Albuquerque Public Schools

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Albuquerque Public Schools Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
19 Reviews

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  1.  

    It has been good

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    Current Employee - Secretary Level III  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Secretary Level III in Albuquerque, NM

    Pros

    I enjoy working at the school with the children

    Cons

    You don't get any training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your employees more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good job if you are

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Teacher in Albuquerque, NM

    Pros

    Steady job
    Off early in the day
    Admin is usually hands off--just smile and things will be fine.

    Cons

    Very old school system in New Mexico where you could be a horrible teacher with 10 years under your belt and get a salary increase, but a phenomenal teacher will have to prove themselves for 3-6 years.
    Unorganized. Administration at the main office is a joke.
    Horrible benefits. The worst I've ever had--and I worked retail!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get organized. Quit bullying. You guys are worse than the kids.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Long term poor reputation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Retirement if you can stay long enough. And job stability is good. Reminds me of being back in school again, rather clicky.

    Cons

    I unfortunately do not know of anyone; existing or past, employee that has good things to say. Most will comment that it is a 'dysfunctional environment'. It is one of the major employers here so it's a major draw. It appears to be much like other very large school systems; is very top heavy. The pay is poor unless you are a principal or above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately everyone in this area already knows APS does not have a good reputation. This goes back for at least 30 yrs so I doubt anything will change if at all. Stop just moving around admin or anyone else when they are lacking in their job ; wack em'. Most get transferred instead of shown the door, that is unless they are caught doing something illegal with a student.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company no so good pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    lots of pto/sick/annual and very flexible with hours in some offices not all. Easy work as a level 3 secretary. Everyone is very friendly and willing to help

    Cons

    Working the district office has a lot of clicks and groups and if your not in the upper management the pay is not so good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employee's like people and not like your personal slaves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Improving every year…stable district to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

    Pros

    Lots of training opportunities, lots of open positions for teachers

    Cons

    District departments need to be linked- they are disconnected.
    Some schools need a building remodel.
    Schools vary in terms of systems and quality of staff- you have to find the right fit for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get into the schools- talk to the staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I have been working for APS for 15 years as a Special Education Teacher/Head Special Education Teacher.

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Albuquerque, NM

    Pros

    I currently work for the only PBL school of choice in APS, which is a great professional opportunity.

    Cons

    A 1% raise in the last 5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure equitable pay with other professions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Flawed Logic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fellow teachers will help a subsituite, who struggles in classroom management. Administrators will

    Cons

    260 days a week. Not bad right? Wrong! APS is bent out of shape. They xpect way too much of their employees, who are already stretched thin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a subsitute teacher, before you consider working in administration to get an idea of how difficult it is manage a classroom and manage your department/school.

  9.  

    Love ,my job, frustrated with salary

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    Current Employee - SLP  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - SLP in Albuquerque, NM

    Pros

    Great kids, great teachers, love job

    Cons

    HR, union, 3 tier salary system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to get rid of 3 tier pay system

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Solid, stable job, but the pay is awful

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Teacher in Albuquerque, NM

    Pros

    The kids are amazing, even at the "rough" schools. You get a steady paycheck, but it is whittled away by increasing contributions to retirement and insurance. No raise in five years. it's probably fine for single people, but tough to make ends meet for families

    Cons

    Only real cons are the pay.

    A lot of people think that the kids are unmotivated and "tough", but if you love teaching, and are open minded, you will be fine.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Just eh...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Teacher in Albuquerque, NM

    Pros

    Great hours, don't have a manager over you consistently.

    Cons

    Worst benefits ever! Pay scale is horrible, as well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Levels in teachers; time doesn't make you a better teacher.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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