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Noble Network of Charter Schools Reviews

Updated July 11, 2018
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Pros
  • "Noble actively supports students and staff through a balance of autonomy and management" (in 8 reviews)

  • "You will grow as a teacher from the professional development offered at the school and network levels" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "It's great to be trusted with more responsibility but also requires more time which can be challenging in work/life balance" (in 38 reviews)

  • "But, the long hours should feel worth it" (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Teacher- High Support and Development"

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

    I have been working at Noble Network of Charter Schools full-time

    Pros

    At Noble, I immediately felt like I was part of the team, embraced with open arms. I felt cared about in my capacity as a teacher of our students for the good of their success, but also as a human myself, on a personal level, and I cannot stress enough how much that has meant to me and how it has positively effected my work experience. Noble also has unbelievable support systems, and each student's experience is carefully considered by a team of people who specialize in each aspect of school life. Noble hires incredible people, then has amazing opportunities for those people to grow in their role, as well as to branch out into other roles in the school and network as well.

    Cons

    Everyone at Noble is extraordinarily committed to our kids, our school, and our network. Along with this comes a commitment to personal growth and to putting in the time it takes to best serve our students.


  2. "teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Noble Network of Charter Schools part-time

    Pros

    excellent support from administration. great student body.

    Cons

    low pay for teachers in oklahoma

    Noble Network of Charter Schools Response

    Jul 2, 2018 – Manager of Talent Recruitment

    To clarify, Noble is only located in Chicago, IL.

  3. "Administrative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Noble Network of Charter Schools full-time

    Pros

    Meaningful work, Great scholars, Great structures/sytems

    Cons

    Growth at NN is political

    Advice to Management

    Give continuous learning opps in regards to advancement


  4. "Biology Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Noble Network of Charter Schools full-time

    Pros

    Fun colleagues. Working with bright and interesting students.

    Cons

    Test-focused. Punishment heavy. Overworked and no collective bargaining.


  5. "Noble, a place to work hard and make an impact."

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Noble Network of Charter Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was given incredible freedom to design curriculum and implement change. The discipline code allows for efficient and uniform classroom management.

    Cons

    Expectations are high and rewards are often unevenly distributed. Many "career track" managers willing to further their own career at the expense of teaching staff.

    Advice to Management

    Continue increasing the amount of teacher benefits and salaries. Ensure manageable course loads.

    Noble Network of Charter Schools Response

    Jun 18, 2018 – Manager of Talent Recruitment

    Thank you for your specific feedback. We hope you will look into the leadership pathways available for all full-time staff to apply for: Leadership Accelerator, Diverse Leaders, and Distinguished... More


  6. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Network of Charter Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I love working with the students of today. Their energy and enthusiasm are contagious. Noble has helped me become all that I can be. They value working as a team and they aim to support.

    Cons

    Employees can be somewhat competitive.

    Noble Network of Charter Schools Response

    Jun 11, 2018 – Manager of Talent Recruitment

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Noble!


  7. "First Year Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Noble Network of Charter Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Staff that cares about student well-being
    - Amazing students

    Cons

    - Over-reaching discipline system
    - Audit system that creates a culture of anxiety
    - Micromanaging admin that conversely offers little support
    - Long hours

    Noble Network of Charter Schools Response

    Jun 11, 2018 – Manager of Talent Recruitment

    I'm sorry to hear you have not had a good experience at Noble. Please feel free to share your concerns with the Support Team at careers@noblenetwork.org.

  8. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Noble Network of Charter Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great students, great coworkers, autonomy

    Cons

    No work life balance, tough day to day


  9. "Best place I've taught so far!"

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    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher
    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher
    Recommends

    I have been working at Noble Network of Charter Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Noble is a place where you can be a part of a network that is making major, tangible differences in the lives of Chicago student, their families, and the landscape of Chicago education in general.

    Cons

    The school culture is strict. And, though this discipline is necessary for the successful functioning of the school to a degree, it can feel stifling to the students who are seeking a more "real" high school experience with more creative outlets and opportunities to express their individuality.

    Noble Network of Charter Schools Response

    Jun 11, 2018 – Manager of Talent Recruitment

    I'm glad to hear you feel you are apart of a network that is making a difference in Chicago. And thank you for leaving a review. I would encourage you to speak with your leadership team about ways to... More


  10. "Instructor"

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

    I have been working at Noble Network of Charter Schools full-time

    Pros

    My campus (UICCP) is driven by core values, results, and most importantly, our students. I feel that there is a lot of autonomy to reach results for my students as long as I am reflective about the results I'm seeing.

    Cons

    I wish there were more flexibility within the Noble structure to redefine "culture" beyond rules and expectations. At times, I feel that the student experience is missing the "warmth" and sense of belonging that can be so important in high school.

    Noble Network of Charter Schools Response

    Jun 11, 2018 – Manager of Talent Recruitment

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and specifically for calling out how UICCP is driven by its campus core values. I think it's helpful to differentiate each of our unique campus... More


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