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Success Academy Charter Schools Reviews

Updated 26 Mar 2020

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Success Academy Charter Schools Founder, CEO Eva Moskowitz  (no image)
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  1. "Assessment Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Assessment Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities for growth and career

    Cons

    Long work day because you are in the school setting.

    Success Academy Charter Schools2020-03-26
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Assessment Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dedicated and hard-working. They demand a lot but it's all in service of the kids

    Cons

    Demand a lot and at first, it's hard to manage work-life balance

    Success Academy Charter Schools2020-03-16
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Anxiety and Unrealistic expectations."

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well paying, nice coworkers, summers off

    Cons

    The school’s culture is to neglect everything it necessary for high test scores. Everything is a number

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    Success Academy Charter Schools2020-03-07
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunity for professional growth"

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    Former Employee - Stem Teacher 

    I worked at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary, opportunity to move up

    Cons

    Work life balance isn’t as manageable

    Success Academy Charter Schools2020-02-25
  5. "Decent place of work"

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    Current Employee - High School Physics Teacher 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The curriculum is already made and the scholars are amazing

    Cons

    Feels like a start up and there’s SO much work

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    Success Academy Charter Schools2020-02-16
  6. "middle school science teacher"

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    Current Employee - Science Teacher in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great salary as a first job

    Cons

    low support or guidance as a first year teacher

    Success Academy Charter Schools2020-02-26
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time

    Pros

    the kids and health insurance

    Cons

    TOXIC. it is super toxic here. Most people won't say it out loud when working at SA or won't be honest when quitting but MOST people are planning an exit. Unless you're in management position (staying for high pay) or have been here for a long time and very entitled (because they get special treatments) then you are treated like slaves. - unrealistic expectations - don't hire enough people in ops team - working 10-14+ hours a day, no real lunch or break. Can't even pee in peace without emergencies - sick days are a joke because people get mad and trash talk since someone else has to cover. Even if you're dying (broke/sprain something/puking) they still make a big deal if you take a few days off - NOT transparent. lots of lies - treat you like you're VERY replaceable - blaming employees After lots of bad treatments and things happening to me because of SA, I quit. But when I HONESTLY told them why, they blamed me for ruining the school and said I have mental issues.

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    Success Academy Charter Schools2020-03-12
  8. "Growth and Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working here gives me a chance to have a great work life balance.

    Cons

    More incentives need to be given to boost moral. For example leaving work early on days that there are no scholars will help.

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    Success Academy Charter Schools2020-02-06

    Success Academy Charter Schools Response

    February 13, 2020Founder & CEO

    Thanks so much for your feedback and I’m glad to hear you are enjoying your experience working here. We absolutely welcome and encourage feedback from staff members on enhancing the employee experience. Needless to say, not all ideas can be accommodated, but you should feel free to make suggestions to your manager and school leader.

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  9. Helpful (7)

    "Land of the Inept and Inexperienced"

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    I worked at Success Academy Charter Schools

    Pros

    Management in the Technology department is so inept you can work whatever hours you want (can only speak for the Technology department).

    Cons

    There are exceptions, but this company largely employs the inept (older, management level professionals who are simply not adept at managing employees and navigating corporate politics and strategy) and the inexperienced (young inexperienced workers new in their career that are unable to handle inept management). This creates a recipe where terrible decisions are made at the top and then employees must fight through intra- and inter-departmental obstacles. This description applies to the vast majority of the Network office. Literally any employee in the Tech department with any real talent or career drive has left. 1) The word “toxic environment” takes on a whole new meaning. 2) Complete failure for project planning means you don’t actually advance your career in comparison to real companies 3) Your skill sets will suffer as you will work for inept management that is incapable of not blocking you at every possible way. 4) Emotions run high. Expect situations where senior level professionals will throw tantrums when things don’t go their way This place is for those who can’t survive or thrive at a mature company with intelligent, adept professionals.

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    Success Academy Charter Schools2020-02-11
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Most Rewarding Work Environment You'll Ever Experience"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Flatbush, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You leave work knowing that no matter what happened during the coarse of a day, you made positive impact on the lives of several children by providing them a safe, loving environment focused on a laying the foundation for how to critically think. If you're a goal oriented person who believes in selfless service, Success Academy Flatbush is the place for you. Family environment!!Tremendous mentorship.

    Cons

    You may find yourself involved in several spirited charter vs public school discussions with fellow education professionals or family members. Don't worry, you'll have plenty of data to back up your position.

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    Success Academy Charter Schools2020-01-30

    Success Academy Charter Schools Response

    February 13, 2020Founder & CEO

    Thanks so much for your feedback and glad to hear you love your colleagues and are receiving great support and mentorship. Thanks for everything you do for kids and families!

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