Connections Academy

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I loved this job

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Former Employee - Customer Service Representative (Temp) in Columbia, MD
Former Employee - Customer Service Representative (Temp) in Columbia, MD

I worked at Connections Academy as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

- A lot of motivating people
- Enough freedom to be yourself but not too much where the place would be hectic
- They go out of their way to show that they appreciate you (i.e. omelette guys, ice cream, and pizza)

Cons

- They hire a lot of temps during their season with the most call volume so, only about 30-40% of the people in that department were regular employee's

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A work-hard, play-hard culture with an emphasis on accountability and transparency

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Connections Academy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best part of working at Connections it the level of engagement and enthusiasm of the employees. It is by far the most committed and driven group of people with whom I have ever worked. There is a true culture of accountability and responsibility. Success is met with recognition and reward. Failure is looked at as an opportunity to analyze oneself and improve.

    Cons

    As with many quickly growing organizations, it is difficult to maintain a high growth rate while retaining the efficiency of a small organization. At times our growing pains have caused challenges and required extraordinary efforts to navigate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like Working In An Antique Shop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Connections Academy full-time

    Pros

    -Work with a few incredibly smart people
    -Great office locations in Columbia, Baltimore, and Elkridge
    -Work from home privileges
    -Tuition reimbursement
    -Tight-knit group

    Cons

    -Executive Leadership Team is clueless
    -The Enrollment Team is absolutely inept
    -Tech wise (in both hardware and website) looks like it's stuck in 2006
    -Rely on a lot of old-work tactics for recruitment that seldom work
    -The idea of for-proft K-12 education is a bit "yucky."
    -Company views students/families as dollar signs and counts rather than people
    -Pay is low for the area
    -Budgets are arbitrary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some risks and give your employee's more money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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