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Aspire Public Schools Reviews

Updated March 5, 2017
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Pros
  • access to great professional development (in 8 reviews)

  • Recent developments in cultivating positive work environment (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance needs more attention (in 6 reviews)

  • There are the standard long hours associated with all teaching jobs (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent staff and competitive pay

    Cons

    Assignments are not always available


  2. "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Educator in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Educator in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aspire Public Schools (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I like the freedom of being able to develop my own curriculum and working with a diverse student population.

    Cons

    I would like a teacher's union and a more diverse teacher demographic.

    Advice to Management

    It would be beneficial to have a more representative student population of the surrounding community.


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    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aspire Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic teammates, fairly agile approach to making changes for such a large nonprofit, very dedicated teams. Truly visionary and exceptional leadership team.

    Cons

    Working on equity (still have a long way to go, but it is gaining greater priority). Workload sustainability is also becoming a priority, as is greater investment in human capital.


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  5. "Aspire"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of support from each staff member.
    Scholars are great!

    Cons

    Everything is great. I have no complaints.


  6. "HT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Aspire Public Schools part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff are wonderful. At my site, there's a a family feel amongst employees. They are Very lenient with working around your schedule.

    Cons

    Parents can be too much. Pay could be better. Not enough structure.

    Advice to Management

    Better structure to meet demands of parents.


  7. "Program Director of Expanded Learning"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Program Coordination
    Current Employee - Director, Program Coordination
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aspire Public Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Love the kids
    Feel very valued as an employee
    Get to collaborate with peers
    competitive pay

    Cons

    Pay structures are not define for some roles
    benefits could be a bit more competitive


  8. "cafeteria manager"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant Study Organizer and Cafeteria Manager in East Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Office Assistant Study Organizer and Cafeteria Manager in East Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aspire Public Schools (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Aspire is one of the best place I worked. I love the environment and culture. Awesome group of people to work with and always fun times/

    Cons

    No comments on this. I highly recommend Aspire


  9. "Director of Intervention"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Aspire Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    All staff are passionate about serving students to the best of their ability. There is a strong culture of learning and supporting one another.

    Cons

    Aspire really listens and is working on improving work life balance.


  10. "Guest Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Guest Teacher in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Guest Teacher in Stockton, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Aspire Public Schools part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You work with a very supportive staff.

    Cons

    It's hard to get sub jobs when you first start.


  11. "Supportive, hardworking environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -new teacher support structures are helpful
    -hardworking group

    Cons

    -workload can be heavy compared to traditional settings
    -can't think of anything else



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