STAR Education Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
16 Reviews
2.6
16 Reviews
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    Great employees but needs better organization

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    Former Employee - After School Teacher  in  Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - After School Teacher in Culver City, CA

    I worked at STAR Education part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Teaching the classes is by far the best part of the job. The lessons and classes are always fun and enriching. All supplies are provided. Fellow teachers are amazing. Ability to teach the class as you choose.

    Cons

    Disorganized at times, things go missing, a lack of accountability generally.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The kids are what make you stick around... Despite working few hours for little pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STAR Education

    Pros

    Being given the opportunity to teach standards based material that is focused on fun. Classroom instruction is run formally, but you also get the chance to play and enjoy lots of much needed recreation with the kids. This job provides great experience if you are working towards becoming a certified teacher. The satisfaction you get from this job will come solely from the relationships you build with the children and families.

    Cons

    This is not a job to keep long term. No possibility of a raise or increased hours. You are expected to write curriculum that often requires time outside of the work day; they say that you need to do curriculum on site but then don't provide the time to do it. Sites are often understaffed, causing stress and strain on the available staff. They hire mostly high school graduates / college students and it shows. Much of the staff lack common sense and/or simply don't care enough about the job, leaving most the work to those who do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees that are responsible and trustworthy with raises or bring back the head teacher position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great mission, not so great upper management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STAR Education full-time

    Pros

    The company spans most of southern California, so it makes a huge impact. The programs are well thought out, and the children are the main priority. Unique and passionate instructors and lessons, and its clear that everyone here is good at, and cares about their job.

    Cons

    Employees are under-compensated, and under-stimulated, and often stressed out. Upper-management seems paranoid.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    good oppurtunity to get teaching/ child care experience but thats about it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STAR Education

    Pros

    brings good experience working with children

    Cons

    poor work schedule and not enough resources given

    Recommends

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