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Charter Schools USA Teacher Reviews

Updated November 4, 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 15 reviews)

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

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  1. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, benefits OK, moderate salary.

    Cons

    Excessive amount of work.

    Advice to Management

    More consideration for teachers.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Mixed Bag"

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

    I have been working at Charter Schools USA full-time

    Pros

    -Emphasis on cooperative learning, which is great for the students.
    -Specialists have a lot of autonomy and freedom in lesson planning and choosing curriculum.

    Cons

    -Little job security
    -Workload is intense (often individuals will have more responsibilities than they can reasonably be expected to attend)
    -Many employees don't get paid promised wages
    -High turnover of employees
    -Leadership on the school-level is often either too overwhelmed or out of touch with teachers to make well though-out decisions, and staff are left to figure out implementation of new policies on their own

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to how your actions on the corporate level affect employees. Before handing down a decision to staff, talk to them first and ask them how they will be affected by decisions. Take your time to think and plan things through before mandating them as new policies or practices. Also, please pay your employees their promised wages.

  3. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Riverview, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Riverview, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people everyone does their best.

    Cons

    A lot of work,little planning .

    Advice to Management

    Provide more planning time for teachers


  4. "Very long hours for the pay"

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

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

    Pros

    I really like the administration at our school. And the kids while not very well-disciplined, are pretty good kids at heart

    Cons

    They require you to put in 9 hours a day at the school. And they also pay less in the public school system.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to require teachers to put in longer days than those in the public school system you should pay accordingly. Also there is a lack of communication with what the expectations are and what is going on in the school


  5. Helpful (1)

    "All I can say is DON'T WORK FOR THEM"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The administration and co-workers are great and want to help.

    Cons

    -You supply everything
    -No library at the schools
    -You eat lunch and monitor your class at the same time
    -LONG hours...easily there 12 hours a day
    -Too many "You can't do that" instead of "Yes, try that!"
    -Very little training
    -Angry parents

    Advice to Management

    Focus on education more than running your business.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

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    Former Contractor - Teacher, Elementary School in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Contractor - Teacher, Elementary School in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charter Schools USA as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Students wore uniforms and parent involvement was required according to the paperwork signed at the beginning of the year.

    Cons

    Admin needed to be more in touch with students' needs. Students were allowed to be disrespectful to teachers with no consequences. They also didn't follow through with enforcing the mandatory parent involvement part of the contract. Admin was completely switched out mid year.

    Advice to Management

    I think management should have followed through with enforcing what was written in the contract parents had to sign at the beginning of the year.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "RUN!!! And don't look back"

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

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

    Pros

    None. None at all.

    Cons

    Where can I start?? Awful

    Advice to Management

    Stop opening new schools. Pay your employees what they're worth and make sure your teachers have resources. Don't hire teachers that aren't certified. Have a discipline plan in place so that the students don't run the show. You ask any CSUSA teacher and their only goal is the Holy Trail. ...a public school job.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "At Acadiana Renaissace Charter Academy in Louisiana it id definitely NOT an equal opportunity employment place"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Youngsville, LA
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Youngsville, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Building is well kept and welcoming. Nice staff members who really care about the students. Hiring process with this company was really quick.

    Cons

    The principal at this school is very unprofessional. The hire process with her is very difficult, I know so many highly qualified people who have applied and been denied because of her.


  9. "Educational Dictoratd"

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    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


  10. "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!!!