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National Heritage Academies Reviews

Updated June 23, 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. "7th & 8th Grade Science Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Heritage Academies full-time

    Pros

    I was challenged in my character and career, which helped me become a better person and teacher.

    Cons

    I didn't have support from the Principal, my authority was undermined in front of the students, there weren't any disciplinary actions taken so students got away with anything and everything.

    Advice to Management

    Support your teachers, especially the new teachers, do not undermine teacher's authority especially in front of students, and make sure to enforce disciplinary action when needed.


  2. "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!


  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "teacher"

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    Current Employee - Language Teacher in Monroe, MI
    Current Employee - Language Teacher in Monroe, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Caring and supportive co-workers. Principal is kind and respectful of all staff members. Students overall are respectful and follow rules and expectations.

    Cons

    High expectations for people new to NHA without adequate support and guidance.
    Over testing of students. No plan for hanging on to well qualified teachers.


  6. "NHA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Heritage Academies full-time

    Pros

    Great dean and co-workers who were supportive

    Cons

    Way too much testing, not enough support for unruly students and students who were seriously behind.

    Advice to Management

    Smaller class sizes, more time off allowed, teaching aids or behavioral aids.


  7. "Pros and cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at National Heritage Academies full-time

    Pros

    Great team, lots of support, very structured, good pay.

    Cons

    Large class sizes, some behavior problems from the students


  8. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Heritage Academies full-time

    Pros

    PD, Salary is competitive, proven track record

    Cons

    None that i can think of


  9. "Good Starting Spot for Teachers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Heritage Academies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of access to PD and follows a normal school calendar.

    Cons

    Depending on school culture in can be a hard place to start the first year. Got better over time

    Advice to Management

    No real advice. Things depend on the building.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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