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Former Employee – worked at Rocketship Education full-time for more than a year
Pros – Passion for improvement and quality, dedicated staff, resilient children. Benefits. Experience and training.
Cons – Claustrophobic computer lab space - you will catch germs since you see the whole population of the school rotates through the lab (every 50 minutes). Stressful demands: high expectations of ILS for multitasking while maintaining discipline at the same level as established teachers - which means superficial monitoring detracts from small tutoring time. If your not from the Teach For America culture, you might not have the necessary smile-and-bear-it startup mentality they seek. Even the students are worked so hard that they don't have time to have fun and be kids.
Advice to Senior Management – The high turnover rate of staff at all levels unsettling. ILSs are at the receiving end of upholding the school culture. The mixed-message received was "the lab is not good enough but this place is AMAZING and IMPORTANT."
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-01-26 09:10 PST
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Former Employee – worked at Rocketship Education
Pros – The kids and parents were delightful! Everyone was very hard working and cared about the kids. The teachers, for the most part, were also good.
Cons – No room for creativity - you must operate within the box. Leadership staff need more training. Differentiated instruction, especially for ELL and special needs children, needs to happen much more effectively.
Advice to Senior Management – You should talk to your teachers and parents more often. There are many concerns that are not being addressed.
2012-01-15 15:21 PST
Current Employee – been working at Rocketship Education
Pros – Easy street once you get past officer level. Some nice flexible work arrangementst if your job qualifies.
Cons – Pay for senior associate and junior associate is practically the same and starting salaries have been going down for the last few years. It is an employers market but it has been frustrating to many and upper level belt tightening has not been as evident.
Advice to Senior Management – Stop with the global inclusion BS. This is doublespeak for communism. Focus on the core business and improving products and services to blow the competition out of the water.
2012-01-15 15:16 PST
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