Professional Educational Services Group

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This is a very well ran company.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Ypsilanti, MI
Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Ypsilanti, MI

I have been working at Professional Educational Services Group full-time (more than an year)

Pros

the job selection is great

Cons

lack of detail when accepting a position

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Some jobs should include more detail to make workers aware of what to expect.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Just not very good at what they do

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Professional Educational Services Group as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Simple point and click interface for getting sub jobs.
    Makes subbing in multiple districts easy
    Cost saving measure for most school districts.

    Cons

    They take weeks or even months to get any changes made to your account, including direct deposit information, actually signing up to be a sub, adding districts to your list and a host of other services
    Totally impersonal - their customer service people are generally rude, and your only link to the company you work for.
    Won't allow you to change your mind once you've accepted a sub job - if you change your mind and want to cancel a job the same day you accept it, they will not allow you to sub again that day.
    Barely-above-minimum-wage pay rates attracts less than desirable subs, as well as parapros and other support staff that are in rooms with the kids every day.
    The only offered benefits are 401K, with isn't matched, and health insurance, witch is so expensive through them that you can get better private insurance for less money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review your policies and look for employee feedback. Since there is no management to employee connection, mismanagement quickly becomes a problem. Connect with your employees and they will be better employees.
    Raising pay rates will allow you to hire a higher caliber of employee. At the moment, any college junior without an arrest record can become a PESG employee, or indeed anyone who's attended 3 years of college and is looking for stop gap employment, without an arrest record. The bar is currently pretty low... by attempting actual job interviews you can more selectively choose your subs, and serve your customer (the school districts) better.
    Streamline your employee services. It currently takes far too long to get anything done. Look into ways to make simple changes like direct deposit take effect withing a day or less.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Middleman service with little accountability and lack of opportunity for employee growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher

    I have been working at Professional Educational Services Group as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    You choose what assignments you want to accept and what days you work. This job gives those in the education field an opportunity to network at schools. If you happen to move to a different area in Michigan, you can request to add districts.

    Cons

    Jobs are hard to come by in some areas. As a certified teacher looking for a full time job in the long run, I hate having to compete for subbing jobs with the moms who do this for fun or the general person who is between jobs and just subbing for the money, not caring if they do a good job that day. It makes all PESG employees, who take this job seriously, look bad. Teachers generalize most substitutes as unqualified teachers and glorified babysitters, despite the fact that there are perfectly certified teachers who are substitutes for PESG. Many teachers also don't use the preferred sub options for assigning or know about how to use this option. Staff at many schools are rude to subs and treat them like a disposable entity. Clearly, establishing relationships with subs in order to get them to come back again is not a priority to schools anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change employee requirements to college graduate with a valid teaching certificate or retired teacher. Establish more liaison connections with districts to ensure accountability for substitute teachers. Many areas are flooded with subs looking for work, weed out the employees that do not deliver the service this company wants to represent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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