Challenger School Reviews

Updated Apr 30, 2021

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Hugh Gourgeon
58 Ratings
Pros
  • "Working here you will be implementing a great curriculum(in 5 reviews)

  • "Tuition discount for employee children(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours for students and staff(in 5 reviews)

  • "Upper management not transparent(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Place to work

      Apr 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      My daughter gets to attend for free!

      Cons

      It is a very long commute.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Who else gets paid to mold children into pursuing their happiness?

      Jan 14, 2021 - School Headmaster in Las Vegas, NV
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      Pros

      *Challenger went above and beyond to take care of their employee's during the pandemic. Everyone was paid their normal wages until it was deemed safe to open again. The real "Rockstars" and front line workers, were the managers, teachers and teams that worked diligently to safely open our schools again, so that children could be in a safe learning environment. The CEO personally applauded the employees for adapting to the ever changing conditions, and he made sure Challenger stayed within their means to plan for a rainy day. Under his guidance, Challenger was kept intact during the lockdowns. This is a true testimonial to the kind of company that Challenger is! *The employee benefit for your children to attend is incredible! *I have learned something new every single day. *The children and families that attend Challenger are a joy to be around. *Even after 20 years, it never feels like a chore to report to work.

      Cons

      I'm getting close to retire in a few years, and there isn't a Challenger location where I am settling! I will miss this amazing group of educators... and all that believe in Barbara Baker's vision! BEST school in the world!

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Takes advantage of us

      Apr 30, 2021 - Teacher Training 
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      Pros

      It was a good opportunity if they didn't take advantage of us.

      Cons

      The school takes advantage of the teachers in training and let the, do all the jobs that nobody else can and would want to do. We were asked to work overtime even when we're already exhausted.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Working here is really a challenge

      Apr 29, 2021 - Teacher In Training 
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      Pros

      Passion in teaching children is highly needed to survive in here.

      Cons

      Working here is really a challenge because you'll be getting a full load plus other additional duties that you need to do for the school. Pay doesn't even reach the average with all the work they have assigned to you.

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Work somewhere else!

      Apr 15, 2021 - Teacher 
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      Pros

      If I’m ever able to come up with a positive thing to say I’ll get back to you.

      Cons

      Where do I begin? Don’t work here. Just don’t. Unless, of course, you love cults, outdated curriculum, no use of modern technology, and horrible management. Then by all means, apply away!

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Love it ❤️

      Mar 18, 2021 - Teacher 
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      Pros

      -Great Curriculum -Positive Environment -Supportive Office and Management Staff

      Cons

      Blah blah blah blah blah

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Place to Work

      Mar 15, 2021 - Teacher in Salt Lake City, UT
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      Pros

      Good Benefits and Great Environment

      Cons

      No Remote Options are available

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good if you work hard

      Feb 22, 2021 - Teacher 
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      Pros

      They give you everthing you could possibly need in your classroom. Good pay for someone without a degree. If you work hard, don’t complain, and get results management will like you.

      Cons

      Micromanagement!! Very “political”, but where isnt

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Supportive management, poor work/life balance

      Feb 18, 2021 - Elementary Teacher 
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      Pros

      Plenty of opportunity to move up, choice to work summers for extra $, health insurance, 401k

      Cons

      Poor work/life balance, I felt micromanaged, managers aren’t very approachable though they are supportive when dealing with parents

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great workplace

      Jan 12, 2021 - Teacher 
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      Pros

      Get to learn a lot

      Cons

      I don’t see any cons working here

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