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Success Academy Charter Schools Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2019

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Eva Moskowitz
374 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Perfect environment for driven, enthusiastic people with high standards"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Smart, passionate co-workers who believe in using their skills to do good in the world - Lots of opportunities to show your worth and people who want to hear your ideas - Culture of "do" and "get it done" - Never hearing or being told "because that's how we do things" or "I don't know, that's how we've always done it" - High expectations of everyone but implemented with a fair, equitable approach that includes...

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    Cons

    -If you can't function with noise and distractions all day long, consider the workspace. But if you enjoy not having a single desk that you're expected to sit at all day long you'll enjoy the various seating areas around the office. -Each department has its own vibe and culture, so employees can have different experiences across the org.

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-06-19
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to be part of something bigger than yourself! Make a difference. Stretch your mind."

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

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

    Pros

    - Disrupting & innovating - Be a part of an important mission - Stimulating intellectually - Push yourself and inspire others around you - You are provided all the tools, technology and resources you could possibly need

    Cons

    - Moving at lightening speed, with dozens of priorities; sometimes cross hairs with too much going on - Fairly junior level of management across the enterprise, moving quickly and not always spending the time on career development and individual coaching & development that could really make a difference - Needs more process, structure, operational rigor to truly run the place well

    Advice to Management

    Keep going and keep inspiring! Operational details matter, but people matter more.

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-06-20
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Work here if you are hungry, capable, and want to have a wide scope of impact"

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    Current Employee - Manager 

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

    Pros

    The work here is meaningful and truly engages all of the senses. The most present I have ever been at work in my long career is here at SA. It is fast paced, never boring, and important. If you want to have a job where you can have control over your work--the scope, the format, the outcomes. If you do well here, you will be promoted and given more responsibility. It is not uncommon to be promoted 3 times within 6 years.

    Cons

    It's lot of work. Flexibility is valued--this is not a predictable work place. You can't reimagine public education on a 9-5 schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Need to use what other large organizations do to stabilize. We are not the first people to scale an organization.

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-06-20
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Working for a great cause with other young professionals"

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working in Success Network is a different pace then being hands in schools. There is flexibility in choosing your own schedule. While you are assigned to a team and work with them to complete a recruitment process you have full autonomy to carry out your own portion the best way you see fit. You have a lot of opportunities to take the lead on new projects that come down the pipeline. There is also alot of growth and chances...

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    Cons

    There is some times miscommunications in targets but that is expected in organizations growing as rapidly as Success.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look for opportunities to give others managerial opportunities as they prove they are worthy.

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-06-19
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Success is very mission driven. It is nice working for a company with a great cause. Everyone here works tirelessly for the kids!

    Cons

    Very fast paced. Mostly a good thing but must be able to keep up.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate w/ your teams. Everyone is working very hard!

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-06-18
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Community Organizer 

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time

    Pros

    Working for one of the largest Charter School Networks in the city is a great experience

    Cons

    Lack of mobility, long hours

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-06-18
  7. "Fulfilling and rewarding place to be!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Success Academy is an Innovative place that has established itself as a leading charter school network in the NYC area, while also making the appropriate adjustments and necessary improvements along the way. The organization is growing rapidly and adding a positive impact on the world class education it is providing. The schools have great leaders and teaching staff who are truly focused on ensuring the scholars are...

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    Cons

    Booking conference rooms and meeting space is difficult at times because more space should be built out. Sometimes there is miscommunication between leadership and other teams as it relates to any changes or guidance needed for various processes.

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-06-20
  8. "Career Highlight"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time

      Pros

      A solid team of passionate, creative, driven individuals who challenge the status quo, while helping children to do the same. It has given me a chance to see education and humanity in a bigger and brighter lens. Communication is key and that is something that my team does in abundance. We share the information that we have to the best of our ability and are quicker to find solutions rather than dwell on the problem. We...

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      Cons

      More telephone / conference rooms

      Success Academy Charter Schools2019-06-21
    • "Opportunity to make an impact!"

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

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

      Pros

      Everyone at the network is great to work with and is committed to the mission and to making a difference. While things move at a fast pace, leadership moves fast as well and is very open to employees' ideas and feedback as SA continues to be innovative and forward thinking. The bar and expectations are high, but there is a huge opportunity to make an impact in the future of education.

      Cons

      Not enough conference rooms or phone booths

      Success Academy Charter Schools2019-06-20
    • "Great Company Culture"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      After working for two other companies in NYC - I have never been happier than I am at Success Academy. It is a place that values every voice and is always interested in progress. It is an extremely innovative environment with a very caring culture - each person comes to work for the greater good of education and it really shows. It is a collaborative environment that is always looking for fresh perspectives - constantly...

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      Cons

      It is sometimes vague what you need to do in order to progress internally - no clear deliverables for promotion.

      Success Academy Charter Schools2019-06-20
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