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Updated January 19, 2018
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Houston ISD Superintendent Terry B. Grier
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  1. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Houston ISD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great career
    Very fufilling work
    Great schedule
    Decent pay

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations
    Time wasting activities during planning periods
    Stretched thin
    Benefits weren’t great


  2. "Need more opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Houston ISD full-time

    Pros

    Helping kids is a great mission

    Cons

    Not much transparency in terms of going up a career leader

    Advice to Management

    Give more options for talented professionals to find opportunities

  3. "good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Houston ISD part-time

    Pros

    great people and great culture

    Cons

    after school program was understaffed and under funded


  4. "Being a Clerk within HISD"

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    Current Employee - General Clerk II
    Current Employee - General Clerk II
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Houston ISD part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly staff, great team work if you find the right school or office, set days off and holiday breaks if you have a family to care for.

    Cons

    It can get extremely busy during certain parts of the school year. Your patience will be tested when dealing with belligerent visitors and complaints about teachers and/or staff.


  5. "Houston ISD"

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    Current Employee - Science Teacher in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Science Teacher in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Houston ISD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Multi cultural, fulfilling, training opportunities

    Cons

    salary, workload, nano management in classroom


  6. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good communication with staff and administation

    Cons

    Large class sizes can be overwhelming


  7. "Too Many attacks on teachers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Houston ISD full-time

    Pros

    Great students and colleagues; better pay than most districts

    Cons

    terrible principals and superintendent who does not prioritize students

  8. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Houston ISD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The vacations are wonderful. All holidays are off including the summer. Perfect for people with children.

    Cons

    Tons of paperwork, very little time to lesson plan and grade papers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the teachers. They are in the classrooms everyday.


  9. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Houston ISD full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    +lots of training and resources
    +good compensation for the feild

    Cons

    +most teachers are inexperienced.
    +students are challenging


  10. "Whee I found my passion"

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    Former Employee - Long Term Sub
    Former Employee - Long Term Sub
    Recommends

    Pros

    I loved working as a sub through Houston ISD. I only loved it due to finding a school I was able to work with as a long term sub. Before permanently getting stationed in a long term sub position I wasn't sure if it was for me. Also you never know who's watching you so do your best and if a school like you upon passing the certification test they will encourage you to stay within their school.

    Cons

    The down side to subbing at different schools is they are all ran differently which is expected. You really don't know what your walking into at each school. The best thing to do is try finding a long term position.


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