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TeacherActive Reviews

Updated 17 October 2017
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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 7 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "Great company!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "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


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good teaching agency"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Please don't do it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing Agency!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cover Teacher in Middlesbrough, England
    Current Employee - Cover Teacher in Middlesbrough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The staff are really friendly and down to earth. They won't pull you out of a full time job till they have something substantial for you. Thanks to them in the space of two to three weeks I am in a long term position closer to home. They listen to you, follow your best wishes. The response time is amazing to get through to them. They are always sending messages and emails to check availability etc. Great holiday payment scheme whereby money gets saved from your wages which you can take out at any time, but for me i'm saving it until my holidays. Opportunity to win gift vouchers etc. for recommendation. Great pay! Overall great company! feel secure.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of.


  9. "Such a disgrace strongly unrecommended"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There aren't any best reasons to work in this agency.

    Cons

    Took my money, no jon provided and I had waited 3 months for it, avoiding phone calls and e-mails, such a rude and unhelpful service. STRONGLY NEGATIVE

    Advice to Management

    They took my money and promised they will provide me with a job. I had been waiting 3 months for a job from them. As I phone them, they started being rude through the phone, saying how I need to continue waiting so my references will get through. I provided them contact details for my references, they did not contact them, but they had told me nunerous of times that they have. I had contacted my previous jobs and wasted their time bothering to carry on refreshing their emails, with a hope of the agency of contacting them and asking for a reference. They did not do anything. Took my money and said they will return it after 10 working days. How are they going to give me back my money if they do not want to provide me a job? Such a disgrace. I strongly do not recommend this agency to anyone who is searching for a job. Thw service was rude and unhelpful, constantly giving hopes and telling to wait. I had waited 3 months!!!

    TeacherActive Response

    24 Aug 2017 – Managing Director

    Hi, thank you for your feedback

    I'm sorry to hear that your experience of working with TeacherActive has not been a positive one.

    We have lots of very happy people working for us every week... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding service"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Blackburn, England
    Current Employee - Teacher in Blackburn, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I would have no hesitation in recommending Teacher Active . Truly OUTSTANDING service!

    Till date I am very fortunate indeed to have had the opportunity to teach in various settings (this includes SEN).

    Very supportive and friendly staff.

    Cons

    There are no Cons working for Teacher Active.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the outstanding work!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Primary supply for Teacher Active"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The staff are all really friendly and take the time to get to know you, plenty of work in lots of different schools and regular work in the same school.

    Cons

    There aren't any cons of working for Teacher Active.


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