West Contra Costa USD - Richmond

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Updated Jul 17, 2014

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Love this School District!!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery wonderful staff who help you along every step of the way.

    ConsThe time card system is a work in progress.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think offering promotions and job opportunities to the public and from within (especially transfer promotions would be fantastic). Also, if they had a volunteer and training regiment to bring talented workers in would be fantastic.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Solid District

    Long-term Substitute (Former Employee) Richmond, CA

    ProsCompetitive salary range
    Great benefits package

    ConsPoorly behaved students
    Some schools located in questionable neighborhoods

    Advice to Senior ManagementSometime you have to implement tough love.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Mix of great and mediocre people

    Teacher (Current Employee) Richmond, CA

    ProsThere are some administrators and fellow educators with their hearts in the right place. The administrators at the school are generally supportive of the teachers. When a student is causing unreasonable amounts of trouble for you, the administrators and guidance counselors are on your side first. Good effort is put into the athletic programs, and the administrators aim to make the workplace welcoming for all teachers.

    ConsThere are many terrible teachers here. The expectations are difficult to maintain and there is not much unity among the teaching staff. Terrible pay scale and advancement. High turnover rate for all staff. There is little oversight and accountability - when accountability is implemented, it is ineffective. There is a high rate of drug and alcohol abuse by the students (as expected in a high poverty school). Also, even though effort is put into the athletic programs, it seems that athletics sometimes ends up taking precedence over academics.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Filled with people tha range the whole gamut of competencies, skill sets, and professionalism - with tenure.

    Teacher (Current Employee) Richmond, CA

    ProsIt is a great opportunity to work with the youth in Richmond, CA.
    There are some people who really have a positive outlook and are doing their best to support the community's children.

    ConsThe pay scale increments quite slowly and remains low.
    Being a part of the union puts teachers in a bucket with the glimmer of hope and all the bad and the ugly.
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    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great sense of community and serving the greater good.

    Teacher (Former Employee)

    ProsThere was a great sense of community and staff worked well together.
    There were numerous opportunities to help others.
    There was an opportunity to be creative and connect with others.

    ConsThe work environment was inconsistent, with competing priorities from many different factions.
    It was challenging to keep students motivated in the face of so many hardships and tragedies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication could be improved on many levels, so that newer employees have a better understanding of how to solve problems within the system. An organizational chart distributed during orientation would go a long way toward this.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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