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Updated Jun 17, 2021

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3.4
64%
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52%
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195 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, smart people, updated on the latest instructional best practices(in 36 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and retirement plans here(in 32 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Honestly can't trust principals(in 35 reviews)

  • "Poor HR Department (both at Central Office and in most schools)(in 20 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Place to work!

      Apr 29, 2021 - Educational Support Professional in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Great place to gain experience.

      Cons

      Its hard to advance if your education is not in teaching,

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Employer

      Jun 16, 2021 - Teacher´s Assistant in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The pay was comparable to other districts and I felt like I was always treated fairly and my thoughts were always considered.

      Cons

      No cons, I loved my job. Was sad I moved away

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

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      Jun 17, 2021 - Technology Coordinator in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good starting pay is a plus

      Cons

      None really too many cons

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good salary and benefits but no work-life balance

      Jun 5, 2021 - Teacher 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Sometimes it is very satisfying to teach children and the benefits are very good.

      Cons

      Schools are chronically underfunded and if you want to do a good job you will find that you are working mornings, evenings and weekends and you will spend your own money for the things you need. Most principals don't see you as someone that they should treat very politely once the interview is over. You are constantly put in situations where you simply can't do a good job.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great!

      Jun 13, 2021 - SECA 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work with students for better

      Cons

      The pay is not enough

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Hard work but very satisfying

      May 23, 2021 - Retired Teacher in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's a job of passion. I always say, there is no such thing as a bad teacher, because if you are a bad teacher, you are not a real teacher.

      Cons

      High pressure, be prepared for observations from the administration. It can sometimes be a popularity contest depending on the principle.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Very challenging environment

      Jun 9, 2021 - Middle Grades Teacher in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some brilliant students and wonderful, collaborative parents

      Cons

      Some extremely delayed students with multiple issues and awful parents

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Place to work

      Jun 7, 2021 - Contact Center Agent in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay, Good Training, great coworkers/ management

      Cons

      growth can take awhile, the central offices are a pain to commute to, no raises.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place

      Jun 9, 2021 - Cadre in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary for teachers in the midwest

      Cons

      Long hours and necessity for flexibility.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Room for Improvement

      May 18, 2021 - Special Education Teacher in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Decent Salary (if youre single) -More progressive than working in the suburbs -Strong Union -If you decide to not return to a school the following year, it isn't taken personally like it likely would at a school within a smaller district

      Cons

      -Greater Workload (will likely be expected to work after hours and on weekends) -Parents are busier/work longer hours -Supervisors will likely want to text you instead of call or email (this is becoming more common and it occurs after school hours) -The amount of ELL students that are being pushed into SPED classes has increased tremendously, partly due to a lack of available ELL teachers, lack of funds, and misdiagnoses

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