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Updated November 9, 2017
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  1. "Great people, great organization, lots of transitions"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kamehameha Schools full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great organization, lots of opportunity to move around

    Cons

    It's about who you know, not what you know.


  2. "Project Manager"

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

    I worked at Kamehameha Schools full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment and colleagues

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to get information from different departments.

  3. "Great stepping stone to other better opportunities..."

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    Current Employee - Department Head in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Department Head in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kamehameha Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    New Head of School implemented free lunch for everyone. You may also wear jeans now. Most people that you work with (students, parents, and colleagues) are great!

    Cons

    A lot of change over in leadership. New positions created out of thin air. Lots of levels of administration -- too many heads trying to lead. It gets confusing and hard to move such a large ship going in one direction with so many initiatives.

    Advice to Management

    Let organic collaboration happen and provide relatable professional development opportunities. Only address the people that are NOT doing their job and in turn that will reward and validate those that ARE doing their job -- moral will go up! Take the HR training for leaders...it talks about this very thing!

    Systems and processes are like jumping thru a bunch of hoops. It gets tiring and makes for getting things done quickly very hard.


  4. "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kamehameha Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work! The coworkers are very nice.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.


  5. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kamehameha Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    New computers this years for all TAs, nice classrooms, staff is nice, supervisior is nice, when problems arise it gets fixed in a timely manner, benefits are great. Having an orientation day before actually starting the new school year was great. Got to know the area I was working in, and learned about the different departments in Na Kula Kamali`i.

    Cons

    We don't get paid over time but we don't have enough time to get things done, we do a lot of work with helping teachers with observations, health and safety of the classroom, supporting teachers. CEO should consider changing the policy and allowing TAs to receive pay during breaks and summer months as well.

    Advice to Management

    Change the policy to allow teaching assistances to receive pay during school breaks and summer. We do just as much as teachers besides the responsibilities of lesson plans, instructional time TAs do everything else.


  6. "Fantastic place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kamehameha Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cultured, connected, perpetuating service and kuleana everyday - with many smiles and aloha hugs. Best job - ever.

    Cons

    That I moved, and that KS, with all of its staff, didn't come with me!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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

    I worked at Kamehameha Schools full-time

    Pros

    Staffs are very nice. Benefits are pretty good even though company got rid of pension. Lots of staffs retired.

    Cons

    Upper management's Message to staffs: expect more work and forget about promotion and raises. Managers are lazy to work on staffs' next level position description. They always give lots of excuse and point at others when it comes to staff promotion. Company went through big structure re organization. From an OHANA company to a regular private company.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management who get paid well should contribute more.

  8. "Hawaiian Revival"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kamehameha Schools full-time

    Pros

    Learn and practice Hawaiian Culture in a business environment

    Cons

    Consensus based decision making takes more time than in other environments

    Advice to Management

    Move from consensus to direct line of sight collaboration.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Very unorganized, not what you expect of "Kamehameha""

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    Former Employee - Extended Day Teacher in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Extended Day Teacher in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kamehameha Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company Gives you money to purchase supplies for students, nice working environment, HR fixes problems that arise, 10 month work schedule--summers off

    Cons

    No orientation for new staff, everyone has their own curriculum, very unorganized, staff members are very childish and try to get others fired for no reason, old staff members are stuck in their old ways and do not like change.

    Advice to Management

    Put together orientation for staff, feels like staff are just thrown into their positions without much training.


  10. "Great experience working at KS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kamehameha Schools (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved being able to work in Hawai'i and learn so much about the Hawaiian culture

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get things done


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