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GEG Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  1. "I feel I make a difference --lots of collaboration and flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Special Executive Director Teacher in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Special Executive Director Teacher in Stamford, CT
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GEG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    collaboration is so important when working with special needs students. I love that I can bounce ideas off of my colleagues and share my challenges without any judgment from my leaders. Also like that we find reasons to celebrate our students. Small class sizes mean that I form meaningful relationships with my students.

    Cons

    Teaching students on the spectrum is hard work. Would like to occasionally invoke a 'mental health day', separate from my paid time off.

    Advice to Management

    keep the 'open door policy' tightly in place. It works.

    GEG Response

    Feb 20, 2017 – COO

    Thank you for your comments. We will explore your suggestion of adding a 'mental health day' to our roster of benefits.


  2. "Great experience to begin a career"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Teacher in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at GEG full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, everyone is like a family and really cares about the students

    Cons

    Salary is low and work hours are long.

    GEG Response

    Feb 7, 2017 – COO

    We appreciate your feedback! Working as a teacher in our special education schools is very challenging, for sure. To help staff enjoy their hard work, we give our teachers the latitude to teach to... More

  3. "tutor"

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    Current Employee - Student Tutor in Greenwich, CT
    Current Employee - Student Tutor in Greenwich, CT

    I have been working at GEG (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and can access student information quickly.

    Cons

    The tutor jobs can be seasonal.

    GEG Response

    Feb 7, 2017 – COO

    Thank you for your feedback! For tutors who have more time to offer to GEG, there are sometimes substitute teacher opportunities and/or daytime teaching opportunities with our alternative school... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start off your career."

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Greenwich, CT
    Former Employee - Administrator in Greenwich, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great team, busy environment, knowledgeable staff, opportunities for learning, consideration for clients' needs, working as a team and also as an individual, good work hours.

    Cons

    not a the best HR department, not the best inclusion of employees in decision making, often hiring new employees instead of promoting from within, trying to do thing the cheapest way, not enough acknowledgment for good work

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.

    GEG Response

    Feb 7, 2017 – COO

    THanks for your feedback. We will work on listening more and acting on what we hear.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Bait and Switch"

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    Former Employee - "Jack of All Trades" in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - "Jack of All Trades" in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the employees/students/clients are delightful. The location is convenient to I-95 and CT-15. It was a job that paid the bills. They will hire you to teach even if you don't have a teaching degree/certificate/any experience.

    Cons

    GEG made many promises and never followed through on them. I have never worked anywhere where employee morale was so low. Teachers were powerless to expect anything from their students because there was no accountability. It was clear that the almighty dollar was their number one priority, often at the expense of the students. Upper management often verbalized how much they "appreciated" and "respected" the staff but their actions did not match their words.

    Advice to Management

    Start putting the students and clients first, and the $$ will follow.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "A good place to start...."

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Teacher in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It was good place to start a career in education and everyone who works there is very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Personally, I couldn't trust the upper management. I always felt that they were concerned about the almighty dollar and not the students.


  7. "Teaching at GEG was a blast"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment, but at the same time directed - highly motivated and positive individuals running GEG and very knowledgeable people working in the schools.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be a bit disorganized.

    GEG Response

    Feb 20, 2017 – COO

    Thanks very much for your feedback. As a growing company, we are comfortable pushing against the status quo, always striving to learn and to grow as an organization, and this growth process sometimes... More

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many passionate, talented educators who work here. The problems come from the owners/CEO, not the dedicated leaders/teachers/admins who work for them. Countless kids have been helped by GEG's programs and schools due to the tireless work of its employees.

    Cons

    The owners are negligent, self-involved, narcissistic people who lack the ability to plan even a week in advance. The needs of the students are an afterthought to them. Profitability and their own needs come first. They have no appreciation for the responsibility that comes along with running schools. There is zero job security. You are in their good graces until you aren't.

    Advice to Management

    Get a real board. Let your schools become nonprofits. Put the kids first. Get over yourselves or get out of education.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Pleasant if slightly chaotic working conditions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GEG full-time

    Pros

    Teachers are dedicated, innovative, and enthusiastic. Students are bright and, for the most part, quite engaged in the learning process.

    Cons

    Not much financial investment from management and confusing messages from administration. Two-thirds of the administration are not educators themselves, which results in priorities in the wrong place.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more certified teachers even if it means higher pay being offered.


  10. "Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GEG part-time

    Pros

    Staff is respectful, understanding and helpful

    Cons

    Would like full time hours


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