Education Pioneers Interview Questions

Updated Jul 11, 2015
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    Graduate School Fellowship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Education Pioneers (Chicago, IL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    1. Online application: basic information followed by online test for devising a strategy plan for a troublesome school. 2. phone interview: standard experience and behavioral questions 3. group interview: group of 4-5 people. ----Now EP decides whether they hire you or not, could be 10 month or 1 year long placement--- 4. placement with actual employer interviews (haven't happened)

    Interview Questions

    • During phone interview, they presented a case where one school could not find good teachers and asked about how you were going to solve it if you were hired as a consultant.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The conditional offer is tricky, but they are very helpful in telling you what to expect.

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    Graduate School Fellowship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Education Pioneers (New York, NY) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I completed an online application and phone screen for the fellowship. Shortly thereafter, I was selected to a group interview day. We worked in a small team and solved a business case in about 1 hour using pre reading material. An observer took notes on our presentation. I found out about 3 weeks later that I'd received a regional offer.

    Interview Questions

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    Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I followed up several times before I got a response, emailing the office that I was applying for went a long way. The HR is national but if they hear from the local office, it helps. The process was standard, it started with an initial screening call with HR, call with prospective manager. Questions about working style, project and event management.

    Interview Questions

    • They will ask questions about the values, define and prioritize   Answer Question
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    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 7+ weeks. I interviewed at Education Pioneers.

    Interview

    I am just in the 2nd stage but for the critical thinking activity I was asked how I would reduce teacher turnover in a school given a list of data and numbers. I was also asked why I want to work in the education sector. This was easy given my background as a teacher.

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    Graduate School Fellowship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at Education Pioneers (San Francisco, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    The application process is lengthy and pretty much what others have described. It's long, detailed, and high-pressure. After accepting a conditional offer in mid-February, I didn't hear anything from my regional program director for over 2 months. After about 3 months, I went on one interview with a potential match. When that didn't work out, EP stopped contacting me. I'm incredibly disappointed. It's hard to place trust in a person who I've never met, and who sounds like she can't wait to get off the phone with me whenever we do talk, to determine the fate of my placement. Ultimately, I'm glad that continued to look elsewhere because EP seemed to have no interest in actually placing me.

    Interview Questions

    Education Pioneers Response

    Jun 19, 2015 – Chief Administrative Officer

    Hello, Thank you for participating in our placement process. We are sorry that we were unable to find the right match for you and that you are frustrated with your experience. We always want ... More

  7.  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Education Pioneers (Boston, MA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    The initial application was a submission of resume and short answer action plan in response to a public school scenario. The phone interview was pretty low key and short, normal interview questions about why you are interested and career goals. Group day interview involved splitting into 5-6 person groups and working as a consulting team to help select a charter school company to take over a school, followed by a group presentation on the selection process and criteria. I was selected as a summer fellow, although after 2 months they said they didn't receive enough projects from partners and couldn't place me. This was frustrating because they also told us not to pursue other job opportunities once we were selected, though at the same time they said they couldn't guarantee placement. I spoke to multiple people who this happened to, so they need to work on their selection process.

    Interview Questions

    • The one critical question was near the end of the phone interview when they asked what questions you would ask if you're working on a project with a superintendent looking to implement a turn-around school.   Answer Question
  8.  

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I initially submitted my resume online. Within couple of hours, got a computer generated email that I am being invited to take the online exam. I was given a week to take the exam but maybe able to delay if you are too busy take the 1.5 hour exam. You just need to email them. After the exam, once you pass it, they will send you another email that you have pass the exam and gave you a timeline when to expect you will be contacted again for an interview. Approximately 4-6 weeks, I got an email to interview. Interview is standard. 45 mins long. They will email you again if you pass and if you will move to the group interview. Still waiting. I applied very early sometime in September and was advise to wait until January for the next step

    Interview Questions

    • What can you contribute to our partners? It only sounds difficult since I don't have enough information about their partners.   Answer Question
    • What you can contribute to our partners? It's sounds hard only because I don't have enough background about their partners   Answer Question
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    Analyst Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Education Pioneers (Chicago, IL) in May 2014.

    Interview

    The process is made up of 4 parts: Submit Resume, Quantitative Exercise, Behavioral Interview, and Group Interview. It allows you to slowly to decide whether you would like to take the job. It also gives you a great perspective about the company. I enjoyed meeting a lot of the people involved in the program, but ultimately decided not to take the job

    Interview Questions

    • Dissect data and come up with presentation and present it in 90 min   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Didn't get the city that I wanted

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Education Pioneers.

    Interview

    The first round was just the online application. After passing that round, you are asked to complete a timed critical thinking exercise on line. My questions were surrounding how to help charter school leadership gain community engagement. Several facts about the school were given and you had to create a plan of action for going about getting the community involved in success of the students. After that round I had a group interview (some people do the in depth interview first). The group interview was about 2 hours long. We had decide on an organization to turn around a failing school and create a presentation to address how we came up with our recommendation given the information. Lastly, there was an in depth interview with an Ed Pioneers consultant.

    Interview Questions

    • In depth interview question: Speak about a professional situation in which you implemented structure where there was previously lots of ambiguity.   Answer Question
  11. Helpful (2)  

    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    The group interview process focuses on your leadership ability in a group and your interpersonal communication style as much as it focuses on your ability to come up with an action plan to solve the case. Make sure to reference the pre-readings in your discussion. Also, don't talk over others, be mindful of your audience. No one wants to work with someone overbearing or unaware of social courtesies.

    Interview Questions

    • Name an instance in which you faced a challenge with a co-worker. How did you respond to the situation?   Answer Question

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