Prince William County Schools

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Updated Jun 9, 2014

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3.5 25 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

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Steven L Walts

(11 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Very Supportive.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Woodbridge, VA

    ProsGood work/life balance. Family friendly environment with focus on quality.

    ConsWhile this school is excellent, the school district as a whole is less supportive. It is easy to get lost in the amount of information spead out so much.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's ok not great at least in my department

    School Bus Driver (Current Employee)

    ProsIt's ok if you have a second source of income, pays a bit better then other non degree jobs 15/hr. Good schedule Mon-Fri and weekends off.

    Consif this is your fulltime job you are not going to make it through life they do not pay enough. Benefits are very expensive to include copays and such. Turn over rate is ridiculously high

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    Good Place to Work

    Secretary III (Former Employee) Manassas, VA

    ProsPWC County Schools has good benefits and is fair to their employees.

    ConsLack of raises. Schools are considered part of local government so due to the recession increase in income had remained stagnant for several years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice for management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hardworking employees

    Coordinator for Services (Former Employee) Manassas, VA

    ProsWonderful co-workers, team oriented

    ConsUpper Management did not consider input

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employees who are actually working out in the field, and feedback from them

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

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    I enjoyed my time as a Substitute teacher. I felt that it worked great for my schedule and I was able to give back.

    Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) Manassas, VA

    ProsFlexible work schedule, kind staff and diversity in work days.

    ConsPoor plans left by teachers

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeave extra work just in case!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    PWCS are organized, flexible, and pay well.

    Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) Woodbridge, VA

    ProsFlexible, organized (sub call system + online eschool solutions subfinder). 10.80/hr for nondegreed (or 81 dollars a day). Easy to work around your schedule.

    ConsFairfax pays better and depending on where you live can just sub there instead. Not many, though, really. When applying, make sure you have good references and that they respond. This is why I was not hired at first- mine didn't respond because they didn't see the email

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake it clear that if your references don't respond than applicant can't get the job

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

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    It has been a very positive and rewarding place to work.

    Social Worker (Current Employee) Gainesville, VA

    ProsThere is a lot of training and support on the job

    ConsThe work hours increased this school year

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to provide education and professional development for employees.

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

     

    Overall a good experience....just get rid of site based management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPros:

    -Great students and families.

    ConsCons:

    -Behind the time compared to neighboring counties in terms of educational programs and pay.
    -Get rid of site based management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of site based management. Nothing is consistent from school to school.

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    As with other government entities, you have those that excel and those that just do minimum receiving the same pay raise

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsShort commute and most of the people I work with are hard working and are constantly trying to find ways to do more with less.

    ConsLittle or no salary increases over the last several years. People that do the bare minimum are rewarded the same as the people that work extremely hard.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to reward the people that receive excellent ratings on their reviews. We shouldn't be getting the same pay are those rated avg or below avg. Incentive way would be great.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Staff Memeber

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTeachers and staff work hard, help each other and are great at what they do

    ConsUnethical practices from management, they only care about making the grade on SOL tests so they don't lose their funding, they run off site-based management instead of system-wide management, site based management allows for many abuses of power

    Advice to Senior ManagementChoose ethical practices- Test scores are not everything, find other means for funding rather than doing unethical practices just to make the grade because you are afraid you will lose your funding, treat your staff better and don't always trust or assume site-based management is good

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

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