Connections Academy Reviews

Updated May 24, 2022

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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great work from home opportunities.(in 90 reviews)
  • "great benefits when it comes to pto(in 26 reviews)
  • "Great coworkers and good support(in 13 reviews)
  • "Great staff PD! Admin is great about doing what’s best for learning.(in 13 reviews)
  • "The people are great!(in 13 reviews)
Cons
  • "low pay (with no insight into pay structure)(in 35 reviews)
  • "low salary compared to other High School Counselor positions.(in 19 reviews)
  • "Bad management, low(in 14 reviews)
  • "heavy work load(in 8 reviews)
  • "Gigantic class sizes (average 200 in core content courses, 500 to 1000 in elective courses), massive special education case loads (50+), administrators are constantly adding more and more work each year w/o eliminating any duties, required to work some evenings/nights to call students, enough 'paperwork' (actual paperwork or documenting multiple fields in the school online platform) to fill an Olympic size swimming pool at the end of each school year, no clear cut expectations b/c the rules are constantly changing, extremely poor communication within each department and almost nonexistent communication between departments, typically work 60 hours per week but can easily go upwards of 80 hours per week, favoritism in job advancement opportunities towards male employees, longer school year for teachers (200 work days), average pay that certainly doesn't compensate for the amount of work teachers are required to do on a daily basis, and high turn around.(in 7 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Place to Work

    May 22, 2022 - Long Term Substitute Teacher in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    The community is very engaging and the colleagues are wonderful.

    Cons

    There was some miscommunication in the beginning and I did not know that I would only be hired for one year

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good place

    May 24, 2022 - Substitute Teacher in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    A very welcoming community of people. I was welcomed right from the beginning and staff is very helpful.

    Cons

    A little miscommunication when hiring

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Environment

    May 5, 2022 - Teacher in Duluth, GA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome supportive administration and amazing colleagues

    Cons

    Pay is lower than brick and mortar schools

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Flexible, Maternity Leave, Tons of Paperwork

    May 3, 2022 - SPED Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You can be reasonably flexible with your schedule. Just show up for meetings and lessons. But there is a lot of work so you will definitely be on the computer for hours each day.

    Cons

    Corporate for sure. So many files and spreadsheets. So many boxes to check.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    High school teacher

    Apr 30, 2022 - Teacher in Ripon, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work at home, no classroom Management

    Cons

    Responsible for student sucess, getting them to pass, all curriculum answers online, lack of admin support.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Community

    May 1, 2022 - Program Assistant in Lake Forest, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good relationship with coworkers Updated trainings and constant meetings

    Cons

    Lack of communication with changes Stressful environment with students

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    CA experience

    Apr 30, 2022 - Supervisor in Baltimore, MD
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work from home Competitive pay Flexibility Not micromanaged

    Cons

    Supervision of too large a group

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  8. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Connections Academy Teacher

    May 13, 2022 - Teacher 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great experience with co-workers Loved the connections made with my department

    Cons

    Some administrators are conniving Lack of honesty from some of the administrators Clique mentality when it comes to promotion

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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Connections Academy

    May 10, 2022 - Teacher 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work from home. Minimal travel

    Cons

    Lots of students. Unrealistic expectations of teachers and students.

    2 people found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Happy to work online

    Apr 22, 2022 - Special Education Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Not getting attacked from students Get to work from home Somewhat flexible hours Save on gas Save on clothing They do help pay for advancement of your education

    Cons

    Over worked Lots of last minute tasks handed down with sharp deadlines Lots of management delegation Favoritism of staff by managers Not much room for growth Little recognition Low pay You will work more than 40 hours a week You do not get extra pay if you get additional degrees. It’s not like a BNM with a pay scale.

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Connections Academy Reviews FAQs

Connections Academy has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 395 reviews left anonymously by employees. 73% of employees would recommend working at Connections Academy to a friend and 60% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Connections Academy employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Connections Academy. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

73% of Connections Academy employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Connections Academy 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Connections Academy to be culture, career development, benefits and the cons to be management, compensation.

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