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National Heritage Academies Reviews

Updated September 9, 2017
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  • Low pay scale, Over ambitious in expectations (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Purpose"

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    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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    NHA puts students, families, and staff at the core of what they do.

    You are given lots of opportunities to grow and develop professionally. Leaders are personally invested in each individual on the team and his/her success.

    The culture is great. We are given flexibility to balance our work and home life. I have awesome co-workers. We work hard but we have fun too.

    Cons

    You work hard. We do more with less on purpose.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to always put people first. Our people are our best asset in a way that not many other organizations can say. We couldn't do what we do without our people. Our students and families come to NHA because of the staff!


  2. "Admissions Role"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is great to be able to work from home, and to have that flexibility. Overall you get to work independently and plan your own events that fit you, and the school you work with.

    Cons

    The role is not created for much upward mobility, if you fill your school, and it excels in growth you may your job so well that you don't have a position anymore. It doesn't have an overall feel of great diversity, and it is typical entry-level pay.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your team members based on their performance, encouraged and welcome diversity.

  3. "Decent"

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

    Pros

    Gain a lot of experience working with varying populations and student needs.

    Cons

    Not enough direction. You have to figure a lot of things out for yourself.
    Staff turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Provide adequate training for all staff and positons.


  4. "Interesting Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Heritage Academies full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits! Great professional development opportunities!

    Cons

    Each school is vastly different.

    Advice to Management

    Ask teachers about how school really is without fear of retaliation from admin.


  5. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Waterford, MI
    Current Employee - Teacher in Waterford, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff and support from Deans and principal.

    Cons

    New teachers tend to be put on the back burner and expected to know things that were never explained or taught.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on new teachers and retaining them.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Don't walk! Run!!! Away from this company"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Romulus, MI
    Former Employee - Teacher in Romulus, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Looks great from the outside! Benefits are ok. Buildings are maintained. Teachers often bond quickly and are supportive in the face of the scrutiny of leadership.

    Cons

    Low pay! Favoritism! Immature and unprofessional leadership! Have personally seen multiple teachers targeted and harassed. A teacher was observed 30 times in one month because she questioned the principal. A great deal of turnover. Decrease in raises as years of service increases. Have seen employees dressed down in front of staff/students. Often good teachers burn out quickly because of unrealistic expectations many of the positive reviews appear to be written by members of leadership or the corporate office.


  7. "Okay company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Heritage Academies full-time

    Pros

    Employees treated well, very concerned with academic progress of students

    Cons

    Too test-heavy, new teachers tend to struggle without as much administrative support as needed

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive to struggling teachers

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership provides a lot of meals during working lunches.

    Cons

    RUN for the hills. Poor leadership. Loads of unnecessary meetings. The only two things constant at NHA is the inconsistency and high turnover. Leadership is consistently changing the work process and standards to which you're being held to.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a process and stick to it for more than a month or two so results can be measured.


  9. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Heritage Academies full-time

    Pros

    Highly structured environment with supports built into the design to assist with teaching. Building is kept clean and maintained well. Collaboration between staff is encouraged and often required to meet goals.

    Cons

    New initiatives are rolled out in a top down model on a regular basis. Approaches often not given enough time to full evaluate their effectiveness. Pay is below public district norms. Limited funding for raises.

    Advice to Management

    Give more autonomy to teachers when possible, support new teachers personally, encourage/foster positive working relationships among winds, discourage gossip, and reward good teachers with financial compensation to retain the best talent.


  10. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Staff seem very happy to work there

    Cons

    None noted as of yet


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