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Greg Lippman
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  1. "Community Outreach Manager"

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    Current Employee - Community Outreach Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ACE Charter Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I enjoy serving my community and going out in the community to recruit students to get them on the path to college. Working with families is a plus, organizing family events, coffee with the principal, and other opportunities for parents to be engaged in their student's education. There is a lot of support from the school leaders and Director of Communications and Engagement. Every day we are learning and growing!

    Cons

    No cons at the moment!

    ACE Charter Schools2018-10-24
  2. "Ace Charter Schools - Ace Esperanza Middle School"

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    Current Employee - Learning Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ACE Charter Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Overall great work environment and coworker relationships, Staff genuinely care about students and serving the community, Flexibility and minimal micromanaging, frequent professional development opportunities

    Cons

    Inconsistent follow through for behavior management and academic support, schedule changes, often required to sacrifice prep periods to handle student conflicts or sub for absent teachers, large class sizes, challenging student behaviors

    Advice to Management

    Smaller class sizes, more consistency

    ACE Charter Schools2019-04-05

    ACE Charter Schools Response

    April 8, 2019

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback on Glassdoor! We are glad to see that you have enjoyed your time working with ACE Esperanza - it's a close-knit, stellar team. We are aware of the struggles that you mentioned, and we will be sure to share your feedback ...

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  3. "Thanks"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at ACE Charter Schools full-time

      Pros

      Keep up the great work!

      Cons

      Consistency of structures at schools.

      ACE Charter Schools2019-01-10

      ACE Charter Schools Response

      April 8, 2019

      Thanks so much for sharing your feedback on Glassdoor!

    • Helpful (1)

      "Company is becoming more of a business than a network of schools"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at ACE Charter Schools full-time

      Pros

      Flexible for new teachers who are trying to gain experience. Serve communities that are absolutely high need. Summer off is cool, but this is at most schools.

      Cons

      There is no money. The mission statement is all fine and dandy but you can't really accomplish what the company sets out to do without funding. It is extremely frustrating and at many times it feels as though the company as a whole does not care about teachers (as much as they say it out loud). The actions they take do not reflect what is told to the network. There are 4 mandatory professional development days that...

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      Advice to Management

      There is a reason why there is such high turnover. Whoever put these reviews up, was probably asked to do so. I think management understands what needs to change and they have asked us in many company surveys, but have not done anything about it. Please start listening to teachers and take care of us. If what you say is true on how we make the most impact, treat as us such. We live in the Bay Area, just think of how affordable...

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      ACE Charter Schools2018-11-20

      ACE Charter Schools Response

      December 11, 2018

      Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, and thank you for your service to our students and families. We are sorry to hear about your experience, and we are grateful that you have taken the opportunity to share your thoughts on how to improve our organization. We care ...

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    • "HR/Talent Team"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at ACE Charter Schools full-time

      Pros

      True mission-alignment: ACE was founded as a grassroots organization committed to serving students and families that could benefit most from an alternative to their current education system. ACE has stayed true to a model of student recruitment that challenges a main criticism of the charter movement that charter schools do not serve all students. Our student demographics are striking compared to our public, charter,...

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      Cons

      The work is not easy - in any role at any level of the organization. You must be truly dedicated to achieving the ACE mission to thrive here. You also must be collaborative, especially at the central office level. You approach every interaction with all staff members from a place of curiosity and compassion. Hours: Like other charter organizations, the hours can be longer than a traditional district. We seek to offset...

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      Advice to Management

      - More fundraising. - Improved comms to get the word out about our awesome and unique school model!

      ACE Charter Schools2018-08-31
    • "Teaching is difficult especially with this population"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at ACE Charter Schools full-time

      Pros

      I learned a lot from working here.

      Cons

      The expectation is high but a bit unrealistic.

      ACE Charter Schools2018-08-29

      ACE Charter Schools Response

      August 31, 2018

      Thanks for leaving a review for ACE. We're glad to see that you had a positive experience working with us. Yes, the work is especially difficult with the ACE population, and we believe in holding all of our students to high expectations to prepare them for life after high school. ...

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    • "Very Hard, but Rewarding"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at ACE Charter Schools full-time

      Pros

      All teachers are passionate and dedicated to the student's success.

      Cons

      It is A LOT of work. It is not a type of job that you can clock out and forget about it at home.

      ACE Charter Schools2017-06-29

      ACE Charter Schools Response

      August 31, 2018

      We agree wholeheartedly. Thanks so much for your review!

    • "School Counselor"

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      Current Employee - School Counselor in San Jose, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at ACE Charter Schools full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      The team is wonderful! Everyone is willing to help, especially if it is your first year. Very welcoming and sure you feel at home. The team truly has a students first mentality. We like to build special bonds not only with the students but families as well. Admin are down to earth and easy to talk to, even when issues arise. Quick to respond and willing to provide solutions. Very friendly environment as soon as you walk...

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      Cons

      We could use more space.

      ACE Charter Schools2017-05-15

      ACE Charter Schools Response

      August 31, 2018

      Thank you so much for sharing. You are doing such important work, providing mental health supports for our students - we're so glad to have you on our team!

    • "Recruitment team"

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      Current Employee - Enrollment Representative in San Jose, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at ACE Charter Schools part-time

      Pros

      I enjoy working at Empower on the recruitment team. There is a lot of support from the outreach managers and the dean. A lot of transparency and support.

      Cons

      I have not had a bad experience. Everything is going well. No cons.

      ACE Charter Schools2017-05-13

      ACE Charter Schools Response

      August 31, 2018

      Thank you so much for sharing your experience as a Student Recruiter. You are doing some of the most mission-critical work - getting the right students and families in the building. We appreciate you!

    • Helpful (1)

      "Teacher Review"

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      Current Employee - Teacher in San Jose, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at ACE Charter Schools full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      If you want to obtain that "rewarding" feeling of being a teacher, work here! It is a network that is filled with teachers who simply want to see the best in their students. It's a school where students can feel safe and can always count on their teachers to have their support.

      Cons

      Like any other school you work for, you do give up some of your personal time for grading and lesson planning.

      ACE Charter Schools2017-03-09

      ACE Charter Schools Response

      August 31, 2018

      Thank you so much for leaving this review!

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