Connections Academy Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Pros
  • Generous work from home privileges (may vary by department) are a nice perk (in 20 reviews)

  • Connections provides excellent work-life balance for the employee with life, health, and financial insurance (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • If you work from home you can sometimes feel disconnected, you have to work at connecting and networking outside of your team (in 3 reviews)

  • Work long hours without overtime pay (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Lead Substitute

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Substitute Teacher in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Lead Substitute Teacher in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Connections Academy (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Not enough work for those that like to keep busy


  2. Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Connections Academy (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, great leadership, and very laid back environment

    Cons

    A little more structure would be great! But this isn't a huge problem


  3. Helpful (3)

    Great place to work for now!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Connections Academy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very laid back environment. Great people to work with. Great benefits, especially paid time off during Christmas.

    Cons

    Some of the changes made since merging with Pearson. The pay raises aren't really good either. It would take years for me to be able to make a comfortable living with one job only right now.

    Advice to Management

    Give us proper raises please!


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  5. Good Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Connections Academy

    Pros

    People to work were really fun, smart and great team work.

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. QA

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Connections Academy full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers and employee oriented.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive and raises are minimum.


  7. I love my job!

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    Current Employee - Secondary Science Teacher in Dickson City, PA
    Current Employee - Secondary Science Teacher in Dickson City, PA

    I have been working at Connections Academy full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, love my coworkers, and I know I'm really making a difference with my students! Better than working in a brick-and-morter school

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons working here. My coworkers are awesome and helpful and I can work from home if I need to.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Enjoying a great experience!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enrollment in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Enrollment in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Connections Academy full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great growth plans!
    Paying a lot of attention on staff development.
    You can be heard at all levels of the organization.
    Very good benefits.
    Many celebrations.
    Dynamic culture

    Cons

    Growing pains with new ownership (normal and expected).
    Base salaries could be better aligned with the market.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the voice of your staff. There are some incredibly smart talent within the organization.


  9. Love My Job!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administraive Assistant in Atlantic, IA
    Current Employee - Administraive Assistant in Atlantic, IA

    I have been working at Connections Academy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love working at Connections Academy because I know that what I am doing makes a difference in the lives of children and their future.

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons to working here that I can think of.


  10. Helpful (1)

    I teach clubs and activities from the corporate office.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Connections Academy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible work location and hours, paid time off, healthcare and maternity benefits

    Cons

    promotions from within seem to be based on "who you know" and "how well" and are not fairly advertised nor competed for, middle managers lack training and guidance

    Advice to Management

    Increase training for newly promoted managers, openly advertise positions to all internal employees who meet minimum requirements, promote based on education, experience and competency, do not play favorites


  11. Helpful (1)

    Academic Placement Advisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Connections Academy full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    -Great work environment
    -Everyone is willing to help one another
    -No micro managing
    -Thorough training
    -Potential overtime during busy season(Summer time)

    Cons

    -Can get extremely busy
    -Definitely favortism in the office when it comes to promotions
    -Compensation could be better



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