Achievement First

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Work hard, but get extraordinary support, professional development, and make a positive impact.

Director of Student Life (Former Employee)

ProsFlexible roles that you can tailor to interests, entrepreneurial, decent pay, motivated and engaged colleagues, plenty of support, outstanding coaching model

ConsExpectations for time spent working are high and sometimes unrealistic. To be successful, you will need to sacrifice some work-life balance.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe biggest piece of advice to management is to try to operate in a similar manner from year to year. Drastic changes make the job even less sustainable.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    10 people found this helpful  

    Worst workplace I've ever been

    Assistant to the Director of External Relations (Former Employee) Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I worked at Achievement First full-time for less than a year

    Pros: Actually play a part in improving education for young people. Cons: No work-life balance, and if you try you are penalized. Management People… Advice to Senior Management: Management was the problem in my experience. I think in the drive… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    7 people found this helpful  

    Not for the experienced teacher

    Teacher (Former Employee)

    I worked at Achievement First full-time for more than a year

    Pros: Clear and progressive model for teacher evaluation, small class sizes,… Cons: Never ending demands with little regard for personal obligations, high turnover of staff due to burnout and… Advice to Senior Management: Create an environment that encourages teachers to be thoughtful practicioners rather than carry out scripts created by someone else. Put teachers in leadership positions… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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