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Updated July 14, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
11 Reviews

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  1.  

    You're lucky if you get a good principal who lets you do your job

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    Former Employee - Algebra & Computer Teacher  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Algebra & Computer Teacher in Sacramento, CA

    Pros

    I got a pretty good salary since I had my masters degree and typically had principals who saw that I was competent and didn't bother me.

    Cons

    The whole education system seems to be going downhill with Common Core being foisted upon teachers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Throw out Common Core

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    I am a student intern that assists people and helps organize things.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to complete an internship with. good caring people I work with. You will learn a lot in a short amount of time and descent pay hourly.

    Cons

    assignments are short most of the time, and could be boring at times. The pay is monthly.

  3.  

    Technology department without leadership and order fails this department miserably!

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    Former Employee - Network Specialist III  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Network Specialist III in Sacramento, CA

    Pros

    Salaries are pretty aligned with industry pay in the private sector.
    A lot of paid holidays and time off.

    Cons

    There are a lot of gossiping, rumors, blame and personal ambitions that destroy any sense of duty or pride of job enjoyment or team involvement. This promotes an extremely negative environment. If there's something wrong, someone will be blamed. Most likely the innocent one. So much so many employees leave without regret. Others were moved to other departments or outright let go without reasons. If you do apply for management positions, all benefits are paid by the employee. A extra minus. If you are a talented, skilled individual with a lot to offer, I'd recommend skipping this department and move on elsewhere, you will be much happier. It's not worth the constant pain to your morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire technically sound management that will not tolerate blame, finger-pointing, gossiping and rumors. Anyone that does, eventually destroys the talent that other employees bring and cause great dissension among members. Be wary of employees who like to snitch on others to management as they are neither honest themselves nor have any good intentions for the company. Put into place a full accountability of actions by all employees with a change management process that will require understanding separation of duties and person responsibility. Good luck to anyone who wants to manage this department. You'll need it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Foundational to Dysfunctional

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You get to really know the children and the families that you care for.
    Great for getting a start in child care.
    Close knit pool of workers.

    Cons

    Management micromanages every aspect of the department.
    Information not always made available.
    Lack of communication.
    Doesn't lead by example

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example and follow your own rules.

  6.  

    Not the worst place to work

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Sacramento, CA

    Pros

    The students make it worthwhile

    Cons

    The politics can drive you crazy especially when they start with the budge cuts.

    Recommends
  7.  

    While working here, I have been pleased with the support I have been given while frustrated with how slow it comes.

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Sacramento, CA

    Pros

    If you have the experience, background and work ethic to start programs, they will support you in doing so. Once you establish a reputation as a innovator, you will be supported.

    Cons

    It is a very political place to work. Everything moves slow and because of budget cuts, there too few people doing too many jobs, so everything moves very slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to change the status quo. Stop supporting teachers and other employees who are ineffective, so those who are effective can have a chance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Some things can be very frustrating but good people make it tolerable

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    Former Employee - IT Tech  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - IT Tech in Sacramento, CA

    Pros

    Some coworkers were great and made the frustrating things more tolerable. Job can be as relaxing or as challenging as one wants to make it.

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy, budgets can be very tight, some mediocre employees keep their jobs for decades which makes others carry more than their fair share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward good employees and find ways to get rid of those that don't do their jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great district for support services!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They have way more services available for their students and families than any other in the sacramento area. It is a very diverse and fun to work environment.

    Cons

    I do not know of any yet.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great pay but you earn it

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Sacramento, CA

    Pros

    Great pay, fulfilling job with low-income families.

    Cons

    Too much paperwork, high stress.

  11.  

    Teaching in Sacramento

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    Former Employee - Music Teacher  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Music Teacher in Sacramento, CA

    Pros

    Good public transportation. The rail system is great.

    Cons

    Too many pink slips. I averaged one each year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support the security of your workforce.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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