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Updated March 23, 2017
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  1. "3rd grade teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    I love working with the children.

    Cons

    Cps and the union are the worst.


  2. "Difficult Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Great kids and great coworkers.

    Cons

    Terrible bureaucracy and no funding.

    Advice to Management

    Fund the schools.


  3. "CPS Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great kids and schools. Good pay.

    Cons

    State budget issues are a constant headache.


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    "Pros and Cons of CPS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Exceptional students with great potential.

    Cons

    Way too many politics and too little resources.


  6. "techco"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment and people are friendly and hard worker.

    Cons

    Insurance policy is not great. not many doctors to get your choices. you have to go with your plan and unprofessional doctors you get.

    Advice to Management

    get the med plan (eye, dental and health) with our doctors choice and lowest cost.


  7. "Substitute Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chicago Public Schools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You make your own schedule.

    Cons

    They make you teach the students at a low level. They do not challenge the students.


  8. "CPS Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, fun population to work with, challenging, rewarding

    Cons

    High caseloads, large discrepancy between schools, politics


  9. "Good place to work if you have kids"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Classroom Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Special Education Classroom Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The time off. Summer ,spring and winter break.

    Cons

    No job security anymore
    Layoffs and furlough days.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting cost in education. Our children are our future. They need a good quality education.


  10. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    The intention is to help the kids but its a very political system.

    Cons

    The laziest people are the most over paid.


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    "Teacher/admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chicago Public Schools (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    3rd largest school district in the country, if there is something you want to do in education, this is the place.

    Cons

    Taught elementary, high school and worked finance in central office. Administration and schools are like to separate nations with a common language, two definitely different cultures.

    Advice to Management

    Management can do nothing under mayoral control, ultimately nothing can be done until the state finds a better way to fund education.



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