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Charter Schools USA Reviews

Updated November 11, 2018
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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 17 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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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bradenton, FL
    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. "Know what to expect"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Charter Schools USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    More freedom, room for growth, chances for bonuses and pay increases.

    Cons

    Need more subs, pays less than the county, expected to work outside of contracted hours quite often.

    Advice to Management

    Lower the class sizes and get more subs so the teachers aren’t burnt out. We keep losing great teachers to the counties.

  3. "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plantation, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plantation, FL

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

    Pros

    A lot of support.
    Friendly environment.

    Cons

    Steep learning curve.
    Long hours.
    A lot of paperwork


  4. "Intensive Math Teacher"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Charter Schools USA full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and room for growth.

    Cons

    Salary is not livable.


  5. "Assistant Principal"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to do what’s best for my school
    Great co-workers
    I have a wonderful principal who creates a very family friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Pay has always been an issue with CSUSA. The pay is less than other charter schools and Broward County Schools. There’s additional monthly testing of the students required by CSUSA which teachers complain that it takes instructional time away. We are required to work both winter break and spring break, which isn’t required by other charter schools or the District schools.

    Advice to Management

    I encourage you to look into the workings of other charter schools to see how they are able to pay their employees at least the County pay or in some schools more. Working from home is a possible option to sitting in an empty school for two weeks over winter break and one week over spring break. If you can’t pay what other schools pay, at least give us that.


  6. "Corporate Office employee"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Recruiter 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

    Plenty of office space. You may end up in an office with a view.

    Cons

    All of the talent that comes in eventually leaves because of the higher level management. Especially at the C-Level or those close to it.
    Culture is non-existent.
    No team lunches, gatherings, yearly speeches from CEO, no Christmas bonus, list goes on.
    Promotion from within is now a thing of the past. More than once I trained someone for the job that I wasn't even interviewed for.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your data. Look at when the company stopped growing. Look at why people say the leave. Look at your turnaround among the teams and make changes. Reconsider who your "untouchables" are. There are still honest, hungry employees looking to make a difference that are being hushed or snuffed out when they get too good because getting rid of them means job security for someone else who is the nephew of the manager or the cousin of the owner's friend or is the daughter of the architect who built the owner's house.


  7. "Don't bother working here"

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    Current Employee - Computer Engineer in Bradenton, FL
    Current Employee - Computer Engineer in Bradenton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay check and you may meet some nice people

    Cons

    disorganized, do not care about employee's at all, very low wages. condescending to employee's. My Supervisor lied to me about the position when i was interviewed. He just wanted to fill the job.

    Advice to Management

    be honest with potential employee's. Don't make this seem like a good place to work because it isn't.

  8. "Run away from CSUSA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No one really cares when you come in or leave

    Cons

    High Turnover , management doesn’t have a clue

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees


  9. "Teacher"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Troutman, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Troutman, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid salary with decent communication with supervisors

    Cons

    Sometimes disorganized and little training provided

    Advice to Management

    Stick up for teachers when they have done the correct but inpopular thing


  10. "Teacher"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charter Schools USA full-time

    Pros

    Great company. Clean working conditions. Adequate Training.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance in career.


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