- Harrisburg Academy15.Dec 2015
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.
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.
Funds seem limited for outside development and in service days were a joke.
Overall compensation for your work
Very poor benefits, especially retirement funding
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.
Absolutely no loyalty to employees proving that their supportive words are quite hollow.
All accessibility laws are met.
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.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyHarrisburg Academy
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2015