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Institute of Reading Development Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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Pros
  • A legitimate work from home job (in 86 reviews)

  • This company offers a very worthwhile product you can be proud to offer, there is no cold calling, and the technology is great (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • It is a seasonal position from Feb-July each year (in 14 reviews)

  • Full-time and advancement hard to come by (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "The most intelligent and compassionate company I've ever had the privilege to work for."

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    Former Employee - Summer Reading Teacher in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Reading Teacher in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Institute of Reading Development part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Warm and direct guidance on becoming an effective teacher, excellent pay, high standards, great co-workers, thorough training, exemplary support, and ground-breaking curriculums and materials

    Cons

    Challenging both intellectually and logistically. Sometimes it's hard to know how to best support all students' accessing and excelling at various levels of reading development.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work you do!


  2. "Enrollment Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Enrollment Coordinator
    Current Employee - Enrollment Coordinator
    Recommends

    I have been working at Institute of Reading Development part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Training is top of the line - very thorough. The opportunity to make a very good income for a seasonal job is awesome. I like doing work that has meaning and purpose, that actually affects lives in a positive way. Also enjoy the interaction with people from all walks of life. Calls are inbound.

    Cons

    Don'the know whether this really belongs here, but it can get very hectic during the busy season. This though, is also an opportunity to increase income.


  3. "Enrollment Coordinator"

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

    I have been working at Institute of Reading Development part-time

    Pros

    Excellent work from home opportunity. I have been with the Institute now going on my fourth year, and couldn't be more satisfied. The company as a whole conducts business and treats their employees with the up most honesty and integrity. I am grateful for the opportunity to stand behind such an up standing company.

    Cons

    Maybe more career opportunities other than the seasonal employment, if that is something you are looking for.


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  5. "Returning Employee, Happily."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enrollment Coordinator
    Current Employee - Enrollment Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Institute of Reading Development part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A legitimate work from home job. The position is flexible in its schedule. This role is a genuine sales position that helps children and adults love reading! Training provides all the skills necessary and gives an accurate experience as to what the job will entail.

    Cons

    Working from home isn't for everyone; you have to self-aware, impassioned by the work you are doing, and determined to see yourself succeed.


  6. "BEST WORK AT HOME JOB! REWARDING AND GREAT TEAM!"

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    Current Employee - Enrollment Coordinator in Vacaville, CA
    Current Employee - Enrollment Coordinator in Vacaville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Institute of Reading Development full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a great seasonal job with a wonderful and supportive upbeat team. The training works! The payment is rewarding and the work is fun and very rewarding as you know you are helping to positively shape lives!

    Cons

    It's seasonal job and you will want to keep going year round.

    Advice to Management

    What can you offer year round?


  7. "Nice company--If you work hard, pay attention to feedback and care about education this is a great choice"

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    Current Employee - Enrollment Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Enrollment Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Institute of Reading Development part-time

    Pros

    You are helping parents who often need guidance when their child is struggling with reading/learning and offering them real options. Solid and engaged managers. Work from home. Flexible scheduling. Very decent people run this company.

    Cons

    I do wish it would evolve into a full-time position as while it is exhausting some days, you feel good about your efforts at the end of the day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep respecting employees and improving software.


  8. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Enrollment Coordinator in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Enrollment Coordinator in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Institute of Reading Development (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home option. They have a fantastic training program to give you all the tools you need to succeed.

    Cons

    Most positions are seasonal. Other than that there really aren't many cons to this company


  9. "Best Job EVER!!"

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    Current Employee - Enrollment Coordinator in Weaverville, NC
    Current Employee - Enrollment Coordinator in Weaverville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Institute of Reading Development full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home! Flexible hours! GREAT Pay!!! Amazing Training and Staff! Continued Training and Very Supportive staff!

    Cons

    Only seasonal work! Wish the initial season was longer!

    Advice to Management

    Your doing a Great Job! Keep up the good work! Best training program I've been through!


  10. "A Great Place to Work Online from Home!"

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

    Pros

    There are many reasons that my experiences with the Institute of Reading Development proved to be rewarding. One of the top reasons for my success and positive attitude started with the training that I received that was very thorough, leaving no questions to ask. The trainers were very consistent in their training and sincere in their quest to help us develop our skills and knowledge. The training, group meetings, and support was a constant throughout my time as an Enrollment Coordinator. Another very rewarding part of this job was the interaction with people all over the USA that put their trust into the Institute of Reading Development staff concerning the needs of their children's' educational needs.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say about my time with the Institute of Reading Development except that I wished it could have been longer. It was a seasonal position, so I will be applying again for this new 2017 Summer enrollment season.


  11. "Great way to make extra seasonal Cash"

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    Former Employee - Enrollment Coordinator in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Enrollment Coordinator in Detroit, MI
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Great Support Staff, Excellent Training, Wonderful Staff.
    Great way to supplement seasonal income.

    Cons

    No real cons - this company is a great way to supplement season income



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