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Champions Reviews

Updated January 23, 2019
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  1. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome opportunity in the company and travel

    Cons

    Not having a decent food allowance


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Rewarding Experience"

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    Former Employee - Site Teacher in Winter Park, FL
    Former Employee - Site Teacher in Winter Park, FL
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to have some of the funniest and most heart warming engagements with students and parents. It truly is a rewarding experience to be a part of the growth of these kids life. Everyday was an adventure and brought new challenges yet new moments for growth as a teacher.

    Cons

    You will not get paid a decent wage and the raises are only a couple cents a year so there really is no upward mobility unless you want to get paid a fraction more to take on way more work as site leader.

    ADP was a hassle clocking in with and you may lose money if you don't chase your boss down to fix your time sheet.

    If you're site leader is not equipped to lead a team very well you and the entire staff is screwed.

    Depending on what school your in you may face issues with the school staff and your placement within the school.

    Sometimes it felt like signing new kids up was more my job as a teacher then it was the companies job.

    Lastly the curriculum you're expected to teach is sometimes not very engaging with the students and your expected to make it work which can be a struggle. Sometimes you don't even have the equipment to perform the lessons in the book and you either have to improvise or not do that lesson which is very frustrating because if you aren't experienced working with kids the slightest bit of confusion can make you lose control of the group.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put so much pressure of the staff and assist them in making there locations as best as they can be. Open up the lines of communication so everyone has a voice and not just once a year. If a site needs equipment (walkie talkies) make sure they don't have to go months managing with sup par equipment because that's when kids are put in don't get the best of the program and in some cases put in danger.

  3. "teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and staff. Kids are amazing in their own ways.

    Cons

    Can get a bit tiring.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Children rewarded"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Champions part-time

    Pros

    The children that you interact and work with on a daily basis are incredible! They bring so much joy to your life and bring about the biggest of smiles in the most incredible ways!
    You meet and get to know parents overtime building relationships with them about their child(ren)
    Students will give you little tokens of affection such as drawings and notes that you can cherish
    You make a difference in the value of the children
    Get to know your co-workers and build relationships with them that you know they can rely on you

    Cons

    Management can be disrespectful at times

    Advice to Management

    Learn, that you should give your veterans first choice of earning a higher position in the company before passing them over without a second thought. They deserve chances just as much as everyone else.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Champions Before and After School Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The meetings are informative and have gotten better in terms of what they want teachers to know.

    Cons

    The hours are horrible. All the new employee don't fit seniority and therefore, don't get enough hours to even work 25 hours per week. The management is terrible. The male regional director is a liar and the site directors control the regional director. The site director comes off as nice at first but most of them are fake. Dealing with parents, site directors, and the regional director is not worth this job. There is way too much drama at this company. Don't do it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting the female site directors control you and do your job.


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    "Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Champions full-time

    Pros

    Great support. Awesome team of co-workers.

    Cons

    Split Shifts. Before and after school program.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Poor management high turnover in staff"

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    Current Employee - Site Director
    Current Employee - Site Director
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Champions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Building relationships with the family and school staff.

    Cons

    Average 1 manager a yr, pay, hiring new staff at $3.00 an hr more, All they care about is their bonus and. They have no concerns for kids enrolled but sure do want the money. No room to grow. Hiring managers that have never worked with children before and no experience also teachers are being cattled in with no experience

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff especially when they have concerns and complaints.

  8. "Site Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Site Coordinator
    Current Employee - Site Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Split-Shift; Curriculum set but flexible; Great Health Benefits

    Cons

    Job description is not adequate and needs to be expanded. Training is inconsistent, needs a checklist to assess competency to move on with the position.

    Advice to Management

    Focus a little more on training aspects to be site coordinator along with clear standards for the site teachers. They say we are not a daycare program but that is not always articulated in the curriculum, which sometimes feels like busy work for the kids; and the assistants stand back and watch the kids from a far because they are not taught how to interact with the kids.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Site Dorector in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Site Dorector in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love working with the kids and the elementary school we are in is amazing g

    Cons

    Lack of support, no management local, we are expected to work 10-12 hour shifts when ppl call out wothpught any breaks including bathroom breaks! There is no one to hold accountable and upper management does not care for the individual sites.

    Advice to Management

    Hire all new upper management


  10. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Champions part-time

    Pros

    consistent schedule and longer breaks

    Cons

    Learn as you go and there’s not a lot of training