Olathe School District

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Olathe School District Reviews

Updated July 3, 2014
Updated July 3, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great District to Work For

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Olathe School District full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits
    Professional Co-Workers with high degrees
    Personal Recognition
    Excellent Yearly Schedule

    Cons

    No Room for Advancement
    Compensation is Stagnate at this time
    There is really no other cons for working for a School District. It really is a wonderful and rewarding job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Olathe School District

    Pros

    Many different opportunities for job selection

    Cons

    Had to apply as an external candidate depending on positions even after working there for 2 years.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Loved the district, the people and the overall experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Olathe, KS

    I worked at Olathe School District part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Great location in south Johnson County
    - Staff has wonderful work ethic, very friendly and helpful, welcoming
    - Diverse student population

    Cons

    - Very exclusive schools; job opportunities can be hard to find
    - Large classroom counts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up more schools?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    A great place to work and make a difference

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Assistant in Olathe, KS

    I worked at Olathe School District part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great schedule, Make a difference

    Cons

    Raises and career growth is very limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Notice what classified employees are doing--making a difference

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Wawatc WaWallllll

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Olathe School District full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very dedicated, hardworking teachers and strong commitment to quality education. Excellent school district. Low pay and benefits for part-time.

    Cons

    Watch out for politics! The union is a sacred cow, and union may try to burn your beneficial program if it will help them negotiate a salary or benefit increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include your talent in key decision-making. Don't let a few people in the union decide who your good employees are.

    Recommends
  7.  

    A well-managed school district focused on student learning.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Olathe School District

    Pros

    Great for entry level teachers

    Cons

    As with all districts these days, way too much emphasis on test scores

  8.  

    Will throw you under the bus if you don't go along to get along

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Teacher in Olathe, KS

    I worked at Olathe School District

    Pros

    Loved working with the students. I feel that the majority of teachers really care about the care and education of students.

    Cons

    Principals and district leadership do not actively want to fix problems. With repeated warnings administration paid lip-service to any issues and then blatantly ignored problems, including those which put students at risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit protecting incompetence and willingly championing mediocrity. You have all of the resources and potential to be a great school but you refuse to let yourself out of fear of your reputation.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Loved it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Elementary Orchestra Specialist in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Elementary Orchestra Specialist in Olathe, KS

    I have been working at Olathe School District

    Pros

    Great system for feedback and development of new teachers.

    Cons

    Needed more communication from Home Principal to traveling teacher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Work!

    Recommends
  10.  

    great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Olathe School District full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    security, stability, making a difference

    Cons

    low pay, sometimes parents dont care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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