Harmony Public Schools Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Lots of work with some freedom

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    Current Employee - Science Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Science Teacher in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Harmony Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work for the Harmony School of Nature us that there are good team members and autonomy

    Cons

    Some of the downsides to work for the Harmony School of Nature is that if you are competent you will continually be asked to do more work than less competent or less reliable co-workers

    Advice to Management

    Trust effective people and do not ask more of them than in-effective people.

  2. Beware

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Harmony Public Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are students and parents who will grab your heart and care greatly about their education.

    Cons

    Administration is shady about money and discipline. Administration is disorganized and dishonest. Administration only cares about test scores and not about the well being of students and/or teachers.

  3. sounds good on paper

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harmony Public Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The administrators are open to suggesting and are often responsive to concerns.

    Cons

    micromanagement, unorganized, high workload, and toxic culture

    Advice to Management

    workload is too high for many teachers. You are asking them to move mountains but do not treat them respectfully. It is good to listen to the teacher's concerns, but follow up with real solutions and action. Diplomatic answers and smiling only goes so far when one feels mistreated and in a toxic environment.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harmony Public Schools

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The majority of the staff are incredibly dedicated and genuinely love what they do. They work tirelessly and commit their lives to educating the students that enter their classrooms.

    Cons

    The management lacks consideration for genuine education and focuses entirely on standardized tests and evaluations that showcase school accomplishments versus individual care of students. The teachers are not well compensated for their work and the classrooms often do not have enough supplies for students.

  6. Helpful (1)

    They give you a lot of freedom as it is a charter school, but they will really pile on the work.

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Sugar Land, TX

    I worked at Harmony Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom in how to teach, Lots of trainings, and good support for normal academics.

    Cons

    lower pay, making everyone do the job of a teacher and a half or more. A heavy expectation that you should just "Do it" without consideration for if they can/have time.

    Advice to Management

    Please talk to your employees. They aren't just worried about being compensated. They have families and lives which they are giving up to work with you. But there is little respect for that which drives them off.

  7. Helpful (3)

    Only hired to fill a diversity quota.

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    Former Employee - Public Relations in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Public Relations in Houston, TX

    I worked at Harmony Public Schools full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    They stay out of your business. They were very flexible with my schedule and paid overtime hours.

    Cons

    All ideas were shot down quickly. They had issues they wanted fixed, but were not willing to listen or take the steps needed to fix them.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people you hire.

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