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Columbia Public School District Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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  1. "Assistant Soccer Coach"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia Public School District part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and the head coach is very expeirenced

    Cons

    I have not yet found any downsides

    Advice to Management

    Show up on time and ready to coach


  2. "Technology Support Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Columbia Public School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good work hours and independence to move between assigned schools

    Cons

    Tech teams may, at times, lack appropriate structure, and because of this take long to complete projects.

  3. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Columbia Public School District full-time

    Pros

    Small school, close knit community, lottery school, great family support

    Cons

    The close knit community can be hard to break into.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Columbia Public School District full-time

    Pros

    CPS pays entire health care premium, caring staff, great hours, flexible

    Cons

    Wish I had started working here sooner!

    Advice to Management

    Working for CPS is a dream job. I currently work at Two Mile Prairie Elementary and it is the most fun job I've ever had. The staff is all very kind and supportive, the campus is beautiful, and the students are very sweet and relaxed. I am so lucky to work here!


  5. "Instructional aide"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia Public School District full-time

    Pros

    Great organization for the educational advancement of our youth.

    Cons

    Increase in pay usually means further education which creates additional financial expenses.

    Advice to Management

    Create a tuition reimbursement program


  6. "A great place for a teacher to learn."

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Teacher in Columbia, MO

    Pros

    Each school has its own identity so teachers can find a place where they fit by talking with others in the district that they trust. Number of preservice teachers from local colleges ensures extra hands and continued learning for teachers.

    Cons

    Outside forces control the curriculum choices made by the district. You have to know someone to get an interview if you aren't someone who appears to shine in their resume.


  7. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place to work, great people

    Cons

    none that I can think of

  8. "Secure work, a little boring"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia Public School District (More than a year)

    Pros

    Regular raises, friendly environment, lots of interaction with families

    Cons

    Boring, not a lot of growth for non-certified staff


  9. "Great district"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Teacher in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Columbia Public School District (More than a year)

    Pros

    I student-taught and worked in the district - I liked it, like their attitude and aim to be the best, I believe they mean it. Good and plentiful professional development opportunities, work-life balance is good. I have heard the career growth or opportunities are good

    Cons

    Low salary - among the worst in the state. They rely on the good, cool community to draw people in, but the pay is bad. Slow and sluggish to respond to issues, but believe this to just be the nature of a big public institution

    Advice to Management

    Management is great, but I would encourage them to adjust the salary schedule. It obviously pays dividends - attract and retain better people. Aside from that, I think they're doing a great job - they're responsive and move as quickly as they can.


  10. "It can be a physically and emotionally challenging environment to work in."

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    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia Public School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good supportive co-workers.Good health benefits. Finish at 2.30.

    Cons

    Not mentally stimulating enough for me. Start at 7.00am. Physically challenging and tiring. sometimes feel like a 'glorified' babysitter. Low hourly rate and not paid when kids not in school. Financially restricting only being paid for 9 months to cover 12 months expenses.

    Advice to Management

    Too much counter productive testing.


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