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Chicago Public Schools Teacher Reviews

Updated Feb 5, 2020

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3.4
66%
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82%
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Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer Janice Jackson  (no image)
Janice Jackson
27 Ratings
  1. "Talent office makes CPS a mediocre workplace"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Contractor - Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chicago Public Schools

    Pros

    incremental pay increases, education valid for negotiations, decent pay

    Cons

    teachers union, HR talent office unorganized, unfair contract issues, overcrowded schools, lack of teacher and student report

    Chicago Public Schools2019-07-18
  2. "Some schools are better than others"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing dedicated people who you can work with and learn from

    Cons

    administrators are more focused on getting you in the moment rather than helping teachers

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    Chicago Public Schools2019-07-17
  3. "Decent new teacher job"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle School Science Teacher 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Living the teaching vocation, great cultural aspects, good salary for teacher

    Cons

    Little work/life balance, difficult families and children

    Chicago Public Schools2019-07-03
  4. "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I appreciate the school I work for!

    Cons

    Overwhelmed with work because of understaffed schools at times

    Chicago Public Schools2019-06-06
  5. "Great experience"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and depending on the school, very stable. Good opportunities to learn outside of the classroom.

    Cons

    Not a great deal of leadership opportunities in the building, so you've got to be creative to gain new experiences.

    Chicago Public Schools2019-06-03
  6. "Employment with CPS"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School 

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Having the ability to touch young lives

    Cons

    If you don't work during the summer, you are ineligible to receive unemployment.

    Chicago Public Schools2019-06-02
  7. "Great kids, often disorganized school"

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    Current Employee - Teacher 

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Some teachers and administrators care a lot Kids are awesome

    Cons

    Inconsistent accountability for teachers and for students Disorganized, sometimes violent

    Chicago Public Schools2019-06-13
  8. "Great Advancement Opportunities"

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

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    With so many schools in the district, opportunities for growth are always there!

    Cons

    Large districts can be a bit intimidating.

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    Chicago Public Schools2019-05-28
  9. "Chicago teaching..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - High School Art Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Good hours. Good pay.

    Cons

    Big districts. Messy politics. Underfunded. Poor leadership.

    Chicago Public Schools2019-06-03
  10. "It's a good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Teacher support is good Salary is above average Planning periods

    Cons

    High school students are rough.

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    Chicago Public Schools2019-05-26

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