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Playworks Overview

Oakland, CA (US)
501 to 1000 employees
1996
Non-profit Organisation
Education Training Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
AmeriCorps, Teach for America, Reading Partners
At Playworks we believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. We are changing school climate by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day. We create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build ... Read more

Mission: Playworks’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play.​ Today, Playworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform ... Read more

Playworks Reviews

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Playworks CEO and Founder Jill Vialet
Jill Vialet
54 Ratings
  • Helpful (78)

    "Amazing opportunity to help kids grow."

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    Current Employee - Site Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Site Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ (US)
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Playworks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pros to this job are:
    Fun environment
    Great mission
    Good benefits
    You are valued
    Even the people at the top care about you

    Cons

    The job is physically demanding, I'm not in incredible shape, but I can keep up. You have a lot to balance also, but if you're organized you should be fine.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

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Playworks Photos

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Playworks Interviews

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Playworks.

    Interview

    Average; 2-3 in office interview stages. Process was good overall. Was able to get a sense of the work culture and environment. Questions were straight to the point and rather simple based on experience.

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Playworks Awards & Accolades

  • 2016 Great Nonprofit, Great Nonprofits, 2016
  • 2015 Great Nonprofits, Great Nonprofits, 2015
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