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The Worst Job of My Life !!!

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Former Employee - Teacher
Former Employee - Teacher

I worked at Ombudsman Educational Services full-time (less than a year)

Pros

The only good thing about this job was that I was able to see some students that wanted to drop out of school have a change of heart.

Cons

The pay sucks big time !!! Teachers are paid like daycare workers, not professionals. You don't get paid for your teaching experience or education level. Only at Ombudsman does a veteran teacher get paid the same as a first year teacher .... what an insult !!! In addition, anyone can get a management position. My operations manager had no clue what it took to be an administrator. I later found out that she only taught with the company for a couple of months before becoming a center director. Then, she was promoted again a few months later. Six months after that, she became an operations manager. There is no way that this would happen in a real school setting. How can someone be an administrator without certification or proper experience??? Well, anything goes at Ombudsman. ALL of my colleagues either quit, got fired or are praying that they find another job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay your teachers like real teachers. A veteran teacher with an Ed.S. should not get the same salary as a 1st year teacher, straight out of undergrad. Secondly, closely monitor your management. If teachers are dropping like flies, it's not just because of the students. Most likely, it is because they do not have supportive leadership. If you don't keep the teachers happy, your turnover rate will continue to rise. This is not good for business nor is it good for the students.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Great in Theory

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    Former Employee - Ombudsman Teacher in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Ombudsman Teacher in Shreveport, LA

    I worked at Ombudsman Educational Services

    Pros

    Providing the needed academic assistance and modeling to at risk youth.

    Cons

    Dumping ground for students who negatively impacted overall public school rating. Lack of top cover to enforce policy. Lack of resources to properly instruct.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the needs of the instructors. Keep your word to instructors. Meetings should not be held just for the sake of having them and with no meeting item acted upon. Support the instructors as much as possible.

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    Ombudsman Educational Services Response

    Mar 9, 2015Marketing and social media director

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased that you appreciate the value our program brings to the non-traditional student population in terms of academic assistance and role modeling. It is very ... More

  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Teacher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ombudsman Educational Services

    Pros

    Great experience working with young people. Really feeling like I am making a difference. Good leadership support

    Cons

    Pay is substandard. It is difficult to retain dedicated employees when they are living month to month Don't feel like a professional when paid so little

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your employees you appreciate them with higher pay.

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    Ombudsman Educational Services Response

    Mar 24, 2015Marketing and social media director

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience working with the students and felt that you truly made a difference in their lives. It is also appreciated that you noted ... More

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