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  1. "After School Care Counselor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - After School Counselor in Homestead, FL
    Current Employee - After School Counselor in Homestead, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Somerset Academy part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The school is very flexible and ideal for college students. The hours are great for a part time job, and weekends are off. The school administrators are professional and fair when making decisions, and everyone works together as a team consistently. Rewards and perks are administered for working the school year and it has a fun vibe.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there is a lot of nepotism in this workplace, there is no room for progression or promotions unless you have close ties to a superior. I have been working there for two years and no pay raise has been given, nor opportunities for advancement. During the summer there is no work available since teachers with tenure are given that role and responsibility for work. Every other ASC counselor must find a summer job unless otherwise accepted to participate in the summer program. Furthermore, just because you've worked one school year doesn't guarantee your role in this job the following year. Payment is minimum wage and remains as such, it hasn't changed for those whom i've known have been there for 4 years or more.

    Advice to Management

    Working with children is not easy, as administrators and having been teachers before this is known. After school care is no different, i believe everyone should be provided the same opportunities and nepotism should be kept to a minimum.


  2. "Over Worked and Under Paid and Appreciated"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Somerset Academy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I work at the North Jacksonville location, from my experience this school has Hard Working Teachers and a dedicated principal.

    Cons

    However each year they change their system and strategy which does not allow for anything to take root and be given a REAL chance for success. Very demanding and stressful work environment especially in the middle/high school grades.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with one system (for a while) to allow it to work. The principal needs more qualified administrators to help him run the school SMOOTHLY not " inexperienced teachers, grounds keepers, or personnel from Human Resources with absolutely no educational leadership training."


  3. "Appearances are not what they seem"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Miramar, FL
    Former Employee - Teacher in Miramar, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Somerset Academy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Teachers genuinely care and work with the conditions they are given; Students are amazing and talented.

    Cons

    No conditions for proper well-rounded education in classrooms; Crammed like Sardines; Student Teacher Ratio not conducive to learning environment. Appearance of high quality education standards is inaccurate;Unorganized Admin; No-tact with employees; Resource Teachers teach on floors and hallways due to lack of rooms/space


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  5. "Coach"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boynton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boynton Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The principal Mr Fernandez is awful! The schools pretty much make the kids pay for their education due to lack of funds. Some the teachers there don't care.

    Cons

    The lack experience in most areas (teachers, coaching bad, administration the title they like most) We used to lose a lot of students for those reason the rich and very smart kids. Even the below average students leave.

    Advice to Management

    New staff, more experience teachers and coaches and stop trying to be more then your title is. Everyone wants the pay but less work?


  6. "great first job"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Hollywood, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Hollywood, FL

    I worked at Somerset Academy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    i didnt have to leave off campus for lunch, i got to eat for free.

    Cons

    no cons, this was a great experience for me and it helped me to be a better sales person


  7. "Don't work here."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Somerset Academy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great kids, for the most part.

    Cons

    Principal takes students words over teachers. Principal is only concerned with image and not education.

    Advice to Management

    Do some research and find the truth.


  8. "Don't w"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary and lots of benefits

    Cons

    Don't subject yourself to this


  9. "Brief stint gave me only a neutral impression."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people I worked with were very helpful and had great insights to the company. The environment was conducive to teamwork.

    Cons

    Work got boring after a while since it was mainly the same thing every day without much chance to explore other areas.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees a chance to change jobs or move up in the chain. It keeps things from getting boring and employees will be motivated.