Tucson Unified School District Reviews

Updated August 11, 2015
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  1. Administrative Office Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work hours: M-F; weekends off. Opportunity to learn how school administration functions.

    Cons

    No salary increases for several years; budget cuts every year; job future uncertainty due to budget cuts. No advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your support staff for their contributions and offer incentives to remain with the district, despite the fact that salary increases are non-existent.


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    TUSD Slavery

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator
    Current Employee - Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tucson Unified School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with very dedicated employees who are loyal to the schools.

    Cons

    Work with management who continue to add on responsibilities outside of your job description and not offer you any increase in pay or a task related job description. The leadership makes decisions and does not consult the functional experts on the real facts about the consequences.

    Advice to Management

    Use the vast knowledge of your employees to your decision making advantage. Don't treat your employees like slaves. Say "thank you" for a job well done.


  3. An Alright Temporary Part Time Job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Education Activity Helper in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Community Education Activity Helper in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Tucson Unified School District part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you like working with kids, it's a lot of fun. The hours are very flexible and it's a comfortable work environment. It allows me to be myself around the kids and be the best influence I can for them. Working with kids has both opened my mind towards working in general, as I previously thought I wouldn't be good with kids, and given me experience in working with various age groups, from kindergarten children to adults.

    Cons

    Being that my job isn't seen as essential to the district, I haven't really received an opportunity for a raise, and I know other people have had to work a long time(1yr+) doing what I do to get a pay raise. I have had this job for about 7 months and I've had multiple issues with payroll. I do this because I like it, but at the end of the day, it is a job, and I expect to be paid for what I'm doing just as promptly as I'm expected to provide my service.


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  5. Teacher

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The teachers and staff are there for the kids. They are doing everything they can to support them. They put on their happy faces and do it all for the kids.

    Cons

    Lack of support, lack of organization, lack of trust, lack of pay, lack of commnuity...just a lot of LACK!

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees


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    Secondary School Administrator

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - School Administrator in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - School Administrator in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tucson Unified School District full-time

    Pros

    Terrific, hard-working staff members and wonderful students.

    Cons

    A long-standing spirit and record of dysfunction at the district level, including the governing board and district level leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Honest, I'd recommend taking a position at less money at a surrounding district.


  7. It's Education

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Tucson Unified School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    some good teachers and students

    Cons

    low pay and horrible salary scale


  8. monitor I watch the children

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Monitor in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Monitor in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Tucson Unified School District part-time

    Pros

    I love my job I enjoy working with children they bring out the best in me. You can take care of them and give them love that they sometimes don't get at home.

    Cons

    The hours are not the best. The teachers can be hard to work with and get along with. The food is not the best

    Advice to Management

    Do not have any advice for this question.


  9. Challenging, but serving needy youth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Counselor
    Current Employee - Counselor
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Typically a fun environment when working with kids.

    Cons

    Pay is not wonderful and constant education budget cuts make for an unstable job forecast.

    Advice to Management

    Increasing the work-life balance and morale would be great. Sometimes administrators are only focused on work completion at high standards.


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    Teacher

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Teacher in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tucson Unified School District full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros to working here.

    Cons

    Disrespect Paychecks are never correct Promised paid training, money never came which happens almost always. Students can physically assault you and no one will help you.

    Advice to Management

    Stop defending your students and stand up for you teachers.


  11. Substitute teaching is a good introduction to a career track job, but not good for permanent employment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Recommends

    I worked at Tucson Unified School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of calls for substitute teaching, a lot of long term, full year teaching assignments, able to take time off during semester

    Cons

    no health insurance, no pay raises with seniority



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