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KIPP Foundation Reviews

Updated Jun 15, 2019

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45%
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65%
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Richard Barth
49 Ratings
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  • "Long hours, no work/life balance(in 69 reviews)

  • "The work life balance can be difficult depending on the time of year(in 66 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to be!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KIPP Foundation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work — have been here nearly 10 years

    Cons

    None that I can think of!

    KIPP Foundation2019-05-01
  2. "Awesome Work"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KIPP Foundation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Team and Family work environment

    Cons

    No subs, coverage schedule burns teachers out

    Advice to Management

    Hight SUBS

    KIPP Foundation2019-06-05
  3. "Good values poor execution"

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      Former Employee - Teacher 

      I worked at KIPP Foundation full-time

      Pros

      Good compensation Great kids Ideal values

      Cons

      Poor execution of values Staff overworked Poor work life balance

      KIPP Foundation2019-06-06
    • Helpful (1)

      "Interesting & Good Learning Position"

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      Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at KIPP Foundation full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      amazing company with loving and caring co-workers; great support system

      Cons

      Need to come with much experience to thrive in the role; lack of training

      Advice to Management

      More training in role is key to being successful

      KIPP Foundation2019-05-17
    • "Burnt out"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at KIPP Foundation full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      KIPP Chicago is a resume builder, but hard place for a long-term career.

      Cons

      KIPP Chicago quickly burns out their staff, especially support staff, hence their high turnover rate.

      Advice to Management

      KIPP Chicago needs to provide more for their support staff such as training, career advancement opportunities and fair pay. KIPP Chicago please stop adding responsibilities without fairly increasing pay and changing job titles. Seriously, stop saying “it’s not in the budget” when leadership gets fair compensation.

      KIPP Foundation2019-06-15
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good opportunity"

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      Current Employee - Director of School Operations 

      I have been working at KIPP Foundation full-time

      Pros

      Stability Great resources Great people Good schools Hard to promote in network

      Cons

      Inability to change quickly Unreal expectations

      KIPP Foundation2019-05-19
    • Helpful (1)

      "Mehhhhh"

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      Current Employee - Teacher in Austin, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at KIPP Foundation full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Committed coworker who care about the students.

      Cons

      No work life balance. Unrealistic expectations of staff.

      KIPP Foundation2019-05-09
    • Helpful (2)

      "Good Aspirations Dysfunctional Management and Organization"

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      Current Employee - Director of Finance & Accounting 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at KIPP Foundation full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good people that are trying to create positive change.

      Cons

      The never-ending revolving door of people make it hard to maintain consistency and properly work towards and set goals. Focus on standardized test scores above else result in a place of oppression.

      KIPP Foundation2019-05-03
    • "Good to get experience in Urban Education"

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      Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Newark, NJ

      I have been working at KIPP Foundation full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Room for Growth and Opportunity to move up and get promotions. Great to get your feet wet in urban education.

      Cons

      The structure of the school and professionalism is very inconsistent.

      KIPP Foundation2019-04-29
    • Helpful (1)

      "Please use caution for Kipp NJ"

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      Current Employee - Teacher 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at KIPP Foundation full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      1st experience working at a charter school. Please be weary. Teachers are overworked and underappreciated. As a Kipp teacher you are required to submit around 10-15 culture surveys on top of lesson plans. Beware of the surveys bc they are used against you. The administration would love to cover up how teachers are really treated but there is no job security, you can get fired at a whim and they actively create cases for...

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      Cons

      No pros only cons Beware.

      Advice to Management

      I hope the truth comes out more and more. I hope someone on a public scale shares the detriment kipp has on intercity families and education overall. Devos isn't the only thing fing up education.

      KIPP Foundation2019-05-14
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