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The workplace where the people are the hurdle

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Educator in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Educator in Seattle, WA

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

If you have a passion for education and like working with students this is a great place to work

Cons

The people in the organization are the biggest challenge. Compensation is not sufficient to attract the best and the brightest. Many come and go in administrative roles living things in a constant state of flux. It is difficult to build long term improvements under such conditions.

Advice to Management

Avoid the ongoing turbulence. Stop the personnel churn

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  1. Teacher

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent training, great staff, depending on the school you're in

    Cons

    Poor management, terrible pay and poor salary increases


  2. Can be a wonderful working environment but politics and budget issues limit mobility

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hourly Payroll and Retirement Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Hourly Payroll and Retirement Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Many individual departments are full of capable and dedicated team members that make coming to work a joy.

    Cons

    The central office can be a volatile place because of budget cuts and school staff that don't appreciate the work of the central office employees. Promotions are promised and then don't materialize because of budgetary reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep your promises of promotion or don't offer them in the first place. Also find a way to get more money from the state!


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