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STAR Education Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Great if your looking for part-time work (in 4 reviews)

  • brings good experience working with children (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of driving you don't get paid for ( unless you leave from the office, but that's out of the way for most events (in 3 reviews)

  • Extremely high turnover, as people catch on to the major problems with this company (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Fun part time work"

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    Former Employee - After School Teacher in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - After School Teacher in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at STAR Education part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High pay
    Fun work with children
    Friendly co-workers and management

    Cons

    Can only work at certain times (i.e. after school) - but that's what the business is, so this can hardly be held against them


  2. "Enrichment Teacher"

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

    I worked at STAR Education part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. If you are college student this is great for you to be in school and work.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Not alot of support for employees.

  3. "After School Teacher"

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    Former Employee - After School Teacher in Rocklin, CA
    Former Employee - After School Teacher in Rocklin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at STAR Education part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are going into a career teaching children it is great experience. Good for a part time job while you are going to school.

    Cons

    The higher ups really don't care about the part time staff which makes up most of the teachers. They expect you to treat STAR like it is a full time job and get upset when you have other commitments, but they will not compensate you or give you any benefits of a full time job.
    They only promote to full time jobs based on how long you have been there so there is little room for growth, unless you want to stay for years. Because of this, most of the directors are people who started at STAR as their first jobs, stayed there for years, and moved up to director. Just because someone is good with kids does not mean they are good at managing adults so most of the directors have no idea how to manage their jobs.
    Extremely high turnover with little to no training so the new people have no idea what's going on. They always need people so they will hire pretty much anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of having all part time staff who are not very good, invest in making the good teachers full time staff. There will be far less turnover, the programs will be better overall, and the kids won't have to get used to a new teacher every few weeks.
    Think about hiring outside people for director positions, or vet the people you are going to promote better.


  4. "Company with a great mission, but needs a little cleaning in the office"

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

    I have been working at STAR Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get the chance to really help kids learn new things, decent hours, pretty flexible, good for students

    Cons

    Office not well organized, very last minute

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more communication between the sites and the office and better organization for camps and supplies.


  5. "After School Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at STAR Education part-time

    Pros

    Co-workers great. Titles/relationships built on trust.

    Cons

    Can be tiring. Very demanding for meager pay.

    Advice to Management

    Very good for college students and recent college grads.


  6. "teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at STAR Education part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good experience with students and helps for upcoming teacher

    Cons

    wages are low for "permanent "position ..kind of wierd

    Advice to Management

    Needs to increase wages for Permanent Employees


  7. "Happy place and good environment"

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at STAR Education (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The kids are always cheering up your day. Flexibility. Good and positive environment. Good words. Part time : good for students

    Cons

    Since it's part time it's not really good in benefits. We have none. Even thou it would be good to have health plan at least.

  8. "Star"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, great pay, good environment

    Cons

    limited advancement opportunity, lots of driving


  9. Helpful (2)

    "After school teacher review"

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

    I worked at STAR Education part-time

    Pros

    It's nice because you get to design your own classes. It's a good experience to have under your belt if you want to get into education.

    Cons

    Negative atmosphere. Not compensated well. Borders on creepy and cult-like. They have required "volunteer" hours that you need to do, so that's interesting. They don't respect your time. This is especially bad for part-time employee who have other commitments.


  10. "part-time job"

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

    I worked at STAR Education part-time

    Pros

    They are flexible with your schedule

    Cons

    Unnecessary mandatory emails and limited organization


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