Hawaii State Department of Education

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Hawaii State Department of Education Reviews

Updated July 11, 2015
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  1. SPED Teacher

    Current Employee - SPED Teacher in Hilo, HI
    Current Employee - SPED Teacher in Hilo, HI

    I have been working at Hawaii State Department of Education full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is a Friendly environment

    Cons

    There is too much Political drama

    Advice to Management

    Return to the classroom


  2. Every School is Different

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    Former Employee - Reading Specialist, Teacher in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Reading Specialist, Teacher in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Hawaii State Department of Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Climate of most schools are generally friendly and collaborative

    Cons

    State initiatives sometimes interfere with focus and quality of instruction

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication with teachers at school level


  3. Substitute Teacher

    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Honokaa, HI
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Honokaa, HI

    I have been working at Hawaii State Department of Education part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Faculty and Students amazing. Interesting and versatile work. Love being able to teach K-12. Love my community!

    Cons

    With a graduate degree and teaching experience, I cannot teach permanently because I do not have a degree in education.

    Advice to Management

    Try to find ways to support your good substitute teachers and we will stick around.


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  5. part time teacher

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Waianae, HI
    Current Employee - Teacher in Waianae, HI

    I have been working at Hawaii State Department of Education part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best part is the m-f schedule. The kids get attached to you also. Good pay especially for part time.

    Cons

    The hr part is horrible. Took a month to get my first check and they misspelled my first and last name.

    Advice to Management

    It is for the kids, but as far as paying employees on time tbey are lacking.


  6. Subsitute Teacher

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Wahiawä, HI
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Wahiawä, HI

    I worked at Hawaii State Department of Education part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, well defined job objectives. Wonderful children and staff, very easy to work for.

    Cons

    sometimes no substitute plans available


  7. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Office Clerk in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Office Clerk in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at Hawaii State Department of Education

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It is a great place to work. Although I am a transit member, they took a chance with me and I love it.

    Cons

    There is no cons, I am enjoying my job at the school


  8. Extremely good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Hilo, HI
    Current Employee - Teacher in Hilo, HI

    I have been working at Hawaii State Department of Education full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Extremely fair, and encouraging, honest, open, good.

    Cons

    Demanding, tiring, long, tedious, paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    Be good to your employees.


  9. Positive and challenging

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Mililani, HI
    Current Employee - Teacher in Mililani, HI

    I have been working at Hawaii State Department of Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -supportive professional community -great students -all the resources you could ask for as a teacher

    Cons

    -pay is not balanced with amount of work/effort

    Advice to Management

    Increase profession ism in communication


  10. Teaching is one of the hardest jobs out there, but it's nice being surrounded by people who are passionate.

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    Current Employee - Elementary Teacher in Kailua Kona, HI
    Current Employee - Elementary Teacher in Kailua Kona, HI

    I have been working at Hawaii State Department of Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    awesome breaks, great relationships, positive influence on community

    Cons

    Salary, job requirements in relation to compensation, inefficient beurocracy


  11. I am a high school teacher

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Teacher in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at Hawaii State Department of Education full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The students, benefits (vacation, health, retirement), and job stability. The students at my school are awesome! I work in the Leeward district. The vacation benefits are unlike any other profession, and Hawaii state worker benefits are very good.

    Cons

    The money is horrendously low for maintaining a decent lifestyle in Hawaii. I am a single person, and I struggle to support myself and my dog. Teachers are required to do more and more, which takes time away from being in the classroom.



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