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Texans Can Acadamies Reviews

Updated July 31, 2017
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  1. "AUSTIN Can is great, TEXANS Can is not"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Texans Can Acadamies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Staff genuinely care about profession and making lives of students better. Current principal is great. (as of '17) Students are a challenge to work with but if you are in education to embrace that challenge, they will reward you!

    Cons

    The parent company, Texans Can! is disorganized, have unreasonable expectations, and constantly push the school to take up initiatives that don't make sense - the initiatives are for some other agenda, not for the benefit of the school/students/staff. The HR department is atrocious. There is constant turnover where you don't know who to talk to at any given time, and any HR matters you have as an employee take 10 times as long as they should to be resolved. In general, all communications that come from "the company" are poorly written, and often worded in ways where you wonder if they are being so unclear on purpose. Let us teachers just TEACH please!

    Advice to Management

    Sharpen up communication skills in regards to emailing and otherwise. In Austin and especially at the company level. Make directives clearer and stick with them. Keep up the positive attitude at the Austin location.


  2. "A swarm of incompetence"

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    Former Employee - Administration in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Administration in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Texans Can Acadamies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People who want to do the right thing by kids

    Cons

    Employees are treated as disposable
    No practical professional development
    Total lack of professional knowledge by administration and corporate staff
    A failing upwards culture

    Advice to Management

    Provide competent professional development. Learn basic educational best practices and the definition of research. Correct spelling and grammar mistakes on website and in house books used for training and or "curriculum." Seriously, it's embarrassing for you.

  3. "Great cause. Pay below most equivalent non-profit development roles"

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    Current Employee - Director Business Development in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director Business Development in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texans Can Acadamies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Chance to make a difference in your community through the best dropout recovery school in Texan. Great people to work with

    Cons

    Pay is lower than most. Plan on 60 hr work weeks to be effective, might cut into your family time.


  4. "Texans Can"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texans Can Acadamies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance and generous time off.

    Cons

    Medium size company located in Oak Cliff


  5. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Math Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Math Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Texans Can Acadamies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice enviroment with good benefits

    Cons

    I feel stock, cause I have a business degree

    Advice to Management

    None

    Texans Can Acadamies Response

    Jun 29, 2017 – Director of Digital Media

    Thank you for your review. We love our teachers and hope you continue to thrive at Texans Can Academies!


  6. "Different"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texans Can Acadamies part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co workers. If there were more pros, I would write them.

    Cons

    Petty adults that put their own opinions, egos, and assumptions ahead of education.

    Advice to Management

    Be more inclusive...that means EVERYONE on campus is of value and has something to offer.


  7. "Great Mission Based School District"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Texans Can Acadamies full-time

    Pros

    Very dynamic and innovative environment, the district is always open to new ideas and frequently supports initiatives from all levels to facilitate student success.

    Cons

    Staff turnover is common like in many public school systems

  8. "Great Campany"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Texans Can Acadamies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working at Texanscan is like living at home. You all know each other from campus to campus. Great environment, and flexibility.

    Cons

    Pay is on the lower end of mediums but that come with any public company.

    Advice to Management

    Interact with all your employees.

    Texans Can Acadamies Response

    Jun 29, 2017 – Director of Digital Media

    Thank you for your kind words and your review.


  9. "ESL Teacher"

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    Current Employee - ESL/ELA Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - ESL/ELA Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Texans Can Acadamies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great work/life balance. There is a sense of community within each department. Pay in competitive with larger districts.

    Cons

    Longer work days. Open enrollment throughout the year. Sometimes district is reactive versus being proactive in addressing issues. Passive aggressive attitudes from corporate about district mandated activities and programs.


  10. "math teacher"

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    Current Employee - Math Teacher in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Math Teacher in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texans Can Acadamies (More than a year)

    Pros

    great school with great adminstration and teachers

    Cons

    there is a need for bigger parking and new AC unit


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