Success Academy Charter Schools

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Not fulfilling, will not help you with career.

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Former Employee - Math Curriculum and Assessment Intern in New York, NY
Former Employee - Math Curriculum and Assessment Intern in New York, NY

I worked at Success Academy Charter Schools as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Success Academy is a growing network and is rapidly expanding.

Friendly working environment.

The work you do impacts many schools and children's education.

Cons

I worked exceptionally hard and efficient, and they rewarded me by not hiring me after the internship ended saying "There was not enough work to be done". There was not enough work to be done because I completed all the tasks. 1 month later surprisingly they found enough work again to open up the position.

They will not give you reference letter, its against company policy.

You spend days working on projects that they themselves do not want to work on. Some of which include creating thousands of addition and subtraction problems.

You're supposed to work with the Math team however they are never in the office, and you are left alone to do meaningless tasks.

You get paid terribly, and not treated as part of the company or team.

They exclude interns from meetings, both company and team.

Terrible pay despite working you to the bone.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize talent and hard work. Be honest about work performance instead of hiding behind HR.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Demanding and rewarding internship

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    Former Employee - Intern, Teacher Development in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern, Teacher Development in New York, NY

    I worked at Success Academy Charter Schools as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The organization is full of passionate, energetic, and talented people. Everyone is pushed to grow and learn through their work. There is a strong culture which everyone subscribes to. As an intern, you are given real responsibilities, and the team is willing to accommodate your interests/talents when assigning tasks. The team cares a lot about making sure you learn and grow as a person, not just about cranking out products. My team interacted with many different other teams within SA, so I had the chance to learn about a lot of different sides of the organization, including curriculum, pedagogy, and school management.

    Cons

    This was a demanding internship - some early mornings and late nights. It is worth it if you're willing to make the effort, but you can't phone it in just because it's summer. Some might find the intense organizational culture overwhelming, but this is standard among high performing charter schools and ed reform organizations, and it's there for a reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to feedback from throughout the ranks. Define the organization less by its political positions and more by its academic achievements.

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

    Challenging, rewarding, and sometimes demeaning

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professional development, access to technology, working with very smart people, really make a difference with students, families, and communities.

    Cons

    Growing very quickly, management culture is based on fear in some schools, leadership can be very poor in some schools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the mission but bridge the gap between the network and school staff. There is a big disconnect between what is communicated, expected and what is actually happening at the school level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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