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Edison Schools Reviews

Updated February 11, 2015
Updated February 11, 2015
27 Reviews
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    Full time, current employee - been with company 3+ years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edison Schools full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    New owner and leadership has totally changed the mission and culture of the company. Question many of the other reviews, since they don't even know that the name of the company has been EdisonLearning for nearly 8 years.

    Cons

    Past owners and leadership were completely disengaged - thankfully they are gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving in the direction you're going. The company's future is solid and greater success is coming.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Decent in between job

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher

    I worked at Edison Schools full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great program implementation helps working with the students and staff. There are innovative ideas and products that actually assist the students with learning hurdles. The kids and the staff were great. Overall, I had a wonderful experience.

    Cons

    It appears that teachers are viewed as the do it all committee. The hours and days worked changed more than normal and it was difficult to plan personal life in advance with changing calendars. Even worse, you were penalized for not making accommodations when the company changed work hours at the last minute.

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    Not good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Edison Schools full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great mission and very good intentions

    Cons

    Chaotic, there is a lack of focus or order

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate and learn before making change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Welcoming Team

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    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Edison Schools full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    As a new employee I was pleased to see that they provided support and training immediately and ensured that I felt supported in my new role. Their websites and technology tools are well organized and easy to navigate . I am very excited to work with a team of supportive professionals.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Edison Schools full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Location. Boss was always absent.

    Cons

    management, peers, no resources, hostile environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    New Leadership, great opportunity to positively impact organization.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edison Schools full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful mission, dedicated team of professionals. New leadership in 2014 that has had a positive impact and turning-around organization. Open to new ideas, collaborative environment. Came aboard to help support a value driven organization that recognizes and values educators.

    Cons

    Getting people to understand continuousevolution with growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Chews you up and spits you out

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edison Schools full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You can wear jeans, come in when you like, and people generally leave you alone. I was generally trusted to do my job without a lot of micromanagement.

    Cons

    Cliquish environment. If you are one of the cool kids you will have a lot of fun, but if you work hard and don't party, you will start to feel like a drone. Hard work clearly isn't valued, nor are job skills. The management plays favorites. When you are inundated with work, do not expect to get any help from anyone else; probably because they are also overworked. The new management is motivated only by profit and is uninterested in what is best for the students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide some kind of career ladder or opportunity to get a raise; even a cost of living increase would be better than the static salaries. Recognize that people need to have lives and that they cannot work 80 hours a week to pad the pockets of a bunch of executives who don't listen. We were told that the new CEO would call all employees; four months after he took over he still hadn't called me and then I got laid off. Way to listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great company to work for....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edison Schools

    Pros

    Great place to improve on your skill sets. Met good people who really care about the company's mission.

    Cons

    Constant re-orgs and layoffs kept everyone on edge and afraid of losing their jobs. At times it seemed that leadership was only looking at the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    I love that there is a focus on teacher quality under Edison Learning.

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Edison Schools full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It's a difficult population of students that we work with, but there is a school-wide expectation of excellence that I like. It's a lot of work, but completely worth it.

    Cons

    Salary is not on par with county/state averages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discipline policies need to be clear and consistent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Works people to the bone!

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher

    I worked at Edison Schools full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Jobs are relatively easy to get

    Cons

    As a teacher you are treated horribly. There is little to no support at all. They give you a lot of work to do that has nothing to do with your job and they expect a ton out of you as a teacher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to change things constantly! Stick with one thing and go with it. Also, learn how to treat your employers better~

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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