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Reading Partners Reviews

Updated December 19, 2017
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  • It is a small staff which made gossip and rumors rampant through the bigger group of AmeriCorps Members (in 18 reviews)

  • Low pay as an AmeriCorps member (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great working env"

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

    I worked at Reading Partners part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive supervisors, fun working with kids, positive woking environment

    Cons

    Sometimes inconsistent schedule if kids don't show up


  2. "Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was nice to help the students.

    Cons

    Certain students may be more difficult to work with.

  3. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reading Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can get good and varied experience.

    Cons

    Bad management. Use AmeriCorps to do most of the work.


  4. "Reading Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Reading Tutor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Reading Tutor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reading Partners part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Helping kids, seeing smiles on their faces.

    Cons

    volunteer work/ work study. Do not be in it for the money.


  5. "Wish they paid more"

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

    I worked at Reading Partners full-time

    Pros

    Loved the mission and vision of the company

    Cons

    Low pay, little flexibility, few benefits


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place, working to improve"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reading Partners full-time

    Pros

    I had a great program manager who advocated for her Site Coordinators and the centers that she supervised. There were opportunities for AmeriCorps members to provide constructive feedback through committees and surveys. The professional developments were tailored to the needs of the members. I met a lot of wonderful like minded people who came from a variety of working backgrounds.

    Cons

    The communication was not as strong amidst people who worked there. It is a small staff which made gossip and rumors rampant through the bigger group of AmeriCorps Members. The work was often tiring and was hard to complete at times.

    Advice to Management

    Implement the feedback that is provided because it can help shape the trajectory of the program and those who work for it.


  7. "Great Place To Be"

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

    I worked at Reading Partners part-time

    Pros

    Great learning experience for those who want to make a difference.

    Cons

    Sometimes challenging when a student has multiple tutors.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Tulsa spiraling out of control"

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

    I worked at Reading Partners full-time

    Pros

    The work in the schools is so valuable. The one-to-one model is proven to be successful. Having worked in the non-profit sector before coming to Reading Partners, I found you will gain more understanding of the community and make more connections here than in others. You will experience working with young students and build your arsenal of literacy strategies should you further your career in education. Reading Partners' mission and core values are worthwhile causes.

    Cons

    This is strictly speaking about Tulsa.

    The Executive Director has made numerous questionable decisions throughout the 2016-2017 school year that have drastically hindered the once thriving organization. She has even been caught in complete lies to not only her employees but also regional stakeholders. It is downright embarrassing for any company's reputation!

    Policies within the region are not well enforced. Drastic leadership changes are taking place at the national level, leaving regions unsupported and poorly regulated.

    New managers are inexperienced and vastly undertrained. What was once growing to be a successful non-profit is now flunking.

    Advice to Management

    Middle-level management- seek out the developmental opportunities you need now in order to gain the confidence you require to be successful in your position.

    Upper-level management: spend time working with the volunteers and AmeriCorps members in the schools in order to grow your understanding of the fundamental program offered.


  9. "site coordinator reading partners NYC"

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

    I have been working at Reading Partners full-time

    Pros

    great staff and support. amazing work environment

    Cons

    A lot to memorize and get done to do the job well

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  10. "Good for new graduates with little experience"

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

    I worked at Reading Partners full-time

    Pros

    - met great people who I worked with
    - great experience if you want to break into education without the education degree
    - money towards your own education

    Cons

    Long hours
    Low pay as an AmeriCorps member

    Advice to Management

    Work on making AmeriCorps members feel like they are worthwhile to your organization.
    Lose the divide between staff and ACMs!


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