Concordia Place - Not a bad place to work, but I wouldn't send my kids here | Glassdoor
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"Not a bad place to work, but I wouldn't send my kids here"

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Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Concordia Place full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Flexible hours, break during nap time, relaxed dress code, holidays, on time paychecks

Cons

Disorganized, not the best communication by management, poor curriculum planning/standards for the school in general

Other Employee Reviews for Concordia Place

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Needs work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Early Learning Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Early Learning Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Concordia Place full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment
    Friendly co-workers
    Long lunch break
    Planning time
    Nice school
    Benefits

    It's a very relaxed place to work with friendly staff who are all pretty young. Both schools are nice though the Whipple location is much more updated. You get planning time where a sub comes in your room for a couple hours and you have time to lesson plan which is really nice. I love most of the staff at this school.

    Cons

    Disorganized
    Understaffed
    Poorly managed
    Spoiled children/parents
    High turnover rate
    No 401k or equivalent

    These schools are not managed well. Teachers are not checked in on and can be on their phones or laptops all day if they want. The directors do not spend time in the classrooms like they should. Because these schools are near affluent neighborhoods, there are tons of spoiled brats in attendance, including their parents. The directors will expect you to bend to them even if their they or their children are in the wrong. At times it's almost unbearable having to fake a smile with these terrible, wealthy families. Worst of all is the turnover. Teachers leave because it's hard to find structure throughout the building. They leave mostly because it is a year round school that requires year round hard work teaching children who don't make it easy just to make what someone at taco bell would make. Not worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Put your employees first and pay employees what they deserve because there is definitely money in the budget despite what upper management says. Appreciate what the hard working staff members do instead of only acknowledging their mistakes. Better management and pay is the only way to help the high turnover rate.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "teacher"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Concordia Place (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great kids staff is friendly

    Cons

    no room for growth mannagement not supportive

    Advice to Management

    no room for growth

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