Look elsewhere for similar opportunities where you'll be treated like a human being and treated fairly
Program Guide (Current Employee) – Hilo, HI – July 18, 2014
Be cautious before accepting this job. Although they preach about teamwork and growth, but you are ultimately disposable regardless of your work ethic and experience. I've witnessed fellow co-workers breakdown into tears while on the job, either in front of upper management or students. It does not matter how many things you do right while on the job, only the negative will be noticed and brought up to the forefront as "constructive feedback." But it's just a bunch of beating around the bush so they can avoid telling each other how they really feel.
It's actually easier to talk and listen to the students with all of their problems combined, then it is deal with upper management. They will tell you how to do one thing or another but aren't in the field themselves to witness your performance and help you grow. It's very counterproductive and unprofessional.
This job WILL change you, and you may not like what you find on the other side, regardless of the lure of Hawaii.
Don't be fooled by the various niceties thrown your way in the beginning, you could be doing your job perfectly and go above and beyond the call of duty but at the drop of a hat, all of that will be ignored and forgotten once they don't need you anymore. Remember: if you're looking for job security, this isn't the place!! They can ask you to leave at anytime without just cause and you agree to it once you accept the job.
Not worth it, look elsewhere, and don't send your kids here either as a staff or a student!!
Experience, basic learning opportunities, fun working with the students.
Upper Management, poor pay, rains every single day, cockroaches in the kitchen and bathrooms, you are disposable at any time without warning or cause.