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Dallas Independent School District Reviews

Updated October 29, 2017
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  • There is sometimes lack of communication (in 7 reviews)

  • No support from administration, principal on up (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Math Teacher
    Current Employee - Math Teacher
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dallas Independent School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Love the students, many of the admin are wonderful

    Cons

    Basically I will never get a meaningful raise.... I’ve taught long enough that the pay for performance scale will not help me, very discouraging


  2. "high stress/overworked"

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay is ok. Most coworkers are nice and willing to share.

    Cons

    stress for 3-5 grades is too much. district is constantly changing the game plan wasting teacher's time with ridiculous tasks. TAs are overworked and not for the classroom. Some schools, mine at least, are VERY outdated causing health hazards - breathing issues, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Let teachers focus on the job - not data entry and paperwork. Give them time to plan ON THE CLOCK and TEI is rubbish!

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    Extremely friendly staff and awesome supervisor. Very relaxed environment

    Cons

    Not too much structure in the program


  4. "DISD IT Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    Great team dynamic, management style allows for more autonomy.

    Cons

    Low pay, little or no training offered, benefits aren't great, pays into TRS instead of Social Security.


  5. "DISD is a complicated place to work"

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

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    they offered so many trainings and support for teachers

    Cons

    large district and lots of red tape

    Advice to Management

    communicate with employees better


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Addison, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff who is always giving you support

    Cons

    They make teacher assistants substitute


  7. "Accounting"

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

    Pros

    Work balance
    Life balance
    Opportunities
    Growth
    Ethical
    Independence and growth and life and work and balance

    Cons

    Glassdoor is forcing me to review this so i can get access....this is not a legit review.

  8. "Data Analyst floating in space"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Manage projects independently at own pace...just don't miss the deadlines.
    Supervisors are nice and genuinely seek recommendations for improvement.
    Office located downtown Dallas.

    Cons

    No regular reviews to monitor work performance (maybe a Pro for some).
    Old analytic software.
    No continued work training to refine skill set.

    Advice to Management

    Too much old blood and animosity. Department chiefs blockade district improvements in lieu for personal gain at tax payers expense. Management tends to use DISD as a revolving door to find outlets for other employment opportunities; loyalty to the district is grim.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "RUN, don't walk."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Truly nothing, this is sincere. cant think of anything.

    Cons

    School board does not have interest of teachers at heart. They all need to go. Perhaps new ideas could improve the district. Insurance is outrageous, you get treated like crap by principals and supervisors who think just because they hold those titles are leaders. No, a title does not make you a leader and respect is earned, period. Pay is a joke. I made the same salary for four years in a row yet insurance went up every year. Then this year it went up by $400 a month. I left and was so glad i did. I should have never worked for this district. i regret it.

    Advice to Management

    why ask, they never listen to any advice.


  10. "Administrator"

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

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    Culture, climate, work relationships, focus on students

    Cons

    Can work long hours because of work needed in critical schools

    Advice to Management

    Pay raises, social worker on every campus, improve student discipline system, parental accountability for student behavior


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