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National Heritage Academies Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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  • Low pay scale, Over ambitious in expectations (in 14 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is off; ALOT of work; very little support in some campuses (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Educator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Heritage Academies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Student focused and promotes parental involvement, good benefits

    Cons

    Salary is not based on educator' s experience or credentials.

    Advice to Management

    Align salaries with credentials and experience.


  2. "Rewarding place to work"

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

    Pros

    Impact students each day and give choice for education, challenging work

    Cons

    Sometimes keeping up with the pace can be challenging

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work hard to improve employee engagement from good to great


  3. "Average Company"

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

    I have been working at National Heritage Academies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a place with nice people and a friendly atmosphere. People seem to genuinely care about the students they work for and their success.

    Cons

    The company seems to be comfortable with being average. They're happy with average employee engagement and using the line "well that's how other company's do it" as an excuse for making weak decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. All too often decisions are made without the input from the people doing the work. Sometimes this leads to poorly executed ideas, but management seems to be unwilling to change once the ball gets rolling, even if a plan is failing.


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  5. "People Services"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Heritage Academies full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, culture, diversity

    Cons

    None, I honestly love my job and working at NHA


  6. "Happy with my management team and coworkers!"

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    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Bay City, MI
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Bay City, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Heritage Academies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    We're like a family. People listen to you. And the kids need you. It's a rewarding job. I love my job.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to find your footing at times. So to speak, too many chiefs trying to run the village.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your teachers!


  7. "Former 2nd Grade Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at National Heritage Academies full-time

    Pros

    Get paid way more than some other schools; Orientation is very thorough.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is off; ALOT of work; very little support in some campuses

    Advice to Management

    Really try to support new teachers


  8. Helpful (1)

    "NHA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Heritage Academies (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you get the right leadership team it can be a phenomenal work experience.

    Cons

    There are long long hours, very High (sometimes unattainable) expectations, heavy workload

    Advice to Management

    Show genuine love and care for the people that work for you, especially those who have been there for awhile and work hard for you.


  9. "Paraprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Title I Paraprofessional in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Title I Paraprofessional in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent staff. Extraordinary students. Understanding administration.

    Cons

    Low Pay. High risk areas.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees according to their abilities.


  10. "Love it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Ypsilanti, MI
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Ypsilanti, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Heritage Academies full-time

    Pros

    great atmosphere and culture a lot of benefits pays half for schooling if you are an NHA employee. Likes to hit within company. Nice professional development days.

    Cons

    if hourly employee since it is a school system when there are breaks there is no compensation. Very rough. Some upper management are cool but sometimes they have this arrogant heir about them. Sometimes for doing so much work I would love to get paid a little bit more.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more open to raises.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have worked for NHA for many years. I have seen changes happen time and time again. We are still a growing company so expect lots of changes as you come on board. The staff is friendly. It is a positive environment and NHA has lots to offer to an employee IF you show your dedication and hard work for the company.

    Cons

    I personally have no cons -



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