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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 for 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.

Doesn't Recommend
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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 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great learning environment, awesome kids, always challenging, and full of ambitious, young instructors.

    Cons

    Lack of employee retention due to high stress and perhaps to over-accountability and too much structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to make the work environment not only conducive to learning, but also to keeping high-quality instructors happy (i.e. creating more work-life balance across the network)!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A NOBLE Engagement of Our Children's Future

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    Current Employee - Noble Network Substitute Teacher  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Noble Network Substitute Teacher in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Superb culture. Discipline issues are minimal or non-existent. Teaching is actually going on! Certain campuses have you engaged full throttle, with a Powerpoint and the expectation for you to teach the lesson in the teacher's absence. Other campuses have busy work for the students or pertinent videos/movies for them to watch.
    Most of the principals are VERY welcoming and will learn your name quickly if you are there frequently. I only encountered one principal in Englewood, who would barely acknowledge your presence or barely speak to you when spoken to.
    The number of students going off to college at many of the campuses are 100%.

    Cons

    Multiple people might contact you daily. The system needs to be centralized. Currently it is not. There is no way for one campus to be aware that you are working at another campus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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