Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Lithonia, GA – 7 May 2018
While at Discovery Academy I had the pleasure to assist bright and wonderful students and their family. The office atmosphere was open and fun. I enjoyed bonding and mentoring the students in my free time the most.
As an Associate Instructor, pay and benefits were good. Colleagues were helpful and respectful. The stress came from continuous observation and evaluation while working with a diverse community when, at times, academics was not the primary concern.
Therapist (Former Employee) – Provo, UT – 28 December 2017
Most of the people who work there like the kids and the program but do not enjoy the way that things are run. Professionals are expected to work 40+ hours in the office and be on call 24/7 365 days a year, vacation is hard to take and you are always expected to answer your phone and email for work related things that come up.
Papillion- Lead Classroom Instructor (Former Employee) – Papillion, NE – 8 November 2017
Working was always interesting, there was never a dull moment. I loved putting together lesson plans and watching the childrens excitement grow as they were learning. The ages of the students was pretty young so there were lots of potty training accidents that would cause time constraints. I enjoyed talking and getting to know all the students parents and building a core relationship with them.
Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) – Provo, UT – 30 October 2017
Extremely low pay for the amount of work expected from employees. Hard to get upper management on your side. Risk to reward is very lopsided. Feel like you don’t have the higher ups on your side on anything. Always having to get overtime just to make ends meet. Upper management getting upset when you get overtime. They never take the staffs word for anything. Work for a dollar and get a penny and expected to be grateful. Open discrimination and racial profiling against certain ethnic backgrounds.
Flexible hours, great coworkers
Poor working conditions, poor upper management, poor pay, Poor benefits, lack of communication from upper management, high stress level.
Medical Assistance (Former Employee) – Provo, UT – 27 July 2017
Too start the day off, I would go into work make sure that all the patient medication was set up and pass out to the correct patients. Make all medical appointments, take vials. work with families, and insurance providers. Taking care of patients daily needs. I loved working with the patients, and staff.
Mentor for at risk teenagers (Supervisor) (Current Employee) – Provo, UT – 2 May 2017
It was one of the hardest jobs I've ever had. It might have been bearable if my coworkers were reliable and helped, but they didn't. Also the company as a whole doesn't care about the mentors at all. We do all the hard work and they don't see it. It was a terrible experience for me. I will never work here again and will never recommed someone to work here either.
Assistant director (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – 20 March 2017
Great place to work! Management is fair and caring! I have learned lost when it comes to business part of child care. its very enjoyable to wrokin an environment where people want to be and the owner leads be example... always smiling and positive. the whole day is happy and makes it easy to come to work. like all jobs there are times whe it can be difficult especially with childrfen involved.
I would go in every Wednesday from 8am-1pm. I learned a lot from working with these kids because the majority of them have some sort of behavioral issue. It was not only my first time being in a classroom but also my first time dealing with these kinds of behaviors and kids. I didn't necessarily have coworkers, it was just me and the teacher. The hardest part of the job was taking authority with the kids, but by the end of the year I was doing pretty well, it just took some time. The most enjoyable part of the jobs were the kids of course. I got really close with all of them and built some really strong relationships, I am hoping to go back next semester and follow them to 4th grade.
Front Desk/ Receptionist (Current Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – 20 April 2016
I enjoy working here always great environment and just amazing team Maintain a clean, organized and pleasant appearance of receptionist area, assist teachers with any paperwork needed as well as assisting in the classrooms when needed, file student’s information and keep well organized in file cabinets. Perform the general office duties including the schedule of any tours to visit the school as well as faxing forms needed for student records. Collect tuition and collect any payments needed such as uniform fees and/ or lunch fees. Organize all the student files, teacher’s worksheets and employee’s files.
hardest part of the job is leaving most enjoyable every morning as the children get to school excited to learn.
It's a challenging and fun environment, mentoring teenagers.
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Provo, UT – 20 January 2016
I enjoy working the teenagers and seeing the change and progress from when they first arrive. I enjoy the weekend activities and just the caring environment. My co-workers are awesome and also make work fun and exciting. I would say the hardest part of my job is that not everyday goes smooth because of the stress that comes with being in a therapeutic setting. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the students graduate and go back home with their family.
Fun activities, mentoring teenagers, and seeing the change.
very fast paced child care enviroment, but enjoyed being busy.
Assistant Director (Former Employee) – Frisco, TX – 4 January 2016
overall was a great experience and enjoyed the people I worked with. I just wish it might have been a little more organized. Some days were great and running smooth and some days I felt like the whole place was about to fall apart.
Manager, Human Resources (Former Employee) – Provo, UT – 10 December 2015
Discover Academy was a pleasure to work for. The clients came from all over the nation and all had different upbringings which was great to talk about but at times difficult when one client bumps heads with another due to different upbringings. I had the pleasure of managing the residential side and was able to work side by side with the therapists and school advisers. Each client had different needs and constant training were given to the staff to help them out in assisting the clients in their personal growth and development. The therapist were great. The activities were well thought out and prepared for. The advancement was limited until someone left the company or you stood out among the other employees. I kept training the staff to take my position to motivate them and leaders did prevail. The benefits were just the general. All in all, Discovery Academy was a fantastic company to work for at that time in my life.
Preschool Teacher (Former Employee) – Teacher – 14 August 2015
Taught a half-day pre school program class of 10 children. The day was broke down into short increments of time in order to maintain the attention of young children. This job was rewarding and enjoyable.
Kitchen Manager (Former Employee) – chicago,il – 21 September 2014
Discovery Academy was a great energetic place to work. I was in charge of preparing menus as well as meals & encouraging children to try new foods. I've learned how to budget & maintain product cost. I worked very well with my co-workers. the hardest part of my job was leaving because I know the children will not get the diverse, nutritious meals they most likely don't get a home. the most enjoyable part is seeing kids enjoy food of all kinds And they encourage their parents to cook foods they otherwise wouldn't.