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Easy to find jobs & flexible work schedule

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I've been able to find jobs every day that I've wanted to work (full-time weekdays). Pay depends on school but can be pretty good. Work environments at the schools have been great so far. Some jobs are more involved than others depending on the age of the class. There are both long-term and single day/several day assignments. I've met several school employees who used to work for Swing and got their current job that way. Only con is that some schools end earlier than stated or give less hours so you don't get paid like a full workday, but once you know which ones aren't as worth it you could just choose not to work those.
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Underpaid / Work for a district!

Subs make about $15 less per hour working for this company instead of working directly for a school district. Takes at least 48hrs to hear back from anyone at the company if any issues arise at a sight or with pay. I would stay clear! SD Unified pays subs twice a month!
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Do not waste your time if you don't have the COVID vaccine

Swing Education needs to take a lesson in transparency. You have to be vaccinated. They don't respond fast; it takes support 2 days or more to get back to you. I wish they were upfront and honest about the process of becoming a substitute teacher. It's 2023 and their policy around COVID vaccine is outdated and needs to be looked at. I feel as though I have been lied to. I want to use this platform and every review platform to make sure that people who are looking for work know what they are getting into. I started this process with them over a month ago and it is not looking good. I do not recommend this program unless you have time to waste and you have the covid vaccine.


It could have been great, but after getting set up for about a month, I learn about covid vaccine requirement.


you have to have the covid vaccine, and a billion steps to get started
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Okay if you have multiple streams of income and don’t rely on swing solely. Some of the pay rates will rob you while others are livable. Don’t settle for anything less than $30 an hour.
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There's hardly any jobs, and they get taken in two seconds.

I mean this is a typical sub position. It isn't a reflection of the company so much, but you basically feel you are on your own after being accepted. I'm okay with that, but as far as the culture... I mean there isn't one. My complaint for this specific company is that there are very few jobs listed, and in 10 seconds they get taken..I mean literally. I was looking at a job that just popped up, the only one, and before I could finish reading the full summary, it was gone. There are no benefits as far as health insurance or anything. It's an easy and rewarding job if you can find listings. My suggestion is to go through an actual school district.


Not much work
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Based on 137 survey responses
What people like
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Time and location flexibility

Flexibility however sometimes unorganized

I liked the flexibility however sometimes it was unorganized where two subs were hired for the same assignment. Or I select an assignment I am comfortable with yet end up in a totally different assignment (5th grade but ended up having to take on Kinder).
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Official response from Swing Education

October 5, 2023
Thanks for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback that helps us improve. We're sorry to hear that your assignments didn't match up with expectations. We work hard to facilitate a positive experience, and would love to do what we can to help when that doesn't go as expected. If you haven't yet, please reach out to us by emailing We'd be eager to take the chance to hear more about your experience so that we can help your assignment go well for next time.

Fun place

good staff fun atmosphere good work fast paced environment had alot of fun would consider working full time if they had more positions available over summer
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Official response from Swing Education

October 5, 2023
Hi and thank you for reviewing us! We're so glad you've had a great experience with Swing. We're always working on adding more variety of schools to our platform. Every month we add more schools, and therefore we hope to have more next summer. If you have any questions or comments you'd like to share with us, please feel free to reach out by emailing us at We'd love to chat with you!

Online sub teacher app

You can accept positions from around the Bay Area. Some schools are great, others not so much. You'll have very little interaction with SWING. They pay hourly not by the day.
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Official response from Swing Education

September 26, 2023
Hello and thank you for taking time to leave us a review! It sounds like you may not have had an ideal experience with one or some of our partner schools. We encourage all of our substitute teachers to take advantage of our school feedback feature. With this tool you can submit feedback to our team so that we can take action and address any positive or negative interactions with a particular school. If you'd like to reach out to us to discuss your experience more, please feel free to reach out at We're always here for you!

Wasn’t the Best Option for Sub Work

I signed up for Swing excited to get some sub work and put in the time to do the orientation and a Live Scan. Unfortunately, Swing doesn’t have many job sites in my county and I would have to drive 60 minutes to pick up a temp sub job. I wish they were more transparent about this before I put in the time and money to get started, and I recommend that you look into your county and job availability because you may end up in my situation which really isn’t great.


paid orientation


job availability in certain countries, far travel
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Official response from Swing Education

September 12, 2023
Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to review Swing. We're saddened to hear your experience didn't live up to our standards. Requests are posted by schools when in need of teacher coverage, unfortunately it sounds like when you checked your dashboard you didn't see any requests. We expect the volume of requests from schools to increase as we get farther into the school year. If you're comfortable discussing your situation with us, please reach out at and we'd be more than happy to assist you.

Good helpful. Needed, friendly

What is the best part of working at the company?Flexibility , Money. Time schedule What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Nothing reaching on time when you pick up request What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Great motivational understanding What is a typical day like for you at the company?Happy busy and hard working full of love from students.
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Good Pay but No Available Jobs

Upon beginning to work for Swing I thought that things would be different. The pay is decent however, there are never any available jobs. If you are looking to have consistent money coming in, SWING is not the company for you. This is not a situation where I am missing out on openings, its just rare that any are posted.
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I enjoyed working in different schools

1) Working days and time was good2) I learned to deal with different types of students having different personalities3) Good management timing4) Working culture depends on schools but not directly with Swing Edu5) The hardest part of the job is that, sometimes some school offer no schedule which makes confusion at class what to do.6) Talking with students, sharing experiences, etc are the most enjoyable part of the teaching job.


Most of the time online classes and fixed curriculum, weekly payment


No any facilities such as paid vacation leave, healthcare and other facilities
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Pay on time. Limited opportunities at times. No bonus this year.

As the headline states. I assume they have to deal with a lot of competitors. The do not pay the highest - nor do most. They had a bonus last year, but not this year. With the money that they make off subs, that is not very caring - and they didn't say anything - you just find that there is no bonus.
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Flexible and Great Pay!

The sub assignments varied in subject and grade level, so it was great choose which assignment fit best for me. The pay is competitive and pays every Friday!
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I recommend take another job instead working as a substitute teacher.

What is the best part of working at the company?I think this is big a company. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Low rate of salary and school was too far from my home.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Working as a substitute teacher is not profitable to my future then I stopped working at Swing Education. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Depends on which school I go or what grade I take.This substitute teacher jobs are unpredictable one.
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you are your own boss

I love it because you make your own schedule. You select when and I where you want to work. They also provide gift cards at the end of the school year.
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Great Company

Great company and flexibility! I worked all across California by updating my location and seeing what schools are nearby on the app. I always found work.
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Fun Environment

I love working for swing . You get to set your own schedule which is very helpful . The pay is very good especially for it being a substitute position . Most schools I have worked at have been a pleasure to work at . I will continue to work with Swing and I thoroughly enjoy this companies way of operating .
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Good job but bad management

Its very hard to get in contact with managers/ HR as there is no phone number just an email. When they contact you its very condescending. Most times they dont even help. Partner schools are great.
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Working on the SWING platform is user-friendly, supportive team to work with.

What is the best part of working at the company?I get to choose when and what school I want to work at.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?It’s stress free. I enjoy the freedom to choose my assignment.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?The environment is supportive to the substitute teachers.What is a typical day like for you at the company?I check in at the schools early and review and execute the lesson plan
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Flexible, Part Time, Paid Well Enough

Being able to make my own schedule and see how much I was expected to be paid was helpful. Wish there was more training about being in the classroom, but overall a good company to work for.
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Based on 184 reviews

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4.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.3 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.7 out of 5 stars for Management
3.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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