Education Pioneers

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Education Pioneers Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
16 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Innovative Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Pioneers

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more!

    Recommends
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Growing Pains...

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Pioneers

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I fully enjoyed my brief experience

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    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Collegial work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Pioneers

    Pros

    Smart, hard-working, and friendly staff.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart people, great cause

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    excellent place for people who want a break from corporate culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Pioneers as an intern

    Pros

    high impact, relaxed atmosphere, brilliant minds

    Cons

    not completely structured yet, lack of accountability sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    become more data driven in the future

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 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
  11. 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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    • 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 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

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