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Edmonton Public Schools Reviews

Updated February 8, 2019
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  • "Large class sizes are an issue district-wide" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "very satisfying"

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    • 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. "Technical Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and salary

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement. Poor management

  3. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Edmonton Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Competitive salaries
    Good people

    Cons

    Can be reactive instead of proactive


  4. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It pays well, the children are wonderful, good benifits

    Cons

    The staff are very difficult to work with

    Advice to Management

    Collaborate more staff meeting and generate a positive working space.


  5. "Inventory Coordinator School Board"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Coordinator
    Current Employee - Inventory Coordinator

    I have been working at Edmonton Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Huge ladder that you can climb, constantly bettering yourself and higher positions. Amazing Benefits, Sturdy job

    Cons

    No much overtime offered, not very many cons


  6. "Teacher"

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

    I have been working at Edmonton Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, additional training provided

    Cons

    You must network to get ahead.


  7. "Great company to work. Work balance is very nice"

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    Current Employee - Planner in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Planner in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edmonton Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Effective management from top to bottom

    Cons

    Too many staff that handles single project

    Advice to Management

    Great job

  8. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edmonton Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Supportive staff, great PD opportunities, and good benefits

    Cons

    Constant working, increase in class sizes, and not enough support for teachers' wellness.


  9. "Good once you're in"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edmonton Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the biggest districts in the Public School system in Canada, and the best paying district in Alberta. Once you get a continuous contract it has lots of schools and positions to move within the district. Most teachers/staff/admin seem to genuinely care about the students.

    Cons

    It takes at least 3-6 months to be approved to work in the district, even though we are on a shortage. HR is either extremely inefficient, overworked or lacking people. Large class sizes are an issue district-wide. If you don't have a continuous contract you are not allowed to apply for jobs, you just take your chances in the district. Expectations for teachers are high, and there isn't enough time in the day to do it all.


  10. "Fantastic work culture"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Agent in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edmonton Public Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a strong emphasis on work life balance. I find the work culture fun and easy going but people work hard knowing the end product is the education of children. Respectful working environment.

    Cons

    Some middle management can be a little hand off.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the face to face time with staff. It's is much appreciated that Darrel comes out to events.