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iD Tech Camps Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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Pros
  • A lot of fun if you like working with kids (in 17 reviews)

  • The macalester college campus is gorgeous and we get to do a lot of fun activities (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours spent with kids all day (in 63 reviews)

  • Likely long work hours due to managing your campers, especially if they're younger (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Instructor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iD Tech Camps full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff is passionate and makes it their goal to make the week fun for the campers.

    Cons

    The work hours are long.

    Advice to Management

    Help out with transportation fees.


  2. "Great learning experience, not enough pay for the amount of work provided."

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    Former Employee - Instructor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Instructor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iD Tech Camps full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Learned a lot from a great team as well as the students.
    - Free lunch for staff members.
    - Help was easily accessible from upper management if needed.
    - Staff bonded immediately.

    Cons

    - Have to arrive early and leave late, (7am - 7pm). Some weeks would be 60 hour work weeks, which is too many hours for the starting pay of an instructor in my opinion.
    - Some kids are jerks (it's a Summer camp, so expect this).

    Advice to Management

    Raise the starting pay for instructors to warrant the extended hours.


  3. "Teaching kids rewarding, organization was amiss at times"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Stanford, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at iD Tech Camps full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Teaching Kids was fun and rewarding

    Cons

    -Low pay comparatively
    -Very tight management

    Advice to Management

    Protect employees better and lower amount of mandatory rap


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  5. "Fun environment, long hours"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iD Tech Camps part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom in teaching curriculum & creating games for the campers, fun environment and co-workers, chill management

    Cons

    Hours are pretty long, can't take single days off (must take whole weeks), pay can't compete with a full-fledged coding internship

    Advice to Management

    Offer the ability to take single-days off, we can provide notes to an AD to pick up our lessons and guide the students


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    "Great Summer"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Instructor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iD Tech Camps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -You get to play and teach with the smartest kids around.
    -You get to work with others who share your interests (usually)
    -You get to learn about coding yourself.

    Cons

    -Surprisingly stressful
    -Time consuming if you haven't planned accordingly.

    Advice to Management

    A better female to male staff ratio would probably result in a more balanced camp experience for everyone.


  7. "Summer Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in UCLA, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in UCLA, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iD Tech Camps full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture and coworkers, management was very easy to work with, for the most part it was a fun job

    Cons

    Extremely long work days (especially if overnight), teaching for maybe 5 hours a day and the rest is essentially babysitting

    Advice to Management

    Give more breaks or offer more pay


  8. "Fun experience that will impact a lot of young minds"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Instructor in Evanston, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You get to see a direct impact you have on the campers when you see them able to make connections to other applications. The team I was on was very flexible and willing to help each other. You get to spend time with kids teaching them things you like as well as the things they're interested in.

    Cons

    Couple hours a week spent outside of camp creating lesson plans and writing diplomas. Must be able to think fast and creatively depending on the campers. Some may work/learn very quickly in that case you should be able to give them extra challenges. Similarly, some campers learn slower than others, in which case you should be able to explain a concept a different way or have a peer help explain. Not necessarily a con, but it is an extra challenge for the instructors.

    Advice to Management

    Having training at Lake Forest college for the larger area was really neat; I learned a lot about values, culture, and things that instructors should reinforce/expect from campers. I would have liked to spend more time than we did getting to know my on-site team better during the training.


  9. "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Camp Instructor in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Camp Instructor in Lowell, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iD Tech Camps full-time

    Pros

    If you enjoy being a camp counselor, then iD Tech is one of the best jobs you can get.
    The job is easy, everything the company does is geared toward making your job as an instructor easier.
    CEO is really nice and genuinely cares about getting the best people for the job.
    If you do your job well, you are recognized for it

    Cons

    Long hours, but you don't count them.
    Never received employee incentives like giftcards


  10. "Summer A/D"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iD Tech Camps full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy going atmosphere. Fun to get to know the kids as well as staff. Supportive management.

    Cons

    For someone who hasn't done this job before, its easy to get overwhelmed and lose your work/life balance and waste your summer focusing solely on iD Tech.


  11. "Very Supportive"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Pomona, CA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Pomona, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    While you're given a lot of freedom as to exactly how you teach your classes, the company provides many awesome tools and resources to help you teach the students. The way the camps are structured also means that instructors don't have to deal with the worst of campers' parents (they select directors who are good at handling those kind of things). The company as a whole is good about communicating full career positions, as well.

    Cons

    The pay isn't that high, especially if you're working at an overnight camp. The program itself can be pricey for the students' families, so you will get slightly spoiled kids from time to time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the positive environments up, it works great for the kids and when the instructors join in on the fun it makes everything more enjoyable.


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