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    Current Employee - Lead Substitute Teacher in Las Vegas, NV
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    I have been working at Connections Academy (More than a year)

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    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Not enough work for those that like to keep busy


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    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Connections Academy (Columbia, MD) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I have done interviews with a computer screen, on the phone and in person. I do not recall many of the questions from the phone and computer recording, mostly related to classroom experiences. However, as with my in person interview, I got no response what so ever yeah or nay on the position. This is so unprofessional, especially when they specifically say "We will let you know by......" It does not take 5 seconds to send a blind copied, generic decline letter! Also, sent polite thank you for interview opportunity, no response. Recently applied for a trainer position, where there were two days to choose from for a group interview, and the information on training we needed to present was in a follow up email. When I showed up to the building 15 minutes early, there was a security lock on the door, had to wait for an employee to let me in. No one was at the front desk, I called the person on my cellphone and was told someone would be down to let me in. In the mean time, I let in the other person interviewing, no one was ever at the desk. We were shown a sort PowerPoint about the company, which the presenter read from the screen. Presentation said the job started a week from interview date, but they said that date was "flexible." Both our our presentations (which we sent ahead) were cut off on the screen which was a poor reflection on the set up, not on us, or should have been considered that way. We gave presentations and left. Again, told we would hear something by a certain date, that date has passed, and today is the day the job was supposed to start as of this date. It is one thing to be casual, but it is quite another to be unprofessional, and I got a "fake it until you make it" vibe from all but one of the individuals interviewing us.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: What actress would play you in a movie and why   1 Answer
    • Q: What do you think the job description of this position is?   1 Answer
    • Q: Do you understand the different divisions of the company, ie: Nexus, Connections Academy and Connections education etc.   1 Answer
    • Q: These are the instructions to the presentation we had to give: The training should reflect your style and include methods that you use to deliver an effective training. The training should be 5-7 minutes in length and your audience may be up to 15 people. Select one of the following areas as your training focus; Education, Government, or Wellness.   1 Answer

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Top Workplaces (#4) , The Baltimore Sun, 2013

Additional Info

Website www.connectionsacademy.com
Headquarters Baltimore, MD
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Operated By Connections Education
Founded 2001
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Education
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Connections Education is a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education solutions for students in grades K–12. Since 2001, the company’s Connections Academy has delivered individualized learning to students through virtual public schools. In the 2014-15 school year, Connections Academy supports 29 virtual public schools in 25 states – serving more than 60,000 students. Connections Education delivers blended (online & on-site) learning in select states via Nexus Academy schools, while students worldwide seeking a private online school can ... More

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