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Updated May 26, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

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    May 19, 2022 - Assistant Achats in New York, NY
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    Pros

    good to work with the company

    Cons

    i don't have anything bad

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good first job experience

    May 24, 2022 - School Operations Administrator 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Collaborative, room for advancement, demonstrate appreciation.

    Cons

    Not overwork people. The expectations are endless.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good company

    May 17, 2022 - Recruiter 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Amazing team with great support

    Cons

    N/A- awesome hard working team

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Collaborative Staff

    May 14, 2022 - Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Staff works together really well and shows they truly care about the kids.

    Cons

    Frequent changes with schedules on short notice. Decisions not always made In the best interest of the students.

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good

    May 26, 2022 - Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is good and beneficial

    Cons

    No sub teachers, lunch and recess duty

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  6. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Reprioritization needed

    May 22, 2022 - Academic Dean in Providence, RI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The amenities are great when you have to travel for work. The staff is incredibly bright and driven to achieve great results for students.

    Cons

    Initiatives tend to overly prioritize the idea of scaling rather than what students need.

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  7. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    HS Yoga and Health Teacher

    May 23, 2022 - High School Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Higher salary, PTO, has arts and wellness department, some great coworkers and students

    Cons

    Disregard for staff mental health; micro-managing; too much coaching; too much constant feedback; focus on small details over big picture; enables student behavior

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Skill building but micromanage

    May 5, 2022 - Stem Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I initially started AF as a Teacher in Residence. With a bachelors degree, I was able to gain a Master’s at Teaching while being acclimated to a school environment.

    Cons

    Micromanaging. Everything has to be done precisely. Very structured which is great but can also be suffocating.

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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    This is a business not a school

    May 19, 2022 - Associate in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The people who work here are very smart and hardworking

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations Hive mentality Lack of transparency from Day 1 (there isn’t even a benefit review like all other companies I’ve worked for have) High level change management People ask for your feedback like they care and then do nothing with it “The Board” does not want what’s best for children

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    High expectations, not enough support

    May 16, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, work from home options for Network Support

    Cons

    Very high expectations with minimal support.

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Achievement First Reviews FAQs

Achievement First has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 727 reviews left anonymously by employees. 54% of employees would recommend working at Achievement First to a friend and 46% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -9% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Achievement First employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Achievement First. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

54% of Achievement First employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Achievement First 2.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.3 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Achievement First to be benefits, senior leadership, career development and the cons to be management, culture, work life balance.

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