STAR Education

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STAR Education Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
19 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best Education Non Profit in LA

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    Current Employee - Department Head in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Department Head in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at STAR Education full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working for STAR and with STAR is a real treat. Their programs help improve the lives of children all over Los Angeles. The office atmosphere is very laid back and everyone is very friendly. All of the employees are helpful and engaging! I have learned tons about managing people and organizing events working for STAR.

    Cons

    The parking at the offices is very limited and you must own a car to work for them as the schools are all over Los Angeles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please buy more parking space!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Wonderful and enriching work, inconsistent leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at STAR Education as an intern

    Pros

    Enriching work and work environment, great programs that reach a lot of kids especially in under served communities, great staff, fun work

    Cons

    Inconsistent leadership and unorganized events

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan events farther in advance to save money and be more organized, cause less stress

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I feel like I am contributing to something bigger than me, and helping to make other people's lives better.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at STAR Education full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Every day is a new challenge. I invite the variety problem solving skills necessary to preform my job. I have learned a lot about myself, and what I am capable of because I work with a dedicated and diverse team of people who are willing to hold each other accountable, and tow the line.

    Cons

    Sometimes life is stressful, but it is always rewarding. However, the incentives for employees to stick around for the long term are not very enticing. There is a high turn over rate among the instructors that work for STAR, but not everyone is committed to education and being an youth mentor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expectations are difficult to fill when you don't have the tools necessary to complete the task.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work For the Most Part

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at STAR Education

    Pros

    Amazing place to work with great mission and wonderful people

    Cons

    Communication and planning; many things would get done sooner, smoother, and cheaper with greater attention to both.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul the corporate structure and communication system

    Recommends
  6.  

    Inconsistent

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at STAR Education part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and you'll get to be very comfortable after a while. The other employees are usually willing to help you out if need be.

    Cons

    You can't expect much work unless you try coaching,subbing,teaching multiple classes all of which can be really inconsistent in terms of scheduling and hours.

    Tons of nepotism. Everyone is friendly enough but you'll come to learn that other people are usually working much more comfortably than you are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure you've got schools that will commit, I'm sure that goes with out saying but there's just to many people looking for work that have to find all sorts of round about ways to make a paycheck, like teaching wood shop when your speciality is sports, art, science etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great employees but needs better organization

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    Former Employee - After School Teacher in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - After School Teacher in Culver City, CA

    I worked at STAR Education part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Teaching the classes is by far the best part of the job. The lessons and classes are always fun and enriching. All supplies are provided. Fellow teachers are amazing. Ability to teach the class as you choose.

    Cons

    Disorganized at times, things go missing, a lack of accountability generally.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The kids are what make you stick around... Despite working few hours for little pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STAR Education

    Pros

    Being given the opportunity to teach standards based material that is focused on fun. Classroom instruction is run formally, but you also get the chance to play and enjoy lots of much needed recreation with the kids. This job provides great experience if you are working towards becoming a certified teacher. The satisfaction you get from this job will come solely from the relationships you build with the children and families.

    Cons

    This is not a job to keep long term. No possibility of a raise or increased hours. You are expected to write curriculum that often requires time outside of the work day; they say that you need to do curriculum on site but then don't provide the time to do it. Sites are often understaffed, causing stress and strain on the available staff. They hire mostly high school graduates / college students and it shows. Much of the staff lack common sense and/or simply don't care enough about the job, leaving most the work to those who do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees that are responsible and trustworthy with raises or bring back the head teacher position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great mission, not so great upper management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STAR Education full-time

    Pros

    The company spans most of southern California, so it makes a huge impact. The programs are well thought out, and the children are the main priority. Unique and passionate instructors and lessons, and its clear that everyone here is good at, and cares about their job.

    Cons

    Employees are under-compensated, and under-stimulated, and often stressed out. Upper-management seems paranoid.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    good oppurtunity to get teaching/ child care experience but thats about it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STAR Education

    Pros

    brings good experience working with children

    Cons

    poor work schedule and not enough resources given

    Recommends
  11.  

    positive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STAR Education

    Pros

    Opportunities, challenges, flexibility, team environment

    Cons

    I do not have anything to say

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