Saint Paul Public Schools

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Saint Paul Public Schools Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great job with little downfalls

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Afterschool Site Coordinator in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Afterschool Site Coordinator in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Saint Paul Public Schools full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Personal growth, professional growth, compensation, time-off, education assistance, rewarding job, great location.

    Cons

    Lack of initial training, difficult to change poor management staff, stressful strides.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better office culture, need more administrative support.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Incompetent leadership.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Language Arts Teacher in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Language Arts Teacher in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Saint Paul Public Schools as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the teachers worked hard to make a difference for kids who really needed it.

    Cons

    Kids are out of control because leadership won't hold anyone accountable for their actions anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop worrying about political correctedness and give the kids what they need; discipline!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot of people skills here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Lead in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Saint Paul Public Schools full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    this is a excellent place to learn customer service skills that is so important in todays job market. I received a promotion to Asst. Manager quickly, leapfrogging longer tender employees. Would be great job for college student.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the Supervisor do their job, give them totally control of staff. Get rid of all the mirco-managing that is going on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great Teacher Candidate Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Teacher Candidate in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Saint Paul Public Schools as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good district training
    Good and dedicated professionals

    Cons

    The normal downsides for inner-city districts... short on funding, big on class sizes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    It's who you know, not what you know

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Saint Paul Public Schools

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits
    A sense of supporting education and growth of students in an urban city

    Cons

    Unprofessional upper management and Human Resources staff
    No growth opportunities for staff members who do not hold licenses
    No professional development support for staff members
    Personal connections more important than knowledge, education or background
    Poor communication and processes for employee feedback/evaluations
    Hierarchy and titles determine opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure professional protocols are in place and followed (hiring, evaluations, etc.)
    Support all staff regardless of their place in the organization chart

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    After School Program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Saint Paul Public Schools

    Pros

    I like being able to work with children and staff. They have great benefits and also provide good work times.

    Cons

    I dislike how the higher in staff treats the rest of the members. They think they are everything and were not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that it will definately improve your professional careers as a steping stone only and not a dream career.

    Recommends

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