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Looks can be deceiving

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsThe children. Most coworkers. The mission.

ConsIncredibly long work hours - 70-80 work weeks, and they will make you feel that you do not work hard enough. Cronyism will get you promoted or held back - there is little room for dissent or alternatives. Children who don't fit the mould have a very difficult time. Concern is for test scores rather than what the children may actually need most.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    7 people found this helpful  

    Good way to learn and take your experience to a school you feel passionate about

    Classroom Teacher (Former Employee)

    I worked at Achievement First

    Pros: AF is obtaining significantly higher test scores (than their public school counterparts) with historically underserved populations of students. In order to do so, they… Cons: The high standards are overlooked for some individuals who have learned to work the system through such means as befriending supervisors and showboating. The… Advice to Senior Management: Stick with teachers that are clear and effective. Use your data to guide you. Improve parent communication. You will have more competition… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Great place to teach and learn

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Achievement First

    Pros: I thoroughly enjoy my work at AF and would recommend… Cons: The work is demanding if you have a family. Advice to Senior Management: None Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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