Capitol Region Education Council

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Capitol Region Education Council Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
4 Reviews
3.4
4 Reviews

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Bruce E. Douglas, Ph.D.
3 Ratings

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  1.  

    A good agency to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

    I have been working at Capitol Region Education Council full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging, opportunities for advancement, remains in the forefront of educational programming and innovation.

    Cons

    At times it feels as though there is a disconnect between the central office and the program. Dealing with the HR department can be frustrating.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Hard work, good pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

    I have been working at Capitol Region Education Council full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits; great colleagues; interesting and diverse students; forward - thinking organization that strives to lead the state in education and cooperate with participating school districts; many employee growth opportunities (see related con below).

    Cons

    Seems like 100 new "initiatives" are "rolled out" every year and teachers and school admin must implement them "ready or not." High turnover in central office and in leadership positions at schools; too much testing; too much emphasis on data; I fear that current initiative to standardize practices across the district will turn a great organization into an Orwellian one. (See reviews for Achievement First & Harlem Success for more on that.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick up for your teachers and students by being brave about public education instead of adopting charter school philosophies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    stay away stay far far away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Autism Therapist in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Autism Therapist in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Capitol Region Education Council full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    autistic kids are awesome and working with them is interesting

    Cons

    you will get physically hurt from the children autistic children are violent they bite etc and management does nothing to protect you, management is awful and sociopathic, they won't give you benefits of any kind for ages. you will be a 'temp worker' for ages. did the job right out of college and if i could take back working there i would.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    retire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Providing services to the public school districts in the Hartford region

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capitol Region Education Council

    Pros

    competitive salary, good benefits, good working conditions

    Cons

    pressure to bring in revenue

    Positive Outlook

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