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Play-Well TEKnologies Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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Pros
  • You get to work with kids and play with LEGO for money (in 10 reviews)

  • Also, as a college student it was important for me to be able to work part-time and on my schedule and Play-Well worked with me perfectly (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • I wish it was full-time year round (in 9 reviews)

  • Only full time (seasonal job) in the summer then it is part time during the school year (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "All's good"

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

    I worked at Play-Well TEKnologies part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay for student
    Flexible hours during school year
    Full time position during fall
    Pays for drive reimbursement

    Cons

    Kids...
    Drives can be far away

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

    Play-Well TEKnologies Response

    Nov 6, 2017 – Vice President, Human Resources

    Thank you for sharing your review of working with Play-Well! We wish you the best in your next endeavor. We are hiring part-time Instructors in many parts of the country right now so be sure to refer... More


  2. "Work is easy/Pay is mediocre"

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

    I worked at Play-Well TEKnologies full-time

    Pros

    Easy and fun to work with kids

    Cons

    Told my manager where I would not travel but they sent me there anyways

  3. "Instructor"

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

    I have been working at Play-Well TEKnologies full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, pays well, fun, paid training and driving hours

    Cons

    long and extensive training, school hours so you had to work around that

    Play-Well TEKnologies Response

    Jan 8, 2018 – Vice President, Human Resources

    Thanks so much for sharing your input as an Instructor with us. Over the past year, we have worked extensively to standardize our curriculum and training, both content and process. We have been... More


  4. "Camp Counselor/Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor Assistant in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor Assistant in Nashua, NH

    I worked at Play-Well TEKnologies part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I liked Play-Well because it was fun to work with kids. The projects were easy to assemble and therefore it was easy to help the kids build if they were stuck. Most of the counselors I worked with were very nice. It was a good summer job for a teenager.

    Cons

    As an assistant, sometimes you would get treated as less than the counselors by students, parents, or sometimes even the counselor. Often times while at work I felt I was doing equal, if not more work then the counselor, and getting paid much less.

    Play-Well TEKnologies Response

    Dec 29, 2017 – Vice President, Human Resources

    Thanks for sharing your perspective as a seasonal summer camp assistant with us! We realize that our summer assistants' level of responsibility and schedules can sometimes vary greatly depending upon... More


  5. "Cool Company, crud hours"

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    Current Employee - Lead Instructor
    Current Employee - Lead Instructor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Play-Well TEKnologies part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very cool company - you get to build with LEGOs and teach kids, both things that I think are pretty cool.
    OK hourly pay.

    Cons

    Not guaranteed many hours/classes during the school year.

    Play-Well TEKnologies Response

    Nov 20, 2017 – Vice President, Human Resources

    Thank you for providing your input on working with Play-Well as an Instructor. We recognize that depending upon the area of the country you work and scope of our programs there, unfortunately there... More


  6. "Instruct and guide students through multiple projects using Legos"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Play-Well TEKnologies part-time

    Pros

    Being able to teach students engineering through Legos is very rewarding.

    Cons

    There are not enough time given to teach all the cool projects.

    Play-Well TEKnologies Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – Vice President, Human Resources

    Thanks for sharing your input! We love the fact that it's not just the kids who have a rewarding, fun time in our camps and classes - the instructors have a blast too. You make a great point about so... More


  7. "Pretty cool job"

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

    I worked at Play-Well TEKnologies part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours when in school and good pay for a part time position. It was really fun to work with the students and I enjoyed the amount of freedom there was to create.

    Cons

    Sometimes camps or classes would get cancelled and if you are depending on this position for the hours that can be a big problem. Also if you arent feeling well enough to teach there felt like a lot of pressure to be available anyway at least during the busy summers.

    Advice to Management

    Have a backup plan for sub coverage if someone cant teach and give as much notice as possible for potential cancelled programs.

    Play-Well TEKnologies Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – Vice President, Human Resources

    Thanks so much for sharing your experience and insight. Depending upon the size of our team in an area and sprawl of our programs, you are absolutely right that sub or sick coverage sometimes is a... More

  8. "Play Well"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Play-Well TEKnologies part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The kids are great and its a unique opportunity

    Cons

    Hours change alot without notice

    Advice to Management

    Be more forward with scheduling

    Play-Well TEKnologies Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – Vice President, Human Resources

    Thank you for sharing your input re: the changeability of hours and scheduling challenges working with Play-Well, especially as an Assistant. Since our Assistants primarily work during the summer... More


  9. "Perfect job while attending college."

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Instructor in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Play-Well TEKnologies part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work part time during school semesters then full time over summer. Great pay

    Cons

    I really enjoyed this job, and I didn't have any major downsides.

    Play-Well TEKnologies Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – Vice President, Human Resources

    Thanks for your review of working with Play-Well while you were in college! Our Instructor role does work great for many undergrad and grad students. We also hire quite a few people who are artists... More


  10. "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Instructor in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Play-Well TEKnologies part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, Great for College students wanting an income, while at the same time gaining teaching experience and playing with LEGO.

    Cons

    The amount of time spent driving.

    Advice to Management

    Instructors teaching locations should be close to the instructors home.

    Play-Well TEKnologies Response

    Jul 23, 2017 – Vice President, Human Resources

    Thank you for sharing your review of working as an Instructor with Play-Well! We appreciate your input re: drive distance between where our instructors live and where demand for our classes is. We... More


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