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Reading Partners Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • My experience at Reading Partners was positive at first (in 21 reviews)

  • Good network of AmeriCorps members (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Rely too heavily on Americorps members instead of full time employees (in 17 reviews)

  • I wish reading partners had offices in boston, it is truely a great organization and much needed in many cities (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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!

  3. "Okay for Little Experience"

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

    I have been working at Reading Partners full-time

    Pros

    Good network of AmeriCorps members

    Cons

    Divide between ACMs and Staff
    Little support
    HIGH Turnover

    Advice to Management

    Make AmeriCorps members feel supported and appreciated.
    Support them in Post-AmeriCorps life.


  4. "You will work hard"

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    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reading Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive and willing to help you learn and accomadate you
    the team is very friendly

    Cons

    take care of yourself or you will burnout
    pay is nothing


  5. "Fun and Supportive Job"

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    Former Employee - Reading Tutor in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Reading Tutor in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Site coordinators are supportive and informative. Working on site at the school allows for you to establish a bond, not only with your students, but with all students. In general students love coming to reading partners and it is not uncommon for kids to try to place into the program or refer their friends!

    Cons

    None that I can think of, its great

    Advice to Management

    None that I can think of, you are all great


  6. "Change the live's of children as an Americoprs Member"

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    Former Employee - Site Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Site Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Organized, incredible management, autonomy, chance to be creative, professional development training.

    Cons

    1700 hours in 11 months while serving in Americorps and small stipend


  7. "AmeriCorps member"

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

    Pros

    Career development, great opportunity to work with kids and explore nonprofit work

    Cons

    Pay is low, but its AmeriCorps!

  8. "Great opportunity+organization; improve management"

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    Former Employee - Site Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Site Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    --I had more autonomy and responsibility than I could have had at any other position at my age. That said, you have to earn that privilege.
    --You work on a team that cares about their jobs and believes in the work
    --Opportunity to build real relationships with students and tutors
    --Pilot programs are great. Trying a bunch at once is stressful, incoherent, and lacks any type of control, making it impossible to gauge efficacy

    Cons

    --Low pay (but it IS a year of service)
    --Long hours (but it's totally worth it)
    --Poor feedback loops
    --Not enough clarity from management

    Advice to Management

    Think through your programs BEFORE you try to implement them. When you do, be sure everyone is on the same page. Create stronger feedback loops for ACMs. We're on the ground, we have the good ideas, you need to listen. Instead, your great intentions give the illusion of progress.


  9. "Tulsa Americorps Senior Site Coordinator"

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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

    - Knowing your work is changing kids' lives
    -Nice balance of work pace - some face-paced hours with all the tutors and children in the center, balanced with data analysis and other low-stress tasks at the end of the day. Never have to bring work home - when you leave, it's done.
    -Learning the ins and outs of nonprofit work and public education
    -Many opportunities for professional development
    - A nice balance of team work and independent work
    -Meeting a wide range of people in the community, great networking opportunities
    -As an Americorps position, it is tough to live on a stipend, but Reading Partners provides great benefits

    Cons

    - Things are constantly changing, so staying on top of your work and being flexible is a must
    - Your experience is very influenced by the people you directly work with, so some had a more positive experience with their peers and supervisors than others did.
    - While this position is open to all ages, I believe it is more ideal for people recently out of college - for older adults, you may feel like some professional development doesn't apply to you, or on the worst side, even condescended to.

    Advice to Management

    I had a great experience with my manager and my direct peers because we had an atmosphere of mutual respect. We listened to each other. My supervisor was always available when I had (many) questions, but didn't hover when I didn't need her to. Keep fostering that kind of leadership, and keep in mind when hiring Americorps staff whether the new hires will really be up to task, and I think the program will continue to thrive.


  10. "Reading Partners was a joy"

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    Former Employee - Site Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Site Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with great children
    Good team!
    Plenty of resources provided
    Excellent training

    Cons

    Low pay
    Team meetings may require a far drive


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