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Found 105 of over 105 reviews
3.1
47% Recommend to a Friend
79% Approve of CEO

Found 105 of over 105 reviews

3.1
47%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
Approve of CEO
Explore Schools Executive Director and Superintendent  Carrie Mauer and Christina Froeb  (no image)
Carrie Mauer and Christina Froeb
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Amazing place to work

    May 25, 2022 - Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Has the most dedicated and inspiring set of kids, teachers and leaders!

    Cons

    The pace can be overwhelming.

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee

    G

    Jul 14, 2022 - Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive salary to other charters

    Cons

    Need more flexibility for teachers.

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Okay

    Jul 6, 2022 - Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, mostly friendly staff

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of expectations and work for teachers

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  4. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Picture a garbage bag painted gold.

    Jul 5, 2022 - Operations 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Building relationships with little humans and working to create impact for their needs.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability, Work/Life Balance, Harrassment

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Toxic Work Environment

    May 25, 2022 - ELA Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    * Decent pay * Good PTO * Good Insurance *

    Cons

    * Horrible Work Environment/ Toxic did not appreciate teachers. We had racist people there. No Talented Hiring Process Sucks

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    3 people found this review helpful
  6. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Chaos

    Jun 22, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Teachers are given a lot of space to teach their way.

    Cons

    Very unorganized. Many of the higher ups are leaving. Use money to bribe people to stay.

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Kind People, Non-Profit and Mission-Driven, but can feel disorganized

    May 9, 2022 - K-5 Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    If you're mission-driven to search in a place that puts anti-racist principals, this is the place for you. They're very dedicated to having these conversations at the local and network level. There is also a TON of room for growth if you have the drive to get past some of the chaos that can go down.

    Cons

    Things can be a little bit disorganized, the leaders are overworked and sometimes tend to micromanage instead of loosen the burden although they're all very kind and open to talk. It's hard to feel like you're getting valuable feedback. The curriculum is strict and there's limited flexibility for teachers to stray from that.

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  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Trash of a school.

    Jun 7, 2022 - Upper Elementary Math Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nothing at all. No pros. NOTHING.

    Cons

    I’m speaking specifically to Empower Lower. First, the school is on the top floor, which means you have to walk up lots of stairs with no elevators. Second? TOXIC WORK ENVIRONMENT. I remember when I first got hired, the principal was consistently observing me—probably every other day. Like you don’t have nothing else to do? That’s ridiculous. He even had other teachers observe me. Mind you, I have YEARS of experience over my belt. He would always tell me to deal with certain things because that is what being a teacher comes with you. Sir bye. The students are absolutely off the rails and there is NO sense of disciplinary action. They disrespect teachers and other students and it was disgusting to see. The pay is horrible. Point blank period. The teachers there gossip about other teachers and there is no sense of a community. Long hours, 7:15 to 4:00. Not joking. I’m glad I ran from that school. Please don’t do it to yourself.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  9. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Working at explore

    May 12, 2022 - Teacher in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    smaller network than other charters

    Cons

    culture of feedback needs improvement

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Ok

    May 11, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Strong community among students and staff

    Cons

    Special education department, no student consequences,

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Explore Schools has an overall rating of 3.1 out of 5, based on over 105 reviews left anonymously by employees. 47% of employees would recommend working at Explore Schools to a friend and 48% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -11% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Explore Schools employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Explore Schools. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

47% of Explore Schools employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Explore Schools 2.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.3 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Explore Schools to be diversity and inclusion, career development, benefits and the cons to be management, senior leadership, work life balance.

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