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Heartland Area Education Agency Reviews

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  1. "It's an AEA job."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Autonomy/flexibility
    Work/Life balance is very good
    Different work every day

    Cons

    Culture must improve -- a lot of "yes, but..." instead of "yes, and..."
    Slow-moving, lack of innovation, underutilizes their talented workforce
    Old school leadership which limits your growth and they typically don't know what you do, yet manage you as if they do.

    Advice to Management

    Take risks! Trust your employees. Be a "yes, and" organization so you can actually improve the outcomes for the students you serve. A 21st century agency must work, act, change, innovate, and continuously improve. We should not be stagnant and do things the way we've always done them, that's not going to help today's learners nor will that mentality help you keep top talent.


  2. "Heartland has undergone a lot of changes."

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

    Pros

    Educational Opportunities, Versatility, I long history related to response to intervention

    Cons

    Supervisors are not necessarily knowledgeable in what you.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten the hierarchy

    Heartland Area Education Agency Response

    Oct 14, 2015 – HR Manager

    Thanks for your feedback. We are continuing to strive every day for consistency among supervisors and staff in order to make the vision of Heartland AEA clear. If you have additional input as we work ... More


  3. Helpful (1)

    "typical civil service"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, IA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    great benefits and there are some good people.

    Cons

    typical civil service, a lot of people sandbagging for retirement, no innovation, change resisted, people create fortresses they can hide in for 20 years. Promotions are based on negative politics. Talking out of school not tolerated.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people from the private sector, stop cronyistic and nepotistic practices, spend money on staff development. Allow dissent. Diversity is more than the protected classes, but also thought. Also, not every idea management has is a good one and go back two sentences. change the culture of civil service that destroys initiative, work ethic into one that is progressive, entrepreneurial, innovative and cutting edge. Allow risk taking.

    Heartland Area Education Agency Response

    Oct 14, 2015 – HR Manager

    Thanks for your feedback. Hopefully if you're still an employee, you've felt the culture change drastically over the last 5 years. We have sought to embrace diversity and inclusion by seeking out and ... More