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"Somewhat negative experience"

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Current Employee - Teacher
Current Employee - Teacher
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Nobel Learning Communities full-time

Pros

My school has outstanding teachers/co-workers, although in large part this is because they were in place before the company took over the school.

Cons

In my experience Nobel supports a school principal who is inept in terms of true leadership and is in fact a bit of a bully. For example, co-workers are asked to come in to "tattle" on others, leading to an atmosphere where there is mistrust and some fear. Focus is prioritized in favor of monthly profit over supporting an environment of trust and learning.

Teacher pay is not sustainable - you can not expect raises even on par with the cost in living. My recommendation is that if you are a young professional, perhaps get experience there, but then find other opportunities where you will find greater respect and reward for the important job you do.

Advice to Management

Balance your top-down approach to decision making to include input from those in the field. An example is professional development. My experience is that you pay people to fly across the country to present information to teachers that is often condescending and irrelevant. This must be expensive! Ask for feedback from those in the trenches - we could be a valuable ally in developing your schools!

Other Employee Reviews for Nobel Learning Communities

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Nobel is a horrible company to work for and they pay pennies for what they expect of their teachers."

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Teacher in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nobel Learning Communities full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great teachers and wonderful principal.

    Cons

    When a teacher working for Nobel for over 6 years has children who qualify for free lunch then you know there is a definite problem. Teacher turnover rate would drop if they would pay better.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees financial needs and care about educating the children instead of selling the schools to parents.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Exhausting micromanaged environment."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Potomac, MD
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Potomac, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nobel Learning Communities full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers and families that are supportive. Good curriculum but too much emphasis on bulletin boards!

    Cons

    Upper management is never satisfied and constantly is asking for MORE. Just when a new idea is implemented and begins to become a comfortable addition to the classroom routine something NEW is required. There is no time to actually bond and enjoy working with children.

    Advice to Management

    Consider working in the classroom to see how the many requirements of the job are affecting staff.

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