Dallas Independent School District

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Updated April 11, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Horrible Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is great for a new teacher, and the students are amazing. I worked with a lot of very intelligent, dedicated educators.

    Cons

    My principal made my first year of teaching an absolute nightmare. The district pushed arbitrary policies and offered no support to teachers who were in need of help. Our school was COMPLETELY out of control--veteran teachers felt helpless and unsafe at work, and nobody was willing to help. Instead, teachers were constantly threatened with termination, and everybody was just miserable.

  2. Good Experience

    Current Employee - Teacher, Kindergarten in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher, Kindergarten in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas Independent School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love working for the district. It has good benefits and salary.

    Cons

    Have to bring a lot of work home.

  3. It was good until the last few years then it started to decline.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health benefits are decents and some of the schools are pretty good to work in.

    Cons

    No support from administration. Teachers work long and hard hours and get no support from the superintendent or school administration.

    Advice to Management

    Train your principals on how to talk to their teachers and staff personnel. Because some them talk to them like they have no feeling what soever.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Work load is fair. Great place to gain experience in the field.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Temp in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Temp in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas Independent School District part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    stability, great time off, flexible work schedule, work load is manageable, great starting ground for someone just entering the field

    Cons

    limited income growth potential, office culture can be negative at times but this is with any job, poor communication chain of command, expectations of employees are unclear, work environment can be dull

  6. Average Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Many available jobs for teachers

    Cons

    Once hired the process took too long to actually start.

    Advice to Management

    Expand the human resources team

  7. Helpful (1)

    Dallas ISD review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bilingual Elementary Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Bilingual Elementary Teacher in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas Independent School District full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get a chance work with great people, have a good salary, and opportunity to impact the lives of children.

    Cons

    There are a lot of bureaucratic nonsense that goes around. The work load is hefty at times, and there are lots of misconceptions from the community in general.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and support your teachers. We are the front line.

  8. Teacher

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas Independent School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are among the highest in the state.

    Cons

    A lot of recent changes

    Advice to Management

    Calm down and let us teach.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Overworked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Talent Partner in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Talent Partner in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Assisting the district find quality teachers for the children of Dallas ISD.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Work ridiculous hours. Constant HR reorgs. Summers are brutal.

    Advice to Management

    New hire training, more staff to handle workload

  10. Helpful (3)

    Micromanagement at it's Best

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Secondary Math Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Secondary Math Teacher in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas Independent School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, rewarding job. Amount of time away from the job is great and about the only real positive to being a teacher.

    Cons

    Awful pay and benefits, high stress environment. Administration loves to breathe down your neck. Policies come in the form of trends. Next year, there is a new buzz word that will magically solve every problem.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being hypocritical. Remember what it was like being a teacher.

  11. Helpful (2)

    5th grade Teacher

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - 5th Grade Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - 5th Grade Teacher in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Location, supplies and resources were accessible.

    Cons

    No specific direction. No communication. Lacks strategy across all levels of the district.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training. Communicate and guide teachers.

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