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Joseph A. Scandone
20 Ratings
  1. "Part Time Assistant Teacher"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at The Malvern School part-time

      Pros

      Great staff and great kids.

      Cons

      Can be stressful at times due to high teacher: student ratios

    • "No second chances for simple mistake"

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      Former Employee - Assistant Preschool Teacher/Floater in Blue Bell, PA
      Recommends
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      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at The Malvern School full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Awesome families, clean and newer facility, friendly staff, adorable children, great pay and benefits with lots of OT

      Cons

      Corporate politics, no second chance for first tiny mistake (even when your completely honest with them), directors take advantages of past experience and won’t put you with the age group you want or were hired for, turnover was higher than any other place I’ve been at

      Advice to Management

      Rework ridiculous and strict policies, stop hiring people for age groups when you know you have someone you know wants the position but is a floater......Stop saying there is no room for someone then hire someone else just because the floater has past experience with a different age group.

    • "Assitant"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at The Malvern School full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Great families and curriculum from get set up ! Good clean working conditions!

      Cons

      Underpaid and expect you to have degrees like teachers then treat us like teachers!

      Advice to Management

      Appreciate your team

    • Helpful (1)

      "Good place to work to gain experience in Early Childhood Education."

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      Current Employee - Assistant Preschool Teacher in Downingtown, PA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at The Malvern School full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Excellent Curriculum. Good coworkers. Families are friendly. U learn a lot through your work.,

      Cons

      Is stressful when ratios have to be maintained when staff is low.

      Advice to Management

      Hire more floaters, and encourage staff especially on days when we have lot of children.

    • "Definitely not an Equal Opportunity Employer"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend

        I worked at The Malvern School

        Pros

        Don't have anything to say

        Cons

        They are quick to throw their employees under the bus if it will make them look good

        Advice to Management

        How about appreciating your employees

      • "Preschool teacher"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at The Malvern School full-time

        Pros

        Worked together as a team. Staff and parents worked together. Clean environment. Students were amazing. Location was great.

        Cons

        Curriculum and guidelines were hard to follow. Long hours and lots of work to take home as well as in school.

        Advice to Management

        Help teachers more to ease the workload so that they can focus on the learning and growth process of each child.

      • "Not bad"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at The Malvern School full-time

        Pros

        Childcare discount Friendly atmosphere Room for growth

        Cons

        Low pay for the work

      • "Lead teacher"

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        Former Employee - Lead Teacher in North Wales, PA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at The Malvern School full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Loved the children and their families . They appreciated everything we did for them

        Cons

        Underpaid slave ship , worked over time everyday because of it being under staffed ALL OF THE TIME

        Advice to Management

        Pay your employees more and you wouldn’t go through them like toilet paper

      • Helpful (1)

        "Over worked, under appreciated and under paid"

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        Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Freehold, NJ
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at The Malvern School full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Children and families are wonderful. Teachers, both lead and assistant are all excellent. Very helpful and supportive of one another and great to throw ideas around.

        Cons

        There's a huge disconnect between upper management and teachers. No growth opportunities. Horrible salary. Unmatched 401k. Awful benefits. Horrible support from Executive directors and Directors of ED. It's actually very sad that this "school" is run like a business, and all upper management and cooperate see are dollar signs. It's obvious that they care more for the aesthetics and how the school looks, rather...

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        Advice to Management

        Please learn to appreciate the wonderful teachers at your school that work to the bone for pennies. Respect the people who put their blood, sweat and tears into the children and their families. Stop the motivation through intimidation. Teachers deserve to be appreciated, respected and supported.

      • Helpful (1)

        "Pure politica"

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        Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Warrington, PA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at The Malvern School full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Great families, great students., some of your coworkers are great.

        Cons

        Favoritism, all about politics. unrealistic expectation. Meetings every month. Constantly having mandatory evening and weekend events. Insensitive to feelings and health. Get written up for everything. High school drama. No 401K match, expensive health benefits.

        Advice to Management

        Remember, children learn through play, not planning every minute of there day with activities they don't want to do, just let them play.

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