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Fairfax County Public Schools Reviews

Updated June 17, 2018
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  • "Pay tries to meet cost of living standards, but I can't even buy a house with their pay" (in 11 reviews)

  • "We either need more money or smaller class sizes (both would be ideal)" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "System that works hard to help all students"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Safety and Security Officer in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Safety and Security Officer in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fairfax County Public Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Encourage a strong collaborative process for teachers
    Has the resources to help struggling students and teachers

    Cons

    Never get paid enough - but that true in education

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes there are top down initiatives that come on the heals of the one before. Stick with the plan long enough to give it chance to breath and grow.


  2. "Substitute Teacher"

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

    I worked at Fairfax County Public Schools part-time

    Pros

    Other teachers, students, work hours,

    Cons

    No benefits as a part time substitute

  3. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairfax County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    I had a great experience working for FCPS. I felt supported and motivated by my administrators and colleagues.

    Cons

    I have none at this time.


  4. "Passionate Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairfax County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    The population is very diverse.

    Cons

    The budget can be higher.


  5. "Very flexible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairfax County Public Schools part-time

    Pros

    Great part time job, very flexible, can pick up jobs whenever you want.

    Cons

    hard to cancel if already picked up job.


  6. "Substitute teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairfax County Public Schools part-time

    Pros

    Nice place to learn new skills

    Cons

    Part time job, no fixed school


  7. "Elementary Teacher"

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

    I worked at Fairfax County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Support
    Colleagues
    Environment
    I really enjoyed working for the county. Looking to come back soon!

    Cons

    Everything was great. Nothing to complain about.

    Advice to Management

    Management has changed and looking great for the teachers!

  8. "Challenging yet fun *name is Psudonym*"

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    Former Employee - SPED Teacher in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - SPED Teacher in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fairfax County Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    benefits, work schedule, opportunities to move around the county, students

    Cons

    Countywide initiatives may be redundant to a school-wide initiative, SPED caseload is exploding, threats of lawsuits on school system

    Advice to Management

    Its a fine line between respect and being a push-over. Enforce school policies evenly on staff and students.


  9. "ESOL Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    HR is organized, the "onboarding" process was simple. My department chair is great! My assistant arinciple is supportive. My department is supportive. FCPS has great benefits. HR is easy to access and very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Though I have a supportive administrator she's probably green, but she does as best she can. FCPS should have a mentoring program for all employees at all levels. As an ESOL teacher your position may change year to year to it will be challenging to master your content and really develop a solid foundation to build upon, as it'll change from year to year.

    Advice to Management

    FCPS should have a mentoring program for all employees at all levels.


  10. "I love This Job, But Salary is Dismal"

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    Current Employee - Applications Support Technician in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Applications Support Technician in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My team sees us as a family and we all work hard to help each other succeed. No one the team ever talks down on another person in the team. Everyone on the team looks out for each other.
    Benefits are incredible.

    Cons

    The salary is not great. Heard other teams outside of mine don't have as great of a culture/dynamic as my own.

    Advice to Management

    Salary needs to be more competitive with the market.


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