Education Pioneers
4.3 of 5 13 reviews
www.educationpioneers.org Oakland, CA 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated May 29, 2014

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    Innovative Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExciting and innovative place to work that is always trying to improve and expand to further its mission and achieve its goals.

    ConsMany offices around the country, decentralized.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate more!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Growing Pains...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSmart coworkers who are passionate about key issues
    Virtual work environment
    Impact of program is positive and impactful

    ConsGrowing pains - employee/program rapid growth
    Not cultivating talent within - lack of promotion/professional development options
    No bonus structure
    Human Resource processes are poor

    Advice to Senior ManagementCultivate leaders from within. Acknowledge those who are doing a great job earlier on. Provide incentives and professional development opportunities. Top level leadership needs work on roles and responsibilities.

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    I fully enjoyed my brief experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere is a strong sense of professional development and company connection

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Collegial work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSmart, hard-working, and friendly staff.

    ConsSmall organization so there is not a clearly defined career path.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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    Smart people, great cause

    Program Manager (Former Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    excellent place for people who want a break from corporate culture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proshigh impact, relaxed atmosphere, brilliant minds

    Consnot completely structured yet, lack of accountability sometimes

    Advice to Senior Managementbecome more data driven in the future

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

    Data Analyst Intern (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Summer Graduate Fellow (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

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

    ConsStipend is less than other summer internship opportunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Oakland, CA

    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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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