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"A wonderful school that values students and teachers"

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Former Employee - Teacher in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Teacher in Washington, DC
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Pros

Sidwell excels in maintaining a diverse workplace. The school is very supportive of employee professional growth and provides paid stipends for travel and tuition reimbursement for continuing education.

Cons

Like any workplace, there are in-house politics.

Advice to Management

No advice at this time.

Other Employee Reviews for Sidwell Friends School

  1. "Great Time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing expeirence. would do again in a heartbeat

    Cons

    none. they are awesome people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing you


  2. Helpful (3)

    "This place is a case study when it comes to a dysfunctional workplace"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -teachers have a lot of say in the decisions made school-wide
    -excellent benefits
    -the kids are generally great
    -most people here really care about what they do

    Cons

    -quaker decision making. it takes 3 meetings to decide what brand of pencils to buy. (exaggerating, but there are meetings about meetings.)
    -very passive aggressive faculty and staff
    -some people are resistant to change
    -some people complain about the smallest things.

    Advice to Management

    Make your staff have to spend time in a public school--give them a chance to see how our neighbors across the street deal with problems. Put your foot down when it comes to some decisions--sometimes you all have really great ideas, but thanks to the complaints a few people, some decisions aren't made.

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