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Uplift Education Reviews

Updated March 20, 2019
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Pros
  • "Uplift is a great place to work and truly believes in the mission and the work that they are doing for scholars" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Provides completed lesson plans to new teachers" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Education reform is hard work and the long to-do lists can easily become overwhelming for those not capable of regulating their own work-life balance" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Teachers are overworked and underpaid" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Art Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uplift Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing traits and highly invested into the motto

    Cons

    Making sure the entire region maintains and focused of the same objectives in which the school district aims for.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent


  2. "It's just ok.. not a long term position"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Uplift Education part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, good hours, a lot of time slot to be filled

    Cons

    Management system was kinda lacking when I was there

  3. "Better than Dallas"

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Uplift Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Uplift is less micro-managed and better run than Dallas ISD. There's a lot of room to move up, and it seems like the jobs at CMO are pretty cushy.

    Cons

    Some of the campuses aren't well funded. For example, Luna doesn't have a playground and limits the amount of copies their teachers can make to a very low number, which makes it hard to get things done. This is compounded by the fact that most of the curriculum is provided to the teachers in online copies. Uplift wants their teachers to do more on less. Uplift also pushes high-stakes testing more than any other school district in Texas.

    Advice to Management

    Chill on the testing. It's great to open new schools, but pay attention to the ones you have.


  4. "Good Place to Grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - English Teacher
    Current Employee - English Teacher
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Uplift Education full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are plenty of opportunities to lead in Uplift. Also, employees receive a lot of feedback on how they’re performing to improve. Finally, the organization is willing to reimburse you if you’d like to further your skills/education by attending conferences

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay in comparison to work load, high turn over (Teachers don’t stay long. Most stay 2-3 years before leaving the organization altogether or moving up into a leadership role)

    Advice to Management

    Invest more money into your teaching staff and acknowledge hard work on each individual campus.


  5. "Great Teacher Culture"

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School

    I have been working at Uplift Education full-time

    Pros

    Great teacher culture, kind students, frequent professional development

    Cons

    work life balance can be improved


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great mission, poor execution"

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    Former Employee - Operations
    Former Employee - Operations
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Uplift Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    the organization started with the mission of getting underserved students in low income areas access to college.

    Cons

    lately it seems they have lost their focus, and instead only care about growing too fast and chewing up employees along the way. salaries are low, morale is poor, and staff are expected to do the jobs of multiple people while being paid well below the state average.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to take an active interest in your employees lives and struggles. most are parents themselves. Finally, treat all employees fairly and create some sort of metric to ensure one areas higher-ups are expecting the same standards as others, instead of varying campus to campus.
    i also feel Yasmin is completely out of the loop on a lot of the goings on at the campus and operations level especially. this may be by choice or design, but either way it is not good for the success of the organization. Stop trying to be Kipp!!!!


  7. "It was extra"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Uplift Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice kids and other staff

    Cons

    Way too micro managed by CMO

    Advice to Management

    Let us do our job

  8. "Uplift Education"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Uplift Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    prepare students for college
    great staff

    Cons

    currently, do not have any


  9. "Each school is different"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Uplift Education full-time

    Pros

    school has a very positive culture and great leaders.

    Cons

    Each school is different based on admin
    Every year new initiatives with little turn around time


  10. "Always Trying to Improve"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uplift Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Merit Pay that is difficult, but very possible to earn
    School communities that work together well
    Good attempts at work-life balance

    Cons

    Lack of vision for true whole-child education
    Standards are below par
    Cheesy PR stunts