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Success Academy Charter Schools Reviews

Updated 18 Jul 2019

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3.2
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55%
Recommend to a Friend
57%
Approve of CEO
Eva Moskowitz
372 Ratings
Pros
  • "Professional development to further my skills(in 67 reviews)

  • "Work with the best educators in the business - doing innovative and exciting things for our scholars(in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work /life balance is a little difficult to adjust(in 115 reviews)

  • "You must be prepared to work long hours and take feedback in order to grow(in 106 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Opportunity For Growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Principal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Acknowledges talent and invests in potential - So many resources so that driven people are able to move up quickly - Huge amount of support from company leaders

    Cons

    - Work/life balance can be tough to manage

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! The support you give is amazing!

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-07-18
  2. "A supportive community"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Principal in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have worked for SA for 4 years—in an operations roll, as a teacher, and now as a leader. Here are some things I’ve found to be undeniably true: - There is enormous opportunity for growth. Staff (in any roll) who are motivated, reflective, ask questions, and work hard are recognized and cultivated. - Teachers are incredibly smart and driven, and Senior Leaders and AP’s move teacher practice QUICKLY. When I was a...

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    Cons

    The hours, as with ANY teaching job, can be long.

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-07-18
  3. "True place for personal and professional growth"

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

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Changing the lives of children everyday! Support from managers that are truly invested in your growth and your goals. Plenty of opportunities to advance your career and move up Camaraderie and trust among colleagues

    Cons

    Hard work but very rewarding

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-07-18
  4. "Amazing place to work, especially those looking to make strong, broad educational impact."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Principal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    SA not only cultivates incredibly progressive & joyful places for kids to learn, but also is a place that is HEAVILY focused on their dual mission and it is amazing to work for an company that is highly organized on multiple fronts in making changes that directly (positively) impacts our kids & our communities. The scholars and families are amazing to work with, teachers are more dedicated/reflective than any...

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    Cons

    This job takes commitment & is hard work. If you are looking for a 9-5 you are in the wrong job field entirely. Schools are solid but SA still feels like a startup in many ways, so the hours can feel long but the rewards are right in front of you every day -- makes it worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Its been great to see the heavy focus being placed on staff development & morale in the last year as the company has continued to scale.

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-07-18
  5. "Success Academy Team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Principal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Being an assistant principal at Success Academy has allowed me to collaborate with talented individuals with varying related experiences and skillsets. There is a clear passion and common goal that drive the cohesive team that is Success Academy. Tackling challenges in education and best serving all students is at the core of our practice. I'm proud of the people I work with, what we are currently able to do for children,...

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    Cons

    More space is needed for SA to continue to do this great work and reach more children.

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-07-19
  6. "Great start to my career"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very mission driven, high values, intense but warm culture

    Cons

    not a 9 to 5 job

    Advice to Management

    Keep on re-imagining public education for the kids!

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-07-17
  7. "Approach with caution and research. Ask for a school visit."

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    Current Employee - Lead Humanities Teacher 

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The entry-level pay is above average.

    Cons

    Long work hours, tight management.

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-07-11

    Success Academy Charter Schools Response

    July 17, 2019Founder & CEO

    Thanks for your feedback. Indeed, we strongly encourage prospective SA teachers to learn about our school design, curriculum, and values by perusing our curriculum and eCourse on the Success Academy Ed Institute, our blog Mission Possible, and Eva Moskowitz’s column on her LinkedIn ...

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "It's a job, not a career."

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    Former Employee - Associate Teacher in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay and benefits solid for a first job. Loved working with kids. If you can stick out the abrasiveness, it pays bills.

    Cons

    Poor professional development-- I observed about 7 times this year, each time being less than 10 minutes. Organization promotes a disciplinarian culture. People that rise to the top are consistently the most aggressive. As much as HR emphasizes "employees never yell at children," verbal abuse is the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Create a school environment where teachers actually want to stay more than a year or two. Teachers need to be able to express concerns without fear of retaliation. Employees and children are not expendable resources.

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-07-17
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Not Great"

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

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits Pay Snacks and lunch provided The kids

    Cons

    Depends entirely on what school you're placed at and who your leader is. We went through at least 4 different leadership which seems to be common. Teachers quit throughout the school year and it even seems expected from day one to lose people. A culture of fear, intimidation and rarely any valorization for staff work effort. No work life balance. You will be exhausted everyday and gaslit by leaders for not doing enough...

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    Advice to Management

    Focus on retainment and stability

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-07-10

    Success Academy Charter Schools Response

    July 17, 2019Founder & CEO

    I’m sorry you have not had a more positive experience. While we are very much focused on staff retention, none of our schools had this level of turnover among leadership this year so it’s not clear what you are referring to. Nevertheless, there certainly are times when current school ...

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  10. "A Home for Educational Entrepreneurs"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is an ideal environment for someone who is entrepreneurial and looking to make their mark contributing to decreasing the achievement gap, education broadly, and a growing organization. If you're the type of person who wants to wear multiple hats and grow as a professional educator or even project or people manager, this is great place to quickly develop.

    Cons

    With that start-up culture of course comes a need to dedicate a lot of time and energy to your work. If you want a 9-5 then teaching probably isn't your cup of tea in general.

    Success Academy Charter Schools2019-07-01
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