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National Heritage Academies Reviews

Updated August 11, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Admissions Role"

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    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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, flexibility and fun."

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative
    Recommends

    I have been working at National Heritage Academies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love the flexibility of the job. Work life balance for me is good. Your opinion matters and they are trying really hard to show appreciation for your worth but sometimes drop the ball. Get a company card to host events for families. The staff is great. Overall, I enjoy what I do.

    Cons

    My role high expectations but in order for you to be successful, you need others to do their job. If they don't, that hinders your yearly bonus and a raise. It seems like every year you are working harder, and they are making it harder to get the bonus. In this role there is no real room for growth or career advancement. Job was suppose to be or "is") about building relationships, but it feels more like sales. Also every year the expectations get higher and harder.

    Advice to Management

    I would appreciate the acknowledgement of all the hard work we do. I don't think our bonus should be penalized for the lack of others not completing their jobs. Also, there should be more opportunity for advancement. On a positive note, I appreciate my team! I have a great support system here. What I appreciate the mist is the work life balance with this role.


  5. "accounting"

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

    I have been working at National Heritage Academies full-time

    Pros

    is a good place to work

    Cons

    nothing bad for this company


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    At National Heritage Academies Service Center (headquarters) in Grand Rapids, Michigan was a great working environment. The teams I was a part of were incredibly supportive and had an emphasis on constructive feedback with managers.

    Cons

    There was a conceited atmosphere around the service center when it came to educational professionals in the organization. The for profit business model in NHA has always been a point of concern for me. Profiting off a public service where your sole purpose is to be helping disadvantaged youth seems contradictory.


  7. "Teaching"

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

    I have been working at National Heritage Academies full-time

    Pros

    Teamwork, Support, PD, Relationships and Vision for students.

    Cons

    Family life can be impacted.
    Salary may not be at market value.

  8. "Walton Charter Academy is a great place to work within the NHA schools."

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    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional
    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You don't have to break into a new district if you move to a new area, it is possible to transfer to another position in another city or state.

    Cons

    If you are not salaried your pay is affected by days the schools are closed and breaks.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Educator"

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    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.


  10. "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!


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