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Edmonton Public Schools Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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  1. "very satisfying"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, KY
    Recommends

    Pros

    fair treatment by school staff

    Cons

    there were too many seniors looking over your shoulder


  2. "Teacher"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    IT's a good place to work and your are valued

    Cons

    Teaching is a tough job and work/life balance is needed.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and it will trickle down to all parts of any school.


  3. "used to work there"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    progressive educational goals to support student learning
    knowledgeable staff creating communities of practice
    supportive communities who understand teacher stress

    Cons

    difficult to change teaching levels
    administration is challenging to get into unless you know someone

    Advice to Management

    accept innovative teachers as an important part of the school culture


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  5. "Kindergarten Teacher & Board Member"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, good hours, love my job, and honestly i wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. Very culturally acceptable and considering the amount of years I had spent going to school for this, it is well worth every dollar and every minute spent in school.

    Cons

    Its not a seasonal job for me, I am always working, If i'm not at the schools teaching, I'll be in my office doing admin work. And the atmosphere is very passive so there is no real sense of direction besides the one you pave, which makes it very hard as the work does require a sense of criteria and if none is provided, the accumulated work will be inaccurate.

    Advice to Management

    Replace management teams for administration project, countless times I have been forced to take charge and guide those under me being hired to work on smaller projects because once again no real sense of criteria was provided and inaccurate models were produced.


  6. "Recruiter Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been working here for 28 yrs it has provided me stability benefits and opportunity to move up in my career.

    Cons

    There is no Cons It has been a great organization to work for


  7. "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great support from other peers

    Cons

    Report cards and meetings with parents


  8. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - High School Teacher
    Current Employee - High School Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Edmonton Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable, supportive, Posible for Advancement

    Cons

    Class Sizes have increased creating more stress


  9. "School Lunch Supervisors are people without goals or a future"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lunch Supervisor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Lunch Supervisor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Edmonton Public Schools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you like kids I suppose seeing them for an hour a day to yell at them not to do things they shouldn't be doing would be good?

    Cons

    Low pay, lazy colleagues, constantly change your schedule, colleagues have no drive and have been working as lunch supervisors for DECADES!, boring and unchallenging, no networking opportunities because the people you work with don't have a network worth integrating with.

    Advice to Management

    None, it won't change, it's a terrible job for uneducated people. The one woman there with me who had a career (Doctor from another country) along side me just quit because it was so frustrating to work with other people who had no education, no goals, no knowledge about personal conduct and how to deal with children effectively.

    Train lunch staff on racism and sexism because many of them have not passed high school themselves and had kids of their own and are now working at a job that requires a beating heart and semi-conscious brain and are DANGEROUS to kids because they will instantly target native and black kids and blame girls for sexual abuse from their fellow male students.


  10. "Good Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great extended health benefits, Christmas off

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities and budget uncertainty


  11. "Administrative Assistant, Human Resources"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edmonton Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful atmosphere of collegiality and respect for all employees. I would still be there except for retirement at age 67.

    Cons

    There honestly weren't any to comment on.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to nurture and provide the ideal conditions for optimal enjoyment of the workplace.



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