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Fantastic Group of Professionals
Instructor (Current Employee) –  Denver, COMay 20, 2019
The Mad Science of Colorado team is really a wonderful group. They are passionate about collaborating and helping you feel not just prepared, but confident, to walk into a classroom and excel with the content at hand. The office culture is the most positive that I have experienced as they sincerely care about you as a person and want you to succeed with the curriculum.
Pros
collaboration, flexible hours, positive culture, thoughtful management
Cons
not a full time position
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Low hours, great pay, perfect for students
Traveling Representative (Former Employee) –  Tempe, AZFebruary 7, 2019
You go through training to teach and entertain children with science. You work fast and make sure all the kids are enjoying the educational experience. For some people it is more of a performance. It is a fun job and great for those looking to make a little more money.
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Mad Scientist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 5, 2019
You basically travel to different schools on different days and teach the students about different types of sciences, like anatomy, chemistry, geology, etc
Pros
you make your own hours
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Great part-time gig, not meant for long term.
Lead instructor/ entertainer (Former Employee) –  Manhattan, NYJanuary 17, 2019
Great schedual, rude management, a lot of sexism, a lot of elitism, great party/ entertainment aspect when it came to doing classes. Fun times with the children.
Pros
scheduals
Cons
rude management and favoritism
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4.0
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Great coworkers
Head Instructor (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 14, 2019
The environment was very laid back and relaxing! It takes a lot of time and patience to work with children in such a setting but I would recommend this experience for anyone looking to work with children.
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Good part time
Lab Assistant for Open Houses (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILDecember 30, 2018
This is a good company to work for if you've got extra time on your hands. Their biggest opportunity is teaching groups of younger grades within the CPS system, although you can also run a class and earn a little more or work the open houses and street fairs if you don't like working for kids.
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Explaining why Mad Science part-time is unfulfilling
Teaching Instructor (Former Employee) –  Fair Lawn, NJDecember 24, 2018
Mad Science is an effective enrichment program which teaches children the fundamentals of science. The material used to teach those principles provides a fun and hands-on approach to introduce children to the scientific method and the very laws of nature. However, this job does not provide instructors with too many hours, up to 7 per week. One hour's work a day does not accumulate the capital I require to be a self sustaining adult in the United States. The long commutes which burn more gas than the pay can recompensate for some instructors are not worth the hassle.
Pros
Teaching experience, enrichment of children's education
Cons
Long commutes, poor instructor/location planning
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Good part-timer if you like kids
Afterschool Instructor (Current Employee) –  Twin Cities, MNSeptember 13, 2018
I enjoy this job a lot! This is an opportune job for someone who likes to work with young children and has some kind of teaching experience. Patience with misbehavior also a plus!
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Great Place for Students
After School Instructor (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 20, 2018
Mad Science is a wonderful place to work if you're also going to school. Most of their hours are weekends or between 1 pm and 6 pm on weekdays. They are very good about working around schedules and emergencies. They provide all kinds of compensation and reimbursements for time spent training and driving. There are many opportunities for bonuses. You make your own schedule and work as much or as little as you wish, depending on class availability.
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great flexable after school teaching programm
After School Teacher (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXAugust 17, 2018
My duties are teaching an after school program about science experiments, with children k-5,
I also organize, conduct, and interact with children doing birthday celebrations and special events.
Pros
working with kids
Cons
not enough hours
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Summer program
Assistant Instructor (Former Employee) –  South Portland, MEJuly 18, 2018
I worked during the summer program. The children were great and the curriculum provided by Mad Science had clear information and fun activities that went with each topic.
Pros
Great co-workers
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Fun job with a fun community
Mad Scientist (Former Employee) –  Pennington, NJJuly 6, 2018
It was definitely fun working here. Difficulty of the job depends heavily on each group of kids, which can be a blessing or a nightmare. Aside from that, it's pretty cool to have a box of science stuff to play with to practice each presentation at home! Also, the people that work there are all pretty fun. You won't last if you aren't fun yourself!
Pros
Flexible Schedule
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Fun Environment/ Not alot of hours
Instructor (Current Employee) –  Pennington, NJJune 21, 2018
The people here are great, but it was difficult to get the amount of events that I was expecting per week but this is mostly because it all depends on when the customers schedule their events for, and your availability. Management is always flexible with availability around school and other life events, just be sure to maintain good communication.
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The Most Fun
Mad Scientist (Former Employee) –  Farmington Hills, MIMay 29, 2018
The staff is amazing and they really take care of you. They are upfront and you l a great deal. I highly recommend working here. Great part time job.
Pros
You learn alot
Cons
Its only a few hours a day
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Great people but difficult schedule for students
Instructor (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXMay 29, 2018
Great if you are interested in working with children and are able to work alone. You must have a car in order to get to the schools. You also must be able to work between 2 and 5pm Monday-Thursday so it can be difficult for students. The people and management are great. Everyone is no nice and accommodating for your schedule.
Pros
co-workers and management
Cons
time
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Fun Work Environment
Instructor (Former Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLMay 27, 2018
Working at Mad Science was very rewarding. I was able to work with children teaching basic science in a fun "edutainment" environment. If you are in college fulltime this is an excellent part time job.
Pros
Fun
Cons
Low pay
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2.0
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Mad Science North East NJ: Great Programs but constantly confusing and somewhat hostile enviornment
Instructor (Former Employee) –  Fair Lawn, NJMay 19, 2018
Mad Science of Northeast NJ provides the stock programs that Mad Science Corporate offers to its franchise offices. This means that the After-School, Events and Birthday party programs are creative, fun and exciting. Where MSNEJ falls flat is in the scheduling, customer service, communication and employee training department. All of these areas suffer and the result is a staff that sends out confusing objectives, non-nonsensical temporary changes that revert back to the same policies and a complete disconnect between instructor and manager.
If you can withstand the chaotic nature of MSNEJ the reward is attachment to students and satisfaction of teaching something new and fun.
Pros
Great way to get a little demo of what teaching is
Cons
Management is chaotic and workload can feel more than what they pay you for
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Fun idea, poorly executed
General Manager (Current Employee) –  Carrollton, TXApril 10, 2018
This job is not the worst job I have had. That being said, the management sucks to say the least. The manager would frequently come in after noon and expect everyone to stay until 7 or 8pm at night, even though everyone else would get there at 8am. The coordination involved in taking a day off is nearly impossible. The stress of the position and level of coordination required to ensure all programs are staffed is not worth the pay in my opinion. If the job was less stressful, the pay would be adequate for the expectations. However, there is absolutely no job advancement. There is a sales bonus at the end of the year, but that is about the only way to ever get more money. You will not get a raise here under any circumstance. Hiring and scheduling college students to teach the programs is nearly impossible due to the ridiculously high turnover rate. The management did not train anyone well and is often condescending to employees. If you feel like stressing daily, coordinating with school districts, and trying to manage 19 year olds with zero work ethic, then this is the job for you. If not, save yourself the stress and find other employment.
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Mad science
Science Educator (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DEApril 9, 2018
The company was not always reliable. Frequently, you were unsure of the location of the school, but the management was always respectful and helpful. It was enjoyable watching the kids dive into an interesting science curriculum after school hours, when they could have fun.
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Great introduction to teaching
Classroom Instructor (Former Employee) –  Goshen, NYMarch 19, 2018
Whether you are looking forward to teaching or building experience with working with children this is the Job for you. You learn to teach from lesson plans that are given weekly while learning to deal with multiple learning styles.
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