Great idea, horrible day to day
Lead Teacher (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 22, 2017
The days are incredibly long, with little to no breaks throughout. You don't sit down at lunch, as you are expected to be supervising the scholars. Preps are short, and often sacrificed so that teachers can take on another class, because the turnover rate is so incredibly high. Teachers are often crying in the faculty room, bathroom, closet, wherever.... Leadership passes blame for any every issue. They often expect teachers, school psychs, and administrators to work way after hours and at home under the philosophy that 'The kids come first". This leads to teacher burnout and an all around horrible work environment. It's an awful place to work. The one highlight is the scholars, who are amazing. Many of the people are also great, but someone quits every other week so you're never sure who is working there at the end of each term. Overall, no one outside of Success takes Success seriously...but they put things into such extremes that working there is absolutely miserable.
high salary, easy to advance
no work life balance, no breaks, high pressure environment