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Chicago Public Schools Employee Reviews about "good pay"

Updated Dec 1, 2019

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Janice Jackson
86 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great People to work with and good benefits(in 30 reviews)

  • "Good pay based on experience - better than some suburban districts(in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "Principals are typically insane people who cannot be trusted(in 30 reviews)

  • "Many of the central office employees spend the entire work day watching Youtube videos while on 60K(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to be with practically nothing to do."

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    Youth Leader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chicago Public Schools

    Pros

    Good pay Set hours Fixed Salary Paid Time Off Management really cares about your opinion Not much to do Easy job

    Cons

    Crappy uniform Not much fun gets real boring really fast very repetitive

    Chicago Public Schools2011-12-31
  2. "Good working experience"

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    Current Employee - Bilingual School Clerk in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay

    Cons

    Work environment varies in schools. I

    Chicago Public Schools2019-12-02
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Extremely Challenging Environment"

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

    I worked at Chicago Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Pretty good pay compared to other districts and networks

    Cons

    - Understaffing at schools leads to extremely unfit environments for students and teachers. Missed preps, overcrowded classrooms, DL minutes not being met, psych and health services not provided for students who really need them. The teacher takes on far more than is reasonable or legal, frankly.

    Chicago Public Schools2019-09-29
  4. "Great pay"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher 

    I worked at Chicago Public Schools part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay. Easy to use system.

    Cons

    Some schools are harder than others

    Chicago Public Schools2019-07-05
  5. "Chicago teaching..."

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    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
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Pay, Decent job if certain things don't bother you"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher, Secondary School in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, great team I'm working w/, great admin, supportive staff, overall.

    Cons

    Toleration of behaviors that no one should allow. IE. defiance, disrespect, constant use of profanity, students have to constantly be reminded to stay on task and do work. They grow angry when you tell them to abide by simple rules/norms.

    Advice to Management

    Place accountability on circumstance, parents, and students. This is what I feel is missing now, in general in education.

    Chicago Public Schools2019-02-15
  7. "Good coworkers, poorly ran school system"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chicago Public Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Dedicated coworkers that gave their all despite limited resources. Chicago Teachers Union - strong union that supports it workers. Good pay based on experience - better than some suburban districts.

    Cons

    School ran by principal with limited knowledge, inconsistent. Poor resources. School board that is handpicked and usually corrupt in the way it spends money.

    Advice to Management

    Turn to an elected school board with people who truly have an interest in the future of our students.

    Chicago Public Schools2019-01-31
  8. "Classroom teacher"

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

    I worked at Chicago Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Rewarding, challenging, relatively good pay

    Cons

    poor work-life balance, disorganized work environment, low morale, stressful classroom environments, lack of transparency related to employment status

    Chicago Public Schools2018-03-07
  9. "Teacher of a Chicago Public School"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay compared to other districts

    Cons

    Some lazy coworkers and extra work piled on

    Chicago Public Schools2017-10-31
  10. "Physical education teacher"

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

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Unmotivated Students with discipline problems.

    Chicago Public Schools2017-09-13
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