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Head Start Reviews

Updated December 2, 2018
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  • "Low pay, only get cost of living raise" (in 18 reviews)

  • "No support from upper management in regards to out of control children" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Head Start Teacher"

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

    I worked at Head Start full-time

    Pros

    Great Team of women and men to work with

    Cons

    More Head Start Facilities are closing and funding is being spent on to much technology in the world today


  2. "Family Educator"

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    Current Employee - Family Educator in Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Current Employee - Family Educator in Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Head Start full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great schedule, every day is different, coworkers are kind and helpful, lots of PTO.

    Cons

    Some things are out of our control due to the families were working with, and can still be “our fault”.

  3. "No Room for upward mobility"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saginaw, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Head Start full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gain experience with preschool aged children. The children are great!

    Cons

    The pay does not match the amount of work you have to do. Parent can be very difficult. Hard to move up to management positions.

    Advice to Management

    Train new teachers better and thoroughly. Increase the pay by like $3.00.


  4. "Home visitor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Head Start full-time

    Pros

    Helping all of the families

    Cons

    Salary maximum was not enough


  5. "Teacher Family Advocate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Head Start full-time

    Pros

    Great Place to work a lot of paperwork.

    Cons

    Funding Overworked Understaffed but not many cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep adapting as much as possible look for new options


  6. "Good job, easy to manage"

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    Current Employee - Health Specialist in Patchogue, NY
    Current Employee - Health Specialist in Patchogue, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Head Start full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The job is pretty straight forward once you get the hang of it. It's a job that requires a lot of time management and driving. So, if you like that then this is a great job.

    Cons

    The pay is what you would expect from a non profit, so it isn't high. And I do believe they can do a better job at training new employees.


  7. "meh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Head Start full-time

    Pros

    I am off in summer...so

    Cons

    low pay. high level of responsibility. not given enough time to complete tasks

  8. "Certified Teacher Float"

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    Former Employee - Certified Teacher Float in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Certified Teacher Float in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Head Start (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great teacher assistants, bonding with children.

    Cons

    Emotionally difficult at times, children come from rough backgrounds.


  9. "No one is getting ahead here."

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

    I worked at Head Start full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility in work schedule if you are executive level management.

    Cons

    Management is horrible, and training is even worse. The company is always understaffed, and the employees they do have are overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being jealous of each other and focus on your goals. Don't stab others in the back and think before you take action.


  10. "Good and stable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Head Start full-time

    Pros

    They always need people, so whenever you need a stable entry level educational job

    Cons

    communication between staff and better education beliefs