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Updated May 20, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Student

    Mar 3, 2022 - Student 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Detail-oriented, committed to serving their respective communities and providing students with quality education.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Improving a lot

    May 9, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great work team and leadership and I've heard from current employees that the culture and structure continues to improve

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be an issue but getting better

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Difficult Work-Life Balance

    May 20, 2022 - 9th Grade English Teacher 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Administration is understanding of personal needs.

    Cons

    Staff is spread thin, so the workload is unmanageable.

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Set your boundaries

    May 8, 2022 - Teacher in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    cool co-workers, located in an amazing facility.

    Cons

    administration was not supportive at all, even though they pretended to be. Teacher exploitation.

    1 person found this review helpful
  5. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    A different experience.

    May 6, 2022 - Learning Intervention Coach in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Charter network has access to high level resources for teacher development.

    Cons

    Very long hours, and high staff turnover

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Run, don't walk

    May 17, 2022 - Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good at training teachers and providing extra work for staff.

    Cons

    Long hours which make the high pay become low when you do all the calculations of hours you put into. Some staff members are uptight. They can fire you anytime they want. When they don't like a teachers, it is very easy to let someone goes because it is at will contract.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Place To Start Your Career In Education

    Apr 7, 2022 - External Affairs Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - I have a lot of autonomy when it comes to my day-to-day work, making decisions, and creating strategies. - My manager is amazing, really supportive and accommodative, and is always ready to guide me if I ever feel stuck. - The organization is always learning and growing. There are a lot of new things in the works that people are excited about. - Good compensation and benefits package for my role - Teams are a mix of people—some who have been there a long time and some that are new—which is a bonus because you can learn from people who have experience/wisdom AND learn from people who have fresh perspectives/new ideas. - They follow COVID protocols and guidelines in offices and school buildings, and always make sure to have staff and parents input when it comes to changing protocols.

    Cons

    - I sometimes feel that the organization can take a reactive approach rather than be more responsive when something comes up, but I do think that we are learning to be more intentional, purposeful, and strategic. - Be strict about setting your own boundaries so you don’t burn out. You don’t want to be the person who is constantly checking their phones and responding to emails at 9pm. Remember that tomorrow is another day.

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  8. 2.0
    Former Employee

    A mixed bag

    Apr 5, 2022 - Teacher in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Hardworking staff, lots of available technology

    Cons

    Constant coverages, large class sizes, long days, micromanaged staff

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Things change

    Mar 16, 2022 - Administrative Manager in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good benefits and ongoing trainings in race and equity inclusion.

    Cons

    Low employee turn around consistent leadership changes causing lots of turbulence in schools.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Mar 12, 2022 - Paraprofessional 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Inclusive and supportive staff, great kids.

    Cons

    Lack of appropriate compensation. Should be full time.

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Democracy Prep Public Schools has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 343 reviews left anonymously by employees. 63% of employees would recommend working at Democracy Prep Public Schools to a friend and 62% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Democracy Prep Public Schools employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Democracy Prep Public Schools. This rating has decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.

63% of Democracy Prep Public Schools employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Democracy Prep Public Schools 2.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.3 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Democracy Prep Public Schools to be career development, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be management, senior leadership, culture.

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