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Found 48 of over 69 reviews
4.1
83% Recommend to a Friend
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Found 48 of over 69 reviews

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83%
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100%
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great people in the fellowships program(in 6 reviews)
  • "Amazing coworkers(in 3 reviews)
  • "I had very positive interactions with the highest EP leadership.(in 3 reviews)
  • "Flexible work environment; nice colleagues; ample career opportunities for those able to successfully navigate the organization's politics; new CEO is a strong asset to the organization(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great fellowship

    Aug 29, 2022 - Fellow in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive salary, thoughtful approach to PD, good community

    Cons

    Sometimes the trainings were not super applicable

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good fellowship, with areas for growth

    Sep 7, 2022 - Impact Fellowship 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Great people and mission -Interesting work -Excellent path of entry into education

    Cons

    -Sometimes appeared to be internal confusion about the org's direction -Overly complicated interview and matching process -Not enough transparency in matching process

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    COVID Response Fellowship gave me great experience

    Jul 25, 2022 - Fellow in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Thoughtful professional development, take feedback really well

    Cons

    All remote workshops were challenging

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Overall a great organization that is slowing improving and grants a lot of flexibility

    May 4, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great team and strengthening culture Awesome mission and great leaders A lot of flexibility and understanding

    Cons

    Limited capacity on team means that there's always a lot of work Still evolving the mission of the organization, so can feel like a lot of change as they get through the growing pains

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great opportunity

    Jan 31, 2022 - Education Pioneers Fellow in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It is a great way to enter the education data space

    Cons

    The interview process is very long

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee

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    Feb 27, 2021 - Director in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible and Remote Working Environment

    Cons

    Evolving programs and development efforts.

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Wonderful org, leadership, mission

    Oct 28, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Strong leadership and management Great mission, vision Flexibility Commitment to learning and growth

    Cons

    Org could use a focus on business systems and focus.

    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great mission

    Aug 6, 2019 - Executive in Boston, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great mission and incredible team members and fellows.

    Cons

    The fundraising environment is tough for EP right now.

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Hopeful for EP's future with new CEO, but found it to be a difficult place to work

    Apr 15, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work environment; nice colleagues; ample career opportunities for those able to successfully navigate the organization's politics; new CEO is a strong asset to the organization

    Cons

    I experienced Education Pioneers as a highly political organization. The process around decision-making was ambiguous, senior leaders oftentimes responded to feedback and alternative viewpoints with defensiveness, and executive team members valued production line and “do as I say” thinking. Education Pioneers employs smart individuals, but I found it to be a difficult place to work, as power remains at the top and employees struggle because of it – morale tends to be low, teams have innate challenges working cross-functionally, and people have difficulty doing their jobs successfully because of politics and pressure to placate senior management instead of finding solid solutions. In my experience, employees who bring different perspectives than those of EP's senior management oftentimes find EP to be a difficult place to work.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  11. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Senior Director

    Oct 3, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility; strong culture and great team to work with (on the regional side)

    Cons

    Financial sustainability and lack of decisive leadership (at the time in 2015)

    2 people found this review helpful
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Education Pioneers has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 69 reviews left anonymously by employees. 83% of employees would recommend working at Education Pioneers to a friend and 54% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Education Pioneers employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Education Pioneers. This rating has improved by 4% over the last 12 months.

83% of Education Pioneers employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Education Pioneers 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Education Pioneers to be diversity and inclusion, career development, coworkers and the cons to be benefits, management, senior leadership.

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