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Think Together Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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  • 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 37 reviews)

  • Depending on what site you get placed at the site coordinator can be a con (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Program leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Leader in Hesperia, CA
    Former Employee - Program Leader in Hesperia, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Think Together part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to work your way up and good pay. Easy to gain an opportunity. Most candidates applying get hired with little to no experience. Fun, friendly and fast paced work environment.

    Cons

    Can be very competitive, with very limited hours. Sometimes your work schedule varies depending on if you get hired as a sub or a permeant.


  2. "Site Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Think Together full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment after school

    Cons

    Hours of operation are not desireable

  3. "THINK Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Working alongside children to help nurture and inspire.

    Cons

    Unnecessary meetings and unnecessary commutes.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize time with team more effectively when taking team away from their site.


  4. "sub program leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Think Together part-time

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    new children every time i worked


  5. "A great starter job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Think Together part-time

    Pros

    This program helps at-risk youth by helping them see their potential.

    Cons

    Pay is not the best


  6. "Program Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rialto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rialto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Think Together part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Definitely a place to work at if you love kids. TT Office is very helpful once inside, I got placed that same day. My SC is awesome! Accepts mistakes, lets us grow, lets us handle our own business. The hours are good. My school is good. My coworkers are awesome, we are all college students, loving the experience of working with children. No issues with office or the teachers, everyone respects OUR company. Parents have not been rude to me but have communicated effectively. Students, I enjoy my class even if they are deemed the "worst" by all the other PLs (LOL).
    Tip of advice; have PASSION, PATIENCE and a POSITIVE ATTITUDE or you WON'T make it far...

    Cons

    We deserve the $15 an hour, to be honest.

    Advice to Management

    Let us do our own thing. Be timely on certain tasks. And don't not answer our requests. All requests are important.


  7. "Interventionist/ Program Leader"

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

    Pros

    Some benefits of working with THINK Together are forming close bonds with not only your students, but coworkers. THINK provides a welcoming and inclusive environment centered on collaboration. It also creates opportunities to really work in a classroom environment.

    Cons

    Things could be a bit disorganized at times and no one ever really stays for long term because of the pay, but it's a job where you truly feel like you are making a difference.

  8. "Work at your own discretion"

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

    I worked at Think Together part-time

    Pros

    • Staff is friendly
    • Working with students can be enjoyable
    • Flexible schedule

    Cons

    • Lack of training
    • Understaffed
    • Lesson plans not tailored to student interests, very cookie cutter
    • Underpaid
    • Lack of help from school administration hinders communication and cooperation
    • Lack of freedom to teach a certain way
    • Too much focus on student attendance and not enough on quality of teaching
    • Most of the job is on your own to figure out, not enough help from staff

    Advice to Management

    • Devote a lot of time to training new hires (more than 3 days at least)
    • Have them shadow several different workers to give them ideas on how to lead
    • Provide lesson plans on student's interests to keep them engaged
    • More experienced workers should handle classes that are more challenging to handle
    • Disciplining students must be a factor in eliminating misbehavior and increasing classroom focus


  9. "sub program lead"

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

    I have been working at Think Together part-time

    Pros

    pretty easy job when working with middle school.

    Cons

    glorified baby sitting job


  10. Helpful (1)

    "An okay job"

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    Current Employee - Program Leader in Baldwin Park, CA
    Current Employee - Program Leader in Baldwin Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -Employees are super nice because they compromise with you and help you whenever you need assistance
    -There are some kids who follow rules and your expectations
    -During supper time is probably the only breather you can get
    -Site coordinators are friendly and they give great advice
    -Works with your schedule if you are going to school at the same time (College students)
    -Pay is average; decent for college students
    -For experience; great on resume

    Cons

    -VERY loud kids; even though you set expectations and rules there are those few kids who don't follow them no matter what you do. You would have to use a very high speaking voice and at times you could wake up the following day with a scratchy voice
    -Site supervisors visited to check up on the program leaders on the second day of Think Together when kids haven't learned all the rules, so YOU end up looking like the "bad" worker, the supervisors aren't understanding that it is just the first week and that the kids are barely learning YOUR routine
    -To be honest this job is not worth all the stress

    Advice to Management

    Supervisors should visit in a MONTH, not the first week.


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