Education Pioneers

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Education Pioneers Reviews

Updated February 14, 2015
Updated February 14, 2015
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    Analyst Fellow

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Analyst Fellow in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst Fellow in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Education Pioneers full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The EP staff is incredibly nice, thoughtful, and supportive. The Analyst fellowship will give you access to a strong network of peers, as well as an association with EP, who is known for delivering top-notch analytic and management talent into Education organizations.

    Cons

    The "placement matching" is not a yet a perfected process, and while EP is extremely successful at finding talented analysts--they have not yet figured out how to make sure that each placement organization is ready for an EP fellow. Potential analysts should take as much control of the placement process as possible (i.e., if you like a particular organization, see if they'll partner with EP to become a placement org. If you have misgivings about the team and/or the work at a potential placement organization--make it known and work it out with EP.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on making sure that the placement organizations are ready for an EP fellow (check their management skills, the data infrastructure) and/or find ways to help these placement organizations grow to become ready for an EP fellow. This will tremendously improve the accuracy of EP's placement process, and ensure that the maximum # of EP Analyst fellows will come out of the fellowship ecstatic, just as I did!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    See where the fellowship takes you

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

    I have been working at Education Pioneers

    Pros

    Education Pioneers is a truly unique opportunity for people to make a difference in schools. Teaching isn't for me, and with Ed Pioneers I'm in a position I enjoy that I wouldn't have known about otherwise. I'm amazed by the people around me, from top companies and schools, who want to change education.

    Cons

    The compensation is low, but it's only 10 weeks or months, and is higher than other positions in education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing but make sure it's sustainable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Growth opportunities, smart people, flexibility for families!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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    Perfect academic year internship!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Intern in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Education Pioneers as an intern (more than a 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
  6.  

    very organized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Education Pioneer Graduate School Fellowship in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - Education Pioneer Graduate School Fellowship in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    pleasant working environment, great career workshop

    Cons

    get the alunni more involved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Education Pioneers full-time (more than a 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.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Summer Graduate Fellow in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Summer Graduate Fellow in New York, NY

    I worked at Education Pioneers as an intern (less than a 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart people, great cause

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

    I worked at Education Pioneers

    Pros

    Excellent cause
    High bar for employees
    Collegial environment
    Self-motivated employees
    Encourage growth

    Cons

    Limited career progression due to size
    Management can be a little too process oriented.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I fully enjoyed my brief experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Pioneers

    Pros

    There is a strong sense of professional development and company connection

    Cons

    Offices not necessarily up-to-date and it can be difficult to work with people in other cities

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Summer internship position

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

    I have been working at Education Pioneers

    Pros

    -Amazing bi-weekly workshops where they strive to give you a holistic idea of the education field
    -Mentorship from both a department member at your placement and a member of the EP staff
    -Consistent Feedback and check-ins

    Cons

    -No transportation cost coverage or relocation payment
    -Sometimes they take a while to place an individual

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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