GEG Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. Pleasant if slightly chaotic working conditions

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GEG full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Teachers are dedicated, innovative, and enthusiastic. Students are bright and, for the most part, quite engaged in the learning process.

    Cons

    Not much financial investment from management and confusing messages from administration. Two-thirds of the administration are not educators themselves, which results in priorities in the wrong place.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more certified teachers even if it means higher pay being offered.


  2. Good place to start off your career.

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Greenwich, CT
    Former Employee - Administrator in Greenwich, CT

    I worked at GEG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great team, busy environment, knowledgeable staff, opportunities for learning, consideration for clients' needs, working as a team and also as an individual, good work hours.

    Cons

    not a the best HR department, not the best inclusion of employees in decision making, often hiring new employees instead of promoting from within, trying to do thing the cheapest way, not enough acknowledgment for good work

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  3. Tutor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GEG part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff is respectful, understanding and helpful

    Cons

    Would like full time hours


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  5. Bait and Switch

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - "Jack of All Trades" in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - "Jack of All Trades" in Stamford, CT

    I worked at GEG

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the employees/students/clients are delightful. The location is convenient to I-95 and CT-15. It was a job that paid the bills. They will hire you to teach even if you don't have a teaching degree/certificate/any experience.

    Cons

    GEG made many promises and never followed through on them. I have never worked anywhere where employee morale was so low. Teachers were powerless to expect anything from their students because there was no accountability. It was clear that the almighty dollar was their number one priority, often at the expense of the students. Upper management often verbalized how much they "appreciated" and "respected" the staff but their actions did not match their words.

    Advice to Management

    Start putting the students and clients first, and the $$ will follow.


  6. Helpful (1)

    A good place to start....

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Teacher in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at GEG

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It was good place to start a career in education and everyone who works there is very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Personally, I couldn't trust the upper management. I always felt that they were concerned about the almighty dollar and not the students.


  7. Frustrating if you care about education

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GEG full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff, camaraderie. Student-centered curriculum. Individualized classes. Teachers are patient, kind, and laid back.

    Cons

    Poor management at at all levels. Upper management is rude and focused only on money, which weakens the academic program and lowers employee morale. Great deals of frustration, job insecurity and resentment. High teacher and student turn-over rate. Low pay, sad benefits, no contracts (job security). If you complain, you will get fired.

    Advice to Management

    Read a book, get an education, learn how to manage with respect and capacity, treat your employees like clients and you might get somewhere. Last, think about the philosophy and the purpose of the school, perfect the academic program, treat your teachers with some respect, consider the people not dollar bills first and you might actually get to keep some of those dollars you want so badly to get your hands on.



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