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Jonathan K. Hage
160 Ratings
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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 18 reviews)

  • "Very low pay as opposed to public school jobs(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Highly supportive to employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bradenton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charter Schools USA full-time

    Pros

    The company is focused on highest student achievement and provides schools and employees with everything they need to do a great job. So many resources available.

    Cons

    Could use more supports with HR and employee wellness issues

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great job supporting employees!

  2. "Very Unorganized Company"

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    Former Employee - Registrar in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charter Schools USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very relaxed /no standards, fast paced environment

    Cons

    Low salaries, poor communication, unorganized, high turnover, no advancement opportunities, over worked

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building up your current schools before opening new ones.

  3. "Depends on the school"

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    Current Employee - Tutor in Poinciana, FL

    I have been working at Charter Schools USA part-time

    Pros

    Great personal experience with children, being able to grow within the company.

    Cons

    Depends on the school you can grow or stay without any opportunities.

  4. "Great Schools!"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Charter Schools USA part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff, people who really care.

    Cons

    Noisy (think walls). Better construction needed.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  5. "Substitute Teaching"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Plantation, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Charter Schools USA part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    moderately okay pay, experience teaching in a classroom setting

    Cons

    not called in to work often enough

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Steer Clear"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charter Schools USA full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    -Got to meet some cool people. -Was a teacher in one of their schools for 4 years, then took a job at the Support Center aka the Ivory Tower

    Cons

    -Company has been under a "reorganization" for the past year, a circus might be a better term for it. -Shady goings on with the CEO and his wife -Work/life balance at the Support Center and in school is atrocious. I witnessed a lot of mental breakdowns

  7. "DO NOT COMPLETE AN APPLICATION TO WORK HERE!"

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      Current Employee - Nobody in Fort Lauderdale, FL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Charter Schools USA full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      You meet some really good, genuine people.

      Cons

      Everything else! Upper management, the stress that comes along with the job, the backstabbers at corporate! The moral SUCKS!

      Advice to Management

      I won't waste my breath because if you have an opinion it lands you nowhere but in the unemployment line.

    • "Worst salary and benefits of any school organization I've seen."

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      Former Employee - Teacher in Miami, FL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Charter Schools USA full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Community atmosphere. Excellent principals

      Cons

      Poor salary, terrible benefits, very long hours, some evenings required.

      Advice to Management

      This company is astonishingly greedy and selfish. I was horrified to find out how CS USA used it's own contracting company to build school buildings and then inflate the value of properties for its leases! Public money is blatantly being put into the pockets of shareholders and contracting investors. Meanwhile, teachers are living near poverty, with no retirement compensation, maternity benefits, or decent healthcare....

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    • "Tests and unpaid hours abound!"

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      Former Employee - Teacher in Jacksonville, FL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Charter Schools USA full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Decent pay, current technology, nice coworkers

      Cons

      Many, many extra hours required, students have no consequences

      Advice to Management

      Listen to teachers, less testing

    • "Work here at your own risk"

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      Former Employee - Teacher in Miami, FL
      Doesn't Recommend
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Charter Schools USA full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      I met great friends here. My administration was supportive. I earned a lot of praise from admin on my job and how my students were doing. It is a great stepping stone if you want to start your teacher career.

      Cons

      The company does not match salary with district pay. Teachers/staff are being misled to thinking they can get a piece of the pie that is the MDCPS teacher salary raise. However, the company makes employees sign a letter stating they are not part of the district and are their "own" district. It is a private company, so expect them to do whatever they want. You are not allowed to opt on Teacher Planning Days. Teacher Planning...

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