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  • 1 employee says

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    Satisfactory (0)
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    3.22
  • 0 applicants say

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Reviews for Harrisburg Academy

Reviews - What employees say

3.22 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 15.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Company Culture

Commendations seemed false, there was a feeling that anyone would be thrown under the bus at any time.

Support from management

While claiming that they had your back it was their own that they were really concerned with.

Teamwork

Friendly interaction but no real interaction when it came to overlapping my courses with another dept.

Freedom to work independently

You take what you're given and like it.

Career Development

Funds seem limited for outside development and in service days were a joke.

Overall compensation for your work

Very poor benefits, especially retirement funding

Company Image

Many expressed the feeling that this was a school on the verge of losing it's upper division. I found that the school was not well known and those who had heard of it had no opinion.

Job Security

Absolutely no loyalty to employees proving that their supportive words are quite hollow.

Handicapped Accessibility

All accessibility laws are met.

Workplace Safety

All mandatory drills take place in a serious manner.

Inclusive / Diverse

This was a good place for students to be different.

Suggestions for improvement

  • They should face facts and drop the upper school and expand as a pre-K through grade 8 institution. The upper school sports programs should be intermural. The size of the school limits its ability to compete. Instead they could concentrate on making Harrisburg an arts school. The lack of upper school enrollment also rules out the ability to offer the academic electives available elsewhere in the community. The school need to own at least one van. I transported students in my own car to Model UN and other events. Most of the time students had to find their own transportation. The athletic facilities are dreadfully lacking when compared to the schools competitors. This is especially true of the locker rooms which are so deplorable that no prospective student should ever see them on a tour. The administration needs to have the backbone to tell a parent when they are being unreasonable especially when this comes to second guessing the faculty. TIAA-CREF is extremely low compared to other schools to the point of being laughable. The cafeteria food is unappealling both in taste and presentation. They need to put this out for bid and see what other services may be able to offer.

What I like about the company

I liked the freedom to develop my courses as I felt best served the needs of my students.

What I dislike about the company

They allowed parents to have too much infuence. Very difficult to enforce any rules should a parent protest. Administration gets "played" by students and parents and seems to take any complaint, no matter if it makes sense or not, seriously. The word "lawsuit" can cause them to circle the wagons. There was no loyality to me as an employee. I was told I did everything expected of me and had done it well yet they gave my job to an alum. I sacrificed to come to Harrisburg and was repaid poorly.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

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  • Company
    Harrisburg Academy
  • City
    Wormleysburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

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    Good (1)
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    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (0)
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    3.22
  • 0 applicants say

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    Good (0)
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    0.00

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Harrisburg Academy
3.22
1 review

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3.58
54,193 reviews

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3.28
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