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PA Leadership Charter School Reviews

Updated October 25, 2017
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  1. "Quality Education"

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

    I have been working at PA Leadership Charter School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of professional development opportunities.
    Great benefits (Health and Paid Time Off).
    Room to grow within the organization.

    Cons

    There are no cons to review. Overall great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward as an organization. Great to work for a growing school.

    PA Leadership Charter School Response

    Oct 30, 2017 – Director of Marketing

    Thank you for your review. Our goal is to always grow, and to evaluate how we can improve every year.


  2. "Good place to start"

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School
    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PA Leadership Charter School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposed to lots of tech tools and pd for online education. Do your job and administration leaves you alone. Flexible schedule for those with children.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, low pay rate and high employee turnover including administration. The cubes are dark and you can feel isolated. High classroom numbers.

    PA Leadership Charter School Response

    Oct 30, 2017 – Director of Marketing

    Thank you for your review. We wish you the very best in your future endeavors.

  3. "The Emperor's New Clothes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I guess the benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Too many to name in this format.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO is basically the emperor in the children's short story "The Emperor's New Clothes". After a short conversation with him you will find that he has very little substance at all. I guess fortunately for him he has others around, who move the school forward.

    PA Leadership Charter School Response

    Oct 2, 2017 – Director of Marketing

    Thank you for the review. PA Leadership has grown every year since it's inception with both enrollments and faculty.


  4. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PA Leadership Charter School full-time

    Pros

    It's great place to work

    Cons

    None. Great place to work.


  5. "Marketing Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in West Chester, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PA Leadership Charter School full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Positive work environment, Hands-on administration

    Cons

    The cyber environment is constantly changing, but PALCS is always ahead of the curve

    PA Leadership Charter School Response

    May 5, 2017 – Director of Marketing

    Thank you so much for your review.


  6. "Leadership Center Project Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Teacher in West Chester, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PA Leadership Charter School full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good pay, collegial work environment

    Cons

    Unfortunately, technology driven companies do not do a good job of assigning work loads. They are always balancing new technology with individual ability and aptitude.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a systemic technology learning platform, and resist change until an annual evaluation.

    PA Leadership Charter School Response

    May 5, 2017 – Director of Marketing

    Thank you for your review


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Charter School World"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PA Leadership Charter School full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with there are all teachers who are willing to go the extra mile to help their kids. Everyone was very kind and the work environment was laid back.

    Cons

    Uncertainty of the school's position especially with the local politics and the NCLB Act. No real room for growth as the school's budget can be limited from time to time.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Full time employee"

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

    Pros

    I like the flexible schedule, the benefit package, hardworking teachers and administrators.

    Cons

    Changing technology makes for a need to constantly learn new methods of instruction.


  9. "PALCS really does make it possible!"

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

    Pros

    I am a PALCS staff member. From my first day on, I witnessed not only PALCS’s commitment to serving our students and families according to their unique needs and situations but also to giving each employee a unique opportunity in a unique educational setting. Each day I have come into work, I still see PALCS cultivating the individual and providing an environment (both professional and educational) that produces personal growth and success. No, I cannot say that PALCS compares to traditional schools due our school’s cyber nature and authorized charter, but our services and options benefit those who cannot blossom to their full potential in traditional margins.

    Brought into the school’s booming success from day one, I can tell that PALCS is doing really well. I know that enrollment is already up by 10% for next school year. And, I understand that PALCS provided wage increases to all and back bonuses to many employees this spring. Overall, I am thrilled to belong to and participate in PALCS’s effort to keep our school a progressive, proactive, inspiring, and enriching educational venture for all of our members—staff, students, and families included.

    Cons

    I know that no workplace is without fault or problems, and PALCS is no exception. We’ve suffered hard times due to economic downturn, legislative cuts, and academic fluctuations, but we do the best we can as a non-profit educational organization to meet and exceed the needs of our PALCS family. From my experience, my co-workers make each individual—a student, teacher, child, parent, assistant, or director—their priority, pursuit, and passion.

    Advice to Management

    Whether someone is a part of faculty or family, keep helping each individual to reach his or her personal goals and potential. Continue to foster enrichment and betterment for each individual and our community. Strive for the friendly and flourishing atmosphere that we’ve achieved each school year thus far.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Funny how positive reviews come on the heals of negative ones, hmm?"

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    Former Employee - Employee in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Employee in West Chester, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PA Leadership Charter School full-time

    Pros

    Pro: Working for this school makes you question yourself in terms of future goals, emotional and mental breaking points, and how much you can turn a blind eye to in order to get a paycheck.

    Cons

    1. This business is HORRIBLE at financial management. Dont blame the accounts payable employee - they pay what they are told they are allowed to pay, and then have to deal with all the calls from vendors demanding payments.

    2. Employees and students are replaceable - that is the overarching truth for this place.

    3. Management deludes themselves in believing that it is only a handful of employees who are unhappy or angry.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. You've been given the advice before by others, and don't pay any mind to it.

    PA Leadership Charter School Response

    May 5, 2017 – Director of Marketing

    Thank you for the review. The financial structure of the organization is very stable and we welcome any requests to learn more. All vendors are paid within the terms agreed.
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