you like working with kids, it's quite easy and quite fun (in 14 reviews)

  • Evergreen was a lot of fun to work at, the group was great, the same kids always came back every summer and loved the returning employees (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours are exhausting and another break outside of lunch would really benefit staffers (in 19 reviews)

  • The pay is definitely too low (they pay less than minimum wage hourly because laws are different for camps) (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Galileo is the kind of camp I want to send my kids to in the future."

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Team Leader in San Carlos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Galileo Learning full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    awesome people
    great kids
    activities are fun for everyone

    Cons

    The only downside were the long hours but it is to be expected when working with children of working parents

    Galileo Learning Response

    Jan 30, 2017

    Thanks for sharing thoughts on your summer experience with Galileo. We really value your feedback. We're proud of our stellar programming, and it's great to hear that you saw first-hand how engaged ... More


  2. "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Galileo Learning part-time

    Pros

    This place is awesome! I really enjoyed my time there as a Team Leader.

    Cons

    It can get kind of crazy when we have a ton of kids, but a good staff will manage them well


  3. "Lead Instructor was a summer well spent"

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    Current Employee - Lead Instructor in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Instructor in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gain experience across a huge range
    Supportive management
    Plenty of teaching assistants (big if you're from ed)
    Plenty of resources

    Cons

    It can take up more of your life than you care to give up
    Parents can be over-involved

    Galileo Learning Response

    Jan 30, 2017

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about being a Galileo summer instructor! We greatly value your perspective, and feel passionately about the fun, quality experience we provide. We know camp days can ... More


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  5. "Lead Instructor"

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

    Pros

    Awesome work environment, energy is wonderful, great message and mission, fun work!

    Cons

    Seasonal, pay is fair for a summer camp but not as great as it could be.


  6. "Operations Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Galileo Learning full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Truly the best people in the world. You will learn invaluable personal and professional skills in this positive environment.

    Cons

    Sure, it gets cheesy sometimes. But it works.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work that you do, and thank you for helping to form my career.


  7. "Science Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Galileo Learning full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the most fun companies I have ever worked for.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little higher

    Advice to Management

    I loved managment


  8. "Amazing Team to Work With"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Instructor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Instructor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Galileo Learning (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a nice place to meet and work with a group of playful and talented people. Team bonding is a big thing here. When engaging campers, you will also engage each other by playing camp-wide games. I personally really enjoy role switching for the last few days of the camp and you've got the chance to try the different things you are interested in. For campers, they will also be offered the opportunities to run camp themselves for one day. It's a nice place to work, empower learners and have fun yourself.

    Cons

    For some courses and locations, there seems to be the shortage of the instructors.

    Advice to Management

    I noticed there were quite some international learners in the camp. It would be great to expand the market to some Asian countries, like China and Korea or partner with some international schools to bring over their students for an innovative summer.


  9. "A good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are friendly, the work is enjoyable, the kids are great and you come to love the kids that attend the camp. The biggest asset is the friendliness of your fellow staff members.

    Cons

    No cons I can think of.


  10. "Galileo"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Camp Director in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Camp Director in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Galileo Learning full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You'll develop great skills in an environment that cares about your growth and success.

    Cons

    Get ready for a lot of hard work!


  11. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Galileo Learning (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing supportive staff
    Unparalleled professional and leadership development
    Supportive culture
    Visionary leadership
    Endless opportunities for personal and professional growth

    Cons

    Long hours during camp sessions (but worth it!)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work that you do for children and adults!!



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