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Head Start CEO Ron Herndon
Ron Herndon
26 Ratings
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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 
    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. Very little pay

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    Former Employee - Interpreter in Sheboygan, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Head Start full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Convenient hours Dedicated to helping families

    Cons

    Very little pay Expected to do beyond job title

    Advice to Management

    Don’t take advantage of support staff for other activities, forgetting about their own position or the reason why they’re there

  3. Family Educator

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

    I have been working at Head Start full-time for more 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”.

  4. Horrible experience

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

    I worked at Head Start full-time

    Pros

    The children in the program are innocent little children, hopeful and eager to learn.

    Cons

    There is a band of people that routinely come and observe your classroom and teaching practices. Their reports are harsh and unrealistic. People sitting in a quiet office determine your fate while you are stuck in a classroom with no breaks, unruly behavior issues and no support.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your offices and into the classroom!

  5. No Room for upward mobility

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saginaw, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Head Start full-time for more than 4 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.

  6. Home visitor

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Head Start full-time

      Pros

      Helping all of the families

      Cons

      Salary maximum was not enough

    • Teacher Family Advocate

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves 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

    • Good job, easy to manage

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      Current Employee - Health Specialist in Patchogue, NY
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Head Start full-time for more 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.

    • meh

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      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

    • Certified Teacher Float

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

      I worked at Head Start for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great teacher assistants, bonding with children.

      Cons

      Emotionally difficult at times, children come from rough backgrounds.

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