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Green Dot Public Schools Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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  1. "Great Place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Green Dot Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Students are at the center of every decision. Large amount of meaningful professional development for all positions. Focuses on building relationships and community across the organization.

    Cons

    I can't think of any at this time.


  2. "Great place to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Green Dot Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    As your career goals change and your skill sets improve, Green Dot is happy to provide you the opportunity to grow in a new position.

    Management is transparent

    Management cares about teacher voice in the change management process.

    Benefits

    Cons

    Education is a tough business to work in, and Green Dot is no different. It's tough, but worth it.


  3. "A lot of work... but worth it."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Physical Education Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Physical Education Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Green Dot Public Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Admin and staff are very nice and patient. Admin stresses being "team strong" which helps the culture of the workplace. Pay is great and benefits are unbelievably good.

    Cons

    Way too many development days during the school year. There are consistently two per week. Teacher evaluation process needs to be a larger part of training. Students can get away with everything shy of murder in class with no serious reprocutions.

    Advice to Management

    Tighten up student discipline


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  5. "Overhyped and self-congratulatory"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Green Dot Public Schools (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people at the schools. Mostly fantastic and caring. The kids. Wonderful and in need of our best efforts

    Cons

    Top-down micromanagement. Over the top requirements. Cookie cutter expectations. Youth-oriented cult; ageism.

    Advice to Management

    Give the teachers some breathing room. Allow for some creativity. Stop buying into every rubric you see and assess teachers more holistically. Your home office people are out of touch, especially DeJesus.


  6. "Teacher"

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

    Pros

    Great team of people to work with

    Cons

    Only positive things to say here


  7. "Good place to work at."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Desktop Administrators Manager/Desktop Administrator III in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Desktop Administrators Manager/Desktop Administrator III in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Green Dot Public Schools (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working hard to improve students potential

    Cons

    I don't have any negatives about Green Dot.


  8. "Home Office Staff"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Home Office in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Home Office in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Green Dot Public Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Home Office staff is incredibly dedicated, hard working, and solutions oriented. I feel lucky to be a part of a team that strives for excellence daily. The culture among our team is really unique and everyone is supportive and helpful to one another. The management structure makes sense and there is a lot of opportunity to grow and learn in an expanding region.

    Cons

    Not necessarily a con, but we all work around the clock often, which can make it difficult to have a work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Try and make it very transparent what the career trajectory is for all employees - from classified staff to administration. In order to keep great talent, there has to be ways for people to grow and advance their skillset.


  9. "Teacher"

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

    Pros

    Very supportive teachers that want the best for the students.

    Cons

    They tend to overwhelm you with PDs and work. Their expectations are unrealistic.


  10. "Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Green Dot Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing teachers and students will make you love your job!

    Cons

    Terrible administrators and Home Office executives will make you hate your job.

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving yourself raises and start using the funds to improve schools and raise school staff salaries.


  11. "Good place to be part of a teaching community"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots and lots of professional development support

    Cons

    Organization in flux as it grows nationally. Has strained local region.



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