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Bryan Independent School District Reviews

Updated October 15, 2018
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Bilingual Elementary School Teacher in Bryan, TX
    Former Employee - Bilingual Elementary School Teacher in Bryan, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bryan Independent School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    12-month salary, school vacations, training is provided for Bilingual Teachers

    Cons

    Student bullying needs to be addressed

    Advice to Management

    Train teachers to deal with bullying. Hire more counselors.


  2. "A few good people making up for lots of incompetence"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Administrative
    Former Employee - Anonymous Administrative
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bryan Independent School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Vacation time is great; you get 2 weeks at Christmas, a week a Thanksgiving, and Spring Break (as well as most federal holidays)
    -Pay is competitive with the area
    -If you're an administrator, the amount of resources thrown your way is insane: new computer (usually top of the line Macs or Dell laptops) every 2-3 years, meals at most meetings, etc.

    Cons

    -If you are bad at your job, it's apparently not a big deal. Other people will make up for your incompetence.
    -If you are good at your job, you will be carrying your department (and likely a large chunk of the district).
    -There is so much redundancy in each department. The district could probably pare back their staff by 25% and still get just as much done.
    -There is almost no oversight for those in administrative positions (or those close to them). As long as something gets turned in eventually (even if it's months late), no one seems to care. There are extensions granted for everything.
    -The amount of laziness in each department is astounding (see my notes on redundancy). Because there are 2-3 people doing the same job, employees slack all the time. The number of times I've walked in on someone browsing Facebook, shopping, watching YouTube, playing solitaire, etc. would fill an entire book.
    -Department directors are your basic mid-level managers. They have minimal power, but feel like they have to swing their weight around. This means most directors are insane micro-managers that have to be notified of every tiny thing all of their employees do. This leads to a lot of frustration at the people that actually do their jobs, because they want to be left alone.
    -You director may throw you under the bus if it will make them look better in the eyes of their supervisors. If there's anything wrong in the department, the director might hunt a scapegoat and sacrifice them on the spot.
    -If you stand up for yourself or expect people to do the job for which they are paid, you may be deemed "difficult to work with" and might be ostracized. People won't like working with you, and you'll probably get passed over for projects and promotions.

    Advice to Management

    To people wanting to work here, go for it. The pay's pretty good, the holidays and benefits are great, and you can probably do whatever you want without much risk of being fired. You can come into work, browse Facebook all day, do about 30-60 minutes of work, and you'll get the same raise as everyone else.
    To managers: Cut the fat, because there is a LOT of it. Police your bad people better, and reward the people that are actually doing their job with higher pay and better opportunity. Also, stop overlooking laziness and infractions; if someone is browsing Facebook at work, discipline them. If they keep doing it, fire them. And stop treating the district like a "good ol' boys" club.

  3. "Help to employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The co workers and the kids are amazing

    Cons

    Do not provide the necessary assistance


  4. "Math Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bryan Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    Great support for teachers and community.

    Cons

    The students can be trying at times.


  5. "Rewarding yet Exhausting"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Bryan, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Bryan, TX
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bryan Independent School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy to teach to the best of my abilities and help students who need it

    Cons

    No work-life balance if you want to do well

    Advice to Management

    Hire people to do things so teachers have less to do.


  6. "A Good district to Work for"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Bryan, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Bryan, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bryan Independent School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great administrators at my two campuses.
    benefits package is top notch.
    Relevant professional development provided to help meet the needs of our students.

    Cons

    Bad generational poverty can make job difficult at times.
    Salaries could be higher to keep up with rising housing market.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an ear to the teachers so you can know what we need to do our jobs. For the most part, this district is great.


  7. "Bus Monitor"

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    Current Employee - Bus Aide in Bryan, TX
    Current Employee - Bus Aide in Bryan, TX
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bryan Independent School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Time during the day to check on my kids at school. Access to all of their teachers email.

    Cons

    Kids can get a little out of hand

  8. "In Class Support Teacher"

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    Former Employee - In Class Support Teacher in Bryan, TX
    Former Employee - In Class Support Teacher in Bryan, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bryan Independent School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The teachers and staff very nice. A very clean atmosphere.

    Cons

    General education students have very bad behavior attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Stricter Discipline


  9. "Bryan ISD"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Bryan, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Bryan, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bryan Independent School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The staff is wonderful and will always lend a helping hand.

    Cons

    Constant changing of administration makes life unsteady.

    Advice to Management

    Principals on campus keep up the good work. Downtown administration support don't hinder the campuses.


  10. "A different ISD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bryan, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bryan, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bryan Independent School District full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Small school district with a divers population. Located in a great city.

    Cons

    Terrible management which don't treat their employees right. Management make decisions not taking in account the community.

    Advice to Management

    Most of the management require training on how to manage personnel in order to make the school district more productive.


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