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Uplift Education Reviews

Updated February 7, 2018
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Yasmin Bhatia
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Pros
  • Lots of professional development (in 7 reviews)

  • Performance Pay, Growth opportunities, Great culture (in 3 reviews)

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

  • There is no work life balance as they insist (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Work Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to be and work.

    Cons

    May have changed but enjoyed my time.

    Advice to Management

    Solicit feedback from staff.


  2. "Teachers Aide"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Uplift Education full-time

    Pros

    Has a great rate for high school graduates going to college with scholarships.
    A high college graduate status
    An amazing core program that helps new teachers move up in their career

    Cons

    I am not interested in becoming certified
    I do not make enough money for the experience I have in social services
    I miss advocating for children and families

  3. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gives new opportunities to teach. Some Campuses are better than others.

    Cons

    Teachers are overworked and under appreciated. High turnover rate certain campuses. Lack of trust Staff often goes over your head to tattle tale instead of coming to you directly.

    Advice to Management

    Hire directors with more years of experience. Young directors are too catty and childish.


  4. "Solid"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow if you perform well.

    Cons

    Hard work and lots of administrative duties.


  5. "Kindergarten Teacher"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The values of the network are in the right place

    Cons

    The way things are executed seem micromanaged and teachers are over-worked


  6. Helpful (1)

    "High-Stress Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great group of coworkers; definitely not boring!

    Cons

    lots of turnover of upper management; lack of consistency


  7. "teacher"

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

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

    Pros

    Great school culture and atmosphere!

    Cons

    There is not a great behavior management program.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "3rd Grade Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wellness Wednesday's once a month during months with no long breaks.

    Cons

    New structures in place are not helping the scholars. Teachers are stressed and quitting left and right due to all the overload of documents and plans. You must have a lesson for everything.
     There is no real teacher development nor real teacher freedom within the classroom. The schedule is tight. Administration support is nonexistent.
    Teachers are overworked and underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing things every year. Actually try to stick with one structure long enough to reap the benefits.


  9. "They pay well, but scholars not getting what they need"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great teachers and pay is above average.

    Cons

    Upper management and corporate team are not there for teachers. Teachers are told no matter what passing grades are given. Special education student who do no work are passed. General ed scholars who have severe behavioral issues are just sat in office or in counselors office to play all day and get a passing grade. Teacher who speak up are quickly shut down and told to do what is asked of them.

    Advice to Management

    Shame on you all for trying to make these schools look good academically when many scholars are being passed without doing any work and Speds scholars are not getting served properly or academically. Scholars are helped on state tests for higher scores Sure you say they go to college or are college ready but truly they are not ready at all for a university at all. They get excepted because of low incomes and other reasons to local colleges if that. There are those few that do get lucky.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Uplift is a great place to work and truly believes in the mission and the work that they are doing for scholars. They are a supportive environment for teachers and provide lots of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Often times the ideas trump the follow through of action. Some leaders are not held accountable to hold staff members accountable which starts a ripple effect.


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