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Achievement First Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Mar 6, 2020

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  1. "Driven and Passionate Workplace"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Achievement First full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working with people who share the same values, great friendships at work, making a difference

    Cons

    Long hours, very different culture/experience from school to school and team to team.

    Achievement First2019-07-12
  2. "Great place to start your teaching career"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Achievement First full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of professional development, good opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Long hours, demanding, no work life balance

    Achievement First2020-03-06
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Achievement First full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great professional development, intelligent coworkers

    Cons

    Stress, high anxiety, long hours, unrealistic expectations s

    Achievement First2020-02-11
  4. "Good organization, easier to achieve salary growth as an external hire"

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    Current Employee - Director 

    I have been working at Achievement First full-time

    Pros

    Mission oriented, service based, professional growth

    Cons

    Long hours, limited advancement, poor press

    Achievement First2020-01-11
  5. Helpful (4)

    "The good and the bad"

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    Current Employee - Teacher 

    I have been working at Achievement First full-time

    Pros

    Great staff Great Pay Helpful staff Long Winter break

    Cons

    Long hours Fed to the wolves right off the jump Not like any school I've ever taught at...

    Achievement First2019-10-09
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good work experience"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher, Elementary School in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Achievement First full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The kids, the parents, salary, benefits

    Cons

    Long hours Minimal sick days Young teams

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    Achievement First2019-07-26
  7. "Charter School"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Achievement First full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A sense of “Family environment”

    Cons

    You work very long hours

    Achievement First2019-04-03
  8. "Intense but rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Teacher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Achievement First full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Higher pay than a lot of schools to teach at

    Cons

    Very long hours and intense work load

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    Achievement First2019-03-10
  9. "working while learning"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Achievement First full-time

    Pros

    being able to get experience while getting certified.

    Cons

    long hours and high expectations

    Achievement First2019-02-11
  10. "Great place to work for new teachers. You will develop a lot."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Achievement First full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great, mission driven staff, wonderful scholars and families, professional development

    Cons

    Work life balance, long hours

    Achievement First2019-01-22
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