Wichita Public Schools

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Wichita Public Schools Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Wichita Public Schools full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting environment, fun people, good work environment for a long-term career.

    Cons

    A bit of nepotism within both business organizations and the schools themselves. Lots of required overtime in the face of "dedicated to the children"--and usually unpaid. Lots of mandatory "training" that was somewhat insulting to people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the work-life balance of everyone at all levels. Consider the work folks are doing as a benefit rather than an "expense" to the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience working as intern

    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Wichita Public Schools part-time

    Pros

    I overall enjoyed my experience - experienced managers, helpful staff.

    Cons

    Was not many positions to advance to.

  3.  

    Oversee and coordinate volunteers within the school.

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    Current Employee - Volunteer Site Contact in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Volunteer Site Contact in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Wichita Public Schools part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy coordinating volunteers. Everyday is a new challenge. Also I receive the same days off as my children.

    Cons

    It is a part time job with no benefits. In order to do the job to my fullest I find myself working more than my paid hours by taking home work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great benefits!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wichita Public Schools

    Pros

    Great hours and time off.

    Cons

    a lot of bureaucracy and hoops to jump through

  6.  

    If you like to be left alone...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - High School Teacher in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - High School Teacher in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Wichita Public Schools full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tons of adacemic freedom, mostly because high school building admin have no clue what goes on in a classroom- they don't set foot in them. AMAZING health benefits- zero $ premium for non-tobacco users who complete health screenings like well-woman appointments or dental cleanings. Parents rarely in your face.

    Cons

    Problem students are simply shuffled from school to school instead of being expelled from the district (althought explusions do occassionally occur after multiple offenses). This results in high mobility of students- not unusual to get a new student in May who was kicked out of another school for punching a staff member. Almost no funding. Technology access is a joke unless you are in the math department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the hands-off approach- terrible teachers get to keep their jobs while great teachers get to try new ideas without fear of the inquisition! Get rid of the violent offenders and keep that rockin benefits program.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    PE Teacher

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    Current Employee - PE Teacher in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - PE Teacher in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Wichita Public Schools

    Pros

    Small city environment, close community

    Cons

    Opportunity for advancememt is minimal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Teacher in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Wichita Public Schools

    Pros

    great benefits, long vacations, good pay, monthly paycheck, nice coworkers

    Cons

    poor neighborhoods, disrespectful children, working with children,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice for management

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

    I have been working at Wichita Public Schools

    Pros

    Employees get 3 months off.

    Cons

    Must like children, and care about their education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am happy with the management.

    Recommends

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