Educate Online Reviews

Updated February 5, 2016
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Carol Vallone
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Pros
  • What is better than getting to work from home (in 22 reviews)

  • Love my flexible hours, and being challenged to keep up with the fast pace of technology (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • The job is low pay, considering the teachers have degrees and there arelow hours (in 6 reviews)

  • I presume I no longer work there since I've still not had a response except for an occasional "here's what's happening (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great way to break into online teaching"

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    Former Employee - Online Instructor in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Online Instructor in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends

    I worked at Educate Online part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good support by administrators and support team.

    Cons

    Bad connections for students makes sessions had to complete.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees aware of changes in the direction of the company.


  2. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Good Curriculum, Nice managers

    Cons

    Ability to get additional hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep bringing new clients


  3. "Loved the opportunity"

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

    Pros

    flexible scheduling; quality curriculum; challenging teaching experiences; wonderful immediate management team; excellent co-teachers

    Cons

    There were no significant cons. Some students were less cooperative than others, but overall, students were cooperative and often enthusiastic. Parents were supportive.

    Advice to Management

    I do wish that it had been possible to maintain some level of online presence even though the company apparently needed to be restructured.


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  5. "Accounts Receivable Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AR Supervisor in Randallstown, MD
    Former Employee - AR Supervisor in Randallstown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Educate Online (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work well with employees as far as outside life. Was able to work from home when necessary. The pay was good

    Cons

    No real direction. Everything kept changing. High turnover. Poor management. Failed vision.


  6. "Great while it lasted"

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

    I worked at Educate Online part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, fantastic team and training. Lesson plans easy to follow.

    Cons

    Technical issues were frequent. Went out of business without much notice.


  7. "Undervalued teachers"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Educate Online (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home. When I first started, they had NY state contracts and I was picking up lots of hours and paid a higher rate. That ended after 3 months.

    Cons

    Communication was sporadic and the management structure was always changing/unclear. A high stress job where you often had to teach 3 students in the online platform during the same hour block. Teachers were asked to have a masters degree and teaching certification but were paid a low hourly wage ($12). Had to be available to teach at certain times, but if students did not show for the session you were not paid. At the end, I was lucky to get 2 hours per week.

    Advice to Management

    Looks like the company is going under, so I don't have much in terms of advice!


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    "Sad State of Affairs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Educate Online full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I truly loved my job and the staff I was able to work with. We worked cooperatively for the greater good of our students and strove to make a difference with each one we encountered.

    Cons

    Executive team was almost invisible-except when it came to "restructuring" which really was another word for firing loads of people without provocation in the interest of "cost saving". This occurred every 12-15 months or more often-whenever the mood struck them. Of course, that NEVER impacted their 6 figure salaries, nor their ability to bring on their friends from previous companies. Eventually this resulted in the release of the K12 learning platform which terminated everyone except for their sales team and the executives. The goal in this will be to sell off a product that already exists in the educational marketplace. While other K12 education programs are churning out profit, the poor leadership in this organization drove it into the ground.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Online Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Able to work from home

    Cons

    Work was seasonal so summer was slow


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Exec team does not care about education"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Remote Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Remote Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some outstanding people work/worked here.

    Cons

    No employee is valued. Credit is not given to those who should receive it. CEO is very unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    It won't matter. They would never heed advice from anyone.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Management Decisions"

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

    I worked at Educate Online full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Zero tolerance for harassment. Cared a lot about the children that we worked with.

    Cons

    Lack of resources, inability to schedule and manage the resources that they had already. Short term money influenced decisions rather than long term lasting company decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Support your lifeblood, your staff. Make sure they have what they need to complete their jobs and make the company succeed.



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