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Fairmont Schools Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. "Awesome place to work, doesn't pay a lot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Fairmont Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Awesome community and people to work with

    Cons

    Salary is quite low as compared to other schools/public schools


  2. Helpful (2)

    "School for profit"

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    Former Employee - Academic Dean in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Academic Dean in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fairmont Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salaries are above average for the area and occupation

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of education in school leadership

    Advice to Management

    Think less of profit and numbers of students and more about the individual self actualization of each student.


  3. "Great Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fairmont Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fairmont has a family-friendly work environment. Management is accommodating to the personal needs of employees.

    Cons

    There's not a lot of room to grow within the organization. It has a fairly flat management structure - which has its own pros and cons.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Sad Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Fairmont Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pros are the coworkers below management level. Majority of coworkers are nice and have a can do attitude and are friendly.

    Cons

    Management -or- I mean the lack of management. I wouldn't recommend working at this company do to the management. This company is not run well.

    Advice to Management

    Examine all management positions. Determine what each management position brings to the table and remove floaters that are just filling their day with meetings and mindless work.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "A place where I was able to dramatically improve my skills and learn from solid professionals."

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Fairmont Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team with quality professionals.

    Cons

    Heavy workload with a higher than average amount of varied responsibilities.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "If you don't fit in with their established dynamic and try to move up the promotion chain, you will be very disatisfied."

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    Former Employee - Associate in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Fairmont Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Centrally located. Easy access from freeway. Nice clean work environment.

    Cons

    Very tight, closed pre-established territorial work groups. If you like working alone with very little or no support, this employer is for you. It's ALL about the students. Staff is only there for show and to support the hundreds of luncheons, dinners, after school parties (Marketing) and weekend gala's the campus hosts for sales and marketing purposes.

    Advice to Management

    Require all Administrative Staff to cross train. Re-write all their job duties to reflect real-life. Get to really know your staff and faculty. Treat everyone with respect and professionalism. Don't allow little groups to form and become all-powerful running out the really good and respected workers.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "High standard of education for students"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Being in an academic environment and watching young minds blossom and grow, learning from co-workers, meeting new people and the opportunity for travel.

    Cons

    Employees not a priority, high employee turnover, career advancement is practically non-existent, company typically hires outside instead of promoting within.

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting money on trainings and seminars that really aren't beneficial to the overall workplace. Promote from within so the employees feel they are actually going somewhere with their careers instead of remaining stagnate in the same position.


  9. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fairmont Schools full-time

    Pros

    - Excellent colleagues, mostly
    - Strong science and math programs
    - Driven, motivated students who proactively seek to excel

    Cons

    - Low pay and benefits (as compared with public schools)
    - High percentage of international students, mostly from China. Language barrier and behavior quickly become issues in the classroom
    - Large and quick turnover rate of admin and teachers

    Advice to Management

    None at this time


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Best Job I've Ever Had"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fairmont Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people with a clear mission and vision of educating young people. The students always come first, so you can always feel good about what you're doing on a daily basis. Co-workers are good, positive, smart, hard-working people. Management legitimately cares about their employees and they help create an inclusive, creative environment.

    Cons

    I'm confused by the negative reviews that are on this page, because there are really no major cons to working at Fairmont that are at all worth mentioning.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Few good folks but they left so really, there are none.

    Cons

    This place was like being stuck in some twilight zone. The management is absolutely horrendous and unbelievably corrupted. It was extremely shocking to see such unethical business practices at a school of all places. Their moral compass is wayyyyyy off. I would never recommend sending any children to this school knowing what I know. People should seriously do some research before working here or sending kids here. At the end of the day, schools should not have any association with words like corruption, unethical, etc. This is your HUGE hint, DO NOT WORK HERE. Plus you will for sure receive a better salary than what Fairmont offers.

    Advice to Management

    This school needs to be audited in every way. O, wait. That would mean management would be out of jobs. No wonder there are no changes and everything stayed exactly the same. Doesn't that say something?


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