Grand Rapids Public Schools

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2.2 4 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

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Bernard Taylor, Jr

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Its pretty great for a inner city school!

    Special Ed Secretary (Current Employee) Grand Rapids, MI

    Prossome really great committed people work here and despite what you hear the kids can be really great too

    ConsHR is a mess it takes them forever to get things done and the process for new employees is really vague. There is very little information relayed to you before you start working

    Advice to Senior Managementhave some consistency in HR and try to make rates for new parapros more competitive (especially the bilingual ones).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A rollercoaster of BS

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Grand Rapids, MI

    ProsThe students and the benefits offered.

    ConsAdvancement is difficult if your not part of the "click"

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    Go elsewhere, the leadership lacks ability and credibility.

    Teacher (Current Employee) Grand Rapids, MI

    ProsThere are many opportunities for lateral movement in the organization.

    ConsThe management is very poor. Those chosen to lead are often the poorest performers or those about ready to retire. There is a constant need on the part of management to blame others for mistakes. Additionally, there are very few expectations which are clearly stated. The management often makes decisions based upon pleasing specific people, not doing what is best for the organization or its stakeholders.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the superintendent, he is incompetent. Hire management from within, not those who have no experience in the district. Let the teachers teach, instead of having people with no classroom experience decide how things should be done in the classroom.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Past seven years horrible due to rampant, unchecked patronage

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPast history of quality education and still has a number of experienced, knowledgeable staff.

    ConsThe use of federal funds for at-risk students demonstrate the degree of incompetence and lack of research based knowledge of how to affect systemic change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect your employees in a manner that you would want to be respected.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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