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Charter Schools USA Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  • Ridiculous requirements; long hours; have to dress a certain way even though the salary offered is lower than almost all public schools (in 14 reviews)

  • Low pay and they pile a lot of work on one person (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Teacher K-8"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charter Schools USA full-time

    Pros

    It's a great company that put students success first.

    Cons

    The hours compare to district schools are longer.

    Advice to Management

    Match distric hours.


  2. "Educational Dictoratd"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Temple Terrace, FL
    Former Employee - Teacher in Temple Terrace, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Charter Schools USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Concerned and cooperative parents of students

    Cons

    Incompetence of principal and assistant principal
    Poor teacher support by school administrators

    Advice to Management

    Quality Assessment and Evaluation

  3. "Great entry level opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Field Technician in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - IT Field Technician in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Charter Schools USA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay for entry level position in IT

    Decent benefits

    Management is understanding

    Coworkers are great people

    Flexible scheduling. They no longer force techs to work more than 40 hours. I've never had to.

    Cons

    There can be a bit of confusion from upper management

    You are alone and need to know your stuff

    Advice to Management

    Have more guides for techs, especially near beginning and end of school year


  4. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charter Schools USA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supervisors, Management, Culture an Opportunity

    Cons

    Documentation of Processes and Procedures


  5. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Charter Schools USA full-time

    Pros

    The students are really what makes my day.

    Cons

    The admin is a bit scattered which causes alot of confusion and missed opportunities.


  6. "Corporate is a Joke"

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    Former Employee - Former Corp Employee of III Years in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Former Corp Employee of III Years in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Charter Schools USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Built some good friendships as I had seen so many smart talented people come and go. They think everyone is replaceable. Actually have a good teaching model, but they are a training ground for new teachers, that move on to better pay and companies.

    Cons

    Smoke and mirrors, the reports and graphs are not accurate. No job security, turnover is very very high. They take talent, chew it up and spit it out. If they stop building schools and locking them into contracts, the company will fold. It can not sustain, they burn all their bridges.

    Advice to Management

    Start valuing people, truth, and stop expecting ideal outcomes, you get fluff back and do not even know it. It is all smoke and mirrors. Waste money, not generous, low salaries, low time off allowance. Your turnover is out of this world, and you do not care. You can not sustain. You open and open schools to keep the influx of money coming and lock them into contract. Stop opening schools, let contracts expire and you will FOLD.


  7. "I Work In The Place Of Teachers In Their Absence"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Lake Charles, LA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charter Schools USA part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Hours And The Position!!!Good Benefits With Help Toward Retirement and Family Oriented Business!!! Flexible Positions also. The Salary Is Alright Too!!! I I've Working There Now!!!

    Cons

    Sometimes Working with Difficult Staff! Could Pay more!!! Needs to let mothers and fathers raise their kids and they do the teaching!!!

    Advice to Management

    Have A Universal System Set Up!!!

  8. "Would not advise anyone to work here"

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

    I have been working at Charter Schools USA full-time

    Pros

    Staff is nice and dependable

    Cons

    Leadership is always new, turnover is above 50%, regional uses fear tactics to scare employees, never feel secure in job, stressful environment, one person doing a job of two or three people.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Almost Ruined"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Teacher in Lake Charles, LA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Lake Charles, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Charter Schools USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The salary is sufficient, but more is expected due to the amount of work the job entails.

    Cons

    -constantly blamed for serious, untrue claims made by students and parents
    -encouraged to not correct student misbehavior due to fear that students would leave the school
    -no protection for some teachers
    -regarded as if you are not even a person or have no feelings
    -employees gossip about obvious lies created by students about a teacher having an inappropriate relationship with a student
    -reputation ruined by gossip shared between administration, employees, and parents
    -subjective evaluations and favoritism
    -told that my ideas were not useful, until someone else suggested the same ideas
    -parts of administration are not aware of what other members of administration are doing
    -students are not adequately disciplined if at all for behavioral problems
    -punishes teachers if they feel you bring negative attention to the school

    Advice to Management

    The blame needs to be redirected from the teacher to a more appropriate source as everything cannot be the teacher’s fault. Issues start from the top and trickle to the bottom. CRTs should be monitored based on the quality of what's supposedly being provided to help teachers. Realize that all of management has a responsibility; there are too many unchecked powers within the organization. "Absolute power corrupts absolutely."


  10. "Growth potential!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charter Schools USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing potential for growth and leadership opportunities for those who are committed and driven. The company puts much thought into ensuring you are placed in the right seat, on the right bus, at the right time. The curriculum is strong and student performance is ever increasing as a result. Hard work is being invested in streamlining a teacher's role to focus on instruction and delivering effective and engaging lessons.

    Cons

    It can be a lot of work, but as an individual, you have to know how to manage your time and focus on yourself and your home life.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing- you are in tune with the changes that need to be made and are taking action!


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