Success Academy Charter Schools

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Not fulfilling, will not help you with career.

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

I worked at Success Academy Charter Schools as an intern (less than a 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
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  1.  

    Very inspiring!

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    Current Employee - Success Academies in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Success Academies in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I've been at Success Academy Bronx 2 for about 7 months now, words are not enough for me to describe how amazing and special this school is. I have the best principal and leadership team. Our leadership team is super involved with the staff and is always looking for creative ways to make this not only a school but a home to all of us. Our principal is one of the most dedicated, hardworking, and caring individuals I have ever met. The energy that flows around our school is incredible and one of a kind. I wish that when I was growing up Success Academy was around!

    Cons

    The commute to the school is not the best. But once you get to the school, you completely forget about your commute and you realize you wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Demanding and rewarding internship

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

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