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"Hard work, grow a lot."

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Former Employee - Teacher and Administrator
Former Employee - Teacher and Administrator
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at KIPP Foundation full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Ability to grow and advance quickly as you prove yourself.

Cons

Long hours and you have to be satisfied by the work itself, rather than extrinsic motivators.

Advice to Management

Keep work on retaining teachers.

Other Employee Reviews for KIPP Foundation

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Culture is amazing, burnout is high."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Competitive pay
    - Genuine leaders
    - Legitimate professional development
    - Student-centered
    - The model focuses on doing the best for students, yet working smart.
    - Innovative [Almost feels like working for the school version of Google, if that makes sense]
    - Awesome school culture

    Cons

    - Burn-out is high due to long hours
    - Expectations on teachers are extremely high. This is a good thing; however, resources are low.
    -High teacher turn-over


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It's all about the kids"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KIPP Foundation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The students are awesome. The mission is noble. For the right person, this place is heaven.

    Cons

    There is no work/life balance, especially for new or beginning teachers. You're basically building the plane as you're flying it, which translates into little sleep, lots of frustration, and tons of tears. KIPP cares a lot about its image and its reputation, which sometimes translates into poor decisions as far as running the schools (e.g. keeping students who don't make the cut around, guilt tripping teachers into feeling like they aren't committed enough to their job.)

    Advice to Management

    Schools should be run consistently. Some are great, some are horrid.

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