Noble Network of Charter Schools

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Used to be like a family, now it's more like just another heartless corporation.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at Noble Network of Charter Schools full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Working with mostly great people and feeling like part of a family. Most of the people working at Noble really care about the goal of the network and helping kids. Competitive pay and decent benefits.

Cons

The network expanded to quickly, opening too many schools at once. This not only caused a number of growing pains, but also turned it into a place with more of a "corporate" atmosphere than what it was 5 years ago. Some of the senior management cares less about their employees and the Noble vision than their own careers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It's good to be have goals for helping the kids of Chicago, but growing too fast and opening too many schools only causes problems.

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  1.  

    Amazing company that makes a difference in the life of Chicago students!

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    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor

    I have been working at Noble Network of Charter Schools full-time

    Pros

    The work we do really matters in the life of kids. These schools put the needs of Chicago students and their families first in order to make college graduation reality.

    Cons

    As in most teaching jobs, work/life balance can be hard to achieve. These schools want great results for their students, so they expect great work from their teachers to make this happen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This is a fast-paced, highly supportive environment with quality employees that care about educational impacts.

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Instructor in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Noble Network of Charter Schools

    Pros

    This company is ideal for anybody hoping to grow from educator into a more administrative position, as Noble has great vertical growth opportunities embedded into the system. Furthermore, the skills acquired make you a competitive hire in other fields, such as policy, administrative work, business, or analytics. Finally, the benefits include merit-based bonuses, frequent opportunities for professional development, access to university resources, and a nice pipeline for employment opportunities. The staff is hard-working and extremely bright, while the students are exceptional. The students are highly-engaged, love the support of staff, and have great personalities due to the large diversity of students served.

    Cons

    While the bonuses can be very large, the base salary is lower than that a Chicago Public School teacher. Furthermore, the hours can be quite long for the first year but become much more relaxed once a year experience has been had. There is a large amount of pressure on results, which in my opinion is a positive as it pushes you as an educator but it can be anxiety-provoking at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe that the values are in order, but would love more opportunities to connect with high school leaders outside of the Noble Network, especially as we continue to solidify ourselves in the Chicago area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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