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Updated Dec 1, 2019

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3.4
65%
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79%
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Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer Janice Jackson  (no image)
Janice Jackson
87 Ratings
  1. "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, some schools are strong

    Cons

    Lack of stability, constant labor struggles

    Chicago Public Schools2017-08-25
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    "Teacher"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Working with children can be rewarding. Most teachers are highly competent.

    Cons

    Teachers are overworked. At any given moment there is simply more to do than you can ever possibly manage to do, let alone do thoroughly or with your full attention. Behavior management with students is especially challenging. There is no training for anything. When you are new to a school you have to hope that there are some teachers who will take a few minutes out of their extremely buy schedule to help you. The rating system is punitive and what they want may be reasonable, they don't give you time in school to reach their goals. You end up using all of your free time for work. There is also no money, so if teachers need something they end up paying for it themselves.

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    Advice to Management

    You are overworking the teachers and you don't listen to them.

    Chicago Public Schools2017-06-23
  3. "Teacher Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant 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

    Benefits, good pay, everyday is different.

    Cons

    No work in the summer.

    Advice to Management

    Had great management

    Chicago Public Schools2017-04-17
  4. "CPS Teacher"

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    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools

    Pros

    Great kids and schools. Good pay.

    Cons

    State budget issues are a constant headache.

    Chicago Public Schools2017-03-16
  5. "CPS Review"

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    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

    Chicago Public Schools2017-02-25
  6. "porter"

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    Current Employee - Porter in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    good pay, and great work hours.

    Cons

    advancement can be a hassle.

    Chicago Public Schools2017-02-08
  7. "Teacher"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Time off, OK Kids, Phone in office

    Cons

    Bad Coaching pay, no facilities, have to live in Chicago, Rahm Sucks, Corruption,

    Advice to Management

    Pay your coaches

    Chicago Public Schools2017-01-09
  8. "The Truth and Nothing but the Truth"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good Pay! Great for new teachers.

    Cons

    Doesn't value experienced seasoned teachers.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the practices of high performing schools and school administrators closely to determine if bullying tactics are being used to control the staff and get results.

    Chicago Public Schools2017-01-04
  9. "School Safety Officer"

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    Former Employee - School Safety Officer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Great time off, Great staff

    Cons

    Some kids get away with alot more, than the others. Hi lay off ratio

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Chicago Public Schools2016-10-24
  10. "Teacher Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Chicago Public Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Pay and Benefits Package.

    Cons

    Nasty attitudes. Unorganized leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people skills.

    Chicago Public Schools2016-07-12
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