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  1. "very organized"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Education Pioneer Graduate School Fellowship in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - Education Pioneer Graduate School Fellowship in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Education Pioneers as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    pleasant working environment, great career workshop

    Cons

    get the alunni more involved

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. "Perfect academic year internship!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Education Pioneers as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are absolutely amazing: friendly, relaxed, helpful, and always willing to answer any questions or offer guidance! If you're interested in education or non-profit work, this is a great opportunity for both professional and personal growth. Super relaxed and flexible in terms of hours, which makes it perfect for the academic year if you're in college.

    Cons

    It's a non-profit, so there aren't too many opportunities for rigorous, challenging work as an intern and the compensation is middle-of-the-road.

    Advice to Management

    I never got to interact with upper management since they're not located in Boston, but I have no suggestions.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "See where the fellowship takes you"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Education Pioneers is a truly unique opportunity for people to make a difference in schools. Teaching isn't for me, and with Ed Pioneers I'm in a position I enjoy that I wouldn't have known about otherwise. I'm amazed by the people around me, from top companies and schools, who want to change education.

    Cons

    The compensation is low, but it's only 10 weeks or months, and is higher than other positions in education.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing but make sure it's sustainable


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Analyst Fellow"

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Analyst Fellow in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst Fellow in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Education Pioneers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The EP staff is incredibly nice, thoughtful, and supportive. The Analyst fellowship will give you access to a strong network of peers, as well as an association with EP, who is known for delivering top-notch analytic and management talent into Education organizations.

    Cons

    The "placement matching" is not a yet a perfected process, and while EP is extremely successful at finding talented analysts--they have not yet figured out how to make sure that each placement organization is ready for an EP fellow. Potential analysts should take as much control of the placement process as possible (i.e., if you like a particular organization, see if they'll partner with EP to become a placement org. If you have misgivings about the team and/or the work at a potential placement organization--make it known and work it out with EP.)

    Advice to Management

    Focus on making sure that the placement organizations are ready for an EP fellow (check their management skills, the data infrastructure) and/or find ways to help these placement organizations grow to become ready for an EP fellow. This will tremendously improve the accuracy of EP's placement process, and ensure that the maximum # of EP Analyst fellows will come out of the fellowship ecstatic, just as I did!


  6. "Analyst fellowship"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "I fully enjoyed my brief experience"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a strong sense of professional development and company connection

    Cons

    Offices not necessarily up-to-date and it can be difficult to work with people in other cities


  8. "Pursuing Success in Education"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Education Puoneers is doing what its name says, paving the way for a new approach to education.

    Cons

    Communicate more for greater exposure.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Summer internship position"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Amazing bi-weekly workshops where they strive to give you a holistic idea of the education field
    -Mentorship from both a department member at your placement and a member of the EP staff
    -Consistent Feedback and check-ins

    Cons

    -No transportation cost coverage or relocation payment
    -Sometimes they take a while to place an individual


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst Fellow"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Education Pioneers full-time

    Pros

    Great group of fellows to interact with

    Cons

    Finding the perfect organization to work for is challenging

    Advice to Management

    More transparency and let Fellows do recruiting on their own if possible


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Growing Pains..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart coworkers who are passionate about key issues
    Virtual work environment
    Impact of program is positive and impactful

    Cons

    Growing pains - employee/program rapid growth
    Not cultivating talent within - lack of promotion/professional development options
    No bonus structure
    Human Resource processes are poor

    Advice to Management

    Cultivate leaders from within. Acknowledge those who are doing a great job earlier on. Provide incentives and professional development opportunities. Top level leadership needs work on roles and responsibilities.



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