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Calgary Board of Education Reviews

Updated Oct 21, 2019

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Calgary Board of Education CEO David Stevenson
David Stevenson
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "It's a great place to earn experience working with great people, good benefits and plenty of trainings(in 8 reviews)

  • "Friedly, good pay and good holidays(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Principals think they are boss of HR(in 4 reviews)

  • "(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Former Substitute"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Calgary Board of Education part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I have no pros to give. Working for the CBE was a terrible experience. IF you get a full-time teaching position you likely will be given respect. If you happen to get on the wrong side of someone before you get your tenure, you may as well forget about working here.

    Cons

    As a substitute you will mainly be looked down upon greatly by Administrators, teachers and even Secretaries at times. As someone who worked blue-collar type jobs for many years, I thought a "white collar" position would have people acting more respectful. I was wrong. You can go into school after school with "positive message" posters adorning walls: respect, non-bullying, integrity, honesty. Yet some of the people... who probably put those posters up will be vindictive, judgemental and just plain MEAN and nasty to you.

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    Advice to Management

    Live it!

    Calgary Board of Education2018-10-14
  2. "Good place to work- not guaranteed hours"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Assistant (Casual) 

    I have been working at Calgary Board of Education full-time

    Pros

    -Staff is amazing -Get to work with different schools -Can possibly land a short-term placement

    Cons

    -Not guaranteed hours everyday -No benefits

    Calgary Board of Education2019-10-21
  3. "Well"

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    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Calgary Board of Education part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    One of the reason to work at Calgary Board of Education is that when you are retired, you can come back to work as casual employee

    Cons

    One of the downside of working for calgary Board of Education is that there is not opportunity for casual employee in getting a full time position

    Advice to Management

    More opportunity for the casual employees to get a full time job

    Calgary Board of Education2019-09-08
  4. "Good benefits but conservative system"

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    Current Employee - Teacher 

    I have been working at Calgary Board of Education full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, opportunity for growth, many different teaching opportunities

    Cons

    conservative board, change is slow. Policies look good on paper but many don't follow them.

    Calgary Board of Education2019-08-16
  5. "Watch out for the layoffs"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst 

    I worked at Calgary Board of Education full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Toxic management. No career progress.

    Calgary Board of Education2019-08-24
  6. "Top out on hourly rate after 5 years"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Assistant 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Calgary Board of Education full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Union job security, great benifits, good hours.

    Cons

    Pay tops out at year mark, no room for further advancement

    Advice to Management

    Where should have potential to ncrease

    Calgary Board of Education2019-06-27
  7. "Subbing is a great part time job"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Calgary Board of Education part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A great flexible part time job. Good pay. Over time you develop relationships with different schools and get to know a lot of students. An online booking and cancellation system that is fairly efficient. Supply teachers are an important part of maintaining continuity and the CBE has developed a culture within where students and the school body generally respect subs.

    Cons

    This is huge board so you are a bit of a number and don’t receive personalized attention as an employee. If you don’t keep up with emails and info sent out you get lost in the shuffle, either miss out on extra pay opportunities or meetings.

    Calgary Board of Education2019-06-17
  8. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Calgary Board of Education full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work environment is great, people generally care about one another's well being. The benefits are amazing; 100% coverage on nearly everything and a pension that's the envy of many who aren't privileged with as much. A lot of work is taken home with you, but there is virtually nothing to do for two entire months during the summer, which greatly makes up for it.

    Cons

    Work hours during school time are not great. There's a lot of paperwork, more than you'd originally think there might be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting the staff as best you can, as this is definitely something I've appreciated while working here.

    Calgary Board of Education2019-05-03
  9. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Calgary Board of Education full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay, great work environment

    Cons

    Hard to move up and change roles

    Calgary Board of Education2019-04-29
  10. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Calgary Board of Education part-time

    Pros

    Positive work environment in most situations.

    Cons

    This is a large organization.

    Calgary Board of Education2019-03-21
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