Loyola Academy Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2019

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Loyola Academy President Patrick E. McGrath
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3 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Loyola Academy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment to teach in

    Cons

    The school is big so it's tough to get to know teachers from other departments

  2. "Great school spirit and community"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Loyola Academy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun! Supportive colleagues. Wonderful students.

    Cons

    Pay is on the low end. Large teaching loads.


  3. "I loved my coworkers and the Jesuit mission!"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Loyola Academy full-time

    Pros

    Incredible and helpful coworkers, clear goals to achieve school's mission, strong Jesuit ideals, purposeful changes to improve teaching methods and promote similar strategies amongst teachers

    Cons

    Often privileged student body (which means accusatory parents), previous administrators care more about sports than academics, many teachers did less work than others and were not held to the same standards (newer teachers were often given far more work to do simply because they didn't feel they could say no)

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  4. "Teacher"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Loyola Academy full-time

    Pros

    The community is great and they really care about educating and growing their employees

    Cons

    Direction from supervisors can be unclear/ misleading

  5. "Development and Special Events Intern"

    5.0
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I have been working at Loyola Academy

    Pros

    Love working here! Friendly people and a great community.

    Cons

    Sometimes I wish the office space was a little different, but it is a school, so they can't do much.

  6. "Stay Away"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Teacher in Wilmette, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Loyola Academy for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Other faculty and students are wonderful for the most part.

    Cons

    Dept. Chair looks out for himself and does not support the members of the dept. People are walking on eggshells.

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  7. "Overwhelmingly wonderful"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Wilmette, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Loyola Academy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I loved working for LA- until I was RIF'd. I always felt like I was working incredibly hard and that was the expectation- but some of the benefits- the students, the travel, the food, etc. are unparalleled in any other school.

    Cons

    The salary is not comparable to other schools in the area. Getting let go after many years of work was very degrading. My students tried to talk to the administration, but were not denied the ability to do so.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "People are great but the administration sucks."

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Teacher in Wilmette, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Loyola Academy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Comradery of the other teachers

    Cons

    The administration doesn't back the teachers when a student makes up false accusations and parent complains.

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  9. "The best work experience I have had"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - College Counselor in Wilmette, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Loyola Academy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Loved the Jesuits and my coworkers!

    Cons

    Sometimes the parents had very high expectations but most were reasonable.

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