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Sponsors For Educational Opportunity Reviews

Updated January 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Life changing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Saturday Academy Instructor
    Current Employee - Saturday Academy Instructor
    Recommends

    Pros

    This is one of the most inspirational places to work...the staff and educators care about what their doing and really take an interest in all scholars.

    Cons

    None, I think they are always open to improvements and suggestions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "New York's Undiscovered Gem"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sponsors For Educational Opportunity full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of organizations dedicated to student equity and college access, but truly none has the results that SEO does. The amount of care and dedication put into their programming is incredible and the results speak for themselves: 100% of SEO Scholars are accepted to college, and 95% graduate. Beyond working with some of the most incredible students in NYC, the staff at SEO is a strong draw. Approachable, intelligent, and beyond dedicated to the program and its students. Management is supportive but also let's you take ownership of your projects and create and make a lasting impact.

    Plus the organization is growing at an incredible rate, so they are actively looking for people who can help them continue to raise the bar.

    Cons

    People are incredibly dedicated to the work and the students, so work days frequently linger past 6. Initially, I was hesitant about the Tuesday-Saturday schedule that some positions require, but Saturday Academy is a true highlight of my experience. I look forward to spending a full day with the students all week long


  3. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Recruiting in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sponsors For Educational Opportunity part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    it is very flexible with time and has a good work life balance. Team is very nice efforts do not go unnoticed and it is very easy to talk to management.

    Cons

    Wish there was a way to cross train and learn more than the role you was given.

    Advice to Management

    none great management


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Internship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Intern
    Former Employee - Accounting Intern
    Recommends

    Pros

    Employee leniency and great office environment

    Cons

    Low chance for raises or bonues

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the team of workers


  6. Helpful (1)

    "I am a mathematics tutor at SEO."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The students of SEO are really motivated and they are easy to work with. The SEO stuff care a lot about their students and the quality of the staff. The salary is good compared to other non-profits and they pay the time you spend with preparation for the classes.

    Cons

    They need me only few hours a week.


  7. "Scholars Program"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sponsors For Educational Opportunity part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The scholars program admits some of the brightest and sweetest students that you will ever meet who want to build relationships with staff. Also, their mission is truly honorable.

    Cons

    Tasks can become monotonous and boring. Supervisors are unappreciative and want a work horse rather than an employee.


  8. "Alumni affairs and development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Sponsors For Educational Opportunity full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Alumni of the programs are an interesting bunch of people.

    Cons

    Supervisor regularly demoralized staff and then represented our ideas as her own. She's no longer there, though, but administration seemed to turn a blind eye.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Program Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The kids are amazing! They are intelligent, sweet and curious. Most team members are dedicated to the kids and really care about them. The program is the answer to many problems in education.

    Cons

    Leadership lacks the ability to compensate the staff for their hard work. We are expected to work extremely hard for low wages. Also, the leadership is beginning to look at our kids as a business. It's a serious problem.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff better Or give most comp time. Make the staff feel appreciated for the numerous hours we spend with these kids. Allow people have determine their own work/life balance.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Making a Difference Means Working for SEO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The staff is extremely supportive, fun, and exciting. Everyone is open to new ideas that would better the environment for the students and the organization as a whole. No idea is shot down, but closely examined and given its support. Everyone pitches in and helps one another because they truly believe in the mission of the program.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be hard, but it is not a huge con that would deter anyone from working at SEO.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Students are great and inspiring. Salary is competitive for non profit work.

    Cons

    SEO has no concept of work life balance. NONE. Staff is put into overdrive all year, even when it is not necessarily their busy season. The hours are insane. I actually wonder if supervisors are scared to let their employers work less than 55 hours a week. This is the norm here, so you get no recognition even when you are working super hard. They seem to do a lot to make the 40 hour work week an intangible dream. There is also a completely unnecessarily obsession with meetings. I spend more time in meetings than getting actual work done. Say goodbye to weekends and a social life.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize when to push employee and when to acknowledge their hard work



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