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Success Academy Charter Schools Reviews

Updated Aug 23, 2019

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3.4
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58%
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63%
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Eva Moskowitz
412 Ratings
Pros
  • "Professional development to further my skills(in 67 reviews)

  • "Work with the best educators in the business - doing innovative and exciting things for our scholars(in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work /life balance is a little difficult to adjust(in 115 reviews)

  • "You must be prepared to work long hours and take feedback in order to grow(in 106 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "If you want to make a difference in a child's life, SA is the place for you!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 4th Grade ICT Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Professional Development is provided throughout the school year and in the summer so you are always getting better as a teacher -Leaders are constantly in and out of classrooms providing in the moment feedback to help you improve your trade -Materials are supplied for you (this was a huge PRO after coming from a public school where all of my supplies were purchased using my own meager paycheck) -The Education Institute...

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    Cons

    -This job is not easy, but how can a job that yields such positive results be easy? You have to be in it for the right reason. -Sometimes it is hard to avoid taking home work, both physical work and the mental stress of the work. I found this to be the case in my 3 years of teaching prior to coming to Success, unfortunately, I believe it is simply part of the profession.

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-02-28

    Success Academy Charter Schools Response

    July 26, 2019Founder & CEO

    Thank you so much for your feedback — we’re delighted to hear that you feel well-supported in your work. We strive to give our teachers everything they need — curriculum, training, supplies, operational support — so they can focus their time, energy, and intellectual effort on their ...

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  2. "The Best & Brightest on the Cutting Edge of Education Reform"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    • Work with the smartest people making the biggest difference in redefining what's possible in public education. • Make a positive impact on thousands of children's futures everyday. • Set the bar of excellence in teaching and learning. • Deliver world-class service to children, families, schools. • Enormous opportunity to grow professionally and hone one's craft.

    Cons

    • Challenging external factors limit the organization's ability to grow and serve more children and families: hostile mayor, incredible amounts of regulatory red tape, and an entire public sector union that wants you to fail.

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-08-23
  3. "Hard work Good Pay"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay Masters Reimbursement Free Food Access of student/teacher materials Curriculum already created for you to utilize

    Cons

    Long hours Lots of tracking data Fast paced

    Advice to Management

    If staff has completed their work for the day let them leave early.

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-08-20
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Work with top talent while making a difference"

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    Current Employee - Senior Writer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've been working in the SA network office for 2.5 years. The best part is that it attracts talented, passionate people who come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds. It's an opportunity to work shoulder-to-shoulder with people who were top talent in their respective fields, who have now come together to create change in America's educational landscape. I also value a feedback culture that encourages growth,...

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    Cons

    There is a process problem that can create frustration and sometimes leads to inefficiencies. At times there is a top-down culture, but that being said, we are for the most part encouraged to voice our opinions and given room to execute our own ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve cross-team processes and efficiencies.

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-08-14
  5. "Working with great people"

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    Current Employee - Communications Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart, interesting, committed colleagues & interesting work. I'm lucky to have the perspective of working many places, some of them truly crazy. While SA is not perfect -- no place is -- the culture here is about the best I've ever experienced. It's hard work because we are creating something that doesn't exist anywhere else in New York, maybe the country. We're inventing as we go and so it can be frustrating and...

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    Cons

    Some of the above, actually. It really depends on the person and what you're looking for.

    Advice to Management

    More town hall type meetings. more dialogue between upper management and middle managers.

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-08-16
  6. ""A Life Changing Organization""

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    Current Employee - Principal 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Success Academy Charter Schools has opened up doors for me and our students that I thought would never be possible. There is a tremendous amount of opportunity to grow as a professional. SA provides an immense amount of resources and professional development all of which cater to your career goals. They demand the very best from the adults and the students and are always pushing us to be our best. SA is changing what...

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    Cons

    The work is hard and you have to be willing to fully commit to change the face of education in our country.

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-08-12
  7. Helpful (1)

    "If you want to be at the forefront of an educational revolution...Look no further than SA!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Principal 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Success Academies Charter Schools have a long history of being an innovative organization. They have created schools that are both equally joyful and rigorous, where scholars, teachers, and parents are forced to present their best selves as we all have one common goal: ensuring that our children are compassionate, hardworking individuals ready to take on any challenge and leave a lasting legacy and impact on the world....

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    Cons

    Hours can seem long if one does not know how to manage their time efficiently.

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-08-08
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, Great opportunity for promotion and development"

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    Current Employee - Principal 

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    SA has provided me with awesome, consistent professional development and continued opportunities for promotion within the organization. I started 8 years ago as an associate teacher and was provided with training that allowed me to be a principal today. I think the organization truly invests in their people and are committed to their development as educators.

    Cons

    No cons at the moment!

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-08-06
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent for Professional Development"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leadership in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I started working at SA nearly fresh out of college and I don't see myself leaving anytime soon. I receive feedback daily formally and informally and each day, week, month, and year I am a better educator. My bosses are all honest and unapologetic with their expectations of me so I always know where I stand. I'm never left to hang dry to do something that's hard. the support is honestly amazing, in your building across...

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    Cons

    It is an incredibly demanding job. If you arent prepared to be fully committed (time and effort) it is probably not the place for you.

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-08-06
  10. "Incredible place to work with lots of opportunities for growth"

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    Current Employee - Principal 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I have been given a tremendous amount of support and professional development over the years. I started an associate teacher 8 years ago and have been given the opportunity to grow and become a stronger educator. SA is constantly changing for the better and striving to improve schooling for scholars and the workplace environment for employees. The scholars and families are incredible and will always brighten your day!...

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    Cons

    This job takes an enormous amount of work and dedication but it is rewarding and worth it.

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-08-07
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