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THINK Together Reviews

Updated August 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Your working with kids of almost all ages (in 27 reviews)

  • If you enjoy working with children in a school setting, this might be what you are looking for (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard when there is such a high turnover rate and Program leaders are expected to have more students because of (I'm assuming) a lack of substitutes (in 36 reviews)

  • Depending on what site you get placed at the site coordinator can be a con (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Great job"

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

    I have been working at THINK Together part-time

    Pros

    It's a fun job if you love working with kids. Pays well too

    Cons

    Theres not too much training

    Advice to Management

    More training


  2. "Not many hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at THINK Together part-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, good entry level experience, above minimum pay

    Cons

    Lack of available hours (OK if your a college student otherwise not good)

  3. "program leader"

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    Current Employee - Program Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Program Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at THINK Together part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    i love working with children

    Cons

    there are no cons because this job suits me

    Advice to Management

    awesome keep up the good work


  4. "Program Leader"

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

    I worked at THINK Together part-time

    Pros

    Easy going job working with many fun aspects such as working with children, having activities and events for them, leading your own class. Steady schedule makes it easy to take college courses around it.

    Cons

    Very few hours = very little pay. Unless you just need extra spending money.


  5. "Working"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at THINK Together part-time

    Pros

    Fun times and great memories

    Cons

    Dealing with a lot of impatient people


  6. "Staff are underpaid and disposable"

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    Former Employee - Site Manager in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Site Manager in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at THINK Together full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with the kids is always fun.

    Cons

    Staff are underpaid and disposable - anything that goes wrong will be blamed on you, whether it's by the school staff or your own management. Horrible office politics. They make their money by milking the government (they get paid per student per day based on attendance) so your job is just to get the kids to the program, no matter what it takes. I was even told to forge attendance sheets to get numbers up (this is illegal and I did not do it. I faced retaliation because of it.) You get the picture.

    Advice to Management

    Where do I start?


  7. "If the classroom is where you want to be..."

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    Former Employee - Middle School Program Leader
    Former Employee - Middle School Program Leader

    I worked at THINK Together part-time

    Pros

    - Opportunity to get in-class experience with students
    - Establish and build relationships/trust with class
    - Golden moments when struggling students improve behavior/help out in class

    Cons

    - Not enough time given for daily lesson preparation
    - Students get easily bored with lessons (which are given to Program Leaders in advance), so it's difficult to keep them engaged
    - Lack of training (in my experience, I was never placed under another Program Leader to shadow them. This made things more difficult because I do not have a background in education)

  8. "Decent place"

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

    I worked at THINK Together part-time

    Pros

    Good place to work and learn and teach with kids

    Cons

    can be over whelming with just sheer numbers of students

    Advice to Management

    Have it a requirement that allows kids to "have fun" no matter what they do. Learning should be fun


  9. "For we wmployee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Coworkers are fun

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility and raises

    Advice to Management

    None it was pretty good


  10. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good cause, real impact

    Cons

    Slow and menial at times


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