the company is in constant flux. During my time there I was always being informed on policy changes on a regular basis. Most of the orginal start up employeess are gone and this has changed the mentality of the company. At first, this was a company that had the interest of students in mind, but over time they have started to care more about money and treating students like numbers. The new coordinators in charge have created a toxic work environment where if you don't fit their image of an instructor you were slowly forced out of the company. My last year with the company I had to demand a raise after I had been promised an annual raise each year.
Another thing to consider is that classroom instruction is on a contract basis. When I started with the company teaching offers were based on senority and performance. The longer I was with the company I began to see this become less of a standard than who kissed up the teaching coordinator. With masteryprep, performance doesn't mean anything. Also, they will promise summer employment, but the opportunities are few and far between.
As with the other reviews, communication is sketchy. the reason being is they put countless emails on just a handful of people. This problem caused several top ntocu employees to walk away from the company. You are often left in the dark on due dates, policy changes, or left to improvise lessons.
In the end, the classroom experience is amazing and the connections you make with you students is life changing. however, the people currently in charge are running the company into the ground,more... and they are continuing to bring in individuals who will only bring down the brand. stay away.less
Instructor (Former Employee) – Caddo Parish, LA – October 23, 2017
Management was slow to respond to request. Payment for work for slow or ignored. The work culture was ignored. I learned the importance of details from MP's administration. They did not provide it thus I learned on a day to day learning curve.
I learned to manage my time and be super prepared each day. The most enjoyable portion of the job is the students.
Think long and hard about working for this company.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Shreveport, LA – April 30, 2017
A very unstable company. Entrepreneurs that created a business with no education background. If you are a retired teacher you will realize immediately they are in a constant state of confusion within the company.
Helping the students achieve a higher ACT score.
No job security, will let you go with no warning. A revolving door of employees in and out. Management is very weak.
Certified Teacher (Current Employee) – Shreveport, LA – February 2, 2017
This company has great materials and an even greater set of values. However, if no school decides to contract them, you may not have a job the next semester. This uncertainty is frightening, especially with the financial straits education is in.
School Support Manager (Current Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – January 22, 2017
As a startup, MasteryPrep is constantly evolving and growing. Within my department, this results in having to do a lot of problem solving in tandem with your regular tasks. This job has definitely given me a great learning experience.
Curriculum Specialist (Current Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – January 27, 2015
A typical day of work consists of a lot of tasks for me. I usually start my day by checking emails and having a morning huddle with management, to check on the day's priorities. I work on the priorities, and then I start fulfilling the purchase orders that we get in throughout the day. Once the mail comes, I get a lot of testing in, so I start the testing and analysis process (grade tests). Throughout all of this, my coworkers make my job more manageable by joking around and helping me when I absolutely need it. The hardest part of my job is the heavy lifting of books when I need to fulfill an order with a lot of workbook sets. The most enjoyable part is getting to interact with our customers.