Chandler Unified School District

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Updated April 12, 2015
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  1. Network Administrator IT Security

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chandler Unified School District

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible and extremely fair, the district provides a succeeding environment.

    Cons

    Salary is under market average due to economy and bonds.

    Advice to Management

    Consider reinvestment for technology certifications.

  2. They are very supportive and protective of their teachers. They work hard to keep good teachers.

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Teacher in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Chandler Unified School District

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The have a great support system to help teachers get their hours of recertification.

    Cons

    The only negative is that insurance is expensive.

    Advice to Management

    The management of the district is great

  3. Best district to work for!

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    Former Employee - High School Teacher in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - High School Teacher in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Chandler Unified School District full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    When all of the other districts were laying off, Chandler did not. They did all they could do to retain employees that wanted to be there.

    Cons

    Their 'big brother' attitude is a bit too much. The control over internet access for students and teachers is way too controlling in this day. They are not as 'forward thinking' as I would like.

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  5. Live & Learn

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    Current Employee - IT/AV Technology in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - IT/AV Technology in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Chandler Unified School District full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Community, Kids, and great energy around you. Teachers are true hero's!

    Cons

    Rampant Nepotism, interdepartmental in fighting, old school ignorance, very political.

    Advice to Management

    Get District#80 and individual School Management on same page. Break the vicious "Farm Family" nepotism, weed out those waiting to retire/faking it. Bring in outside purchasing to break up family contract awards. Bring in senior outside management. New Superintendent

  6. ok as school districts go in Arizona. best of a poor lot!

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    Former Employee - Custodian in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Custodian in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Chandler Unified School District full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    decent academic standing. good parent participation in volunteer activities.

    Cons

    poor management. little to no opportunity for growth unless you are political with district. superintendent and associate superintendents very cliquey. shortage of fulltime positions as f/t positions come with benefits they try to avoid paying. football program means more than academics at some high schools. (Hamilton high)

    Advice to Management

    train your mid level managers in people skills. (many are sorely lacking in them.) follow district policies in internal promotion to foster growth in district. many times jobs aren't even posted internally or candidate is already picked before job is even posted.

  7. Supportive district, lots of training available, room to be creative

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Chandler Unified School District full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Clean, newer buildings, with up-to-date "ish" technology; curriculum that was geared to really work with elevating kid performance; supportive administration

    Cons

    Clique"y" staff; stuffy, uptight teachers who felt like they were maybe better than everyone else; high expectations on your personal time

    Advice to Management

    Work to break up the catty women and their groups

  8. Great Regular Employment

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    Former Employee - Program Secretary in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Program Secretary in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Chandler Unified School District full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Same work schedules, vacations, holidays

    Cons

    Some middle management should be out the door.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to listen to all parties.

  9. Great Family Culture

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    Former Employee - Paraprofessional in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Paraprofessional in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Chandler Unified School District full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Central office cares about employees
    Strong financial school district
    Well maintained schools

    Cons

    Gossip about other staff's personal lives

    Advice to Management

    Increase use of Teaching Intern program to attract mid-life career changers to education

  10. Stable as far as AZ goes

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Teacher in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Chandler Unified School District full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Dedicated staff, supportive board and superintendent. Great community, clean, new schools. Excellent resources available and decent district training opportunities

    Cons

    Located in the state of AZ, funding is abysmal. In the last 5 years I have seen my pay decrease as a result in cuts to special programs and revenue. Salary was restructured, very little opportunity to advance through hard work

    Advice to Management

    Pay the best teachers more so you can retain the nest

  11. Not bad when school is in session and able to get OT.

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Chandler Unified School District

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    9 weeks on and 2 weeks off.
    Flexible schedule, you can choose a very short route (4 hrs/day) or a longer route (7 hrs/day) or you can set your own schedule by just doing trips. If you are retired or have other source of income this can be a great supplemental job. Lots of holidays.

    Cons

    No opportunity to advance unless you do your share of brown-nosing. Management does not reward outstanding performance by employees (i.e. "employee of the week" is a name drawn from a hat, literally), why not actually reward employees for a job well done. 9 weeks on and 2 weeks off, unpaid. After 5-7 years when you have some senority you may be able to do a route or trips for the 12+/- weeks school is out during the year. Very little loyalty in management.

    Advice to Management

    Be loyal. Reward outstanding behavior and treat all employees the same. Employees want to see you when caught doing something right not just when doing something wrong.

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