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Champions Reviews

Updated May 8, 2017
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  1. "Assistant Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Atascadero, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Atascadero, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Helping children grow educationally and socially.

    Cons

    Pay and hours are low.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "It could be better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Assistant in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Site Assistant in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Champions part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love working with the students.

    Cons

    Pay, Management, No Professional Growth, Hours, Expectations are too high with such a short period of time and borrowed space, Communication could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more, have a realistic curriculum, meet site needs, hire reliable staff, and stop trying to cut corners to bring in a bonus by setting your staff up to fail.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "site director"

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    Former Employee - Site Director in Burlingame, CA
    Former Employee - Site Director in Burlingame, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible hours.
    get to do admin/office work & be in the classroom

    Cons

    horrible communication between managers and directors
    lack of financial support

    Advice to Management

    learn to communicate with each other more. it all starts with the top hierarchy and goes all the way down to the kids.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great kids, great families and love the school I work at

    Cons

    Little out of ratio for directors. No consistency direction. Sometimes can't gett the answered you need. Having to cut own hours. Having to open and close in order to get hours. Have to depend on others to do billing or get answers for families.

    Advice to Management

    Help staff feel empowered and supported. See the importance of out of ratio not just for directors but for staff.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "There's no "TEAM" in staff!"

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    Current Employee - Site Teacher in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Site Teacher in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Champions part-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, flexible hours, enjoy working with kids.

    Cons

    The staff I worked with were not team players. The older members belittled me because of my age and that I was young. They talk down to you, and management is not any better. I felt like a child being constantly yelled at for any mistake. Staff was also completely ditsy and lacked common sense.

    Advice to Management

    Be a team player. Don't verbally abuse your staff members. We are the ones working hands on with the students while you relax behind your desks.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Site Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Site Teacher in Atascadero, CA
    Former Employee - Site Teacher in Atascadero, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The pay was reasonable for an after-school program, there were diverse options for students and it was an educational opportunity. I found that depending on the program, students could be guided more to what they wanted to do and lesson plans could fluctuate to engage students more. I would NOT recommend this to people just looking to becoming elementary school teachers. Without the education schooling, I think it can be dangerous to teach children! I seriously would caution anyone who is wanting to work with children toward this program without first learning behavior skills for kids with mild learning disabilities and classroom management.

    Cons

    The training is little to none and once you are set up at whatever program it is very difficult to balance communicating to teachers about site management with multiple teachers and parental communication. There is a lot of tact needed that the bare minimum training makes you suffer from and implementing necessary guidelines is very hard with the children coming from different backgrounds. More than anything it's hard to meet children's needs coming from a full day of school! I would highly recommend anyone wanting to work here more than a few months firstly have some knowledge about children and have an idea of working with other professionals in an industry for customer service.

    Advice to Management

    Really have a scale for what time management needs to look like. It would really benefit teachers to know how long planning different things should be, meal times, etc.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Champions part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    working with kids was a joy

    Cons

    management was poor and no benefits

    Advice to Management

    there needs to be more organization


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Site Director in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Site Director in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Champions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They pay slightly more than some

    Cons

    They pay less than yet


  10. "Decent place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Site Director in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Site Director in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Champions part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The kids are great and the people are nice

    Cons

    Expectations are not always clear - management is unorganized

    Advice to Management

    Set clear expectations and show employees how to fulfill them.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "I thought it was one of the most disorganized programs I've ever worked for."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Site Teacher Assistant in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Site Teacher Assistant in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Champions part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the children.

    Cons

    I couldn't stand upper management nor the school we were working with. We always received the brunt of everyone's complaints when it was upper management's fault. My boss was completely useless and hot tempered.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management would be to communicate more, treat your employees better and pay them more than what they're getting right now.


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