Henrico County Public Schools

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Updated May 6, 2014

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3.3 10 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

Henrico County Public Schools Superintendent Patrick Russo

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Hcps

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWorking with kids, always fun!

    ConsBeaurocrats. Too much testing. Zero tolerance silly

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    pleasant

    Food Service (Former Employee) Richmond, VA

    ProsIt was an experience working for HCPS

    ConsSometimes getting the kids to focus

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep being patient.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    When they want to terminate you they find a reason

    Instructional Assistant/Special Ed (Former Employee) Henrico, VA

    ProsPrior to the last 5 years, I enjoyed my work

    ConsI was promised advancement which never came

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter mentoring of new employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Discriminatory and Abusive

    Technology Support Specialist (Former Employee) Richmond, VA

    ProsAn opportunity to help kids grow
    A pension retirement program backed by many employees
    Time off during student breaks

    ConsManagement and staff routinely harass employees.
    Harassment includes:
    * Punative workloads
    * Public humilation
    * Derogatory homophobic name-calling
    * Dishonest review process that does not include reviews for management
    * Poor oversight of management
    * Lack of team building
    * No tranparency or communication of organizational goals
    * Pays far under market

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe culture must change to be inclusive, safe, and respectful of minority classes of people.
    If institutional change is not possible, out-sourcing staff can remove the responsibility.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Well funded school system trying to come to terms with high stakes testing

    Elementary Teacher (Former Employee) Varina, VA

    ProsCompetitive salary, many resources, great regional location.

    ConsPrincipals can vary in support, staff often under pressure to perform without parental support

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport teaching staff when conflicts arise with parents.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I enjoyed working at Harvie. The children and the staff were wonderful. It was a very positive environment.

    Instructional Aide (Former Employee) Richmond, VA

    ProsIt is a lot of fun.

    ConsBudget cuts can end your job suddenly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more aides.. The teacher's need a break sometimes!

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    My experience has been very demanding versus other school systems but also very rewarding.

    Teacher (Current Employee)

    ProsHenrico county schools have a lot of resources available to both teachers and students which help make lesson more interesting and fun for children.

    ConsLunches and planning periods are not equally divided amongst all teachers in Henrico County. I find myself having a 15 minute lunch break and no time to run to the bathroom many days.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should make sure all teachers are recognized for their efforts and hard work and not exclude elective teachers. Also make sure all teachers have equal planning, duty, and lunch periods.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good place t work

    Teacher (Current Employee) Richmond, VA

    Prosoverall good place to work

    Consvery large district not equitable across schools

    Advice to Senior Managementdistribute resources more equitably

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    pros and cons in very large, very diverse school district

    Teacher (Former Employee)

    ProsPrincipal and administrative staff are good people but they're just treading water trying to stay ahead of NCLB's unfunded mandates. There are some very good people teaching kids in these schools and some of the schools are clean and well equipped.

    Conssome schools-mine included--are in poor condition, dirty. HIgh staff turn over. MOney is distributed unevenly. Schedules are inconsistent and for some reason special area teachers get inordinate amounts of planning time while regular ed teachers barely get planning times 4 out of 5 days.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate fair and uniform schedules. Insist on clean buildings. Provide adequate money for classroom supplies.

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    A great place to work for an educator.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) University of Richmond, VA

    ProsThere is a focus on student achievement, technology, and professional development

    ConsSome of the principals are totally ineffective, although most are decent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease ensure that school administrators are more effective. Problem schools almost always have problem principals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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