Playworks Overview

  • www.playworks.org
  • Oakland, CA
  • 501 to 1000 Employees
  • 1996
  • Non-profit Organisation
  • Education Training Service
  • $50 to $100 million (USD)

CompetitorsAmeriCorps, Teach for America, Reading Partners
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At Playworks we believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. We are changing school climate by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day. We create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build ...
Mission: Playworks’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play.​ Today, Playworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children’s social and emotional ...

Playworks Reviews

3.9
82%
Recommend to a Friend
83%
Approve of CEO
Jill Vialet
Jill Vialet
90 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee

"Great place to work"

Apr 22, 2018 - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Ethical company. Excellent team work. Very good place to work with career growth opportunity for performers.

Cons

No real negative in the company
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Diversity & Inclusion at Playworks

3.9
(25 reviews)

Diversity & Inclusion FAQs

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Does there seem to be diversity at Playworks?

...We over promised and under delivered by ultimately postponing and hosting nothing...It also irritated me how committees were formed, then random groups would kick other people off of the committees, all basically operating again with a random, messy and cherry picking approach that was neither productive nor inclusive....Read More

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Playworks Interviews

Experience
Positive83%
Negative7%
Neutral10%
Getting an Interview
Applied online85%
Employee Referral6%
In Person6%
Difficulty
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  1. Site Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Super chill interview process. First there was a phone interview, after the phone interview I had a panel interview via zoom. The panel interview only consisted of two people so it felt comfortable and easygoing.
    Interview

    How would you go about building rapport with staff and students?

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Company Updates

March 19, 2019
Playworks earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency. By adding information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and vision, we are highlighting the difference we help to make in the world. Check out our updated GuideStar hashtag#NonprofitProfile: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMCqu.
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Playworks Education Energized - GuideStar Profile
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January 24, 2019
In this American Management Association AMA Quarterly Journal article, Playworks President Elizabeth Cushing shares how and why you should build a corporate culture with play at the core: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQboL #PlayEveryDay #PowerofPlay #ItPaysToPlay #CorporateCulture
AMA Quarterly Fall 2018
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Playworks Awards & Accolades

  • 2016 Great NonprofitGreat Nonprofits2016
  • 2015 Great NonprofitsGreat Nonprofits2015

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Does Playworks offer sponsored degrees?

...Relatively nice pay for someone like a student....

August 20, 2021

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