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The Malvern School Reviews

Updated November 14, 2018
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  1. "Part Time Assistant Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  2. "Assitant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Malvern School full-time (More than 10 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

  3. 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
    Current Employee - Assistant Preschool Teacher in Downingtown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Malvern School full-time (More than a year)

    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.


  4. "Preschool teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  5. "Definitely not an Equal Opportunity Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    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


  6. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Malvern School full-time

    Pros

    Childcare discount
    Friendly atmosphere
    Room for growth

    Cons

    Low pay for the work


  7. "Lead teacher"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in North Wales, PA
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in North Wales, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Malvern School full-time (More than 3 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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Over worked, under appreciated and under paid"

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

    I worked at The Malvern School full-time (More than a year)

    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 than the actual well being of the children.

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Pure politica"

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

    I worked at The Malvern School full-time (More than 5 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.


  10. "Always room for improvement"

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Malvern School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    CEO is genuine and supportive

    Cons

    N.J. schools not as well known as PA schools


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