Edmonton Public Schools Reviews

Updated July 13, 2015
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  1. very satisfying

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, KY

    I have been working at Edmonton Public Schools

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    fair treatment by school staff

    Cons

    there were too many seniors looking over your shoulder


  2. my job at epsb

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    Current Employee - Special Needs E A in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Special Needs E A in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Edmonton Public Schools full-time

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

    Pros

    I love working with the kids and learning something new from them everyday, my school treats me like family,

    Cons

    hard to deal with certain parents who clearly neglect their kids, i want to take them all home with me and make everything better for them

    Advice to Management

    more accountability to parents for whats best for their children as far as their education and social development


  3. educational assistant supply support staff

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    Current Employee - Educational Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Educational Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Edmonton Public Schools

    Pros

    every school I have worked in is amazing , the people are so appreciative of everything you do. I meet so many great people working for supply and usually end up in long term positions . it is the best job I have ever had.

    Cons

    its hard to get the jobs you want because when you work at supply it dosent really count as years of service to build your seniority.


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  5. Teacher

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edmonton Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Love the job of teaching and the students, staff. An exciting and meaningful job!

    Cons

    Unsupported special needs students. Over-worked teachers and staff in most schools. Top-heavy organization. Have you seen the Blue Building (One Kingsway), Centre for Ed.

    Advice to Management

    Down-size staff in Centre for Ed. Consider moving to more affordable headquaters.


  6. Communications Department - UGH!

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    Former Employee - Communications Consultant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Communications Consultant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Edmonton Public Schools

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - decent salary - cheap parking at the blue building - some nice co-workers

    Cons

    - soooooo bureaucratic - extremely uncreative, not innovative - boring - politics - TERRIBLE leadership in central services - soul-sucking

    Advice to Management

    Maybe stop firing people all the time. Luckily I never was, but my boss was, and two other communications consultants were. I advocated for social media, effective advertising for schools, etc and was told to shut up basically. Subsequently, all my suggestions from 2006 have since been adopted. I was way too creative and ahead of the times.


  7. Education Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Edmonton Public Schools part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work climate is usually supportive and focused on the students. There are lots of learning opportunities and co-workers are generally helpful.

    Cons

    The job climate does not allow for any criticism of anyone. This does mean that some people that need feedback to improve their performance do not always get it.


  8. Edmonton Public schools is a leader id educational principles for children and in its outer circles it is known for its

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    Current Employee - Teacher and Substitute Teacher in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Teacher and Substitute Teacher in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Edmonton Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Teachers receive above average salaries and excellent support from the district. Substitute teachers receive adequate to good compensation.

    Cons

    Edmonton Public schools operates from the Top Down and if a teacher voices an opinion not in line with the present school’s philosophy, that teacher is taken aside and lectured. Novice full time teachers are often given the most challenging students in a school where seasoned teachers are given the easier classes, a practice used by most school districts. There is much criticism of Substitute teachers by both principals and full-time teachers. There is too much hiring of retired teachers as Substitute teachers thus reducing the line of regular Substitutes into the profession.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to demonstrate respect to all levels of employees and I would only recommend this company for Full-time teachers.


  9. Not a friendly place to work

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    Former Employee - Educator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Educator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Edmonton Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are helpful. Many great people work there.

    Cons

    Management unsupportive. Teachers are seen as expendable.


  10. A great job but very limited ability to advance your career.

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    Former Employee - Curriculum Specialist in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Curriculum Specialist in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Edmonton Public Schools

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Maintained teacher salary and benefits plus an additional stipend equivalent to what an AP would make in a school. Was able to focus on helping teachers and specializing in a subject area. It was a nice break from the classroom.

    Cons

    BUREAUCRATIC!!! Which was hard to take at times. There is a huge disconnect from the realities of classroom teaching to what is perceived at Edmonton Public by senior managers. Some have lost sight of what is in the best interests of students.

    Advice to Management

    You need to find ways to remain in touch with the realities of the classroom and the demands on teachers.


  11. great some days, bad some days... that's teaching.

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Edmonton Public Schools

    Pros

    large school district. able to work as a substitute teacher pretty much full time if you know how to market yourself well and do a good job.

    Cons

    tons of new teachers and not a lot of jobs... if you want to make it in this game you have to be excellent at your profession or you won't make it in this city.

    Advice to Management

    do a better job at hiring good teachers and keeping them in the profession.



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