Success Academy Charter Schools - BAD | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (13)

    "BAD"

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    Former Employee - Associate Teacher in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    ...benefits? Cannot think of many pros to working here.

    Cons

    60 hour weeks, no overtime, scripted and robotic, there’s bullying and threats, associate teachers are told to terrorize and yell at students, 6 am - 6pm work then you work hours over weekend to prepare. This place has made me and other teacher associates cry. Recent grads don’t do it.

    Advice to Management

    End this terrible awful charter school. It’s bad for the kids, teachers, public schools. Also, Eva Moskowitz pays herself $500,000....

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-03-07

    Success Academy Charter Schools Response

    March 25, 2019Founder & CEO

    I’m sorry that Success Academy was not a good fit for you. Your claims are at odds with the truth. Yelling is prohibited at Success. We practice a “warm strict” approach to classroom management: corrections are delivered in a neutral, no-nonsense tone. We give our educators the training ...

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  1. "Working with great people"

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    Current Employee - Communications Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart, interesting, committed colleagues & interesting work. I'm lucky to have the perspective of working many places, some of them truly crazy. While SA is not perfect -- no place is -- the culture here is about the best I've ever experienced. It's hard work because we are creating something that doesn't exist anywhere else in New York, maybe the country. We're inventing as we go and so it can be frustrating and...

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    Cons

    Some of the above, actually. It really depends on the person and what you're looking for.

    Advice to Management

    More town hall type meetings. more dialogue between upper management and middle managers.

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-08-16
  2. "Work with top talent while making a difference"

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    Current Employee - Senior Writer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've been working in the SA network office for 2.5 years. The best part is that it attracts talented, passionate people who come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds. It's an opportunity to work shoulder-to-shoulder with people who were top talent in their respective fields, who have now come together to create change in America's educational landscape. I also value a feedback culture that encourages growth,...

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    Cons

    There is a process problem that can create frustration and sometimes leads to inefficiencies. At times there is a top-down culture, but that being said, we are for the most part encouraged to voice our opinions and given room to execute our own ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve cross-team processes and efficiencies.

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-08-14

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