Education Pioneers

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Education Pioneers Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
16 Reviews
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    Graduate Fellow

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    Former Employee - Graduate School Fellowship in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Graduate School Fellowship in Boston, MA

    I worked at Education Pioneers as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great partners to work with, and networking abilities. The cohort model is conducive to learning from one another in a diverse environment

    Cons

    The cohort topics can be a little generic. Requires a lot of effort on the part of the alumnae to stay involved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    10+ years but still very much a start up

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Pioneers

    Pros

    Great people. Very collaborative: if you need help or ideas, just ask for it

    Rewarding to introduce people from a business background to lesser known opportunities in K-12 education. Teachers know EP as a path into non-classroom positions in education.

    EP is very well known in the education sector. Pride with being affiliated with them!

    Cons

    Very successful first decade. Figuring out EP's place in the K-12 education sector moving forward is creating a lot of uncertainty.

    Staff turnover at the lower and mid-levels is concerning and creates a lot of work for everyone.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Former fellow

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    Former Employee - Summer Fellow in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Summer Fellow in Washington, DC

    I worked at Education Pioneers as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Connections. Great group of other fellows to connect with.

    Cons

    Narrowly focused mission, way too caught up in education reform without being thoughtful or deliberate in their actions.

    Everyone seems so apt to appease fellows without actually listening to their concerns or admitting that their concerns can't be addressed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Broaden your approach to programming and training days, as well as the content. You do not have to be beholden to your donors.

    Make the placement process transparent. You spend so much time finding fellows, but it seems you put no thought into the placement process and just put people where you can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Growth opportunities, smart people, flexibility for families!

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at Education Pioneers full-time

    Pros

    - Interaction with colleagues from across the country (virtually and in person)
    - Fast-paced with ambitious goals
    - Smart & passionate people
    - (travel) -- A pro or con depending on preferences and varies depending on role

    Cons

    - (travel) -- A pro or con depending on preferences and varies depending on role

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Continue the renewed focus on internal human capital
    - Ensure that those "on the ground" are truly being engaged in major decision-making -- EDs are not really "on the ground" anymore

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Perfect academic year internship!

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    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Education Pioneers as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are absolutely amazing: friendly, relaxed, helpful, and always willing to answer any questions or offer guidance! If you're interested in education or non-profit work, this is a great opportunity for both professional and personal growth. Super relaxed and flexible in terms of hours, which makes it perfect for the academic year if you're in college.

    Cons

    It's a non-profit, so there aren't too many opportunities for rigorous, challenging work as an intern and the compensation is middle-of-the-road.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I never got to interact with upper management since they're not located in Boston, but I have no suggestions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Culture-driven environment where staff are treated like family. EP genuinely cares about its staff!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Education Pioneers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -High-exposure to the ed-reform realm.
    -Great cast of staff that are driven to succeed in all aspects of their jobs.
    -Flexible working arrangements and schedules for all employees.
    -Great Performance Management infrastructure that allows for employees to drive their own professional growth.

    Cons

    The pace is incredibly fast and may be a potential sticking point to employees that are not accustomed to such a pace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    very organized

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    Current Employee - Education Pioneer Graduate School Fellowship in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Education Pioneer Graduate School Fellowship in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Education Pioneers as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    pleasant working environment, great career workshop

    Cons

    get the alunni more involved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mission and Fellowship are great, organization is management challenged, turnover is constant and everyone is overworked

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Pioneers full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Casual work environment with a mission you can get behind. Excellent results on the program side. The Fellowship experience is really valuable.

    Cons

    Under qualified management, constant turnover, three times as much work as is reasonable, low pay (although probably comparable to other non-profits).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the cycle of constant turnover: Current work load takes a 70+ hour work week plus travel; staff up where needed; don't increase goals/targets until something is working smoothly. Decrease internal meetings which literally take up a full 8 hours a day, and give more recognition of work that is being done by employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fantastic fellowship!!! Being a summer graduate fellow was great!!!

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    Former Employee - Summer Graduate Fellow in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Graduate Fellow in New York, NY

    I worked at Education Pioneers as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Network
    Learning about education
    Cohort experience
    Workshops
    Internship
    Support
    Fun
    Great matching process
    Fantastic follow-up

    Cons

    Stipend is less than other summer internship opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people doing great work but seems to be struggling a bit with scale.

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Education Pioneers as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    National company
    Very young, driven employees
    Great cause, easy to get motivated
    The company is expanding very quickly so there is plenty of mobility

    Cons

    lack of solid structure in the company
    still relatively small groups in many of the offices.
    company is bigger than they know how to handle
    everyone in the company is needed to keep up with scale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either hire more aggresively to keep up with the huge applicant pools, or consider downsizing the size of programs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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