New Designs Charter School Employee Reviews

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Shill school for greedy management company
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAApril 7, 2017
No typical day, they don't have a regular schedule, they don't have materials to provide structure, they don't enforce rules and the kids are running the place

I learned to not accept any teaching job, you can't will yourself to make a difference for people without support, schools actually need some money

Told management my students needed books (we had none) and desks, response was that people don't need to work at the school if they don't like the way they do things

Culture is students fighting, running around campus banging on classroom walls, windows, doors, theft, playing dumb and teachers consistently telling each other to just keep trying to survive

Hardest part of the job was not having an administration capable of building structure because the management company wants attendance to provide as much public funding dollars as possible

Best part of the job was instructor pay comparable to public schools, Kaiser healthcare, 401k

When a teacher says the best part of the job was the pay - either the teacher is in the wrong career or the school is really bad. I have strongly considered the first option, worked at a good but poor pay school and determined it is more likely the school is bad. Sometimes paychecks were late, no support from HR
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Enjoyable work place
Math Tutor (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMay 10, 2016
There is a lot of interaction between students, teacher, and tutors. Everyone makes sure that all the students are learning and submitting in their assignments.
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a conducive working atmosphere
Assistant Business Manager (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMay 18, 2014
Have learnt a lot ever since i joined the school in terms of management, co-workers. The hardest part of the job is dealing with these school kids from different homes
Pros
very determined institution
Cons
lacks workers and thus most jobs are not completed on time
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Challenging but rewarding
Assisted College Advisor (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMay 12, 2014
Long, active and productive work place. Exhausting at times but very rewarding. It was great and amazing to be apart of the students journey as the moved ahead in life.
Pros
free lunch
Cons
limited funding
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Overall I had a wonderful experience.
Social Studies Teacher (Former Employee) –  WattsJune 29, 2013
I met some wonderfully talented people working for New Designs.
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Overall rating

3.3
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