Ross School The
1.7 of 5 3 reviews
www.ross.org East Hampton, NY 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Apr 16, 2014

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Good Vision and Colleagues with Dysfunctional Management

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East Hampton, NY

I worked at Ross School The full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat coworkers and a superb faculty and staff overall. The vision is great that the school was founded upon. Many very interesting projects and ventures have been undertaken. Many students excel in this environment. The School has grown over the 7 - 8 years and much has been accomplished.

ConsManagement is dysfunctional. Too much micro-managing and organizational politics. Experienced qualified professionals are not allowed to do their jobs. Many students flounder without adequate guidance and supervision. Even though the School has grown over the 7 - 8 years and much has been accomplished, many programs have been cut or reduced, resulting a decline in the quality of the educational program. The declining changes in the academic programs have been a result of budgeting pressure.

Advice to Senior ManagementLess micro-managing and organizational politics!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sadly a School That Lacks Deliverables

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I have been working at Ross School The as a contractor for more than a year

ProsSweet, unsuspecting students. Good food.

ConsOn the website, the School looks to be a brilliant educational offering, the sort that teachers and students dream of. The reality is that the School has suffered from years of upper management chaos resulting in a botched and broken commodity. Programs are offered on the basis of marketing whims, students and families are less important than cash flow, and the culture of fear that pervades the place is ultimately noted by faculty and students -- who are leaving in record numbers.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt appears as if the Administration is doing exactly what they are told to do by the Founder, AKA "Owner". Until that changes, the School will continue on an accelerated path towards its demise.

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A dysfunctional school

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I worked at Ross School The full-time

ProsThe school hires amazing dedicated educators to deliver its proprietary spiral curriculum. The campus is gorgeous, the food service is second to none (regional, organic, sustainable)--amazing. The curriculum is inspiring and enriching for students.

ConsIt's the only private school on the east end of Long Island in a rural community with a diminishing base of local students. The administrators tried to shield the teachers and staff from the instability, but they all gave up and moved on this year. Every single one of them. Interns and boarding parents are over-worked, the boarding program is expanding too rapidly (depending on the international community to keep them afloat), and it is a top-down organization. It's not sustainable, unfortunately. The worst part, though, is the mercurial nature of the place. 180 degree turn in August (all Mandarin language program), dismissals in November (budgetary), departures of all the school administrators at the end of the school year (replaced by Institute curriculum designers). A high turnover rate among staff, teachers and administrators compounds the problem.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet the school evolve from the talented pool of people you have been fortunate to acquire. Gain their support and consensus rather than dictating abrupt change (i.e., all Mandarin K-12, Science academy ). It's a visionary school, but live your core values, which are not just for the students. Respect your talented staff, teachers and administrators. They are the life's blood of the school.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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