Teacher (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – October 30, 2017
Horrible principal, micromanaged daily, talked to like a child. Low pay long hours, planning period spent in meetings that were a waste of time. School falling apart, mold ceiling caving in. Overcrowded classrooms.
N/A (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – October 3, 2017
Company grew too quickly for current management to successfully handle expansion and or employees. No encouragement. Lots of management errors that resulted in increased work load for employees. Expected to work various job positions outside of job description without additional compensation.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – August 11, 2017
I'm sure this will come off as a disgruntled employee, but people should know what they're in for. The only redeeming quality of working for ACCEL Is the staff who've also been caught in the foxhole with you and the shared comradary you feel from the abuse they pass out. Teachers and aids are required to work 9 hours, and often without a lunch break because they can't, or won't, hire subs to cover for absent teachers. The kids are viewed as nothing more than a paycheck from the state. Students with severe and even violent behavior who have physically or emotionally abused staff and peers are allowed to stay because corporate doesn't want to lose money from the state. The pay is low and the out of pocket cost of benefits is high. Staff turnover is ridiculous (which hurts the kids and the remaining staff). Some positions see multiple teachers fill it in one school year (how can a child learn when they have a new teacher every month?). Corporate promises bonuses and incentives but never follows through. Staff is often demoralized by corporate bigwigs who insist they jump through rediculous hoops but provide little or no support making their goals unattainable. (For example: asking teachers to provide more hands-on activities but not providing any materials for them. Setting deadlines for teachers to print report cards but there is no paper, and so much more) Working for them felt like selling my soul to the devil. I never met an employee that had positive things to say about the company. It's sad that they continue to get away with mistreating staff and treating the kids theymore... are supposed to be servicing as walking dollar-signs. They care more about profits than they do about educating kids.less
Low Pay, Long Hours, Lack of materials, Lack of support
Teacher (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – April 3, 2017
If you have a real teaching license find some place else to work. Too many kids to a class and long hours without a lunch break. Really high turnover of staff. Administration is poorly qualified to administer anything successful.
some of the other teachers
pay, administration, class size, lack of breaks, long hours
Teacher's Assistant (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – December 4, 2016
A typical day at work is dealing with special needs kids as well as physically challenged children. I had learned many things about the kids and the company including patience and organization. The most enjoyable part of my job is being with the kids and enjoying every minute with them.