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If you don't "click" with management, work will be very difficult

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

ProsFellow colleagues within the department
Understanding immediate supervisor
Encourage interaction with other departments
Encourage professional growth related to online technology or pursuit of Master's degrees through American Public University ONLY

ConsExtremely "clique"-ish
Management chooses and clearly defines "favorites"
Other perspectives/ideologies are not welcome
Professional growth not immediately related to educational technology is not encouraged/met with disapproval
Lofty promises to clients/parents with complete disregard to employee's work hours/abilities to complete work
Completely different standards for each department (work hours, salaries, etc.)
Some project managers assign ridiculous deadlines without respect to current workload, or change project dates without telling you

Advice to Senior ManagementAt first, Connections seemed like a fabulous place to work. However, it was immediately apparent that each department has their own cliques established, and if you are not a part of that, then look out. Furthermore, one department gets paid for lunch while other departments do not... management styles between departments are COMPLETELY different... in one department jeans are the standard; in another, they are forbidden. It feels like several different companies operating under one roof. The salaries are all over the place and not at all streamlined or commensurate with experience. As a salaried employee, don't be surprised if you find yourself working 14 hour days first as the exception, then as the rule, just to deliver on promises or completely impossible project deadlines.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun work environment

    Educator (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Connections Academy


    Pros: Relaxed atmosphere Capable People Resources to get work done Good work life balanve Cons: Pay not competitive, salaries not equal Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    5 people found this helpful  

    Confusing..new requirements all the time without additional compensation.

    Online Teacher (Former Employee) Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Connections Academy


    Pros: Working from home is wonderful. Making connections with students… Cons: The job kept requiring more and more without additional compensation. I was required to attend an online meeting every week, then required to give… Advice to Senior Management: If you want curriculum writers you should hire them in house. … More
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