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Mastery Charter School Reviews

Updated Sep 25, 2019

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78 Ratings
Pros
  • "Professional Development dates on calendar so staff can receive training to further their education(in 16 reviews)

  • "Great benefits - medical, dental and generous time off(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "work life balance does not exist(in 23 reviews)

  • "Poor student behavior, long hours, lack of support, no work/life balance, uninteresting curriculum(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Finance Manager"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mastery Charter School full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits! 8-10 weeks off a year, flexible, great culture.

    Cons

    nothing negative to add, overall a great company.

    Mastery Charter School2019-04-02
  2. "Great Training - Terrible once I disagreed with a new dean"

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    Former Employee - English Teacher in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mastery Charter School full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I got a lot of training in how to be a better teacher.

    Cons

    When the administration decides they don't like you any more they will find reasons to push you out and get rid of you.

    Mastery Charter School2019-09-25
  3. "The Mastery Way"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mastery Charter School full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You're making a difference daily for some of the most amazing students. The communities appreciate the work you do daily with their children. Student literacy and math are rigorous and teachers are held to a high standard most of the time. The pay for performance salary is great if you perform well! There is ample opportunity to move up in the network. Open to feedback from staff to better the situations such as teacher retention and such. Staff culture is invested by may admin and there is a sense of open doors.

    Cons

    Work life balance, inconsistency with pay amongst tiers/years of experience/raises, curriculum changes each year makes it harder for teachers to become advanced/masters in their categories.

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    Mastery Charter School2019-09-08
  4. "Love, Culture, and Hard Work"

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    Former Employee - Interventionist in Camden, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mastery Charter School full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -great salary -financial rewards for academic success -supportive culture -involves community -amazing professional development

    Cons

    -teachers compete with each other -lack of support for student behavior -too many students per class -very little work/life balance

    Mastery Charter School2019-08-26
  5. "positive work environment"

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    Current Employee - Teacher 

    I have been working at Mastery Charter School full-time

    Pros

    positive work environment and a cohesive team

    Cons

    long hours and 2 weekends

    Mastery Charter School2019-07-20
  6. "Dependent on campus"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Principal in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mastery Charter School full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good professional development and networking opportunities

    Cons

    Quality of the job is largely dependent on the leadership at each campus. Some leaders are excellent but others should not be allowed to step foot near children or families.

    Mastery Charter School2019-07-23
  7. "Need to work on priorities"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mastery Charter School full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great pay - Given many supplies for my classroom - Lots of opportunities to advance

    Cons

    There is a ridiculous amount of violence at some of these schools. They also turn their heads when staff members physically abuse children. Teachers are micromanaged.

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    Mastery Charter School2019-07-19
  8. "Performance Based Pay in Philadelphia"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mastery Charter School full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Performance based pay; supportive staff

    Cons

    Difficult work life balance

    Mastery Charter School2019-06-22
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mastery Charter School full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits - medical, dental and generous time off

    Cons

    None to share at this time

    Mastery Charter School2019-06-19
  10. "Support staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mastery Charter School part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay and the students and staff

    Cons

    Benefits, mandatory meetings, early summer trainings

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    Mastery Charter School2019-06-01
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