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Catapult Learning Reviews

Updated August 5, 2017
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Pros
  • your own hours, working with small groups of awesome kids, independence, pay (in 10 reviews)

  • Working with children in small groups (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • part time teachers do not get any workers benefits, no employers contribution to 401k (in 7 reviews)

  • Hire you as a part time teacher and then insist you work full time hours with no extra pay (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Be cautious"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Various Roles in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Various Roles in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Catapult Learning full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworker atmosphere and hours. Great place to start but should be temporary just to get experience. I worked there tei years in the Norwalk,CT location i thought it was a great move and starting out it was but as staff dynamics changed so did my viewpoint. Great because of the holidays abd breaks you get.

    Cons

    Lack support and understanding for a work/life balance, pay is minimal for the work you do. Management very harsh toward employees. Lack of resources. I also believe they dont encourage students to truly grow from their disability. Passing grades are easily given. Appreciation of staff very limited. Treat staff like kids instead of adults. This is not a place for people with families and children because. It is for those who just received their bachelor's degree not really for you if you have higher degrees because growth is limited or non existent. Time off is limited. They expect school breaks and holidays to be enough time off so you don't get vacation as a one to one or teacher just 6 sick days for the year and 2 personal days.

    Advice to Management

    Consider employees as people first and not just workers. A cohesive work environment starts with satisfied employees who are treated well which in turn decreases turnover rate. Value an employees work ethic and increase pay. Provide better educational resources for students. Properly train all staff for their respective role


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Worse employer ever"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Catapult Learning full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    close to my home in Philadelphia

    Cons

    poorly managed by people that clearly are in over their head and do not care about employees. Management refuses to return emails or calls for a meeting to discuss issues with company. After being a loyal employee for a number of years I quit before even having a new job.

    Advice to Management

    Get a life and treat your employees fairly

  3. "Job Happy"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catapult Learning full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    No conns at this time


  4. "Teacher"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You can help lots of kids.

    Cons

    Management was too far away.


  5. "title 1"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catapult Learning part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    students are great, teaching sypplies goid

    Cons

    hourly, no benefits, no work if student out/on break


  6. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people that care a lot

    Cons

    No benefits for part time teachers


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Needs a lot of work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Catapult Learning full-time

    Pros

    Decent Pay, flexible hours great view

    Cons

    Turbulent environment, people not very friendly, management needs to be more supportive

    Advice to Management

    Learn what your people are doing. Sit down and get involved in what they do and not sit behind a closed door all day and expect respect, open forum conversation and engagement

  8. Helpful (2)

    "THEY ARE ALL ABOUT THE MONEY, NOT THE CHILDREN"

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

    I worked at Catapult Learning full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The hugs and smiles of the kids you work with

    Cons

    Not enough staff to deescalate situations, 1 teacher per 3-5 students with emotional disabilities who tend to fly off the handle and become abusive not only to the students but staff as well. If you aren't a part of the clique then you are a moving target. If you question whether the job is right for you or not, you get called by HR and are informed that you work for an "at will company". There are teachers and 1:1 aids dating, gossip about other employees, teachers that are not Pro-Act trained and yet stand there expect you to deescalate a crisis situation when they are the trigger! The director and upper management staff are by no means professional. They offer no support, no professional development to staff, nothing! They are not out to help these students, they are out for the money!

    Advice to Management

    Sit down with staff and create that open door! Make your staff feel comfortable so that they will discuss the problems going on within. Take a long, hard look at your directors and their personal relationships with their staff! Take a good long hard look at your 1:1 aids and teachers of the opposite sex!


  9. "teacher title one"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great helpful supervision. nice management trying hard to help the teachers succeed,

    Cons

    part time teachers do not get any workers benefits, no employers contribution to 401k.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "paraprofessional"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piqua, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piqua, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved working with the students.

    Cons

    They pay you like you're part-time even though you're full-time.


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