Playworks Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 13 Dec 2020

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Playworks CEO and Founder Jill Vialet
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89 Ratings
Pros
  • "Working in fun, playful, high energy environment, school hours(in 11 reviews)

  • "Playworks has a good work environment(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, no personal time off, a lot of admin work(in 11 reviews)

  • "No room for growth within the company after multiple years in the roll(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Working at Playworks"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - AmeriCorps Coach in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Playworks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere Education Award Good Benefits(medical dental and vision) Build amazing leadership skills Build amazing communication skills Build time management skills

    Cons

    Long hours A lot of side - side projects

  2. "Amazing experience!"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Educator in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Playworks full-time

    Pros

    -direct work with students -SEL experience -autonomous -AmeriCorps benefits

    Cons

    -long hours -low/medium pay -tough commute -lots of outdoor time in the winter (very cold)


  3. "N/A"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Coach in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Playworks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The impact you can make is real.

    Cons

    Long hours, no personal time off, a lot of admin work.

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  4. "The most fun job!"

    5.0
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    Former Contractor - Program Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Playworks for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing People, Amazing culture, fun events, learning new skills.

    Cons

    long hours, out in the sun all day

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    "Americorps Member Coach"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Playworks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work. Wonderful staff and co-workers. Highly recommend Playworks.

    Cons

    Not really much other than extremely long hours.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "PlayWorks Program Coordinator - AmeriCorps"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Playworks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Made an impact on hundreds of kids lives, helped them grow through rapport and play, PlayWorks gives support and training needed

    Cons

    Emotionally draining, lots of long hours, schedule dependent of the need of the school so you could have few or short breaks

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Program Coordinator"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA

    I worked at Playworks full-time

    Pros

    Fun! Room for growth. If you love working with kids, this is a great opportunity. You can make your program your own and you are not stuck in an office all day.

    Cons

    Long hours... If you're an Americorps member you get paid salary and the pay is not the best. Most of the day is spent outside, could be a good or bad thing (on the hot days) for some.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Pay"

    2.0
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    Program Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Playworks for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to build lasting relationships the kids.

    Cons

    Long hours, no personal life, evening trainings on Wednesday and Friday.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Am I serving the kids or are they serving me?"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Program Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Playworks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Extremely rewarding. VIP on campus

    Cons

    long hours if you are americorp

  10. Helpful (4)

    "The high fives from kids make the long hours bearable!"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - AmeriCorps Program Coordinator in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Playworks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Get to play outside all day! -Get to make a difference in the lives of youth (especially low income youth) -Provide an outlet for energy for kids during the school day -Staff meetings are full of games that help you to practice your skills -Teaching experience in a fun environment -Placed in a school and get to develop your own program (with resources/requirements provided) so this is a great job for a recent college grad who is considering the teaching profession -Management is very passionate about the mission and is consistently doing publicity to raise awareness around play for children in schools

    Cons

    -LONG hours and oftentimes working 6 days a week -Amazing support from direct manager, but people above them did not seem to care about most things happening at school sites -FUN environment, but unprofessional boundaries by some members of management with coaches -No clear ladder for people who want to stay with and/or advance at Playworks -For AmeriCorps members, no vacation time (except for school winter and spring breaks), so no ability to take a day off here or there to have a life -Management tricked people into working more hours than they had to for the year (FREE LABOR) by scaring coaches into thinking they would not make their hours to fill the AmeriCorps agreement. Several people had 100+ extra hours at the end of the year (1700 hour requirement) -2 year max on AmeriCorps service, so there is no guarantee you will have a job after those two years (they only hire a few coaches beyond AmeriCorps service... CHEAP LABOR)

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