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Charter Schools USA Reviews

Updated January 13, 2019
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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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    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. "Tests and unpaid hours abound!"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Teacher in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Charter Schools USA full-time (Less 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

  3. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

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

    Pros

    Great administration
    Helpful
    Growth Motivated

    Cons

    Hours
    Expectations vs. pay


  4. "All about the data"

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    Former Employee - English Teacher in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - English Teacher in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice community building activities for students and staff.

    Cons

    Teachers are overworked! Too many students, too many parts, too much data to be collected in order to justify their marketing. Terrible place to work! I should have believed the bad reviews I read, but I said, "It can't be that bad!" Well, it was.

    Advice to Management

    Let teachers teach! Hire more teachers! There is no reason any teacher (core or elective) should have 200 students!!


  5. "It’s a paycheck. They deserve zero stars."

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

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

    Pros

    Some of the staff are really nice people.

    Cons

    Horrible corporate environment. If you are from the islands, you might become a favorite in the dept. Do not be surprised if the VP asks for prayers as she meets with the owners. If you get with the “in” crowd you will do fine.

    Advice to Management

    Execs need to get to know what is really happening within the dept. The only way to do that is to actually have a conversation.


  6. "Run"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Summers off
    Christmas off
    Thanksgiving off
    Basically just the time off everything else is horrible.

    Cons

    -pay
    - unorganized management
    -no time to plan
    -most of the money they get from the local government for the kids educational expenses are for the rent of the building which the company also owns.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Know what to expect"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

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    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


  9. "Intensive Math Teacher"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Principal"

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    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.