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Updated Jul 13, 2021

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4.4
88%
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83%
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Kamehameha Schools Chief Executive Officer Livingston “Jack” Wong (no image)
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27 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and wonderful work environment(in 8 reviews)

  • "Higher pay than other places in Hawaii(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Employees there are burdened with a lot of work that must be processed quickly and efficiently, especially during the peak season in spring(in 3 reviews)

  • "Red tape, too many processes or hurdles to go through (e(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Best place to work in HI!

      Jul 13, 2021 - Operations Administrator in Honolulu, HI
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      Pros

      Awesome mission provides meaningful and fulfilling work Very competitive salary & great benefits Good work-life balance Lots of diversity in career opportunities and in the workforce Opportunities to learn about Native Hawaiian language and culture and also to engage in community volunteerism Great people - passionate and skilled colleagues

      Cons

      Frequent organizational change - generally for very good reasons but requires adaptability (change mindset) on the part of employees Lack of agility/flexibility (normal for large organizations)

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      mostly good

      Jul 6, 2021 - Supervisor in Honolulu, HI
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      Pros

      Care about those we serve and staff

      Cons

      Not meeting strategic goals; keep changing how they operate and don't give enough time to work it out. In educational concepts Admin is a follower rather than a leader.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Excellent Employer

      Jul 10, 2021 - School Bus Driver/Dispatcher 
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      Pros

      Benefits, holiday's, vacation time, Management

      Cons

      None, KSBE provides many benefit's

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      May 22, 2021 - Custodian 
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      Pros

      Great benefits all the time

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Amazing mission-driven organization

      Feb 21, 2021 - Anonymous in Honolulu, HI
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      Pros

      Great mission Inspired leadership & people Good pay Big player within the local economy Large endowment

      Cons

      Somewhat risk averse as a result of some bad actors a few decades ago Work force is on the older side Hard to find placement at the entry level

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great experience

      Mar 26, 2021 - Accounting Intern in Honolulu, HI
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      Pros

      Friendly staff, good exposure to the entire organization

      Cons

      Wish there were more insight and projects

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Lack of Diversity

      Apr 20, 2021 - Project Coordinator 
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      Pros

      Great mission To serve Hawaiians

      Cons

      If you aren’t native Hawaiian you won’t be accepted

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Still great but declining

      Jan 9, 2021 - Supervisor in Honolulu, HI
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      Pros

      Showed great compassion for employees during pandemic. Kept everyone employed

      Cons

      Mission and Direction are clear but not consistently supported. Admin seems more concerned about making community happy than focusing on core mission of education, Quality of education is falling based on test metrics, student expectations have been watered down for past 5 years

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great company with an invaluable mission

      Dec 14, 2020 - IT Analyst in Honolulu, HI
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      Pros

      Collegial Work culture Great Benefits Learning opportunities

      Cons

      It’s a large organization and sometimes processes take a while to be completed.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place

      Dec 7, 2020 - Learning and Development Consultant in Honolulu, HI
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      Pros

      Great environment and team workers

      Cons

      Family emergency required my relocation

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