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Instructional Connections Reviews

Updated November 14, 2018
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  1. "A very nice company."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Instructional Connections part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team, felt like a family

    Cons

    Not much to say here, great company, only reason I left is because I wanted to go into engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the way you are, great.


  2. "Meh"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Instructional Connections as a contractor

    Pros

    Work on your own time

    Cons

    Get paid very little and until the end of the teaching cycle.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Academic Coach does not apply any grading rigor"

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    Current Contractor - Academic Coach
    Current Contractor - Academic Coach
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Instructional Connections as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a flexible job that you can do 100% online. The deadlines appear to be reasonable.

    Cons

    It was my experience that the academic coach is NOTE to do any rigorous academic review on the written grading assignments. Don't worry about mechanics, I was told and then shockingly, I was only given access to 25% of the assigned readings. I personally found this troublesome to my own personal academic grading ethics. I am hopeful that I will not have to accept an assignment from this company again because I sense that the higher ed schools Iconnect are associated with are BS diploma mills.

    Advice to Management

    This company needs to hold the associated Professors accountable for grading accountability OR at least hold a grading calibration exercise with your AC's and the Professor before the start of class .


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Very low pay"

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    Current Contractor - Academic Coach in Dallas, TX
    Current Contractor - Academic Coach in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Instructional Connections as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It adds online teaching to your CV and you gain more experience with LMS such as blackboard.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible. You are going to be grading a lot of assignments and providing in depth feedback while answering student emails. If you are late on grading one assignment (if you take longer than 3 days/72 hours to grade 40 papers) you will be reprimanded. In addition, expect to be treated like a first year grad student--IC does not respect you.

    Advice to Management

    You need to pay a PhD what they are worth. 15/hour is not cutting it for what you expect. Home Depot pays 10/hour with far less aggravation.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "waste of time"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Instructional Connections as a contractor

    Pros

    none that i know of at the moment

    Cons

    went through training a couple of months ago, which is long and unpaid, and have not heard anything about a position. how long do i have to wait after all that training??

    Advice to Management

    please do not accept applications if you can not place people.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "$18 a hour is a waste of time for a Ph.D"

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    Current Contractor - Ph D
    Current Contractor - Ph D
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Instructional Connections as a contractor

    Pros

    There are not pros for this company

    Cons

    When you balance the time and effort against the pay. You are looking at slave wages. Instructional Connections wants PhDs but is not willing to pay a fair wage. Don't waste you time with the unpaid week long interview process.

    Advice to Management

    Become a quality employer. Pay a fair wage.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Decent Extra Income"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Instructional Connections full-time

    Pros

    Extra Income, Teaching Experience, and Helping Students

    Cons

    Disorganization, Low Pay, and Little Recognition

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Waste of time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Instructional Connections part-time

    Pros

    Money is ok, I suppose.

    Cons

    I would not recommend. Remember, there is NO room for you to express your opinion and provide true feedback to students. All IC cares about is impressing their clients.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your coaches. They are smarter than you, perhaps.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Coordinating Academic Coach, Teacher Assistance"

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    Current Contractor - Academic Coach in South Florida, FL
    Current Contractor - Academic Coach in South Florida, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Instructional Connections as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    A sustainable and competitive company to work for.

    Cons

    I don't recall a significant one

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Helpful (12)

    "Still waiting"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Instructional Connections as a contractor

    Pros

    There is no pros that I can think of.

    Cons

    I have been waiting over a year to get an assignment. I wasted my time doing 2 weeks of orientation and a bunch of paper work for nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop recruiting people when you do not even have enough assignments for them.