Assitant (Former Employee) – Milwaukee County, WI – July 12, 2016
This company needs to release all those in leadership and begin again fresh. The executives are overbearing and inept. They are cut throat, cliquish and immature. No one should be made to work in an environment like this. Hours are long, difficult and demanding--ONLY because you are forced to do another's job. Way too much money being stuffed into pockets than given to those in need. Hard to reach, very unorganized. Unprofessional. Thumbs way down.
Lead Secretary (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – September 23, 2013
Universal Companies hires inexperienced executives for their potential; They are very distant and uncaring of their employees, they have no loyalty or respect for hard work and they are completely unorganized. There is no room for advancement or development and no job security. The company operates remotely out of PA with little to no experience on Human Resource procedures or professionalism in the workplace. They violate many common-sensed and practical business ethics. I still have not a calculated outcome of vacation days, personal and sick times. Awful Employer. Thumbs down.
Case Manager (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – April 6, 2015
The job consisted of managing many different systems simultaneously. The rewarding part is reaching many different people every day. It taught me how to be resilient, a problem-solver and a quick thinker. I am a Case Manager in a school and the downside was the turn around rate of teachers. Within this year, we have lost 15 staff. The dynamic of staff has shifted and where there once was a team mentality there is not. I enjoyed working with the children and assisting them with barriers. I have learned to work within different systems, agencies and with different demographics.
No appreciation for hard work. No possibility for advancement.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Abingdon, VA – July 10, 2012
A typical day, I was on continuous phone calls, assisting clients with products and equipment for use in physician setting and spa setting. I learned a lot about Eco friendly products, the body's lymphatic system, and numerous products to treat different skin conditions as well as arthritis and stress. Management was wonderful, caring and helpful. Co-workers were wonderful as well and I worked well with everyone and assisted with questions they had. The hardest part of the job was when I/we (co-workers) would have to ask a client to a wait for my/our call back with information about a product or an equipment product such as a table or chair for patients, while obtaining more detailed information for them. I like to complete a task then and there! The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing I had helped a client and provided and completed information for them, assisted with a billing question regarding their account.
NTA (Former Employee) – Philadelphia – December 27, 2012
They forgot what the mission is about. It's about helping people/students/community not about real estate and acquiring as many schools as the city allows them to have. Focus on the schools that are in their possessions now, they are failing miserably.
Teacher (Former Employee) – West Philadelphia – July 24, 2013
Great collaborating staff! Staff appears to be compassionate about student learning and development, works as a team for the best interest of the students. Children and Families are hopeful and trusting... God Bless Them. Extended day, some Saturdays, normal school year.
Kenny Gamble was has been noted as MY HERO of Philadelphia and the African American Race. However, the Management and Organizers of the Human Resources Team??
Disappointed to learn that this charter company of schools will not recognize teachers for education and work experience. This company does not consider a Master's Degree + 30 as most teaching and learning institutions in the state of Pennsylvania and beyond. This company insists on negating full-time teaching experience acquired before "official" Teacher's Certification. My Teacher's Certification does NOT make me a High-Quality Teacher... MY EDUCATION, TALENT, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, and ABILITIES make ME A HIGH-QUALITY TEACHER. S.O.S. Philadelphia!!!!!! Charter School Greed and Selfishness will doom our children. :(
Surprised to see a dirty and disorganized school. There were roaches in the front office and evidence of unrepaired leaks. Piles and piles of paper work and books everywhere, out dated school projects still on display...soiled dirty carpet and front office chairs.
School Reform should start with pristine cleanliness and clear organization...thee MOST essential ingredients for a successful school. I genuinely wanted to make the most positive impact and become apart of a team that wanted the same. However....
PHILLYmore... CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE NOT CONCERNED WITH PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY EDUCATION........ just concerned with controlling fund$. Their greed is a disservice to our education system... betrayal imposed on our school children. — Politics perhaps?! S.O.S.less
Collaborating Team of teachers, urban youth eager to learn and prosper, families are trusting & hopeful
Pathetic Management has no clue, misinterprets what constitutes high-quality education, forfeits high-quality teachers to pocket fund$ for themselves.
Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – September 6, 2014
typical day at work having to deal with children making sure they get to class without disruption it actually wasn't a hard job at all working after school play with the kids n the gym shooting basketball n get paid for it wasn't bad either