Perspectives Charter Schools Employee Reviews in United States

Showing all 7 reviews
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Pcs
Staff Accountant & Payroll Specialist (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 15, 2016
Typical work day: maintaining a balance between fairness and what is just. Management is working hard to improve systems and procedures. The hardest part is stating what is right and getting everyone on board. The most enjoyable part of the job is everyone tries to be understanding and willing to learn.
Was this review helpful?Yes2No
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Finance department is sad and depressing
Financial Analyst - Contractor (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 20, 2015
The culture is strange. The turn-over is startling. HR is not successful in handling termination. It is not a place where you can expect to retire. Also, the company is upbeat and progressive except the finance department. The finance department is sad and regressive which is the direct result of the CFO.
Pros
Free coffee
Cons
Turnover, CFO, job security, tiny bathrooms
Was this review helpful?Yes5No
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Wonderful work environment
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILDecember 30, 2013
Great experience overall. Able to work independently. Co-workers were very helpful when working through issues. The toughest part was dealing with expulsion issues.
Pros
workplace environment
Cons
training
Was this review helpful?Yes17No2
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Challenging Work place
Co-Teacher/Paraprofessional (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 29, 2013
When I first started working for the company it was fine. The Principal was generally vested in the students. Once she was replaced with another principal who lacked experience, lacked commitment to the entire student body, and had terrible social skills.

The school commuity needs a lot of work regarding working with urban youth and the issues they face daily. The main problem in the classroom is classroom mangement and lack of experience.

The harderst part of the job is trying to get administration to give the same attention to the special education program which suffered tremendously. Too much focus was put into the general education students.

The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the students and parents. That is the one great thing I will take away from this job.
Pros
student and parents
Cons
lack of breaks, classroom management issues, lack of experience working with urban students, and inexperienced administration
Was this review helpful?Yes26No4
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Visionary organization with excellent team support.
Instructor (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 7, 2013
Perspectives Charter Schools "walks the walk". This unique charter school allowed for teachers to execute their dream curriculum, consequently showing students that learning is fun. Additionally, all teachers were responsible for mentoring a small group of students throughout the school year while educating them on social development needs. PCS had long hours, but because we had input and final say on how to spend those long hours, it didn't seem like work but serving a cause greater than yourself - which made the long hours worth it.
Was this review helpful?Yes11No8
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Stellar provider of middle and high school education
Recruiting coordinator, Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) –  ChicagoJanuary 27, 2012
Award-winning and rapidly growly school, committed to its students
Was this review helpful?Yes7No8

Overall rating

3.1
Based on 7 reviews
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Ratings by category

Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Culture