JCC of Northern Virginia Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
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Jeffrey Karatz
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  1. Preschool Teacher

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at JCC of Northern Virginia

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They try to make it a friendly, welcoming environment where new counselors receive enough training for normal issues. Runs very smoothly, and they often find issues before they actually occur.

    Cons

    I was there during a transition year, and there was obvious tension among the leadership. Some of their year-round teachers can be cliquey, although that's probably to be expected.

  2. Worked in the Preschool

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    Former Employee - Pre-School Teacher in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Pre-School Teacher in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at JCC of Northern Virginia full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The supervisors were very helpful and understanding. They support their teachers and listen to parents' concerns. The environment is friendly and clean. The school is well organized. Lots of fun activities to participate in for the school especially during the summer. Some flexible hours.

    Cons

    Have to some times deal with the politics of the community center. Have to adhere to kosher rules (thought it best to mention though it isn't hard to follow, just don't bring meat for breakfast or lunch unless you know it is kosher, cheese is fine)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  3. Compared to other JCCs in which I have worked, NOVA Early Childhood Department is disorganized, cliquey, & under-funded.

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at JCC of Northern Virginia full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's easy to get hired.

    Cons

    Take advantage of employees. Not child focused, money focused. Will hire anyone (and many of the people they do hire are unfit to be around children).

    Advice to Management

    Restructure and remodel the preschool. Visit the Weinstein JCC if you want an excellent model of what the NOVA JCC could be. Mostly, hire people who care about children, not recent high school grads who are just desperate for beer and cigarette money. If that means enrollment of children has to go down, so be it.

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