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Building Educated Leaders for Life Reviews

Updated 8 April, 2019
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Building Educated Leaders for Life Chief Executive Officer Lauren Gilbert
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Pros
  • "Great, mission driven organization and dedicated staff" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Working with faculty and program staff across the country" (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • "Reorganized to better serve our scholars which was needed but some people of course don't respond well to change" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Building Educated Leaders for Life part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to grow in your educational experience. Can use this job to propel into full time teaching. Great pay

    Cons

    no benefits. inconsistent leadership, they always leave. no job security

    Advice to Management

    be transparent with staff. let them know with time about any major changes and inconveniences to them. Staff appreciation.


  2. "Great Time Depending On Location"

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    Former Employee - Enrichment Teacher in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Enrichment Teacher in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Building Educated Leaders for Life part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing Staff at Summit Hall site in Gaithersburg
    Really connected with my older student cluster
    Unforgettable scholars
    Life-changing experience

    Cons

    Wish there were year-long positions

  3. "Great company making a difference for the communities they serve"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Evaluator in Remote, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Evaluator in Remote, OR (US)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Building Educated Leaders for Life part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with faculty and program staff across the country
    Observing various teaching strategies and curriculum at work
    Commitment to service under-resourced communities and partner with other orgs doing similar programming
    Comprehensive training on BELL tools

    Cons

    I wish there were opportunities to visit more sites. I expected to be busy through most of the summer, but there weren't enough program site matches to be truly part time.


  4. "Overall Great Summer Experience!"

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    Former Employee - Summer Implementation Manager in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Implementation Manager in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Recommends

    I worked at Building Educated Leaders for Life full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * Great coworkers
    * Awesome scholars
    *Great experience

    Cons

    Depending on your geographic location, the interactions with the parents can be a bit aggressive and urban.
    Did feel like I was being tossed out in the fire with not enough prior preparation. Basically a learn as you go feel.

    Advice to Management

    Help prepare for the summer a little earlier so everyone doesnt have to rush when the program begins


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great mission, poor employee culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, important mission for education

    Cons

    unnecessary hierarchy, constant strategic reorganization leads to disorganization , and awful benefits, Limited opportunities for growth, lack of staff culture. Lack of cultural competency amongst staff.

    Advice to Management

    Make clear employee pipeline for growth, prioritize diversity in all forms of leadership, improve healthcare plan and PD.


  6. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Building Educated Leaders for Life full-time

    Pros

    People are great. Mission driven org.

    Cons

    Unproductive meetings to plan meetings


  7. "Passion required, best job I have ever had."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Building Educated Leaders for Life full-time

    Pros

    Cares about employees, good salaries, moving forward to better the lives of scholars. If you care about children and have passion, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Reorganized to better serve our scholars which was needed but some people of course don't respond well to change. We needed to change so I am grateful that we did!

    Advice to Management

    Please keep moving us forward!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Ehh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    pay, nice perks, parking, mission was great

    Cons

    no communication, reorg changed things


  9. "Great Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Dorchester, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Dorchester, MA (US)
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Building Educated Leaders for Life full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, and culture

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Bell"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Building Educated Leaders for Life (Less than a year)

    Pros

    had a wonderful time working for bell learned alot

    Cons

    nothing would not change a thing

    Advice to Management

    Thank You