Renton School District

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Renton School District Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
7 Reviews
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    Former Employee - Support Staff in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Renton, WA

    I worked at Renton School District full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Pay is average for a school district but the opportunity for professional growth outweighs that.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to get the response or answer from the administration building in regards to HR questions, payroll etc. Takes a long time and numerous contacts to get an answer. Frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Providing more initial on-boarding so staff know how to navigate the system more effectively.

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    Teaching

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Renton School District

    Pros

    The faculty are supportive and collaborative

    Cons

    The pay is low and benefits are costly

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    Teachers work for the kids...the adults in this district are what make it difficult.

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    Current Employee - High School Classroom Teacher in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - High School Classroom Teacher in Renton, WA

    I have been working at Renton School District full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The diversity of the student and their want to learn and grow is refreshing. The ability to really teach what you want and being able to move forward with new fresh ideas.

    Cons

    The infrastructure behind the RSD is broken. The HR is a joke, the professional trainings are also lackluster. The benefit plans are very expensive and the Benefit Coordinators never think it is their job to help you. If I could just teach and never deal with the district my life would be so much easier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider being transparent with what it is you really want. It is hard job do not make it harder by playing games or not being clear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Pay is bad

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    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Renton, WA

    I have been working at Renton School District part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Rewarding to work with children.

    Cons

    Pay for classified staff is horrible and does not make sense.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    A great place to work

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Renton, WA

    I have been working at Renton School District full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The opportunity for advancement is definitely there if you work hard and take risks to better yourself. The administrators are friendly and coworkers definitely care about the mission of the district

    Cons

    Not being a large "company", you have to really be a strong candidate to move up within. There's a lot of competition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great job fulfillment, lack of respect in my field,

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    Current Employee - Paraeducator in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Paraeducator in Renton, WA

    I have been working at Renton School District

    Pros

    Fullfillment in doing my job
    Respect from fellow colleagues
    School Safety
    Working environment that benefits all children
    Ability to develop my corriculum to fit the individual student
    Good Benefits
    Good HR Dept.
    Yearly evaluation to determine what I have done well in a year, or what I might do better for next year
    Mutual support from all of the faculty
    Mutual respect for colaborating on Best Practices for helping all students
    Allowing me to be creative in finding the bet solution to teach students who are intensive in their learning

    Cons

    Administration not respecting lower postitions
    No chance for advancement in my field
    Cutting back hours but expecting me from the job
    Always moving teaching area from year to year
    Not appreciative of ideas that are proven to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect and value scale in each field
    Open room for advance to employees who have proven to be of value to the District
    Find other ways to cut back besides driving those who are of value away
    Build schools big enough to provide good quality work space for the education of all childrens

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    I really liked working there as I have made some life long friends and strenghtened my teaching skills.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Renton School District

    Pros

    Great team to work for. Made some life long friends. I can take a sick day and my coworkers will cover for me. We get off all the school district holidays and off in the summer months to be with our families. Great kids and families to work with.

    Cons

    Topped my salary as a preschool teacher, so the only raise is like 15 cents a hour per year.

    Recommends

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