School District of Philadelphia
2.5 of 5 83 reviews
www.phila.k12.pa.us Philadelphia, PA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Mar 25, 2014

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23% Approve of the CEO

School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite Jr

William R. Hite Jr

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24% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent Pay, Great Benefits, Great Schedule, Great Coworkers.

    ConsNo policies remain intact for the students to abide by. Constant threat of pay cuts due to anti-teacher superintendents.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat staff better. It's hard enough to get people to want to work in these places. Why would you try and push those who enjoy it out?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I love my students, my administrator, my parents, and my school.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSupportive coworkers and staff, the ability to work with various different types and levels of learner

    ConsThere's a bunch of problems within the system (union, SRC, contract, layoffs, etc.) but I try not to focus on that.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mail Clerk (Former Employee)
    Phila, PA

    ProsGot paid for holidays that I was off.

    ConsI didn't get much over time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI work well with other people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great chance for growth and chance to meet new people

    Food Worker (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsGood team work and a friendly place to work

    ConsStudents can be difficult at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to allow more work growth

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    Great job if you have a high tolerance for incompetence

    Guidance Counselor (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    Prospay, health benefits, retirement benefits, time off (can you say July and August!), job security. the feeling that you are making the world a better place, unionized (for many) work place.

    ConsIncompetence from higher ups, bully school principals, misbehaving students can often wear you down. Your work day is basically chaotic every day. Micromanagement to the extreme. Creativity is squashed. Most principals simply want obedience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet better principals and train them! The people that I know who have left have left because of either bully and unsupportive school principals, or simply just tired of incompetence from the district higher ups. They didn't leave because of the kids. Many good people who have left would still be with the district had they had better principals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My experience at the School District of Philadelphia has been one of growth

    Middle School Science Teacher (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    Prosprofessional development opportunities
    after school work opportunities
    students with potential
    students that pose a challenge can reach their potential

    Consbudget constraints
    current limited openings for transfer or new hires

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees as gifts

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting, not easy but wellpaid.

    Teacher (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsSafe place to work, possibilities to upgrade if you try.

    ConsIt's not easy to work with today's children disiplinarywise.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport more the teachers and do not trust much parents who complain for anything arguing that their children are best.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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