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Education Pioneers Reviews

Updated January 13, 2017
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  1. "Tech Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    good experience overall in just 10 months

    Cons

    less money, work not always up to your expectations


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Graduate Fellow"

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

    Pros

    Leadership and professional development

    Cons

    Pay in large cities is low


  3. "Awesome Organization"

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

    Pros

    My time with Education Pioneers as an intern gave me a great professional foundation! I supported the team that managed the Graduate School Fellowship program and I felt like I was also a part of the fellowship program. Listening to the content, supporting the fellows and the facilitators was awesome. The office was also very peaceful and quiet. I loved the atmosphere.

    Cons

    There were times when I would receive ambiguous instruction and was penalized for my misinterpretation. However, management was always patient with me and worked with me through it.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire more interns from College Track and other first generation college students who are ambitious and need experience! It truly makes a difference.


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  5. "Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Fellow in Potomac, MD
    Former Employee - Fellow in Potomac, MD

    I worked at Education Pioneers (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Important mission and provides a great way to learn about challenges of the education sector.

    Cons

    Experience is very dependent upon placement.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Graduate Fellowship: Experiemce is What You Make It"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Brilliant accomplished people brought to achieve more within education

    Cons

    Some Fellows wanted a resume boost but were not connected to the overall experience

    Advice to Management

    Before initial application and interview weed out individuals who are not involved in making a lasting impact in education. A top university and or some fellowship experience does not translate to success.


  7. "Analyst fellowship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    exposure is great and unmatchable

    Cons

    process is long and can be shortened

    Advice to Management

    be open


  8. Helpful (12)

    "Former Staff Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Education Pioneers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Colleagues are hardworking, brilliant and the type of folks you want to spend time with on and off the clock.

    Cons

    Very top heavy organization that believes in trickle down support which almost never trickles down. Burn out is extremely high resulting in annual turnover ~35% which is sad considering it's a human capitals organization. CEO is a figurehead - most decisions are made by Pres who is strong operationally but has led the org in downward spiral as she hires people like her who manage with an "iron fist". Typical work weeks are 70+ hours for mid-level management. Workload constantly increases with the same or less support/resources.

    Advice to Management

    The culture over the years has devolved from being fellow and program focused to revenue/growth focused. The two aren't mutually exclusive but it's treated that way. Treat your people (especially regional staff) well, they will stay and you'll meet your goals as a result. Set ambitious, yet realistic goals and consult all levels of org to decide feasibility before agreeing to hit outrageous, unattainable goals set by funders.

    Education Pioneers Response

    Nov 12, 2015 – VP, Talent

    Well, let’s start with the good news! You’re right about the EP staff. We think that working at EP is hitting the jackpot of colleagues. You also brought up some important issues that are very ... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Summer Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Well organized events and workshops

    Cons

    No travel compensation, required for graduation


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Dive in and Learn"

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

    I worked at Education Pioneers full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn a lot
    Amazing coworkers
    Compelling Mission
    Build a vast network quickly

    Cons

    Constant change is the name of the game
    Unrealistic goals strain staff
    Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Be more realistic about goals and do what it takes to reduce turnover.


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Analyst Fellow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great people in the fellowships program
    - Useful network of people

    Cons

    - The programmatic side of the fellowship needs some work
    - The pay is low compared to others working within the education space
    - Finding a placement can be difficult



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