Nile Academy Reviews

Updated Jan 11, 2021

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  1. "Friendly Work Environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Toronto, ON
    Recommends

    I have been working at Nile Academy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, inclusive, respectful, professional development opportunities, small size classrooms, fulfillment, room for growth, supportive parents.

    Cons

    Modest salary, policies can be more clear and well-defined.

  2. "Good place to start gain teaching experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nile Academy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, small size classes, PD incentives, and

    Cons

    Low salary range, no benefits


  3. "Terrible"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Teacher in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Nile Academy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Spend time with children, learn from children

    Cons

    Sexist, discriminatory, no qualifications, no training, no support, no positivity

  4. "Not a good school"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School 

    I worked at Nile Academy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Small class sizes and lovely students.

    Cons

    Very racist, and school structures that marginalize the minority Somali community.

  5. "Do not work here"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nile Academy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Leaving the school was the only pro of my experience

    Cons

    This school needs to be shut down. If you are a woman working at the school, you will be blamed for everything you do. Students will get away with bad behaviour. You get no admin support and you end up paying out of your own pocket to pay for resources.

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    "Human Rights Violations -avoid!!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - English Teacher in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nile Academy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Other new teachers became friends

    Cons

    At the boys’ school, female teachers faced daily sexual, verbal, and emotional harassment from the students and the management victim-blamed them and told them to “wear longer skirts” (longer than knee-length). Male teachers are respected and are allowed to get away with behaviour (yelling at students) that the women were swiftly penalized for. Toxic environment for women -avoid!!

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  7. "Happy working Environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nile Academy full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, everybody are helping each other. Administration take care all staff.

    Cons

    Overload and carrying multiple job titles and functions on one persons shoulder is making it hard to work.

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  8. "A great place to work."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Nile Academy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great staff, like one big family, positive work environment, supportive administration. Great place to start your career. I worked there for 2 years and I miss it!

    Cons

    It's a non-profit organization so you can't expect a huge salary.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Computer Science Teacher in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nile Academy

    Pros

    Very friendly environment. Administration is very suportive, and will try everything to help you out along the way.

    Cons

    Some students are new to English and it can be challenging at times to communicate or teach.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Supportive Work Environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nile Academy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I am part of the administration at Nile Academy. I have had a wonderful experience with this school. The staff is supportive and understanding. These are the best hours I have had at a full-time job. Some of the students can at times be taxing on ones patience but I suppose that would be the case at any school. Overall though the students here are polite and well-behaved. They make the work here fulfilling. The team of teachers and management is a pleasure to work with. Some of them have been with the Academy for years. I have seen teachers go well beyond their call of duty in order to better assist the students.

    Cons

    The pay could always be better. Even though there aren't the usual benefits of healthcare and such the management is very understanding and tries to help as much as possible.

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