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Educated again at Austin ISD and the lessons learned

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Former Employee - Database Administrator  in  Austin, TX
Former Employee - Database Administrator in Austin, TX

I worked at Austin ISD full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

The work-life balance is great at Austin ISD, maybe too great! The total amount of time off amounts to almost 3 full months of total time off (including all holidays and PTO). Benefits for just the employee covered. The workload is extremely managable. The culture is open and friendly, with many pot luck lunches. The main administration buildings are in downtown Austin, which made my commute very easy and afforded many opportunities of the thriving downtown, such as Whole Foods, Sweetish Hill, Z' Tejas, and many others.

Cons

IT employees are 12 month employees, meaning no summers off. Salaries are definitely less than in the corporate industry. There really is no room for professional growth here, but if you want a job that you just coast at this could be the one. There is a lack of accountability which tends to affect productivity, but since we are all just trying to get by, good enough becomes the norm. And the worst is the politics between administration and teachers, but that's another review for another time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start with yourselves! Each department is not a silo. And just because two department heads do not like each other or get along, that should not be imposed on the whole district. Find a way to abstract the politics away from running a lean, mean, education machine.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Austin ISD

  1.  

    great people, good benefits, good work environment, never boring

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Austin ISD

    Pros

    vacation days and holidays awesome
    friendly people
    decent compensation

    Cons

    not compensated as well as private sector

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    top management gives little attention/advice from technology experts about major tech purchases and vision for IT

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    My overall experience has been good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Austin ISD

    Pros

    Get to work with a lot good young adults
    Faculty is great

    Cons

    Salary is poor, for the work teachers do during the school year. It's 50 hour week or more job.

    No opinion of CEO
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