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Be ready to deal with constant change

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Rocketship Education full-time for less than a year

Pros

-awesome kids
-mission driven company
-most of your coworkers are awesome, innovative people who genuinely want to create change in a community
-really excellent benefits packages, even for hourly employees

Cons

-really high turnover in teachers since most are hired from Teach for America
-things are CONSTANTLY changing
-hourly employees are not well compensated for what they are expected to do
-many problems that occur are embedded in the model of Rocketship, and sometimes it feels like you're either with them, or not...trying to address critical problems to management is difficult because it is often taken as "Anti-Rocketship" culture

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-allow a safe space for employees to address their issues
-if possible, double the outdoor space of each site (or consider building on larger sites when opening new schools). this would seriously solve so many unnecessary issues.

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    Idyllic mission with insufficient leadership experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rocketship Education full-time

    Pros

    Amazing concept and mission. I love the idea of providing these severely at-rick kids with educational resources that they would otherwise not be able to receive.

    Cons

    The entire staff is 30 or under with extremely limited teaching experience (almost all are first year teachers through TFA or AmeriCorps) The leadership has little teaching experience and even less experience in school administration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in more leadership training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great concept, poor implementation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rocketship Education full-time

    Pros

    -Great kids
    -Good benefits
    -Hardworking & teachers and staff
    -High standards for kids
    -Pretty good results

    Cons

    -Dehumanizes students and teacher
    -Administration not very open to any suggestions or feedback, and will view it as an attack on them or the culture and gets way too defensive if anything is questioned
    -Lack of diversity among administration and teachers. MOST minorities are para's, lab aides or low paying staff
    -Not a lot of professional development for anyone but teachers
    -Not enough support for students with IEP's and need special accommodations
    -bilingual education looked down open and will not consider ESL for students who barely speak any English
    -The blended technology model isn't working. Kids aren't interested in the computer programs that are supposedly tailoring their lessons to their level and ability. They click on random answers to just get through their lessons. That isn't an accurate portrayal of their actual abilities which makes the "personalized lessons" ineffective and pointless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring someone who can foster a positive team atmosphere on your staff; your staff morale is low and the exercises that you do come off as inauthentic. Diversify your staff. If your mission is to address the achievement gap, then you need to also walk to walk and show students that race will not hinder them from being successful in their future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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