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Building Educated Leaders for Life Reviews

Updated 23 August, 2018
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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)

  • "Want to work with kids with problematic histories and try to create a positive environment" (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. "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


  2. 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.

  3. "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


  4. "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!


  5. 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


  6. "Great Place"

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    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


  7. "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

  8. "Good Experience..."

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    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Building Educated Leaders for Life part-time

    Pros

    The teacher assistant position is great for college students considering a teaching career.

    Cons

    Only after school positions during the school year...it would be great if they had a program setup for the weekend as well.


  9. "BELL Charlotte"

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    Former Employee - Instructional Coach in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Instructional Coach in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The BELL Program provided students across the Charlotte region with opportunities to grow their reading skills in a fun and engaging way. Fun was infused throughout program activities!

    Cons

    Curriculum materials were not aligned to the instructional needs of all students. This made planning a bit challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Consider hiring a Literacy Specialist who can assist with instructional decisions around selecting curriculum materials and supplementary resources that are matched to the needs of the students served.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Academic Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Building Educated Leaders for Life full-time

    Pros

    Being able to work with kids.

    Cons

    - No planning period from 8:30-3pm
    - Administratuve staff did not manage the operational/logistical functioning of the site.
    - Zero Tolerance / school to prison climate for children
    - Student data was manipulated to show academic gains that did not actually happen
    - Filed trips were unsafe because the admin staff's failure to manage logistics and be accountable

    Advice to Management

    Stop manipulating student data. Hire admin who can manage logistics. Provide teachers with a planning period.