Kamehameha Schools Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2020

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3.7
71%
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Kamehameha Schools Chief Executive Officer Livingston “Jack” Wong (no image)
Livingston “Jack” Wong
16 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and wonderful work environment(in 6 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. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Athletic Trainer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kamehameha Schools part-time

    Pros

    Environment, coworkers and benefits are just some of the pros of working at Kamehameha.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons, I am grateful to Kamehameha Schools for all of the opportunities that they have afforded me throughout my life.

  2. "Good but could be great"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kamehameha Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, Colleagues, Hawaiian Culture, work/life balance

    Cons

    Stuck in old ways. People tend to do what they want and purchase what they want then ask IT to implement.

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  3. "Constantly changes programs"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kamehameha Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Core teams are great. Benefits and compensation above other Early Childhood programs.

    Cons

    As a whole, the company does not give high quality programs the time to develop and impact change to than make a positive difference on the population. Belief is the desire to be of excellence, yet practice is mediocrity.

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  4. "Work at KS"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at Kamehameha Schools full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and beautiful campus

    Cons

    Large company, often times left hand doesn't know what right hand is doing

  5. "Culture and long term employees are toxic and bullies"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kamehameha Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay scale and great benefits

    Cons

    Very tonix environment from long term employees throughout the organizations. Long term employees use bullying and intimidation against new employees. Long term employees have very little skillset and have not updated in the last 10 years.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "No ka oi"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Technician in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kamehameha Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and wonderful work environment

    Cons

    Salary was little below market average.

  7. "Document"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Counselor in Lihue, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kamehameha Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Trainings, Professional deveolopment, friendships, pay and benefits

    Cons

    No respect for elder workers, young leaders inexperience with no people skills, discrimination, bullying, no support for workers

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  8. "Summer school instructor"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer School Instructor in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kamehameha Schools part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Decent pay - half day of teaching -comfortable working facilities

    Cons

    - not much support from leadership - workplace culture is lacking

  9. "Enjoyable work!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Assistant in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kamehameha Schools part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team collaboration Supported/appreciated by senior management Awesome opportunities to work with children and community members Sense of family/community

    Cons

    Except for the long walking distances between some buildings, I cannot think of any.

  10. "Great"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Kamehameha Schools full-time

    Pros

    Overall excellent program and staff

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about the school

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