Success Academy Charter Schools Reviews

Updated Oct 3, 2022

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Pros
  • "I can honestly say that my professional development as a teacher has been tremendous(in 98 reviews)

  • "The vision is clear-it's all about the scholars(in 81 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance is a challenge at first(in 240 reviews)

  • "Long hours to commit to if you want the job done right(in 172 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee
      Featured Review

      Challenging Work that is Really Worth It

      Oct 12, 2021 - Enterprise Strategy in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      SA works exceptionally hard to transform the lives of 20,000+ students in NYC, providing a free, rigorous and joyous education from Kindergarten to 12th grade, in 47 schools across the city. Success Academy is constantly innovating, and improving the education and the operation of schools - in technology, in courses offered, in training teachers, in writing curriculum there a constant stream of piloting and rolling out ever-better offerings. If you want to make change in society, and have a real impact in your work, it's hard to beat. 100% of our graduates go on to college, including many of the most selective and prestigious schools in the country. That feels particularly good, as 90% of our students are of color, and are first-generation to go to college in their families. SA operates like a fast-growing tech startup in many ways and its exciting to see new ideas put into action so consistently.

      Cons

      Very fast-paced environment - can lead to burnout for people who don't like change.. The work is hard. SA pays well for a non-profit, but given the quality of talent that work here, many could be higher paid elsewhere. But, there are enormous rewards and satisfaction that comes from the mission, for folks who really want to make a difference in society. I had a long career in management consulting, which was lucrative and challenging, but never had this kind of satisfaction in the impact of my work before.

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      Success Academy Charter Schools Response

      Founder & CEO

      Thank you for sharing your experiences, and your dedication to our mission.

    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing Experience

      Oct 3, 2022 - Customer Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People were incredible to work with and helped me at every step of the way getting acclimated to the work!

      Cons

      I had no bad experiences here.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Athletics Coach

      Oct 3, 2022 - Athletics Coach in Brooklyn, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great staff, summers off plus holidays

      Cons

      rigorous workload and long days

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Human Resources

      Oct 3, 2022 - Human Resources Specialist in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Career development and growth opportunities

      Cons

      Lack of diversity in the workplace, poor work life balance

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent job for recent college graduate

      Sep 29, 2022 - Associate Teacher in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting, challenging, fulfilling work. Given alot of autonomy and control over lesson plans. Great benefits for this pay level.

      Cons

      Very poor work life balance and inadequate compensation.

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      Success Academy Charter Schools Response

      CEO & Founder

      Thanks for sharing your impressions of work at SA, and for the work you do.

    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Community

      Sep 28, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Every person there was happy to help and teach me the ways in which they deliver their curriculum.

      Cons

      Long hours with no aftercare to watch kids whos parents are late.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      A blessing and a curse

      Sep 29, 2022 - Lead Math Teacher in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Teaching to the students can be a life changing experience

      Cons

      Work will often follow you home if you're not careful. Additionally some of leadership can be very toxic due to their leadership also being toxic. It's an endless cycle of toxicity.

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      Success Academy Charter Schools Response

      CEO & Founder

      Thank you for sharing your experience and for all the work you do to support and teach SA’s scholars

    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Absolutely love working at SA!!

      Sep 27, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      SA has a very warm welcoming feel! All employees, no matter their ranking, are friendly, motivating, and supportive.

      Cons

      In the beginning, work-life balance may be challenging to manage. However, once you get the hang of things, you will be able to set your schedule accordingly.

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      Success Academy Charter Schools Response

      CEO & Founder

      Thank you! We’re so glad you’re here and that your experience has been so positive!

    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Teacher Position

      Sep 27, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Experience collaborating with team -

      Cons

      -no work life balance -long hours -little to no classroom autonomy

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      Success Academy Charter Schools Response

      CEO & Founder

      Thank you for your time with us, and for sharing your experience.

    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Exciting time to be a part of an organization on the frontline of educational change

      Sep 25, 2022 - Assistant Principal in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Extremely rewarding work - The kids are amazing and bring so much joy - Intellectually stimulating - Lots of opportunity for upward trajectory and career development - Wonderful people and staff - Important and powerful mission to achieve educational equity - Extensive resources and guidance at the disposal of all staff members - full time network team creating great curriculum - Lots of vacation time

      Cons

      - Never a dull moment; inevitability of working in a school means managing different moving pieces - Work life balance

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      Success Academy Charter Schools Response

      CEO & Founder

      Thank you for your observations and for the work you do to help kids become their best selves.

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    Success Academy Charter Schools has an overall rating of 2.8 out of 5, based on over 1,621 reviews left anonymously by employees. 36% of employees would recommend working at Success Academy Charter Schools to a friend and 35% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Success Academy Charter Schools employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.1 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Success Academy Charter Schools. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

    36% of Success Academy Charter Schools employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Success Academy Charter Schools 2.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.5 for culture and values and 3.1 for career opportunities.

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