Florida Virtual School Employee Reviews

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Productive and hard working school.
English III and IV Instructor (Current Employee), St. Petersburg, FloridaAugust 7, 2015
Pros: Working from home and some flexibility of schedule.
Cons: Not in an environment with interaction of other individuals daily.
A typical nine to eleven hour day at work involves preparing paperwork and documents for the days calls and logging of that information into a system. This also entails grading student work daily and responding to student calls throughout the work day in between. I have learned how to further organize my daily routine and how to work various educational online systems, integrating this within my daily life. One of the hardest parts of this job requires ones thoughts to understand that not everything can be completed in one day, but with constant proactive skills and behavior, one can achieve success. It is quite rewarding when students complete the course and you can finalize their grades, knowing that you were an influential part of their educational success.
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Not enjoyable
Physical Education and Health Teacher (Former Employee), Orlando, FLJuly 2, 2015
Pros: good pay
Cons: work too many hours, unrealistic goals applied to teachers
I did not enjoy working for Florida Virtual School. They made goals that were hard to met. Also, there was no work/life balance. Teachers work long hours and work year around. I would definitely not recommend Florida Virtual School to any teacher.
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Flexible hours
English Instructor (Former Employee), Orlando, FLJune 10, 2015
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: sometimes students don't respect office hours
FLVS is a great place to work. The time I spent there helped me to grow in my computer skills. It was a great benefit to become a professional online teacher.
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Online teaching environment
Algebra I Instructor (Former Employee), RemoteMay 30, 2015
Pros: Remote work environment
Cons: High volume of students assigned to each teacher
The virtual classroom is a great concept for students that are self-directed learners. Most days are spent contacting students and parents to complete the minimum number of weekly assignments.

The management staff is not stable. In one year, I had three different principals with three different styles of management. The principals did not seem able to work with difficult students or parents. Typically, the last principal was extremely condensing and avoided making contact with parents at all cost.

The students enter into this virtual world throughout the school year. I think it is a great program, however the students need to be screened to ensure they have the necessary skills to take each course.
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Low Morale
Administration (Current Employee), OrlandoFebruary 25, 2015
Pros: many whom i work with everyday or often are very professional and supportive
Cons: those in leadership who are not professional and who are unethical are not removed
Long Days - typically 10 - 12 hours, sometimes more
Unable to accomplish things quickly due to roadblocks in fast approval and due to higher ups who won't commit to decisions;
Needed technology enhancements (repairs) are often not being approved;
Parents and students do not adhere to the code of conduct and do not abide by requirements established by instructors and administrators because they are not enforced;
Parents and students often feel entitled to be rude and disrespectful to instructors and other faculty and that is not discouraged with removal;
Excellent faculty - teachers know their content and work diligently to provide excellent support to the students which I know is taxing considering their student loads.

I am hopeful that as new leadership has joined (CEO and some in HR and other operations that some of the concerns will diminish)
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Run for your life
Management (Former Employee), RemoteFebruary 15, 2015
Pros: benefits, professional development, working from home
Cons: everything else
Unstable Unstable Unstable...Run for your life...New Leadership different cover same story...heed the warnings and don't choose them!
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IT support (Former Employee), Orlando, FLSeptember 13, 2014
Pros: there are some nice people to work with
Cons: read above
My manager had to manage 5-6 people and was so incopetent and she does not know how to manage the team. A few guys are always stabbing each other in the back. She likes to put people on this 30 day improvement plan, then HR just lets her fire people. She should be on the improvememt plan herself! This place is not the same since all the leaders all left a few months ago. Management and HR treats people like they're in high school. (Some).
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Great experience working with families.
Teacher, 5th Grade (Current Employee), Orlando, FLAugust 17, 2014
Pros: flexible working hours, time off when needed
Cons: large class sizes, unrealistic expectations
FLVSFT is a great learning opportunity for those students and families who do not want to send their students to public school. FLVSFT offers a public and home school option.

FLVSFT also encourages parents to play a huge role in their child's education. The majority of the parents embrace this role and enjoy working with teachers to provide a stable learning environment.

As a teacher my job was to communicate with parents and students, offer guided and direct instruction, and provide interactive learning oppportunities.
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No work life balance--constantly push on students to submit assignments
Instructor (Former Employee), Orlando, FLJuly 29, 2014
Pros: salary is good but when you divide by hours it is not
Cons: work 24/7 it feels like
No work life balance. Salary is good but you are working so much the hourly rate is not that good. Constantly being on duty is expected. If you take time off you get out of compliance on grading. They offer teaming but it is an illusion as you would not want to burden your teammate with more work. Management is always asking for more and pushing people to the limit, playing mind games to make you feel less than awesome if you are not working yourself to death. Good part of the job is working with students one on one but you have to constantly "threaten" them (without it sounding like a threat) that they will be dropped from the course if they do not complete weekly work. It is sold as an individualized school but teachers are expected to get a crazy number of completions per year so students cannot work at their own rate.
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Productive and fun place to work in
Contractor- Application Technician (Former Employee), Orlando, FLJune 4, 2014
Pros: flexible work hours
Cons: short breaks
Co-workers were fun to work with. Very friendly and love to help each other out. Small team meaning better communication and organization
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Not an enjoyable place to work
Executive Assistant- Information Technology (Current Employee), Orlando, FLMay 20, 2014
High employee turnover (CEO, & CIO both resigned within months of each other. People are not friendly
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GReat job
Student Administrator (Former Employee), Orlando, FLMay 6, 2014
Great job. Flexible. Fun. Friendly. competitive. This job is great for your exceptional persons. Simplistic yet, it raises the bar on how far you are willing to go to challenge yourself.
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Great purpose
Senior Support Representative, Talent Management (Current Employee), Orlando, FLMarch 16, 2014
The values of this company make it a great place to work, allowing employees to feel like they are making a difference.
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overwelming job not enough pay.
Physical Educator/Personal Fitness Instructor (Former Employee), work from homeJanuary 12, 2014
You work 24/7. Your job is not protected and is based on enrollment.
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very laid back
Receptionist (Former Employee), orlando flJanuary 11, 2014
everything is online so communicating and listening is a must. cannot talk over the parent, student, teacher and staff and always try to help them to the best of my ability.
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no work/life balance - poor management - nepitism abounds
Teacher (Current Employee), remoteDecember 29, 2013
summary about says it all. 12 hour work days and still more work than there is time to get the work done. focus on $ rather than kids.
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FLVS review
Full Time Music Instructor (Former Employee), Orlando, FLOctober 25, 2013
Pros: flex schedule
Cons: no job security...sales job!!!
The company claims to benefit students but it seriously has conflicting interests. They claim "any place, time, pace, etc..." but in the end, the job security is not there if you do not meet a quota just like a sales quota. Most fun part are the kids and that you become a new kind of teacher. But wouldn't do it again.
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Excellent organization that values students, staff, parents and education.
Adjunct Faculty Computing for College and Careers (Former Employee), Orlando, FLOctober 15, 2013
Pros: excellent training and working with cowokers
Cons: employment dependent upon enrollment
Received students on a weekly basis, enrolled them according to company policy, sent introduction letters and contacted by phone. Worked closely with students and parents to maintain positive communication link. Worked with coworkers, attended weekly staff meetings, learned new tasks, techniques and methods of instruction. LOVED the training, staff meetings and ever aspect of Florida Virtual School. The most POSITIVE environment I have ever worked in.

Enjoyed working with students and helping them learn...especially fun was when the "light went on" and they "got it"!!! Also enjoyed the one on one communication by phone, email and texts.
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Excellent company to work for!
Curriculum Specialist (Current Employee), remoteOctober 7, 2013
Pros: working from home- saves on gas, lunches, wardrobe
Cons: working from home- hard to walk away from work, you forget to shower.
Florida Virtual School is fantastic. I would continue with the company if they would allow me to reside outside the state. The management is very clear and open. I have been able to guide my career down a different path and have learned much along the way. The hardest part is balancing my home and work life, but that is typical with any remote position.
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Flexible Scheduling but under great pressure.
Latin Instructor (Former Employee), Clearwater, FLSeptember 11, 2013
Pros: able to set your own schedule
Cons: too many quantifiers for success
Florida Virtual School became very successful by being able to acquire the FTE units of students. Recent legislative changes, however, have returned many of these to schools, so that enrollment is decreasing. Co-workers and adminstrators are pleasant and helpful.