Achievement First Overview

  • www.achievementfirst.org
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 2005
  • School / School District
  • Primary & Secondary Schools
  • $1 to $5 million (USD)

Achievement First is a growing network of non-profit, high-performing K to 12 public charter schools in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island. We are committed to helping our students succeed at every grade level and earn a college degree. Our students regularly outperform ...
Mission: The mission of Achievement First is to deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity for all of America's children. We believe that all children, regardless of race or economic status, can succeed if they have access to a great education. Achievement First schools ...

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Achievement First Reviews

3.1
47%
Recommend to a Friend
57%
Approve of CEO
Fatimah Barker
Fatimah Barker
63 Ratings
Featured Review
5.0
Current Employee

"Hard work but worth it!"

Oct 8, 2021 - Senior Director
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Pros

You get to work with incredibly passionate, hard-working, equity minded individuals every day

Cons

Mission critical work is hard -- you need to be on top of things!
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Diversity & Inclusion at Achievement First

3.4
(228 Reviews)

Diversity & Inclusion FAQs

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How is diversity at Achievement First?

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Achievement First Interviews

Experience
Positive74%
Negative17%
Neutral9%
Getting an Interview
Applied online66%
Employee Referral14%
Recruiter13%
Difficulty
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  1. Director Interview

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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Phone interview with a member of the recruitment team. The interview was schedule shortly after I applied. The interviewer provided an overview of the organization, explained more about the role and had a list of questions regarding my background and the position.
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Achievement First Awards & Accolades

  • National Blue Ribbon SchoolU.S. Department of Education2019
  • #1 in Connecticut High SchoolsUS News & World Report2017
  • FinalistThe Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools2015

Pledges & Certifications

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • Pledge to Thrive

    Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

  • First Job Programs

    Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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Achievement First FAQ

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What is paid time off like at Achievement First?

...People are mostly competent, and as a Network employee I work from home and have flexible hours and time off....

July 27, 2022

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Employees rate Achievement First 3.1 out of 5 stars based on 777 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor.

To get a job at Achievement First, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at Achievement First and prepare for tough questions.

Overall, 47 of employees would recommend working at Achievement First to a friend. This is based on 760 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

74 of job seekers rate their interview experience at Achievement First as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 3.2 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Achievement First.

39 of employees think that Achievement First has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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