Edison Schools

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Edison Schools Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
23 Reviews
2.3
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 for 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
  2. 1 person 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 for 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
  3. 2 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 for 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
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  5.  

    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
  6. 1 person 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 for 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
  7.  

    Works people to the bone!

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher

    I worked at Edison Schools full-time for 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not focused on student success

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The school's posted mission is honorable.

    Cons

    Day to day worry about who is getting laid off or fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get people in headquarters who are qualified to run a school.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    At times stimulating and collaborative; at other times frustrating, isolating, and poorly-managed.

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    Former Employee - Coordinator  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Some leadership is passionate, extremely dedicated, and inspiring. Some employees worked very hard with the schools directly and cared a great deal about their success. The philosophical core of the company--education--was motivating. Compensation and holidays were generous.

    Cons

    Siloed departments, dissatisfied clients (schools), lack of transparency, mismanagement, constantly changing procedures, strategies, and structuring. General unease amongst employees who were constantly anxious about their jobs. There was a feeling that, despite being a public education company, the most important thing was always the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Only interested in the money.

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Teacher in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Good healthcare benefits. Low payments.

    Cons

    Low pay. They only hire "at will" so they can let you go at any time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wish there was something better to say

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people (when you get to see them), Holiday Break, Some great e-learning products

    Cons

    Senior management makes decisions that dramatically affect the organization and the people they serve based solely on personal ego and self-serving interests. Talented, passionate people are being wasted and potential successes are being squashed.

    There have been leaders who tried to bring vision to company but people never last long enough in CEO's graces to make initiatives stick

    The fact that the company talks about core values is very ironic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the mission

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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