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60% would recommend to a friend
(2223 total reviews)
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Updated Dec 6, 2023
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- 5.0Nov 27, 2023Bilingual TeacherCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearChicago, IL
Great pay compared to other districts
Lack of funding for other resources and many overcrowded classrooms
- 4.0Dec 5, 2023Category BuyerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearChicago, IL
CPS is a great place to work at, a supportive environment and kind people who are always willing to help
Complicated Systems, training could be slower before jumping in
- 4.0Dec 5, 2023School Social WorkerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearChicago, IL
Receives a lot of support your first three years. Works a school schedule.
Not enough space for clinicians to serve students consistently confidentially.The case load could be challenging. You mostly work with students in groups vs individually.
- 3.0Dec 6, 20234th Grade TeacherCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsChicago, IL
higher salary than most districts, and Great union-backed benefits. Leaving schools within the district is not that difficult. They are really into the idea of the "ladder" if you are in for a long time you are generally rewarded well.
It is very difficult, I've been at two schools that are very underresourced, and the management at the school level is not very good.
- 3.0Dec 1, 2023Substitute TeacherCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsChicago, IL
I do enjoy the flexibility of work snd how they don't call or force you to accept assignments. Pay is bi-weekly and its $120/day
The frontline system could be updated to pick schools easier. I also think it's not fair you have to be logged into a school computer to check you paycheck status. It makes it hard to know if any errors occurs. I
- 3.0Dec 6, 2023Grants CoordinatorCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsChicago, IL
Your coworkers can make or break anything and, for the most part, my coworkers are great! If you put in the years, there’s a pension
Low pay, high-stress environment, tasks to correct things are tedious and extremely time consuming, high turnover means that few people actually know what they are doing
- 4.0Nov 29, 2023Assistant General CounselFormer Employee, more than 1 yearChicago, IL
Great team leadership, but lots of turnover in law department
Certain teammates can ruin an entire experience. Very demanding work. Not worth the stress.
- 4.0Nov 21, 2023TeacherCurrent EmployeeChicago, IL
If you get a good school assignment with friendly staff and students, it is really rewarding to work there.
The administration has a lot of authority for each school, so if you are stuck with bad ones, it’s hard to work things out.
- 4.0Nov 15, 2023SLP-CFCurrent Employee
Overall compared to most of my peers in their CF year, CPS actually has a lot of great benefits. Good pay, good insurance, great hours, get off all the holidays, and summer break!
Sometimes can get hectic and overwhelming but that’s true about most places.
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Chicago Public Schools has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 2,351 reviews left anonymously by employees. 60% of employees would recommend working at Chicago Public Schools to a friend and 47% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.
60% of Chicago Public Schools employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Chicago Public Schools 3.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.