Education Inc. Interview Questions

Updated Feb 24, 2015
Updated Feb 24, 2015
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    Hospital Teacher Interview

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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Education Inc..

    Interview

    The first step of the interview is a 30 minute phone interview. The interviewer spent a few minutes telling me about Education Inc, and then asked some make or break questions (working with terminally ill students, pay rate of 15/hr as non-negotioable etc). They then asked me a series of broad and specific questions about my last two places of work. As with many phone interviews it was difficult to read how it was going from the interviewer, who mostly answered with "ok," "thanks," "great" and some occasional laughter.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in Ed Inc? Where do you see your career in the next 3 years? What was your most creative lesson?

      For each job: What were your primary responsibilities? What were your biggest successes? Biggest mistakes or failures? What were the most enjoyable and least enjoyable aspects of your jobs? What were your supervisors strengths and weaknesses? What would they say your strengths and weaknesses are? How would they rate you on a scale of 1-10?
       
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    Administrative Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Education Inc. (Plymouth, MA).

    Interview

    Education, Incorporated uses a system called Top Grading. It is an extremely in depth, detailed methodology that "supposedly" weeds out players graded from A ( top players) to C players ( ones that may be terminated). While I see the value in using a standardized format, the process was tedious and repetitive and didn't allow for "out of the box" responses. The interviews themselves lasted between 45 minutes and 6 hours. Very limited feedback was provided to the candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • "Are you a quick and decisive decision maker or a thoughtful and detailed planner?" This is an approximation of the question.   Answer Question
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    Hospital Teacher Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Phone, in person, demo lesson, competency, references. It was a very long and in depth process. Spoke to references of their choice and candidate had to schedule all of them. Demo lesson was a live lesson in one of the alternative classroom settings to see how they are in the classroom.

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    Anonymous Interview Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Education Inc. (Plymouth, MA).

    Interview

    The hiring process is called Topgrading from a book the higher ups read. The theory behind the process is to weed out the weaker applicants. First they schedule a phone interview with you, be prepared to set aside two hours for this because it is incredibly extensive. The interview even includes questions about your high school experience. If you pass this step, you schedule an in person interview that takes another two hours and has a lot of repetitive questions. If you are moved forward you then schedule a demo day; basically you are job shadowing whatever position you applied for without pay. If they like you they will call you soon after your demo to offer you the position.

    I was warned by many professionals in my life that a company that makes you jump through all of these hoops this early in the game will have more hoops during employment and boy were they right. Take this as a warning

    Interview Questions

    • Specific questions about high school and college experience: who influenced you, why did you make the choices you've made, etc. Any aspirations you may have may be held against you, be sure to answer questions with hopes to advance within the company regardless of the arm and leg you may sacrifice-- they want those answers.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiating

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    Administrative Support Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Education Inc. (Plymouth, MA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    The initial communication was a cold call which I returned. I then filled out a 13 page Career History Form which asked a ton of questions. I did it immediately and a few days later a very long telephone interview was scheduled. A little bit after that I found out the position had been moved to New Jersey!!!!! I got a call a few months later to come in for an in person panel style interview. Then I came in for half a day to "shadow". A week or so after that I got the offer. They checked all of my references, did a background and a CORI check. I'm saying it was positive because I've never had a process like that sense and it was so thorough that I knew any other process would be much easier.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about a mistake/failure you've made and what you did about it   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation. I would recommend to anyone thinking of accepting a job with this organization to make sure you really feel like you'll mesh with this place

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    Student Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Education Inc..

    Interview

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    GOCC Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Education Inc..

    Interview

    Very little was disclosed about the reality of the workplace; would have not accepted otherwise

    Interview Questions

    • Little structure; little room for innovation/negotiation, etc.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Several day turn-around; Little to no negotiation

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    Administration and Marketing Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Education Inc. (Lahore (Pakistan)) in February 2012.

    Interview

    it was long and HR was a very slow department

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    Teacher Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Education Inc. in January 2012.

    Interview

    Interview process was so drawn out I decided to look elsewhere. Two phone screens with individuals who did not have the experience to ask useful questions or answer many questions. Must fill out extensive background application which asks for details of your high school experience. Phone screen was extremely long and again contained in depth questions about my high school experience despite the fact I graduated high school in the 90s. After numerous contacts through email and phone and an almost two hour phone screen i was told I would need to have an 1. in person interview 2. observation of school. 3. be observed teaching a lesson to students at the residential school. Extremely long process with people who do not really seem to understand position for a position that is extremely low in pay to similar teaching positions.

    Interview Questions

    • What was your most memorable experience in high school   Answer Question
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    Education Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Education Inc. in August 2009.

    Interview

    The first phone interview is very pleasant. I walked away feeling very informed about, and even inspired by, a company that sets up classrooms in hospital settings and mental health facilities. Education, inc uses the behavioral interview model right from the start and carries it throughout the whole interview process. (They then check background and call references if needed.) I then went to one of the hospital sites to interview in person with who would become my direct manager. This interview felt more like discussing educational beliefs with an old friend rather than applying for a job, so again I was led to believe that this company would be a wonderful experience. Unfortunately, none of the pleasantries and support found in the interview process were present in the position.

    Interview Questions

    • We are a for-profit company. Do you have any experience with for-profit?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Don't negotiate, just walk away. Of all the teachers I managed, not one was happy.

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