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Mastery Charter School Reviews

Updated December 2, 2018
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Pros
  • "Professional Development in your content area to support your instructional growth" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Great pay and benefits, high quality pd for leaders and teachers, opps for upward mobility" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "work life balance does not exist" (in 20 reviews)

  • "No work/life balance; little ability to grow as a teacher" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Administrative"

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

    I have been working at Mastery Charter School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing! Work-life balance is great with lots of days off. Awesome mission where you are helping kids succeed.

    Cons

    Fast-paced work environment, never slows down.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all departments have flexible schedules and dress-down days.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mastery Charter School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solution Oriented
    Received some coaching

    Cons

    Will game young teachers on pay
    Classroom instruction lack individual personality
    Curriculum lack rigor
    A culture dominated by white liberalism

    Advice to Management

    - Get rid of Benchmark Testing in MVAS system to evaluate teachers
    - My students were successful on assessments but that does not mean my students learned anything of substance nor mastered any skills

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    "My experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mastery Charter School full-time

    Pros

    -Strong culture team
    -85% demonstration of one team
    -Strong relationships with families and students

    Cons

    -OPs not as strong, reimbursement and additional pay may take extended time
    - No work life balance. You get paid for 40 hour work weeks but end up working 50+
    - Meetings help after work hours that are mandatory
    - Admin makes up their own rules for their employees at different locations
    -Definitely not the kind of place I can imagine myself working more than 4 years


  4. "Recruitment Manager"

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

    I have been working at Mastery Charter School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Love being able to work at an organization whose mission I care deeply about.
    -Surrounded by like-minded, passionate, hardworking people that want to do what's best for kids.
    -Great benefits package!

    Cons

    -Always evaluating & re-evaluating our progress is awesome & sets us apart from the rest, but can mean that we change things frequently leading to (at times) wishing we had more time to "get it right" before a change.


  5. "Culture Differs Building to Building"

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mastery Charter School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and professional development

    Cons

    Special education is not individualized enough for each student.
    The culture changes dramatically by building depending on who the principal is. Some buildings have amazing staff culture and team mentality, others are unfriendly and hostile.


  6. "Special education secondary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly people, safe environment, team work

    Cons

    A lot of work, fast paced, strict dress code


  7. "engineer"

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

    I have been working at Mastery Charter School full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are great and the opportunities are great.

    Cons

    The way that the maintenance deparment is opperated needs to change, The principle have free range to do what they like. If you have APO that doesnt understand how things operate it can be stressful.

    Advice to Management

    The Head of maintenance should decide the standard of the schools, how they should look, and how it is operated as far as maintenance.

  8. "Teacher"

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

    I have been working at Mastery Charter School full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, I am given some supplies for my room.

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of work


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

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

    I have been working at Mastery Charter School full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary, Opportunities for growth, Benefits, Communities we serve, and Leadership

    Cons

    Teacher Turnover and Hours

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to keep staff longer. More Focus Groups and Follow up


  10. "Classroom aid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mastery Charter School full-time

    Pros

    Great kids, easy going co workers

    Cons

    Long hours, difficult break times