Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

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Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
42 Reviews
3.6
42 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Palce to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paraprofessional in Cypress, TX
    Former Employee - Paraprofessional in Cypress, TX

    I worked at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    benfits are good, compensation is not what you expect knowing you are doing part of teachers job.

    Cons

    training is very good, support in anyway you needed is provided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to give the opportunity for the support staff to growth within the campus that way good employees won't move to another campus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good co-workers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good co-workers and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    The janitor makes more money and benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Depends on the campus

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bilingual Elementary Teacher in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Bilingual Elementary Teacher in Katy, TX

    I worked at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The kids, colleagues and off in the summer

    Cons

    My campus is located on PLANTATION cove lane, where us teachers refer to ourselves as slaves because that is how we feel.
    There are just way too many issues in education, in general, for the teachers to have to deal with the politics and battle the administration at the campus level. Having a life outside of work is frowned upon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance was the biggest disappointment

    Superintendent should monitor annual employee satisfaction surveys a little more closely as well as high teacher turnovers at each campus.Watching really great teachers get bullied by administrators and run out of the profession is frustrating because I thought we were here for the kids

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Not Enough Gratitude Shown To Teachers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Cypress, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Cypress, TX

    I worked at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The students were thoughtful and kind. I also enjoyed interacting with most of the parents. The five years spent in CFISD were at least great from a strictly teaching perspective.

    Cons

    The politics are beyond horrendous. If you have a bad team leader or department chair, good luck! Each department is run like a fiefdom, and innovation is strongly discouraged. Nearly all members of the administration were either sociopaths or incompetent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vet your administrative hires better. When people are leaving your district for HISD or SBISD because of administrative foibles, you know you've got issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    had a good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Houston, TX

    I worked at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    it was pretty easy and good hours

    Cons

    only could work weekends about once a month

    Recommends
  7.  

    Good experience overall

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

    I worked at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    supporting work environment, fellow colleagues serve as great resources for case consultation, knowledgeable staff, great diversity, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    recent administration transition, some employees voices dont get heard. poor work allocation, some end up working for much longer hours and heavier workload.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Education administration

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    Current Employee - Administration in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administration in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Advancement potential & genuine enthusiasm for students and learning. Leader in educational practices, open to new concepts yet not fickle about grabbing every new trend.

    Cons

    Its a very large district, so it take persistence to implement change. A little too much 'top-down' management approach.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great District to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Cypress, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Cypress, TX

    I have been working at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working in the district is a great experience. My administration and co-workers were excellent. The district takes care of you with your curriculum and having this job with a family is a perfect fit.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be challenging at some points in the year. Papers to grade, grades to enter and preparing for the next day can be tough in your first year or two, but it gets easier.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I'm in the curriculum department

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    Current Employee - Curriculum Coach in Cypress, TX
    Current Employee - Curriculum Coach in Cypress, TX

    I have been working at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are opportunities to explore the best practices and have them implemented in the classroom with students. Ideas are always welcomed, but you need to back them up with research and expected outcomes.

    Cons

    The challenge in CFISD is time management. There is definitely not enough time to get work completed, especially when you have such high expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the time it takes to turn out quality products.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

    Pros

    Great place to work for teachers

    Cons

    no cons that i can think of

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