Teacher in Beverly Hills, CA
After a year and a half they only give a maximum 3% raise yearly, no benefits because ALL teachers are part time. Admin is salary so they don't care about teachers paychecks. They will promise hours but will not be able to follow through. Management is only concerned about numbers, not about the students education or the teachers. There IS NO ADVANCEMENT! There were coworkers who worked 40 hours a week and have not advanced beyond their limited roles. The name has changed from Halstrom to Futures and soon will change. They allow children with mental disabilities but do not train on how to interact with them. IF YOU WANT a job with little commitment and low pay it's perfect. Starting pay for teachers is $21hr roughly with Bachelors and a little more for Masters. Another coworker made $27 with EDD.
I've worked for two years, and I am so grateful I was hired. This culture is so positive, caring, and so many people have gone out of their way to help me. The company truly cares about your career and where you want to go. The managers have so many conversations with you about what motivates you to help you achieve your goals. After every event, Q&A, all-hands, there's an option to leave feedback and the feedback is actually read and action is taken.As soon as COVID-19 was getting serious, Indeed was one of the first companies to implement a mandatory work-from-home policy. Our healthy and safety came first, and I felt so lucky our company had the opportunity to make that decision. Since the WFH policy, our CEO, COO, and SVP of HR have been INCREDIBLE with transparency, being here for us and communicating to us more than I've ever seen.I feel valued, heard, and my work means something when I am at Indeed.
Office Coordinator in Irvine, CA
I have been with this company over 5 years, in 3 different positions (there is room to grow and develop within the company, and opportunity for advancement). The team here really believes in the company mission statement and works hard to bring energy and innovation to education. This job gives me a real sense of satisfaction, which is important to me.Our campus teams are all dedicated to providing safe, enriching environments for our students, and the creative lessons I have seen from so many of our teachers is truly inspiring. We regularly develop new classes, such as the Science of Happiness course, which are unique and help our students grow both academically and individually. The leaderships teams are supportive and responsive, constantly working to improve and build our program. Leadership is open with their communication and welcomes feedback - there are regular meetings across multiple locations, and a teacher advisory council set up specifically to ensure the teachers have a voice. I love being part of such a dedicated and passionate group. Every supervisor I've had here has made an effort to help me develop professionally, and there is a great support system of colleagues across our 16 locations. I feel supported and valued as an employee here, and am excited to be part of this company as we continue to grow.
Multi-Subject Teacher in Woodland Hills, CA
I have worked at Futures Academy for 2 years now. The staff members and Admin are very supportive, flexible and understanding. When COVID came to California, I had friends who worked for other schools and they were having a rough time. Because how Futures Academy is designed, we were able to make the transition over night without skipping a beat. I feel like we have more students now than ever. Although I miss my colleagues in person, it is actually much easier to get in contact with them and the studnets are actually striving.
Teacher in Huntington Beach, CA
During the recent corona virus pandemic, the teachers and students at Futures (Huntington Beach) were sent home from the main campus to conduct online training. Surprisingly, the students and teachers never missed a class during a transition that crippled the public school system. Most of the teachers were technically proficient in online training anyway so it was simply a matter of changing from the main campus to our homes. What we did not know how to do was filled in quickly and responsively by our local campus administrators, including troubleshooting technical problems such as slow internet connections, books not loading online, etc. While we can all complain that we would like to receive more money (which is a common complaint in any industry), the bottom line here is that we were all still employed during this pandemic and were gently guided by top notch administrators to expand into areas that we'd never done before.