Aspire Public Schools

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Found a rewarding place with like-minded individuals!

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Current Employee - Manager  in  Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Manager in Oakland, CA

Pros

Aspire is full of individuals who care about the mission of preparing students in under-served communities for college. I've never worked with so many like-minded colleagues who support me and are invested in my professional well-being. Senior Management has been extremely flexible in helping me with a work-life balance over the last 10 years. Aspire really cares about its employees and cultivates this culture. Overall it is a great place to work.

Cons

As in many non-profits I think, you end up wearing a variety of hats. It compliments my work style but may not be for everyone. I wish people understood how much Home Office thinks about the entire staff and tries to make decisions with the best interest of our teammates in mind.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to work on career pathways and options for your staff.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Aspire Public Schools

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not So Good

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    You can teach kids Thats cool

    Cons

    No union. Lousy Pay. More interested in ed reform than protecting teachers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    More stress than an air traffic controller at 1/10 the pay.

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    Former Employee - High School Language Arts Teacher  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - High School Language Arts Teacher in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    You work with smart, young people who are committed to improving education and genuinely care about what they do.

    Cons

    Aspire exploits the hell out of this "desire to do good" and works their teachers harder than Foxconn in China. Students are generally unappreciative, verbally abusive of staff members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop talking about how sustainability and improving teacher turnover is a priority and DO something about it. At every staff meeting, sustainability was addressed as being important, although in my time as a teacher with Aspire, there wasn't a single action taken to improve the problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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