School District of Philadelphia

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School District of Philadelphia Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
89 Reviews
2.4
89 Reviews
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School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite Jr
William R. Hite Jr
29 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Opportunities for Professional development (in 6 reviews)

  • good benefits, grate co-workers (teachers) (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • There is very little support from administration, many of whom in any other business would be considered incompetant and racist (in 3 reviews)

  • selling off their responsibility for failing schools to charter schools and for-profit companies (in 4 reviews)

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    School District of Philadelphia

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at School District of Philadelphia full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, teaching is rewarding no matter how difficult
    This will definitely be a learning experience!

    Cons

    Dealing with behavioral issues at the student level

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Philly Schools

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at School District of Philadelphia full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Teachers, wonderful friends and teamwork

    Cons

    Impossible Situations, no time or help

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Teacher salary

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at School District of Philadelphia

    Pros

    Benefits are great
    Co-workers are wonderful
    Work calendar is fantastic for traveling

    Cons

    No respect by administration for teachers

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience has been rewarding. I love the children and teachers.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at School District of Philadelphia full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The passionate teachers. The varied levels of students. The number of schools that differ in enrollment numbers. The professional development that offered in the district.

    Cons

    The lack of resources, changes in curriculum and bugets, lack of support at times from administrators, and lack of parental involvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start with your teachers when making decisions. They have alot of hreat advice about how to do things better. Offer support and more resources to parents. Improve in school management, and really being about educating our youth. Run schools like they have our prized possessions... our children in them.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Ok

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    Current Employee - One O One Student Staff Assistant  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - One O One Student Staff Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at School District of Philadelphia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Your experience with the School District will allow you to grow and teacher someone other than yourself. I can guarantee you that you will touch someone heart.

    Cons

    You must keep an open mind and be very flexible. Remember it takes a village to raise a child.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You must be a team player at all ttimes.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    This is a challenging position with many highs and lows. Must follow strict guidelines, not always supported by admin.

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    Former Employee - School Police  in  Phila, PA
    Former Employee - School Police in Phila, PA

    I worked at School District of Philadelphia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Staff and administration are not always on the same page.

  8.  

    Not a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at School District of Philadelphia full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You get to work with some great young people

    Cons

    The District is completely mismanaged and does not have the future of these children in the forefront.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you are committed to education, then you will do well. If you are a lazy teacher you won't

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at School District of Philadelphia full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Many of the kids are wonderful. Once you establish respect for all, usually the students follow that lead.

    Cons

    If you are disliked by administration, it will trickle unto the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A good teacher shouldn't have to kiss your ass to receive consideration

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Promise Academy Teacher

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    Former Employee - Promise Academy Teacher
    Former Employee - Promise Academy Teacher

    I worked at School District of Philadelphia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    Excellent bonuses
    Good sick days

    Cons

    Little access to funds - Promise Academy is no longer in session

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Sad

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at School District of Philadelphia full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Used to be a great opportunity for advancement. Work hard, move up

    Cons

    Taken over by people looking to get what they can and get out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They wouldn't listen anyway

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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