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Rocketship Public Schools Reviews

Updated Aug 2, 2019

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3.2
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44%
Recommend to a Friend
54%
Approve of CEO
Preston Smith
57 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Lack of work life balance and inexperienced managers(in 20 reviews)

  • "Long hours (but the pay and impact makes it worth it)(in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Equitable Pay is Needed"

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    Current Employee - Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rocketship Public Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Rocketship has money and likes to spend it. You get lots of stuff to teach with.

    Cons

    I have been at Rocketship for years and there are new teachers who don't even work in a classroom fulltime that are making more than I am. Rocketship promises a lot of money to new teachers because they have a bad rep.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your teachers who have been there for years and have proven themselves. Paying new teachers and workers more than veterans lessens ones value.

    Rocketship Public Schools2019-08-03
  2. "As close as it gets to a Dream Job"

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    Current Employee - Kindergarten STEM in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rocketship Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Culture: Rocketship is like a family. The upper management and network team make a huge effort to take care of their team at all levels. When teacher moral feels low or stressed due to the nature of the job they find ways to make your experience better. - Pay: I have worked in lots of different schools and the starting pay and projected pay is loads more than the average first job. - Reimbursements: If you live...

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    Cons

    Longggg hours, but the pay incentives helps to cushion it. High expectations and if you can’t handle observation this may not be the right fit for you. Rocketship constantly has live coaching, and people in your room observing to give you positive and constructive feedback, be-it in the moment or in a note for you to review afterward.

    Rocketship Public Schools2019-06-26
  3. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Rocketship Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Parent engagement is huge and I love that.

    Cons

    Can be a bit more organized as a network.

    Rocketship Public Schools2019-05-25
  4. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rocketship Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    After working at Rocketship for 1.5 years, I have grown as an educator tremendously! I had an incredible experience working in partnership with great educators each day to run nineteen strong schools, across four different states, serving almost 10,000 underserved kids daily! I had a lot of autonomy in my role to lead my work and drive impact, an amazing management team that supported my need for work/life balance given...

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    Cons

    Rocketship demands a lot from its staff and while that can be a con, it is a great place to learn and grow. It is important your voice your need for balance (if that is what you want) and the boundaries you set will be protected as long as you are comfortable with not being a part of everything. There are some incredible people on staff, but it does take time to build rapport across all teams and drive towards results...

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    Rocketship Public Schools2019-05-21
  5. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rocketship Public Schools full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    community staff and families, truly cares about student achievement, positive work attitudes. Staff work together to support each

    Cons

    long hours work life balance Sometimes parents can be challenging

    Advice to Management

    keep doing a great job!

    Rocketship Public Schools2019-04-03
  6. "N/a"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Rocketship Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Not a bad place at all

    Cons

    None that I could think of

    Rocketship Public Schools2019-04-03
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Rocketship Public Schools"

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    Current Employee - Teacher 

    I have been working at Rocketship Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Working at Rocketship public schools has been a great opportunity I have grown as an educator in the short time i've been here and the group of people I work with we all have the same drive and mission and that is our kids. We put them first in everything we do and that's what makes Rocketship so great.

    Cons

    The work is hard but very rewarding when you see your work is put to good use and the kids grow.

    Rocketship Public Schools2019-03-24
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Hard balance"

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    Current Employee - Humanities Teacher in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rocketship Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great friends Competitive Salary (sometimes) network resources

    Cons

    politics a mess with credentialing bad insurance

    Advice to Management

    care about the happiness of your staff

    Rocketship Public Schools2019-04-08

    Rocketship Public Schools Response

    April 15, 2019Senior Director of Talent

    Thank you for your feedback. Most of our teachers say that their coworkers are the best part about the job, because our team is so dedicated and passionate about their work. We’re also proud to offer this incredible group competitive salaries and other great benefits. We agree ...

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Perfect Teacher Job for 1st or 2nd Year Teachers"

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    Current Employee - Teacher 

    I have been working at Rocketship Public Schools full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Effective coaching and teaching methods.

    Cons

    Constantly evaluating data, not enough time to analyze student work. The networks focus is test score driven to prove their schools out-perform public schools. Students do not have a holistic educational experience. Recess and Lunch are jammed in to a 30 minute time frame. (15 lunch/ 15 recess). That is not enough time for food to digest and or have fun.

    Rocketship Public Schools2019-04-05

    Rocketship Public Schools Response

    April 15, 2019Senior Director of Talent

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback! I’m glad that you find our coaching and teaching methods to be valuable -- we take great pride in our professional development, because it translates into success for our students. In fact, last year our students grew an average ...

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  10. "Great support with professional development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Rocketship Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Positive Team Culture & Data Driven

    Cons

    "All hands on deck" approach, will be asked to do things outside your job description

    Rocketship Public Schools2019-03-23
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