Education Pioneers Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Innovative Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Pioneers

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Many offices around the country, decentralized.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more!


  2. Helpful (2)

    Growing Pains...

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

    I have been working at Education Pioneers

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Growing 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 Management

    Cultivate 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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    I fully enjoyed my brief experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Pioneers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Collegial work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Pioneers

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, hard-working, and friendly staff.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Smart people, great cause

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

    I worked at Education Pioneers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.

    Education Pioneers Response

    Apr 15, 2015 – Chief Administrative Officer

    We are thrilled to hear you had a positive employee experience, and sincerely appreciate the constructive feedback.


  7. Helpful (3)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Pioneers full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Growth opportunities, smart people, flexibility for families!

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

    I worked at Education Pioneers full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    - 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


  10. 10+ years but still very much a start up

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

    I worked at Education Pioneers

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  11. Pursuing Success in Education

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Pioneers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Education Puoneers is doing what its name says, paving the way for a new approach to education.

    Cons

    Communicate more for greater exposure.



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