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KIPP DC Reviews

Updated December 7, 2018
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  • "Work-life balance really varied across job titles" (in 19 reviews)

  • "long hours, strict discipline, low salary relative to work, tough environment" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "KIPP"

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

    I have been working at KIPP DC full-time

    Pros

    Room for growth and continued development

    Cons

    The hours are long , but worth it


  2. "Mentor Teacher"

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

    I worked at KIPP DC full-time

    Pros

    Amazing students and incredible fellow teachers. Everyone worked hard for the kids.

    Cons

    Didn't receive the support I needed - felt very little work-life balance.

  3. "Loved it"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst
    Former Employee - Data Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KIPP DC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My manager was very invested in my professional development.

    Cons

    Work-life balance really varied across job titles. Hard to get substantial raises.


  4. "Special Education Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KIPP DC full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Very supportive environment
    1 month off in summer

    Cons

    Work long hours (10 hour work days) and required to be available in evenings and weekends by cell to parents and students. No instructional coach specialist
    No vacation days - only pre scheduled holiday/ school vacation days


  5. "Stressful and Demanding Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KIPP DC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Welcoming and supportive teaching colleagues
    - Extensive resources for children

    Cons

    - No work-life balance
    - Poor management in terms of consistency for behavioral expectations from children
    - Demanding hours (minimum of 10 hours/day)


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Art Teacher"

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

    I have been working at KIPP DC full-time

    Pros

    Community, Benefits, Compensation, Support, Facilities, longer holiday breaks, wellness days

    Cons

    Extended school year, Work 10 hour days


  7. "Great Schools with lots of work"

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    Former Employee - History Teacher in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - History Teacher in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KIPP DC (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation is great, but they expect you to work really hard with little to no support.

    Cons

    Little to know support if you are not a core teacher, (English or Math)

    Advice to Management

    Take time to help out other subject areas

  8. "Teacher"

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

    I worked at KIPP DC full-time

    Pros

    Salary was good and coaching opportunities can sometimes occur.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Principals play favorites and there is a feeling that data is the only thing that matters. Culture is also extremely toxic with principals asking employees for personal information about other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Give more coaching to your principals on culture building to try and break the churn and burn cycle.


  9. "KIPP"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KIPP DC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very diverse place to work. Friendly coworkers and supervisor.

    Cons

    The work can be tedious.


  10. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KIPP DC full-time

    Pros

    - Motivated colleagues
    - Great benefits
    - Great compensation

    Cons

    - Work-life balance can be hard
    - Lots of staff turn-over
    - Young staff/admin -- missing seasoned professionals

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retaining veteran teachers