Challenger School - It was a great experience, but the headmistress was not the best person to work for,. | Glassdoor
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"It was a great experience, but the headmistress was not the best person to work for,."

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Former Employee - After School Spanish Instructor in Salt Lake City, UT
Former Employee - After School Spanish Instructor in Salt Lake City, UT

Pros

My co-workers were great, the children are smart and they behaved very well. And the hourly wage was very good.

Cons

No benefits. They are very strict in attendance, so asking for too many days off is a no no.

Advice to Management

To communicate more with employees. If there is a problem they must talk about it and find ways to to resolve the issue rather than resorting to a surprise termination.

Other Employee Reviews for Challenger School

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Problems at Challenger"

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    Former Employee - Lunch Worker in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Lunch Worker in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Kids at Challenger do score well on tests, They are generally ahead of their public school peers and are well behaved.

    Cons

    Challenger does not accept feedback fro parents or staff. It is their way or the highway. There is a large turnover of staff. Teachers are not required to be certified and many are there for tuition breaks for their kids. Curriculum is set in stone and leaves little room for creativity.There are no extra programs such as band, sports, foreign language etc. Also Challenger;s founder is very right wing. She supports the Tea Party and the John Birch Society. During the last election the campuses were plastered with campaign adds for her candidates and teachers are required to write an essay on their views on America as part of the hiring process. What you say impacts the decision on whether you will be hired.. The political views trickle down to the classroom.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more flexibiillty, expand curriculum, require certification, listen to parents and teachers and get politics out of the school. Teach kids to think, not what to think.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "It's a very fun place to work, especially if you love kids."

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    Current Employee - Extended Teacher in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Extended Teacher in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends

    Pros

    The compensation is great, the benefits are irreplaceable, the management is very respectful and careful when speaking with me. I feel like I am a cherished employee; all they expect is honest, hard workers and the management will be very nice.

    Cons

    It's hard to think of some, but the con is that they have a book on behavior management and craft projects and they want you to do everything from the book...so sometimes when i want to just be creative with a craft its not possible because they want it from their book. Also if you read stories from home, they don't like that. Everything has to be the 'challenger way' which seems kind of rigid at times, but its not too bad.

    Advice to Management

    none, they are great


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