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Nobel Learning Communities Reviews

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2.6
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35%
Recommend to a Friend
72%
Approve of CEO
George H. Bernstein
47 Ratings
Pros
  • "I love working with the children and families(in 3 reviews)

  • "Friendly staff, lots of specials for the kids (art, music, Spanish, etc), pool for swimming Aug-Oct(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management can have disconnect with field management(in 7 reviews)

  • "Assistant Principal treats you like a dog, she speaks rudely to us teachers and parents, high turnover rate because she is rude to all of us(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Your job is what you make it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nobel Learning Communities full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Creativity is promoted here. Having fun in your classroom is essential to learning and teachers have the freedom to bring wonderful, thoughtful lessons to life.

    Cons

    There are no cons if you decide to look at your job as a way to enjoy your day along with doing creative, hands-on learning projects with the students.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the creative juices flowing to promote excitement for learning. Build the positive learning culture for the teaching staff and give your best teachers a say in the school program.

  2. Assistant principal

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    Current Employee - Assistant Principal 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nobel Learning Communities full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The curriculum is clear, easy to teach and manage. The use of Tadpoles makes it easier to communicate with teachers and families.

    Cons

    Hourly wages for admin, instead of being salaried is a challenge and the time off is appalling. You work all the time, very little time off and you have to work 3 years before earning 2 weeks vacation, even as a manager.

    Advice to Management

    Include more paid holidays. Working the Friday after Thanksgiving is not necessary. Increase vacation for teachers and admin. Decrease cost of Health insurance.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Don't apply here

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

    I have been working at Nobel Learning Communities full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Relationships you build with families, fun curriculum.

    Cons

    Terrible HR people, not helpful. They yanked our good benefits with no official notice. They do not pay what they say they do. Most teachers make $1 over minimum wage. Understaffed constantly. They ask so much but don't pay enough. They say there will be consequences for employees who don't do their job but nothing happens. Will be leaving since there are other companies that pay a lot better.

    Advice to Management

    Give adequate raises. We know you can afford it. Give incentives for good employees. Have consequences for employees who don't do their job.

  4. Preschool teacher

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Nobel Learning Communities full-time

      Pros

      Good hours. Off by 6 Monday - Friday. Paid holidays after your first 90 days. Get to work with kids and great coworkers

      Cons

      Little pay, old equipment. My school has no teachers lounge or fridge to keep lunches, not enough teachers in the evening with still too many kids

    • Cook and assistance teacher

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Nobel Learning Communities

        Pros

        Learns fast, prompt and on time, follows the rules, go above and beyond what’s asked of me, able to give suggestions.

        Cons

        Hard on your back, not enough pay for what is asked of employee.

        Advice to Management

        Be fair to all employees, be more approachable, and give Incentives.

      • Too focused on curriculum, not enough on play

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        Former Employee - Teacher 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I worked at Nobel Learning Communities full-time

        Pros

        Friendly staff, lots of specials for the kids (art, music, Spanish, etc), pool for swimming Aug-Oct

        Cons

        Not enough support for teachers, no performance reviews, hyperfocused on curriculum.

      • Love Where You Work

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Nobel Learning Communities full-time

        Pros

        Run by people who have actual experience and education in the education field. Intelligently run business with strong policies and procedures in place. Frequent communication. My favorite staff I have ever been part of. We are family here!

        Cons

        Honestly, I believe this is the best place to work if you are looking for a preschool environment.

      • B & A Camp Counselor

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Nobel Learning Communities

        Pros

        Awesome, Clean Atmosphere, Positive vibes, Friendly staff

        Cons

        Favoritism, Non-Reliable, Non-trustworthy, Dishonest at times

      • Helpful (1)

        Teacher

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        Former Employee - Teacher in Georgetown, TX
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Nobel Learning Communities full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Great benefits, schedule, health insurance, 410k for retirement

        Cons

        Minimum support for teacher, more demand toward teachers to work, less interest in protecting staff health went kids got respiratory infection

        Advice to Management

        The company should be more interested in conserving employees, and to encourage parents to take their kids to the doctor

      • Helpful (1)

        Decent Company

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        Current Employee - Assistant Principal 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Nobel Learning Communities full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Overall, this isn't a bad company to work for. The benefits are outstanding, although, they have gone up a significant amount this year, making them almost unaffordable. The families are great, and so is my staff. My school runs like a well oiled machine, and I'm very proud of what we have in place.

        Cons

        No room for advancement without a degree. Curriculum is extremely confusing. Executive directors are extremely demanding, and always needing something RIGHT NOW, even if you're not at work (sometimes when you're on vacation!)

        Advice to Management

        Allow staff to be promoted without degrees, if they have all the licensing credentials needed. You will loose great employees by leaving them at a dead end in their position.

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