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Dream Careers Reviews

Updated 25 Sep 2018

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4.0
77%
Recommend to a Friend
71%
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Dream Careers CEO Eric Normington (no image)
Eric Normington
11 Ratings
  1. "Not the best, but also not horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Dream Careers part-time

    Pros

    Looks great on a resume, Travel, The people

    Cons

    Sometimes comes off childish to the workers, very summer camp like

    Dream Careers2018-09-25
  2. "University relations."

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    Former Employee - University Relations in Los Angeles, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dream Careers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice making good connections with wonderful companies and universities. Fantastic working with the students and making a huge difference in these students lives. Extremely satisfying and worth every second of the work that leads up to the students arriving to program. Had a blast traveling to numerous universities across the country.

    Cons

    Somehow there's also turned into a sales role which they have employees for. No room for growth. Lots of closed meetings, gossip,and office politics. Lots of unanswered emails and late payments for stipends and misleading job summarys and false advertising for old internships on the website which in turn gives the students unrealistic expectations. In the summers you were are working almost 24 hours a day and not... getting paid overtime, challenging being expected to live in the dorms as a grown adult with your own life being but on hold and still having to pay your rent. Challenging if you have children. A small group of the older employees do not like new blood with new ideas. Very hostile. Admire what the companies stands for but poor company morale.

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    Advice to Management

    Remember why you started this company and the original ideas. Start listening to the market and what it holds and listen to every employee. Not just the favorites. Get back to basics and add in new growth

    Dream Careers2017-10-18
  3. "Marketing and Events Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dream Careers part-time

    Pros

    you get a free summer in a destination city and get to meet a lot of fun, interesting people

    Cons

    only get paid $100 a week, which isn't realistic in the cities its located

    Advice to Management

    better communication with employees

    Dream Careers2017-08-17
  4. Helpful (1)

    "I had a wonderful experience with them!"

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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dream Careers

    Pros

    It was awesome! The people that work there are very passionate about what they do!

    Cons

    There isn't much of a con. Just a lot of work with out a huge reward but it's a great company!

    Dream Careers2016-12-26
  5. "Great family Atmosphere"

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    Current Intern - Educator Relations Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dream Careers for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Family vibe, close knit, remote working available, team oriented, fun. Great events and coworkers. Good office. Enjoy travel benefits.

    Cons

    No cons all good! Non applicable to this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up remote employment it is important to many mature women who are seeking how to work for a good employer

    Dream Careers2016-12-04
  6. "Resident Director"

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    Former Intern - Program Staff 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dream Careers for less than a year

    Pros

    -Small company, so everyone is treated like family -Very clear direction -They genuinely care about their interns and whether or not they are growing, both personally and professionally speaking

    Cons

    During program execution, can be communicating with staff in different time zones - hard to keep straight

    Advice to Management

    Continue all the training and employee relations tactics - it's working great to create a very friendly atmosphere

    Dream Careers2016-09-19
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of Leadership and Communication"

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    University Relations Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dream Careers for less than a year

    Pros

    work from home, create your own hours, worked with great people. Benefits were good and ability to travel.

    Cons

    no leadership and communication was very difficult. Budget cuts and wasn't able to do my job well due to that. Recruiting job turned into a sales job spending less time on campuses and more time on the phone and selling internships programs. Calmed to be supportive but rarely received that.

    Advice to Management

    Give clear communication on expectations and respond to questions, concerns and approvals with more of a sense of urgency. If you expect for people to hit their goals, give the right support.

    Dream Careers2016-08-28
  8. "Brand Ambassador"

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    • Senior Management
     in Union City, GA

    I worked at Dream Careers for less than a year

    Pros

    It is a great work atmosphere.

    Cons

    My pay was based solely on commission.

    Dream Careers2016-07-01
  9. "A Great Launch to a Career"

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    Internship Coordinator in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dream Careers for more than a year

    Pros

    Great employees throughout; from starting positions up to management and the CEO. Each individual is here because of the passion and drive they have for helping college students, and it certainly shows in the day-to-day efforts. This is a great opportunity to get in the front door and kickstart your career. It's a good environment in with a 'Silicon Valley'-esque work culture that makes you appreciate the perks... and amenities that most corporate environments don't have (a lot of vacation time, management is empowering to all employees, etc.) A great role to get in to as a young professional, straight out of college.

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    Cons

    Not much room for growth. The company would need to hit a soft-reset and restructure the ladder if you would hope to move up in to a management position or otherwise.

    Dream Careers2016-06-10
  10. "Good Experience for College Students"

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    Campus Brand Ambassador 
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dream Careers

    Pros

    Work on your own schedule Full support from staff members Able to push yourself to succeed

    Cons

    Takes a while to get compensation check

    Dream Careers2016-03-20
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