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A wonderful school that values students and teachers

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Former Employee - Teacher  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Teacher in Washington, DC

I worked at Sidwell Friends School

Pros

Sidwell excels in maintaining a diverse workplace. The school is very supportive of employee professional growth and provides paid stipends for travel and tuition reimbursement for continuing education.

Cons

Like any workplace, there are in-house politics.

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No advice at this time.

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  1.  

    This place is a case study when it comes to a dysfunctional workplace

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sidwell Friends School

    Pros

    -teachers have a lot of say in the decisions made school-wide
    -excellent benefits
    -the kids are generally great
    -most people here really care about what they do

    Cons

    -quaker decision making. it takes 3 meetings to decide what brand of pencils to buy. (exaggerating, but there are meetings about meetings.)
    -very passive aggressive faculty and staff
    -some people are resistant to change
    -some people complain about the smallest things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your staff have to spend time in a public school--give them a chance to see how our neighbors across the street deal with problems. Put your foot down when it comes to some decisions--sometimes you all have really great ideas, but thanks to the complaints a few people, some decisions aren't made.

    Neutral Outlook
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    Nice Job environment

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    Former Employee - Specail Police  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Specail Police in Washington, DC

    I worked at Sidwell Friends School full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It was a educational and work friendly experience. the campus has a diverse population and everyone is treated the same.The employees all work together and the campus is really an exciting place to work.

    Cons

    The challenges are learning the staff and campus life but there are not worries because there is always training available for areas that you may need to grow, computer, job wise or exchanging departments all together it an option to look forward to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management always provide incentives for their employees to gain training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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