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Uncommon Schools Reviews

Updated 31 Mar 2020

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3.0
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  1. "Burns out teachers fast"

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    Former Employee - Teacher 

    I worked at Uncommon Schools full-time

    Pros

    lots of time invested in teacher training

    Cons

    Too much pressure put on teachers leads to burnout.

    Uncommon Schools2020-03-31
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great professional development, challenging workload"

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

    I have been working at Uncommon Schools full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Professional development and coaching, aligned mission, clear, direct feedback

    Cons

    Challenging workload, very aligned structure with limited opportunities for innovation

    Uncommon Schools2020-03-17
  3. "Bittersweet"

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    Current Employee - High School English Teacher 

    I have been working at Uncommon Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You'll develop strong organizational and communication skills. There's room for growth, if you play your cards right. Depending on the school, you may get hired into a diverse, supportive staff. Relatively good pay.

    Cons

    -Severe lack of sustainability -Terrible PTO and response to mental/physical ailments -Unethical means of evaluating teachers' success/effectiveness -Distorted sense of integrity and morality -Do not provide enriching experience for students (at least at the high school level) -Very hierarchical leadership structure that mirrors society's system of privilege; ironic being that the network's mission is to develop students and staff of marginalized community groups into members of society that will deconstruct those types of systems.

    Uncommon Schools2020-03-31
  4. "Working there was very fast pasted"

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    Former Employee - Office Manager 

    I worked at Uncommon Schools full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good health insurance

    Cons

    Low pay, management, over worked

    Uncommon Schools2020-03-10
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Uncommon cares about me"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uncommon Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Inspiring and caring staff culture Substantive professional development/feedback Opportunities for advancement (fellowships) Promotes from within Great benefits package Lots of PTO (in addition to some school holidays) Diverse Staff

    Cons

    Extended days based on your role

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    Uncommon Schools2020-02-29
  6. "Too much politics"

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    Current Employee - Middle School Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Uncommon Schools full-time

    Pros

    Great Pay, Summers Off, PTO

    Cons

    To long work hours, not enough personal life time

    Uncommon Schools2020-03-16
  7. "Overworked"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Uncommon Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    pay is good holidays and breaks are awesome

    Cons

    administration is close-minded and would rather rather compliancy than speaking up to change broken systems

    Uncommon Schools2020-03-10
  8. "It's alright"

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    Current Employee - High School Teacher in Boston, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Uncommon Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Supportive, lesson plans created, supplies, and laptop

    Cons

    Lots of responsibility and deadlines outside of the classroom

    Uncommon Schools2020-02-15
  9. "Job life at uncommon Tabahi!"

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    I worked at Uncommon Schools

    Pros

    Cool job it is, don't get much bored. Nice coffee in office. Gym in office premises, nice

    Cons

    Dont know what to say.... Maybe it was all hpod or maybe there were some things i dim lile ..i domt know man

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    Uncommon Schools2020-02-12
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Uncommon Schools Inc"

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    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator 

    I have been working at Uncommon Schools full-time

    Pros

    - Benefits - PTO - Compensation

    Cons

    Work Life Balance could be improved

    Uncommon Schools2020-02-06
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