Edmonton Public Schools Reviews

Updated August 29, 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
    Recommends

    Pros

    fair treatment by school staff

    Cons

    there were too many seniors looking over your shoulder


  2. Teacher at Edmonton Public Schools

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    Current Employee - Teacher (IV Years University Education) in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Teacher (IV Years University Education) in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Colleagues are always very helpful and encouraging.

    Cons

    So far I haven't experienced any thing out of the ordinary about this school district.


  3. Great Employer

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work with kids. Good hours, fair pay, excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Can only take holidays during expensive peak times.


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  5. 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)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edmonton Public Schools full-time

    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


  6. 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)

    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.


  7. 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.


  8. Communications Department - UGH!

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


  9. Education Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  10. 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.


  11. Not a friendly place to work

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    Former Employee - Educator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Educator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are helpful. Many great people work there.

    Cons

    Management unsupportive. Teachers are seen as expendable.



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