Poway USD - San Diego

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Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Administrative Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Poway USD - San Diego

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very nice environment! Everyone is nice. The work schedule is very nice in that you have the same vacation time as your kids do. Great benefits! Working with kids is a rewarding environment.

    Cons

    Very over-worked and very under-paid. No one can live solely on the salaries without a second income. The process to grow in the district is ridiculous and impossible. PUSD does not provide a viable opportunity to move up in position.

  2. The is a great school district to work in.

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher

    I worked at Poway USD - San Diego

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good leadership, innovative thinking, good teacher/district office rapport

    Cons

    Time-off policies could be better managed

  3. Although it was a good experience, management could have been better.

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    Current Employee - Water Safety Instructor in Poway, CA
    Current Employee - Water Safety Instructor in Poway, CA

    I have been working at Poway USD - San Diego part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Time off was easy to obtain, great experience working with children, and laid back feel in the aquatics department.

    Cons

    Management was awful, very political, and no one recieved the hours they wanted.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping an even temper, putting in your full 8 hours, and increasing morale.

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  5. I have a positive experience working as a Mathematics Substitute teacher.

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Poway, CA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Poway, CA

    I have been working at Poway USD - San Diego part-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I am able to interact with young students, and so my best to prepare them in mathematics for college. My classes are quite fruitful despite my being a temporary teacher only for a day or two. Because, I am able to provide incentives for the students to become eager to prepare for college and go further in their education.

    Cons

    The only negative point is that I am the mathematics teacher for students only for one day as a substitute teacher.

    Advice to Management

    Consider evaluating - quite seriously - the mathematics teachers that you now have, because, the young and eager minds and energy of our high school students deserve much more than what some of their present mathematics can offer them.

  6. Great district with a board, district office, and Union working together

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Poway USD - San Diego

    Pros

    Student learning is really at the forefront of the decision-making process. From district office to community and all stakeholders in between, the common goal is focused on what's best for student achievement.

    Cons

    With a community of educators as highly motivated and accustomed to success as Poway's, this is no district to work in if looking for a free ride. The district is not immune to those educators entirely, whether as teachers or administrators, but they are a poor fit, and I doubt those that aren't up to par with the rest take much joy in getting by easy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on student learning and involve everyone in the decision-making process. Practice transparency at every site, meeting, etc.

  7. Good school district to work for.

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    Former Employee - Computer Resource Assistant in Poway, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Resource Assistant in Poway, CA

    I worked at Poway USD - San Diego part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The district provides great benefits, and the time-off policies are top notch. Technology forward district is a major plus if you enjoy being on the leading edge of education technology.

    Cons

    Pay can be on the lower end of the industry average for the area. Work can get a little monotonous at some of the older schools where new ideas are hard to implement.

    Advice to Management

    Promotions are hard to come by. Most promotions happen within the district and some can't even be accessed by district employees until a previous pool of applicants has been extinguished.

  8. It has been a very interesting place to work.

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    Current Employee - Campus Security in Poway, CA
    Current Employee - Campus Security in Poway, CA

    I have been working at Poway USD - San Diego full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They have great benefits and the company has been around a long time.

    Cons

    It runs on a good old boys mentally. It is very tough to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the small people

  9. It was pretty fun overall.

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    Former Employee - Data Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Data Assistant in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Poway USD - San Diego full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was pretty fun overall.

    Cons

    I wanted to make more money.

    Advice to Management

    You should pay employees more money

  10. Not great, not horrible

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    Former Employee - Student Worker for PUSD Health and Nutrition Department in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Student Worker for PUSD Health and Nutrition Department in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Poway USD - San Diego part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Paid student work that was simple you revived free food.

    Cons

    The food was limited quality and not much work time.

    Advice to Management

    Not much you can change with the situation that was given, money-wise. Try to reach out to more of the students for more opportunities to work instead of just one person. Better communication between student and supervisor so that sifts are covered and everyone wins. Pull out the people who are not working but don't pull those who are with the ones who aren't.

  11. Great school district, politics are terrible.

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Poway, CA
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Poway, CA

    I have been working at Poway USD - San Diego full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great starting pay, depending on your school you are located the teachers can be friendly. Great location, near my home in Poway. Parents are mostly all helpful.

    Cons

    Politics are terrible. You need to "get in" with the teachers if you want to work as a team. Some schools have a very tight group of teachers and it can be hard to get in with them. If you are a first year teacher, make sure you stand up for yourself if you are being observed from your BTSA.

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