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Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Atmosphere, rewarding experience, culture, fun experience working with kids (in 21 reviews)

  • Very fun to work with kids and see their progress (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • I am not satisfied with not being full time (in 24 reviews)

  • Low pay for high level of expertise (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "If flexible and intelligent, this is a dream job."

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    Current Employee - Clinician/Consultant in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Clinician/Consultant in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Effective
    Positive
    Management CARES
    Constant active feedback
    Professional development if you shine at entry.

    Cons

    Disconnect between corporate and clinics creates a game of telephone leaving critically thinking clinicians with more questions than answers.

    Advice to Management

    Make an off-season probationary bracket. Screen more to weed out clinicians who think treat LBLC like a tutoring job.


  2. "From a "Star Cast" member (tutor)"

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    Former Employee - Star Cast Member in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Star Cast Member in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive members, due to forced recognition cards, but it works!
    The pay was okay for a summer job.
    The training is pretty thorough.
    When you are being reviewed, they do start off with nice things first, haha!

    Cons

    You don't get to choose how to tutor a student, but their techniques are based on their research, so just follow to a T.

    Advice to Management

    Fund more research, publish more papers. Citing the one over and over makes me question the validity of the paper.

  3. "Nice Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes part-time

    Pros

    - Fun people and great kids to work with
    -Competitive pay for part-time employment status

    Cons

    -No growth
    -Don't offer a lot of hours depending on your center


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Service - Poor Execution"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Data Analyst - Email Campaign Coordinator in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Data Analyst - Email Campaign Coordinator in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company in itself has beauty and aesthetics in the mission statement, in order to provide a welcoming and comfortable environment. You won't see an ugly Lindamood-Bell. The probability of landing a lower level position and then moving upwards is high, they promote from within.

    Cons

    They don't appreciate much background in your field and will delegate your responsibilities without hearing much from people that are passionate about what they do. Within the company, you see a proliferation of nepotism, from directors of various departments to the actual leaders of the company...you can see much of the same last name. In regards to pay, they underpay in general. Working at the headquarters in San Luis Obispo, this cut my standard of living down significantly. Workers who have family are given less expectations than those without.

    Advice to Management

    Take an Agile Process approach in lieu of the Waterfall Flow. This will provide better communication between all workers and facilitate timely execution of duties as well as foster the family oriented culture they try to promote.

    Don't draw conclusions without looking at all perspectives - every problem is half an equation and the solution is on the other side.

    Be open to people that don't fit your norm - y'all know what I mean.


  5. "Would recommend for recent college grads interested in working with kids."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You had 2 fifteen minute breaks if you worked from 9-5. Hour long lunch with lots of places to eat nearby. The kids were typically very fun, as were the parents who would on occasion bring food for everyone for celebrations. The coworkers and management were very nice too.

    Cons

    Sometimes when there was a lack of tutors, the schedule would change haphazardly. This might mean you would have to stick around an extra hour or take a 2 hour lunch shift.


  6. "Clinician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes full-time

    Pros

    We really feel like we are a part of the magic of learning! You see kids learn amazing things that they are proud of, something that many of them have not felt before!

    Cons

    Very haphazard and messy organization. Pay is extremely low, and all they look for are entry level clinicians who they can train up to pay only slightly more...

    Advice to Management

    Let go a bit! Brainstorm a different structure that doesn't make everyone feel like we are hitting the ground running.


  7. "Great goals, occasionally difficult execution"

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    Current Employee - Clinician
    Current Employee - Clinician
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Lindamood-Bell comes with amazing perks in that you get to see the work you do positively impact students in a way that no other company does. When you're in a clinician position with No add-on or nothing higher up, you have low stress in session and you get a very consistently exciting variety of students to work with, plus a pretty nice salary.

    Definitely recommended if you're seeking summer employment as a clinician.

    Cons

    Once you become more than a clinician, your responsibilities become overwhelming and your support drops immensely. As an Office Manager (or even as an Office Assistant), you aren't paid nearly enough to deal with all of the constant demands of the job.

    There's very little in terms of vacation time unless you're lucky to be in a center that's not busy, in which case you just won't have ANY hours come fall, and your schedule goes from full time to maybe 12 hours a week.

    The corporate office makes things extremely difficult to manage, and is very out of touch with the demands of the job, and make constant changes which always serve to make things more complicated.

    There's no guarantee of moving forward or up, and even when you do have possibilities, there's rarely follow through.

    As an Office Manager, you have to deal with parents who don't realize that you're not able to be flexible with policies, so you spend a good half of your phone calls being yelled at despite having all policies laid out well in advance.

    Advice to Management

    Check in with your employees more and see where their dissatisfactions lie. Take note of the fact that people leave consistently because the stress isn't worth the pay, and quit relying on new hires. Do more to keep the people yoyu do already have, because it's a waste of our time to be played the way you do your long term employees.

  8. "Clinician-Tutor"

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

    I have been working at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes part-time

    Pros

    Great training! Consistent feedback and professional development.

    Cons

    Salary. Low pay for high level of expertise.


  9. "Clinician"

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    Current Employee - Clinician in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Clinician in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes full-time

    Pros

    Culture of inclusion; high touch.

    Cons

    Small presence in major city.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Meaningful job, but not without its drawbacks"

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    Former Employee - Clinician
    Former Employee - Clinician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes full-time

    Pros

    I worked as a full time seasonal employee. Well placed breaks (two 15 minute breaks + hour lunch if working a full day). The kids you work with can be wonderful. You end your week feeling like your work was meaningful. The days can pass by very quickly if you get "in the zone" with the instruction. The instructional technique has research and evidence that backs it up. Training was paid for. My coworkers were a joy to work with and there was a definite sense of comradery between clinicians. A system of praise and reward for students' efforts provided them with motivation and pride in the work they were doing.

    Cons

    Company culture expects only positivity from employees. I sensed there was little mobility within the company and that merit took a backseat to favoritism when management positions were considered. The CEO seems very out of touch with the day to day operations of the learning centers. Little to no deviation from Lindamood Bell's formula for instruction was allowed, which in some cases hinders students' learning. Constant rescheduling and unplanned employee absences means playing musical chairs on a weekly basis. The amount of unnecessary paperwork and progress tracking done by clinicians is mindboggling. The nature of working with students with learning disabilities presented instructors with particular behavioral challenges that weren't fully addressed during training. Largely useless weekly meetings. The pay is below average and should be MUCH MORE considering the price parents are charged, the type of students we work with, and the quality of instruction received. For a college student this is fine, but I can't see how one could make a living with this wage doing such difficult work.

    Advice to Management

    Raise wages; clinicians are the boots on the ground for this company and don't receive the compensation they deserve. Listen to clinicians' feedback about students and allow them to make their own changes to instruction. Realize we're adults and adopt a more mature corporate culture. I realize that Lindamood Bell does not do behavioral therapy, but when behavior significantly detracts from a student's progress and wastes time and money, something needs to be done.


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