- Equitas Academy11.Oct 2018
Place to reflect and grow
Overall staff is very positive and friendly. Easy to get to know your co-workers.
Support from management
Training has gotten better over the last few years. They really take feedback and try to improve.
It's all about teamwork here, with new plans in place every year to make teamwork more productive and effective.
Freedom to work independently
Teamwork and structure is big, but that doesn't mean you lose freedom to work independently. You have to know how to balance and be prepared so that your coach/supervisor doesn't have to watch over everything you do.
There have been times when decisions from upper management were not clearly communicated down to the teachers, which did cause some confusion and difficulty. It is an area acknowledged and they are seeking to do better.
Office / Work Environment
SUPER clean environment. Colorful walls. Materials are always stocked. Teachers also get a stipend to buy materials. We can also request more materials.
This is where you learn a lot about your organization and prioritizing skills. There are weekly deadlines you must meet in addition to regularly producing graded data. If you're not organized, this is where your work-life balance can tank. If you know how to organize and how to prioritize, you can still have your life.
Equitas gets in the news for its accomplishments, but it also shows up now and again for LAUSD and charter school issues. And there are some negative reviews left by former employees, which is not unexpected.
Depends on your role, your experience, and your growth mindset (vs. fixed mindset).
Inclusive / Diverse
Stronger male presence in the middle schools. Lots of diversity in terms of nationality.
Suggestions for improvement
- Continue taking in feedback and making changes to help teachers. We need to do better on teacher retention.
What I like about the company
Staff; Summer PD; Access to materials; Clean environment
What I dislike about the company
Long work hour; no overtime for year-long staff; wish pay was higher
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyEquitas Academy
- CityLos Angeles
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Current employee