Skip over menu?
  

Franklin Academy:What's it like to work here?

Skip over sub-menu?
Franklin AcademyFranklin AcademyFranklin Academy
This company does not
provide content for this profile
Is this Your Company?
Claim your profile now

Review averages

  • 1 employee says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.17
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Franklin Academy

Reviews - What employees say

1.17 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 12.Jan 2016
  • Employee

Teacher

1.17

Support from management

Horrible leadership. Had his few favorite teachers. Had even fewer favorite students. He would bad mouth other grades in grade level meetings. So we knew he would be talking about us in their meetings.

Teamwork

Grade levels were constantly being compared to other grades. It was very competitive and not a team atmosphere at all.

Internal Communication

We had so many meeting and so many emails from separate administrators that most times messages were mixed which led to more confusion.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Most teachers were brand new, possibly because experienced teachers knew better than to work here. Experienced teachers chose to leave quickly because of the negative environment.

Career Development

No onsite development was offered. It was expected to do on your own time. We were give. "Required" work over the summer.

Overall compensation for your work

We were paid less than our county employed counter parts. We had mandatory meetings that were way above and beyond what any respected employer could ask.

Office / Work Environment

Classrooms were tiny. We were expected to keep our classes silent for days and weeks on end during "testing modes". Even when the class was quiet and I was instructing I was told by admin to stop teaching and be quiet. During testing mode recesses were reduced and often time eliminated. To keep a class of 22 students silent for 8 hours (no recess or specials) was a near impossible task.

Environmental Friendliness

Our principal constantly reminded us that we were in an affluent area and were told to ask our families for supplies.

Work-Life Balance

This is a charter school so there is no Union. We were told there were mandatory meetings (before work, after work, weekends, nights and evenings) were mandatory. We were told that we could NOT take our vacation days later during certain weeks. Calling out sick was frowned upon.

Company Image

We should have realized there was something wrong when the first day of work and the first day of school we had to cross a line of picketers. No one ever addressed why they were there.

Job Security

We were repeatedly told that we could easily be replaced. We were a number. Staff turnover was common place.

Handicapped Accessibility

Most teachers got urinary infections the first two weeks of school. During our 20 minute "lunch break" most times filled with team meetings, and our 30 minute planning time, more meetings, we were lucky to use the bathroom once a day and only after standing in line.

Challenging Work

No matter the hours or effort we would put forth the only results admin cared about was standardized test results. Parent feedback and observations by admin did not matter.

Inclusive / Diverse

We were repeatedly told (never was it written down) that we were to give special attention to the "bubble students" those kids whose scores could bring in the most funds and increase our school scores the most. We were told the high kids would be fine on the standardized test, the low students would still fail, but if those middle students would increase from below passing to passing the school would get a better score and I turn receive more $$

Suggestions for improvement

  • More professional, more experienced, and more positive administration.

What I like about the company

Teaching is rewarding.

What I dislike about the company

We were repeatedly told to park elsewhere because of lack of parking. It was a toxic environment to work at.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Franklin Academy
  • City
    Cooper City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2013
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

Other company profiles


Other visitors also viewed

Review averages

  • 1 employee says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.17
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Franklin Academy
1.17
1 review

Industry average (Primary & Secondary Education/Higher Education/E-Learning)
3.58
54,201 reviews

kununu average
3.28
2,611,000 reviews