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TeacherActive Reviews

Updated 6 February 2018
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Rob Browett
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Pros
  • After a few weeks of working for teacher active for (in 17 reviews)

  • They worked very hard to find me the position I have agreed to for 2017 (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • I cannot fault Teacher Active they are great (in 11 reviews)

  • There are no cons that I can think of (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TeacherActive full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant management , best company I have worked for!

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of


  2. "Great Company, Great People and Great Management!"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Motivating atmosphere, amazing commission scheme with the ability to earn huge amounts of money, staff engagement is great with a team of management who are always present and ready to support with anything you need. Very social employees who are totally inclusive of everyone which is great when you are a new starter! Feeling of autonomy over your own desk without being micromanaged, really look to build and develop you as a professional. Don’t just look at those with experience, will take someone with the right attitude and develop you into a talented recruiter through their outstanding training.

    Cons

    Very long hours which can be super tiring.
    Need to be 100% committed as it doesn’t really offer a work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing exactly what you are doing!


  3. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TeacherActive full-time

    Pros

    great office environment, support co workers, great incentives

    Cons

    very long hours and high targets

    Advice to Management

    more training


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  5. "Your never work in a agency where you get treated like this...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TeacherActive full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    best environment in recruitment I have worked in . great management, great incentives and just a great company to work for.

    Cons

    none from my point of you

    Advice to Management

    dont change - as we expand stay the same.


  6. "Fantastic Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TeacherActive full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful office, great company, amazing directors

    Cons

    Nothing i would change about the company


  7. "Great company!!"

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    Current Employee - Learning Assistant in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Learning Assistant in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TeacherActive full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    From the first day i have been treated great , they took little time to solve everything related to the clarance process and since then I have not stopped working. The communication is very effective and the staff members are great.

    Cons

    I have nothing to complain about


  8. "Good work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TeacherActive part-time

    Pros

    Good to work for when jobs are available

    Cons

    Took ages for me to actually start work


  9. "Don't put yourself through the stress- The outcomes are just not worth it!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great training in Birmingham. The trainers really help and support you.
    Some staff members are really nice (but tend to leave quickly).
    Fine if you are very young, have no ambition, and just looking for a job to start you off.
    If you like to follow people in order to fit in, spend all of your free time socialising with those at work in order to be part of the team and not be excluded, then this is the perfect place for you.
    The AGM is great and paid for by the company.
    Nice offices

    Cons

    They promise you the world 'life changing salary', but they don't tell you it's going to about two years to make a semi decent wage (definitely not life changing, unless you were previously unemployed). If you work out the hours you work for the wages you receive, it's just not worth it.
    Management is weak, and they do not deal with issues properly. Turn over of staff is ridiculous, but totally understandable.
    Unprofessional and immature staff.
    If I was a teacher, I'd avoid them like the plaque.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers! The one I worked for didn't have a clue about how to talk to or work with human beings. Far too young and inexperienced!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good teaching agency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TeacherActive full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    After a few weeks of working for teacher active for £60/70 a day jobs I was given several good placements at higher rates than other agencies. I don't have QTS but still got some great experience this yr. Recommend working with this company. They pay direct with no fees like other sharks in this business.

    Cons

    No draw backs to this company

    Advice to Management

    thanks for support this year.


  11. "Please don't do it"

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

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

    Pros

    Honestly, not one single thing.

    Cons

    -I was 'let go' after finding out what people where up to in the office.
    -A colleague was forced to work even though she had a sick note & had major surgery.
    -Sexism was ridiculous, so many inappropriate discussions / comments and actions.
    -Targeted on fake job advertisements (which is illegal)
    -Ridiculous working hours 7am to 7pm
    -Pressure to do things you didn't want to do and treated like rubbish in general

    I have never worked anywhere as degrading, rude, unappreciative and overall abysmal. Rob was nice though.

    TeacherActive Response

    24 Aug 2017 – Managing Director

    Hi, thank you for your feedback.

    We always strive to deliver the best employee experience but it looks like, in your case, something has gone really wrong.

    I am keen for the business to learn... More


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