Connections Academy

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5 people found this helpful  

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

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

I have been working at Connections Academy

Pros

Fellow 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

Cons

Extremely "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 ManagementAdvice

At 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.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1.  

    Fun work environment

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    Current Employee - Educator in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Educator in 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

    Recommends
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Online Teacher in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Online Teacher in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Connections Academy

    Pros

    Working from home is wonderful. Making connections with students all over the country is a treat.

    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 a live lesson to each of my classes every month and I taught 9 different grade levels. That meant writing and delivering 9 live lessons a month without any additional compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want curriculum writers you should hire them in house. Don't keep hiring freelancers to write a little here and a little there.

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