Omaha Public Schools

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Omaha Public Schools Reviews

Updated July 26, 2014
Updated July 26, 2014
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to help educate youth

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    Former Employee - Paraprofessional in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Paraprofessional in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Loved the hours they were perfect for balancing job and home life.

    Cons

    Great employee benefits but costly family benefits

  2.  

    10 years of OPS

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    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Omaha Public Schools full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is good to work here because there are many jobs and schools, they have excellent benefits, and opportunities fro professional development.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, OPS has grown to be almost too big. The size makes it so that human resources representatives have a difficult time keeping up and filling vacant positions.
    The school board seems to not understand the differences of the many schools, including special needs students, low income families, and various cultures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I strongly suggest that they look at some of the people in the Teachers Administration Building, and think about how these people could be more useful in the community or in the schools.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Seriously?

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    Former Employee - Elementary Teacher in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Elementary Teacher in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Understanding when family issues arise. Classroom space was good and salary was typical for a teacher.

    Cons

    Lacking in support for student behaviors and parent conflicts. Too much emphasis is put on the upper grade level because of testing, which leaves the primary grade hanging by a thread when it comes to support. Somebody anonymously sent me test questions and answers for the state NESA test and other teachers actually told me not to turn the information in to administration which made me think a fellow colleague sent me the papers (and could have lost their job for obvious reasons). Human Resource Administrator was good friends with the building principal so offering a formal complaint about the assistant principal and inappropriate comments and subordinate behavior was dismissed. Very disappointing.

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Peoplesoft Consultant

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    Former Employee - Peoplesoft Consultant in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Peoplesoft Consultant in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Omaha Public Schools full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Directly interacting with Management and End Users. Issues were resolved with minimum effor.

    Cons

    There was no time to document the details of customer support. The documentaion could help to resolve the same issue shortly instead of reinventing solution again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Minimize customization and use off the shelf software

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I worked at OPS as a vice principal

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    Former Employee - Principal
    Former Employee - Principal

    I worked at Omaha Public Schools full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Promotions are from within, generally.

    Cons

    Diversity is everything and sometimes if you don't 'look the part' it won't matter how smart you are. You just don't have the 'look'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your constituents and implement strategies they are asking for. Most of them are really good ideas!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I was Alright

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Omaha Public Schools

    Pros

    No one watching over your shoulder

    Cons

    politics are no good and get in way of decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need more pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    A Great Place to work but its got all the problems of a large urban district

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Omaha Public Schools (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great for having a family. Hours are conducive to having children and family.

    Cons

    Stressful. With the emphasis on passing government test the pressure is higher than ever before.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Those that are no longer in the classroom often forget what its like to be teaching. Non classroom employees (i.e.: Principals, Assistant Principals, and Administrative Jobs) tend to regard many of us as not as talented or valuable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I like working in many different neighborhoods as a substitute.

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Omaha Public Schools part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I get experience teaching different grade levels and specialties. I have been able to better determine which grade levels I enjoy working with each day. The money is good.

    Cons

    The kids can be tough sometimes and I don't have steady co-workers as a substitute. Getting a last minute call to work can be stressful. Substitutes are not eligible for any type of benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make it easier to find long-term assignments.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    para educator teacher assistant sped

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    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Love working with kids and making a difference

    Cons

    hourly pay with one percent cost of living increase

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very professional and friendly, learned a great deal

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Schedule is chock full of holidays so if you have children, you are always off the same days they are which alleviates need for special babysitter days. Majority of employees are very friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Long term employees can sometimes be bitter and have no ideal how other employers really are versus the kindness of this employer. Let's face it change is a big part of life, might as well embrace it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Observe and enforce probationary periods to weed out duds early.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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