Working at Curro Holdings Ltd: Company Overview and Reviews in South Africa

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Curro Holdings Ltd
3,5
79 reviews
Curro Holdings Ltd, ZA Ratings
3,5
Average rating of 79 reviews on Indeed
3,0Work-Life Balance
2,7Pay & Benefits
3,0Job Security & Advancement
3,0Management
3,4Culture
Headquarters
Cape Town
Employees
1,001 to 5,000
Revenue
Unknown
Industry
Education and Schools

Popular jobs at Curro Holdings Ltd in South Africa

 Average SalarySalary Range
1 salary reported
R 6 500
per month
R 3 200-R 9 800
1 salary reported
R 3 000
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R 1 500-R 4 500
1 salary reported
R 17 500
per month
R 8 700-R 27 000
1 salary reported
R 23 000
per month
R 11 000-R 35 000
1 salary reported
R 5 000
per month
R 2 500-R 7 500
Salary Satisfaction
45%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay, in South Africa
Based on 137 reviews

Curro Holdings Ltd Reviews

Overall Reviews at Curro Holdings Ltd

1,0
Educator | Pretoria, Gauteng | 09 Jan 2019
My overall experience at curro
You are overworked, and expected to do things outside of your teaching parameters. You are most often expected to work a six day work week, which is not reflected in your pay. Many times you are criticised for your work, and not taking on enough. Many times educators are heaped with excessive amounts of mundane and nonsensical work. Your salary is NOT market related and your increases also don’t reflect a positive outlook on a decent monthly income. You are expected to work from 07h30 to 16h00. Provide extra classes and still attend events that end well after 22h00 due to having to take care of children who are left behind after the events end. You aren’t guaranteed any advancement what so ever. If you are afforded an advancement, your already heavy workload doubles. This is not the life you want. Students are rowdy and are given the advantage over the educator in every aspect. Growth is limited and there are no perks, inclusive of medical aid- which is offered but to full account of your own. The company doesn’t pay part of any perks. There is little opportunity to grow through enrichment and as such most opportunities are at own cost.
ProsNon
ConsSalary is not market related, working hours are excessive, management does not cooperate, the teacher is always wrong; overworked, no opportunities for advancement
4,0
Mathematics Education | Pretoria, Gauteng | 18 Sept 2014
Very nice and friendly work situation
Most importantly is to teach the learners Mathematics (learners from Gr 8 to Gr 12). I also present the Advanced Programme Mathematics course as an extra curricular activity. I am the part of the management team that is responsible for all administrative tasks concerning the running and governance at this institution - which is a private high school. The most wonderful colleagues to work with. The fun we have together, the jokes and all the good times. Although all other staffs were great, this was surely the best !! The hardest part of the job is to face reality that parents typify teachers. The most enjoyable part of my job was when a learner or a colleague or a parent or anybody, walks up to you and say "thank you sir". It doesn't happen a lot in this line of job but once every 2 or 3 years is enough to keep you going for another 5 !!
ProsFriends, teaching, explaining, knowing you make a difference
ConsI guess all jobs have their own cons. Here, it is same as everywhere.
5,0
Preschool Teacher | City of Johannesburg, Gauteng | 10 May 2018
Fun work place while maintaning total professionalisim
A typical day a work would be greeting all my students and parents as they arrive. Then dishing up breakfast, followed by ring time, assessments, Theme related craft of day, outside play, lunch and then a nap for the children, handing over to the after care and or being on duty for after care. Curro Wilgeheuwel workplace culture is a unique culture and one that is disciplined yet fun.Managing the expectations of the staff, your assistant, the children and their parents is one thing that im constantly learning about. The hardest part of my job is when parents dont comply and hang about in the mornings, this makes the children anxious which takes it longer for us as teachers or assistants to calm the child down and get back into the normal routine of the day. All my children show me unconditional love and care which is enough to brighten up any dull day.
Pros50% school fees for our children
Conslong hours
1,0
Clerk | Durbanville, Western Cape | 06 Oct 2020
Poor management, no people skills. Working environment not fun or exciting
Poor management. Work is nice and colleaques is great but the only problem is management in the call centre and the top dogs don't react to your complaints or concerns over these management. One of the jobs I loved but the environment under the leadership of this management was not healthy, and you just had to move on. It's a sad reality. Work environment with colleaques in the call centre was fun and we had a bond and worked well together however the management is the worse, don't have people skills, don't care about the staff and there wellbeing, they don't create proper working environment for the staff. They lie about everything example permenant contracts, increase in salary. Even if you report them nothing happens. You just a number in their eyes.
ProsFree coffee and tea
ConsLess pay, long hours. 6 days a week
3,0
School Principal | Johannesburg, Gauteng | 24 Sept 2020
Stressful and too much strife
I was not happy at the school. The school was barely 1 and a half years old and we had 2 admin people and 15 teachers resigning since last year. All 920 odd pupils from gr r to gr9 in one building. Discipline issues. The heads who are all high school teachers run the foundation phase like the rest of the school. Our phase head resigned in the third term last year. Too many unhappy people. Salary does not equate the workload and stress. Unrealistic expectations. They make decisions and don't respect teachers opinions. I am an experienced teacher but they humour you and don't listen. Very important to keep parents happy and get more bums on the seats. Suppose to be private 33 in a class. NO ADMIN PERIODS FOR FOUNDATION PHASE TEACHERS.
ConsToo much unhappiness, disrespect for teachers expertise
2,0
Educator | Secunda, Mpumalanga | 24 Oct 2017
Enjoyable work, bad communication
Day starts typically at 07:00 with a meeting. School day commences at 07:30 until 14:00 with lessons, break time, hymn practice, PE and IT. Coaching commenced from about 14:00 to 16:00 most days. I learned to manage my time, plan in advance and work under pressure. Management is not very good at communicating effectively. Information was often passed on at the last minute. The workplace culture has a very negative atmosphere and employees are often overlooked for the work they put in. The hardest part was attempting to get things done on time, when communication was not effective. The most enjoyable part was watch young minds being formed and helping to build the future generation.
ProsLearned a variety of skills
ConsCommunication was not good at all
2,0
Teacher | Cape Town, Western Cape | 10 Aug 2017
Limited Opportunities but Great People
As a part-time teacher my day was quite free and open to planning. My schedule was easily planned and the kids and colleagues were easy to work with and keen to grow the school and its departments. However, remuneration for my job description was not competitive compared to other schools. Even after receiving my qualification, salary negotiations were turned down. Additionally, admin was made difficult due to the inability of management to provide internet access to part-time teachers for work use (emails). The company has massive potential to become something great, but they demand a lot of their employees. Although completely acceptable under normal circumstances, it is not always in line with the remuneration offered.
5,0
Educator | Bloemfontein, Free State | 17 Apr 2017
Productive
Enjoy being a teacher at Curro. You are the master in your own class. You are responsible for your own class in your own way. You want to give only your best. I have learned that no one can be you, do the best you can in one day and the rest will fall into place. People will not always like you, but you can always be YOU. We stand together and solve problems in a professional way.(Parents,Conflict, Children etc.) You have to manage a lot of tasks. Set up examination papers, managing different classes and grades. Most enjoyable part are the Children and none of the days are the same. The hardest part is examination time, to prepare them for the examination. Difficult parents.
ProsGood relationship with co-workers.
ConsLong hours
2,0
Educator | Midrand, Gauteng | 25 Sept 2021
Badly run and only care about if parents are happy
Curro schools are run like a business where the parents are pampered beyond the teachers means. The smaller schools are under resourced because their budget is always cut and resources are few and far between. The curriculum is good. As teachers you are pushed to the brink to meet many deadlines and you are given more tasks than physically possible. I have had many issues working here, and management does not take the health of their teachers seriously. Mental health is a laughable concept here, and concerns are brushed aside. "Yearly raise" is a fairy tale at Curro.
Prosa salary
Conslong hours, poor benefits, extensive activities, no support, no resources
4,0
Enrollment Manager | Johannesburg, Gauteng | 27 Oct 2017
Forward thinking, innovative and empowering organisation
An amazing company to work for. Every day has new and exciting challenges, but with the amazing employees where team work is part of every days experiences - nothing is impossible. Growth for employees is par for the course and with a mission to empower every individual to reach their potential, may it be staff, parents, learners or stakeholders every day is a ground breaking experience.
ProsStaff development, growing fast developing brand so scope to grow proffessionally.
1,0
Administrator | Curro, Pontevedra provincia | 02 Apr 2019
Not Valued at all
I Work with lovely people, Curro does not grow you to your your full potential, they keep you stagnant. Depending on which department you are management can be good or extremely difficult to work with. Some only focus on areas that benefit them and can bring you down and keep you there if you challenge the system. the Culture is good as we depend on each other to get through the day. the hardest part of the Job is our Salaries with inflation in school fees, electricity,day to day living expenses Curro does not take all their staff into consideration only some) no acknowledgement,and recognizable unfair treatment.The most enjoyable part are my fellow staff members.
ProsPeople I work with.
ConsSalary, No Acknowledgement, unfair treatment, no empathy, do not Value people
1,0
Administrator | Curro, Pontevedra provincia | 14 Mar 2019
Not Valued at all
I Work with lovely people, Curro does not grow you to your your full potential, they keep you stagnant. Depending on which department you are management can be good or extremely difficult to work with. Some only focus on areas that benefit them and can bring you down and keep you there if you challenge the system. the Culture is good as we depend on each other to get through the day. the hardest part of the Job is our Salaries with inflation in school fees, electricity,day to day living expenses Curro does not take all their staff into consideration only some) no acknowledgement,and recognizable unfair treatment.The most enjoyable part are my fellow staff members.
ProsPeople I work with.
ConsSalary, No Acknowledgement, unfair treatment, no empathy, do not Value people

Questions And Answers about Curro Holdings Ltd

What is the interview process like at Curro Holdings Ltd?
Asked 15 Apr 2017
Interview take 1hr to interview one person
Answered 20 Jul 2020
It is normal and fair
Answered 04 Aug 2019
What is the company culture at Curro Holdings Ltd?
Asked 21 Aug 2018
Loved the ethos of the school
Answered 18 May 2019
If you are not a teacher or Teachers assistant, you get excluded. Well here at this school anyways
Answered 30 Oct 2018
Teachers salaries
Asked 12 May 2018
Way below standards. Average salary +/- R12000 per month. If the executive head likes you or knows you personally you tend to get a better offer.
Answered 27 Apr 2019
Definitely not market related. Teachers in government schools get better pay and better perks.
Answered 09 Jan 2019
What are the working hours at Curro Holdings Ltd?
Asked 06 Mar 2017
Hours are reasonable. it is all the hours after school for prep and setting of papers
Answered 22 Dec 2017
School hours and School holidays off. Work long hours after hours, if you are an educator. That is normal.
Answered 22 Apr 2017
How long will take aftet this intetview.
Asked 11 Nov 2017
It will take up to one week.
Answered 16 Mar 2022
A day or two
Answered 06 Oct 2020