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Found 709 of over 750 reviews
3.1
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Uncommon Schools CEO Brett Peiser
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years
    Featured Review

    10 Years in and still Exciting Place to part of.

    May 3, 2022 - Office Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing Team, Staff and teachers. So much growth in the time, I have been part of Roxbury Prep. From my children getting the best of education from teachers who are always 100% invested.

    Cons

    Long School Days, can sometimes be a bit demanding.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Challanging, But Rewarding

    May 28, 2022 - Phys Executive Director Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Staff are extremely encouraging and supportive!

    Cons

    There is a LOT of work that is expected from everybody.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Teaching Middle School

    Aug 7, 2022 - Social Studies Teacher, Middle School in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    12 weeks of paid vacation, great benefits, coaching around instruction and classroom management, ability to form meaningful relationships with staff and learning partnerships with students and their families

    Cons

    Demanding schedule and very few resources allocated to respond to the realities of teaching in a pandemic

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    N/a

    Jul 29, 2022 - Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay Structure College ready

    Cons

    Strict Work life balance Prepping

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Review

    Jul 27, 2022 - Teacher in Newark, NJ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent teacher support & wonderful students

    Cons

    Longer school day for teachers

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Salary

    Jul 27, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Uncommon pays teachers slightly higher than other charters in the area, and there are more possibilities to move up

    Cons

    Long work hours and work/life balance is a struggle

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great kids

    Jul 25, 2022 - School Counselor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Kids are great, fun to work with

    Cons

    Lots of micromanaging from admin. Long work days and not much of a work/life balance

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  8. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Overworked

    Aug 4, 2022 - Teacher in Newark, NJ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Teacher development Clear pipeline for leaders

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid Working 12 hour days

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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Corrupts your soul

    Jul 13, 2022 - SPED Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Do it for the kids

    Cons

    Horrible schedule and toxic environment

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    For the love of the kids

    Jul 8, 2022 - Dean of Students in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Beautiful work environment, big budget for projects, lovable students.

    Cons

    kool-aid drinking leaderships. nepotism at every level. No accountability by leadership. Pretends to be about social-emotional learning, still very much school to prison pipeline. Inexperienced teachers who blame students.

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Uncommon Schools has an overall rating of 3.1 out of 5, based on over 750 reviews left anonymously by employees. 51% of employees would recommend working at Uncommon Schools to a friend and 54% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Uncommon Schools employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Uncommon Schools. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

51% of Uncommon Schools employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Uncommon Schools 2.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

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We are thrilled to announce that Uncommon has been awarded a highly competitive $4 million Education Innovation and Research (EIR) grant from the U.S. Department of Education! Uncommon will use this grant over a five-year period to create a robust and culturally responsive Computer Science program at all our high schools, which will impact more than 5,000 students over the next five years, and even more in the years that follow.
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