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Noble Network of Charter Schools Reviews

Updated September 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Noble provides the environment where both students and staff see the results of their hard work (in 7 reviews)

  • Students are very respectful and hard-working (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Educator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues
    Great students
    Mission driven organization

    Cons

    Meetings during prep time
    Demanding job


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to teach"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Kids are amazing, other teachers are great.

    Cons

    Lots of rules to keep up with

  3. "Great Kids"

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

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

    Pros

    The students are wonderful to work with, and highly motivated learners. The other employees are young and very hard working.

    Cons

    Stressful and competitive work environment. Big focus on standardized testing.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Science Teacher"

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    Former Employee - High School Science Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - High School Science Teacher in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Excellent teacher support and feedback.

    Cons

    Long hours, few paid vacation days.

    Noble Network of Charter Schools Response

    Jun 13, 2017 – Director of Talent Recruitment

    We appreciate your feedback.


  5. "Be Noble = Be Accountable"

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    Current Employee - College Counselor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - College Counselor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Straight forward employer, clear expectations and a culture of accountability.

    Cons

    Difficult student population, small number of male educators especially minority men.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be student focused and recruit male, minority teaching/leadership talent.


  6. "Strong Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Strong school discipline and culture
    High student expectations
    Strong staff culture
    Staff are very supportive of students

    Cons

    Discipline can be too harsh and can affect student happiness
    Salaries are lower than public schools
    Teachers have a poor work/life balance


  7. "Passionate and innovative environment that serves kids well"

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

    Pros

    Innovative, passionate coworkers who believe with their whole hearts in what they do
    Provides educational environment from which kids emerged well-equipped to not only get into but also graduate from college

    Cons

    Significant differences between campuses due to autonomy of leadership

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to ensure that, within the model of autonomy for leadership, there are measures taken to ensure that staff voices are being consistently heard and honored

  8. "Great flexibility and outcomes for students"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Group of highly professional colleagues to work alongside
    - Flexibility in helping me as a teacher attain results.
    - Autonomy regarding curricular decisions

    Cons

    - Difficulty in feeling cohesion between different campuses in the Noble Network


  9. "Passionate and dedicated staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Noble is a great place to work, because for a few reasons: 1) the staff is passionate and dedicated to serving their students, 2) high expectations are the standard for our staff and students, 3) growth in almost every sense is always a part of our goal, 4) can communicate with leaders easily.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be a challenge, but if you work to implement efficient systems, are organized, have a growth mind-set, and desire to be a part of something that is doing something great in the city of Chicago, it can get easier and is doable.


  10. "Well run charter school"

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

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

    Pros

    A network of schools with autonomy from CPS to make decisions. Rewarding work.

    Cons

    Long hours can be difficult to manage


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