Miami Dade Public Schools

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Miami Dade Public Schools Reviews

Updated October 25, 2014
Updated October 25, 2014
70 Reviews
3.2
70 Reviews
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Miami Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho
Alberto M. Carvalho
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Vacation time, medical, life insurance coverage (in 3 reviews)

  • The school system can be a great place to work, but it all depends on where you are put (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • There is not too much room for growth (in 4 reviews)

  • You work for public industry for lower pay expecting job security and good benefits (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Solid organization where you can grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community School Specialist in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Community School Specialist in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    One thing I am assure of is that when you are a full-time employee you are given a lot of tools to support you in keeping your job. Miami County Public Schools just don't fire someone on the spot unless they have did something drastic for an example: you killing someone

    Cons

    Well right now things are tight in getting a raise. We haven't had a raise since the year of 2007. What they have presented to us is what they call retro pay, however they take the monies back along the way. So to me what it seem to look like a permanent raise is not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice, challenging job, good management, not too much room for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in Miami, FL

    I worked at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the managers and supervisors and nice and flexible. There are plenty of interesting projects to get involved in, although not always current.

    Cons

    There is not too much room for growth. It is hard to learn new technologies, unless you are working on a team that is using them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Miami Dade Public School System

    Current Employee - Elementary School Teacher in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Elementary School Teacher in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools part-time

    Pros

    Good alot of benefits and excellent retirement plan with the drop program!

    Cons

    Parents can be a pain and I dont have someone to help me check grades.

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  5.  

    Teachers Deserve Better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Holiday breaks are the only benefit.

    Cons

    too much pressure on teachers and students; poor salary; more responsibilities added without commensurate raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raise salaries by MORE than the increases to benefits' costs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Worked in the after school program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher, Kindergarten in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Teacher, Kindergarten in Miami, FL

    I worked at Miami Dade Public Schools part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    personal growth, promotions, nice team

    Cons

    I did not really have a con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Teaching in Miami-Dade County Public Schools

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture--depending on your school & the administration
    Impact children's lives

    Cons

    Gets bogged down with bureaucracy.
    Major changes and shifts with policy seriously affects you in the classroom, but that's every school.
    Benefits like healthcare used to be great but not so much now.It's very limited in where you go and who you see, and if you want options for doctors, you have to pay out of pocket from each paycheck--ouch.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Bureaucratique feifdoms

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Miami, FL

    I worked at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people working hard to make a diffference

    Cons

    Education takes a back seat to politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I really respect Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho, but there is a lot of favoritism toward Latino/Hispanic employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Administration in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - District Administration in Miami, FL

    I worked at Miami Dade Public Schools part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's great to work in a district where the Superintendent who has such a clear vision and is accomplishing so much on behalf of students.

    Cons

    If you are not Hispanic/Latino - particularly Cuban - you cannot expect to be treated fairly in regards to getting a fair shot at an one position, raises, promotions, equal pay. Some of the things that happen are a violation of employment law and a violation of the civil rights of employees who are not Hispanic/Latino.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get serious about ending the biases against anyone who is not Hispanic/Latino (Cuban) or doesn't speak Spanish. The District is majority Hispanic/Latino. Even so, children and employees of other backgrounds in the District have the right to be treated fairly. Insist the people are truly bi-lingual and not just Spanish-speaking people who do not speak English proficiently according to professional standards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Teacher

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Get to work with kids, enjoyable atomsphere, great weather.

    Cons

    Work-life balance. Especially in an ETO school. Often the schools are broken and the district doesn't give funding for basic materials.

  11.  

    Never a dull moment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - School Psychologist in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - School Psychologist in Miami, FL

    I worked at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people of Miami are wonderful. Always treated like family, both by supervisors/colleagues as well as parents. Great support system by fellow school psychologists. Also, great calendar schedule (same as teachers) and good work/family balance.

    Cons

    Barely any salary increase from one yr to the next. One of the lowest in the country for what we do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay to what we are worth. We put our heart and soul into the support we provide our schools and are shown little compensation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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