I have been working at STAR Education full-time
The organization has a generally positive attitude and great employees. As a children's educational company the organization truly puts family first and provides great flexibility in work schedule for family engagements, continued education, etc. And with such diversity through its enrichment programs there's an opportunity to meet people from all sorts of different backgrounds which provides a unique and fun working environment. It operates on a pretty casual basis in terms of attire; nothing too tight or too loose; closed-toed shoes; and a company t-shirt whenever at site. Compensation is low, but benefits are okay. Benefits available include medical, dental, vision, supplementary insurances, and a 401k (the company does not match contributions).
This organization has undergone rapid growth and therefore has some managers that are not necessarily the most suited for leadership positions. They are all qualified at what they do but are not always the best at leading a team and setting goals for team members. Upper managers also often misdiagnose problems placing blame on incorrect departments resulting in delays to solutions. Compensation is low, but benefits are okay. Administrators on average will likely be making 25% less than at a comparable position here in Los Angeles.
Advice to Management
Management needs to recognize the strong talent that is present. It should foster and incentivize exceptional talent. Many great employees pass through the organization, but are not retained because management does not provide the growth opportunity those individuals need.
I have been working at STAR Education part-time (More than 10 years)
helping children and a part time schedule
Do not receive raises and there isn't any real upward mobility. The CEO and CFO are every insulting when talking to staff. Not to mention the classroom management trainer is very rude and treats us all like children. The CFO and CEO want more and more from staff without any incentive. While the CEO's son and daughter make $100,000 and year and they barely doanything. Most people leave with in the 1st 2 years of work because of the unfair practices.
Advice to Management
Figure out a way to treat your staff with respect and give raises.
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