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Updated February 1, 2017
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Pros
  • Great experience working with kids if you are interested in pursuing a career where you work with kids (in 9 reviews)

  • The training was excellent and the pay was fantastic for a part-time job (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of driving and you can only work one class per afternoon most of the time so the checks weren't very big (in 13 reviews)

  • Basically the owners expect you to do THEIR job for a part time payment (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "mad scientist"

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

    I worked at Mad Science part-time

    Pros

    it was fun teaching science to kids

    Cons

    it is a little hard to control little kids, they wont listen to you


  2. "Dallas: Was fantastic...went very downhill with management change"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Instructor in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mad Science part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sharing passion for learning and STEM
    Fairly Flexible schedule with notice
    There was a great support network to begin with
    Decent pay for amount of actual hours of work, if you prep effectively
    Not usually that difficult of work if you have any science background
    If you like children, it could be very fun

    Cons

    May not be scheduled if your personal schedule is not very flexible
    Support network failed badly at the end
    Problems getting paid...even weeks after paycheck was due
    It requires a lot of prep work outside in order to do a good job, however you could consider yourself paid for that prep work and paid less hourly--that is what they say they pay your for anyway.
    Sometimes there are behavioral issues with children that can be frustrating

    Advice to Management

    Pay people on time and accurately. Bring back the strong support network between office staff and management. Keep a child behavior expert/experienced person around to support your instructors. Show your instructors you RESPECT them and appreciate them by supporting and paying them properly.


  3. "interesting place to work"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Lecturer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Mad Science part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1.nice manger and workmats, friendly and open to discussing
    2.company will pay for extra fees on travelling for jobs more than 20 miles, in city sometimes they will pay the Uber

    Cons

    1.no place to grow
    2. too much travelling and pulling stuff per week
    3.short working hours in each school


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  5. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Science Instructor in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Science Instructor in Carrollton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mad Science part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with different types of kids and handling different type of personality. Summer jobs are the best time to work.

    Cons

    In the spring they start the after school program which you have you have to drive to a different school each day. I was in the Tarrant county so I could be driving over 30 minutes a day. Plus you have to pick up supplies from a warehouse which they sometimes didn't have materials for certain experiments

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a better way to transfer materials and have more training for employees.


  6. "Mad Scientists"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fun Work Environment
    Great Training
    Very flexible hours
    Lots of variety

    Cons

    There is a lot of preparation work for the amount paid


  7. "Great Environment - (Fair Lawn Location)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mad Science full-time

    Pros

    I currently work in the Mad Science Office in Fair Lawn. When I started working here I was an instructor and have advanced up to being a full time employee working in the office. I love my job and I am always so excited to share this job with others!

    I have had many jobs where I have hated waking up for work, watched the clock while I was working, and couldn't wait to go home. I can honestly say I have NEVER woken up in the morning dreading work at Mad Science, and have actually missed work by Sunday night. Working at Mad Science is as fun as it seems, it's a great environment, with awesome people, and the only place where exploding a volcano, or launching a rocket is completely acceptable during your work day!

    Cons

    The job is flexible, and fun! There are definitely opportunities to advance, and you really have the ability to control your paycheck based on how much you work.

    Advice to Management

    I really don't have any cons. Everyone has different personalities and will enjoy different aspects of working at Mad Science.


  8. "good place to work if you are a college student"

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

    Pros

    Flexible and tips are nice when you do birthday parties

    Cons

    alot of driving and some of the equipment doesnt work

    Advice to Management

    be more organized


  9. "Instructor"

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

    Pros

    You get to work with bright young minds and this is a rewarding experience.

    Cons

    Training could be more intense.


  10. "Fine Student Job"

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    Former Employee - After School Instructor in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - After School Instructor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mad Science part-time

    Pros

    If you like teaching children, this is a great job for you, especially for full time teachers needing easy extra cash during the summer!

    Cons

    Lots of driving, need to get hours to make money, equipment was always broken (!!!)

    Advice to Management

    Spend some money to fix equipment. That is not a place to skimp on funds when it's what your revenue is based upon.


  11. "very flexible and great for a summer job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA

    Pros

    pay was awesome, getting to teach children was very rewarding, paid for gas, flexible hours, creative ways of teaching, office staff was helpful when they could be

    Cons

    didn't check to make sure everything for the curriculum was in the kits before sending them out, communication lacked between the office staff and teachers, prep each night before teaching took a long time



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