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  1. "Data Entry Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Data Entry Supervisor in Alton, IL
    Current Employee - Data Entry Supervisor in Alton, IL

    I have been working at Head Start School System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent program mission! Family friendly working environment.

    Cons

    Stiff government regulations. Disconnect between regional office and provider.

    Advice to Management

    Reward longevity and hard work. People hired on should not make as much or more than those who have been with the company for a long time. Hold everyone accountable.


  2. "Head Start teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Head Start School System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. I feel like you are making a difference in the world. Have summers off which is nice.

    Cons

    The pay is sub par. It was also hard to see children in such dire circumstances. All of the children are poverty level which is difficult to see.

    Advice to Management

    There is way too much red-tape! We were always filling out paperwork and documenting Everything. I felt like if you sneezed you had to record it.

  3. "Head Start/Early Head Start Program - Southern California"

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    Former Employee - Interim Management Financial Analyst in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Interim Management Financial Analyst in Pasadena, CA
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Head Start School System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent entry level opportunity, sense of purpose/rewarding job, and generally quality people to work with all-around. Being able to reinforce positives such as education is a great thing where it is often lacking.

    Cons

    Non-profit organizations that are grant funded generally do not match market value at the higher level. Trade off of having a rewarding job where you do make a difference in your community.

    Sometimes you will be exposed to parents who do not believe in education/early intervention and they do not reinforce that in the home with their children.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your employees and new hires to grow by facilitating the growth, teach and develop their capabilities/skills if they show resilience and desire to grow.

    It is a win-win, whether they stick with the organization that invested in them or expand to other organizations. You make them much more capable as professionals and they will serve to fund your retirement.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Liberal environment but few areas need to be improved."

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Karāchi (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - Teacher in Karāchi (Pakistan)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Head Start School System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Open minded and understanding people.Learning opportunities are provided.Salaries are average.Depending on the performance,they try to resolve issues by mutual consensus.

    Cons

    Workload was too much.Very demanding at times.Parents are treated as customers and entertained unnecessarily.

    Advice to Management

    System need to be more organized and orders must be given clearly to avoid confusion.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A fruitful experience"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Proactive people, discipline environment and Supportive administration

    Cons

    Politics put the moral down