Equal Opportunity Schools Overview

  • www.eoschools.org
  • Seattle, WA
  • 51 to 200 Employees
  • 2009
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Education Training Services
  • $5 to $10 million (USD)

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Equal Opportunity Schools partners with school, district, county, state, and national leaders to identify students to close race and income enrollment gaps, in rigorous high school courses, such as AP/IB/AICE programs, while maintaining or increasing the success of these ...
Mission: Equal Opportunity Schools’ mission is to ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed in challenging high school courses.

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5.0
Former Employee, more than 3 years

"Great place to work, always growing."

May 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee
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Committed people working toward a lofty goal.

Cons

Always in leadership transition - just keep your head down and do the good work.
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    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Equal Opportunity Schools (Seattle, WA) in Feb 2021

    Interview

    I always like to start with the positive. G.P. … BEST phone screening/interview ever! Seriously, hands down one of the most honest and open and refreshing conversations I’ve ever had with a prospective employer. When I got off of the phone with him, I actually had hope. He should be given an award, promotion, raise, a star on the walk of fame!

    Unfortunately, on to the negative. I think this interview is a perfect example of the quintessential flaw and error in the entire interview process in general, where the human disposition is the lens through which a person is being judged, instead of whether or not the person is actually qualified and capable of doing the job.

    I received feedback that some things I said made them worried if I would be, paraphrasing, too negative or never content. To be fair, I just had my first child, and so my wife and I are both running on little sleep so my memory is not 100% perfect, however I do not recall making any comments that would give anyone any indication of such. More importantly, no one has a crystal ball that can read the future, if they have one at EOS, I’d love to borrow it someday. I do, however, recall commenting on general things like improving technology at my current place of employment and the lack of diversity in the board and poor leadership. However, these, I don’t believe, should be things held against someone during an interview for a prospective employer, especially if they are true or statements of their truth from their experiences.

    If someone, legitimately, has had a negative experience with a previous employer or has criticisms, that is their experience and has nothing to do with whether or not that experience would be repeated because they are just a person that is discontent. Furthermore, what does any of that have to do with the actual work and the job? I should be interviewed on my skills, not on someone’s perception of my personality or attempts to guess what my personality would be like in their imagined environments/scenarios. This is a critical flaw in the human interviewing process. Say that person is having a bad day, or in my case, one of the interviewers was hardly attentive and left the interview early. She seemed bored from the beginning and disinterested. What could I have said or done within the first 5 minutes to warrant the serious Daria-esque shade thrown my way? The other two interviewers were very nice and helpful and respectful.

    This was supposed to be a kind of cultural fit interview, but I was never informed ahead of time that that was the first round of interviews. I had to go back and check my emails just to make sure I wasn’t missing anything, because again… dad brain.

    Lastly, and I hate to say it but given the name of the organization, and the feedback I received, I found this to be a bit hypocritical… where was the diversity among my interviewers? I’m a Black American male, none of the interviewers looked like me, normally not a problem, but if you’re going to judge someone on their experiences and whether or not their reactions or dealings with certain experiences will make them a proper “fit” for your organization, you should have some diverse lenses, because a Black American’s experience of job hunting and working at organizations where there’s only one of them, that might affect how they receive what the interviewee is saying. So they might hear comments about lack of diversity and how hard it is to get people to listen or acknowledge your contributions and they might have had a similar experience, tune in to that human empathy that we are lacking more and more of these days, and view that as any human would… a bad experience, nothing more, nothing less.

    I had reservations about posting my review of the interview process because I am aware that belief is a powerful force in our world, and if someone believes you would not fit within their group/organization, nothing you say or do will change their mind. In fact, the more you say, usually, the more you prove their point. However, I felt compelled to give my feedback for many reasons.

    Overall, my (unsolicited) advice would be to include Black Americans in your interviewer pool, if you don’t have any to include, that is telling. Let the interviewer know, ahead of time, that the interview is a “cultural fit” interview (I forget the exact term used). Don’t use template questions, instead, just ask the person the question you want the answer to… talk to them like a normal human being. If anyone is interested in a different perspective of what the interview/hiring experience has been like, feel free to contact me. G.P., you’re the best!
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