Dream Careers Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2021

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  1. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good

    Apr 18, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Good job, fun people, good experience

    Cons

    Short term, seasonal, not good for long term jobs

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    University relations.

    Oct 18, 2017 - University Relations in Los Angeles, CA
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    Pros

    Nice making good connections with wonderful companies and universities. Fantastic working with the students and making a huge difference in these students lives. Extremely satisfying and worth every second of the work that leads up to the students arriving to program. Had a blast traveling to numerous universities across the country.

    Cons

    Somehow there's also turned into a sales role which they have employees for. No room for growth. Lots of closed meetings, gossip,and office politics. Lots of unanswered emails and late payments for stipends and misleading job summarys and false advertising for old internships on the website which in turn gives the students unrealistic expectations. In the summers you were are working almost 24 hours a day and not getting paid overtime, challenging being expected to live in the dorms as a grown adult with your own life being but on hold and still having to pay your rent. Challenging if you have children. A small group of the older employees do not like new blood with new ideas. Very hostile. Admire what the companies stands for but poor company morale.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    A Great Launch to a Career

    Jun 10, 2016 - Internship Coordinator in San Mateo, CA
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    Pros

    Great employees throughout; from starting positions up to management and the CEO. Each individual is here because of the passion and drive they have for helping college students, and it certainly shows in the day-to-day efforts. This is a great opportunity to get in the front door and kickstart your career. It's a good environment in with a 'Silicon Valley'-esque work culture that makes you appreciate the perks and amenities that most corporate environments don't have (a lot of vacation time, management is empowering to all employees, etc.) A great role to get in to as a young professional, straight out of college.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth. The company would need to hit a soft-reset and restructure the ladder if you would hope to move up in to a management position or otherwise.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Full time employee

    Oct 9, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You're working in a family environment, everyone looks out for each other and everyone has a voice. If you are a someone that loves innovation and likes to take the leads in projects this is a great environment, you are given the freedom to work on other aspects of the company outside of your main job title.

    Cons

    Keeping up with the salary demands that are needed to work and live in the Silicon Valley.

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Founded on Heart

    Dec 18, 2015 -  
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    Pros

    If you want to work with people that have heart, this is the place to be. You're not just working next to a random colleague. You are working with passionate people that care about what they do and the difference they are making on people's lives. These are good people

    Cons

    Through the last few years, Dream Careers has gotten lost a bit. The culture that used to be what it was known for has changed and has unfortunately affected the core product of the programs. It's now more of the bottom line and less about making a difference a people's lives. Don't get me wrong, that's still there. but $$ is put in front of the care of people, clients and employees alike.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Sales

    Jun 21, 2015 - Sales Intern in Oxnard, CA
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    Pros

    I sold internship packages for dream careers and it was a positive experience all around. I managed to sell thirty thousand dollars worth of internships.

    Cons

    The internships Dream Careers provides people with are kind of shady but you can also find some great internship opportunities as well.

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Lack of Leadership and Communication

    Aug 28, 2016 - University Relations Representative in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    work from home, create your own hours, worked with great people. Benefits were good and ability to travel.

    Cons

    no leadership and communication was very difficult. Budget cuts and wasn't able to do my job well due to that. Recruiting job turned into a sales job spending less time on campuses and more time on the phone and selling internships programs. Calmed to be supportive but rarely received that.

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee

    I had a wonderful experience with them!

    Dec 26, 2016 -  
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    Pros

    It was awesome! The people that work there are very passionate about what they do!

    Cons

    There isn't much of a con. Just a lot of work with out a huge reward but it's a great company!

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great people, great work ethic!

    Mar 5, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Extremely supportive and enthusiastic people that love what they are doing. Not only positive, but also very fun work environment.

    Cons

    Only worked for the company part-time, so I do not have enough insights of possible cons. Personally never encountered any.

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Not the best, but also not horrible

    Sep 25, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Looks great on a resume, Travel, The people

    Cons

    Sometimes comes off childish to the workers, very summer camp like

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