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Updated March 23, 2017
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  1. "Hard to advocate for students in CPS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Having meaningful and impactful interactions with students.

    Cons

    Very little autonomy time to connect with students. Everything is data driven.


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    "CPS teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best paying teaching salary around Chicagoland area

    Cons

    CPS has a ton of issues that you are constantly working around (furlough days)


  3. "Special Education"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Relatively well paid position. Freedom within schools to develop plans. Little supervision from administration. Flexibility.

    Cons

    Lack of resources in order to support the needs of students with IEPs. There is little encouragement from admin to attend training and professional development. Performance evaluation scores are flawed as many administrators do no use the Special Education Amendment Rubric and are also inexperienced within the Special Education realm of education.

    Advice to Management

    Make special education a priority in your schools.


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  5. "Nice but unstable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some of the best benefits offered anywhere for you and your family.

    Cons

    Stability has always been an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Privatization and reckless spending has done more harm than good. Has to stop being run like a business.


  6. "It was good for the time."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chicago Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    salary,time off, great staff, making a difference

    Cons

    students, parents, upper level management


  7. "Janitor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work at cps is because I'm getting a chance to help children in a way

    Cons

    One of the downsides are that some children are bad but that wontvslow me down from doing my job.

    Advice to Management

    None at the moment


  8. "Decent Pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Medical benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Unstable district, burnout rates have risen


  9. "No stability"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good staff and resources

    Cons

    lack of concern for staff who work on the front lines, little attention paid to details to ensure all students are serviced, lack of concern for employee need i.e. family, health, etc.

    Advice to Management

    take more time to listen to the employees, employees should not have to fight to take their vacation time or personal days, employees deserve and have earned a raise and higher living wage


  10. "Good salary"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This job is relatively stable.

    Cons

    Class size too large for teachers.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a teacher assistant for teachers


  11. "Former Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    CPS offers a decent salary to teachers.

    Cons

    The salary may not be worth the stress and disorganization that one has to endure working for CPS.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your teachers.



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