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Houston ISD Reviews

Updated September 16, 2018
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Houston ISD Superintendent Terry B. Grier
Terry B. Grier
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Pros
  • "They offer a variety of professional development opportunities to help improve your instructional practices" (in 29 reviews)

  • "good benefits for people with children and good working hours for moms" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lack of support in a low SES area" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Long hours and many changes every year" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Bus Driver"

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

    I have been working at Houston ISD part-time

    Pros

    Great hours and great pay

    Cons

    Limited work for drivers in the summer


  2. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Houston ISD full-time

    Pros

    The Houston area Community is great

    Cons

    The bureaucracy is redundant and inefficient .

  3. "Disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Meet a lot of outside people.

    Cons

    No growth. It’s all about who you know. Too top heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Better training


  4. "Senior Internal Auditor"

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    Current Employee - Senior Internal Auditor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Internal Auditor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of vacation time off, relaxed office environment

    Cons

    Health insurance is horrible, not much room to grow

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees with suggestions.


  5. "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

    Pros

    Good pay and a lot of benefits

    Cons

    Too much work outside of work


  6. "Paraprofessional"

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

    I have been working at Houston ISD full-time

    Pros

    Steady income, health benefits, holidays, summer off

    Cons

    Low income for non-teaching staff.

    Advice to Management

    Keep open communication with all staff


  7. "Desperately In Need Of Revival"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Houston ISD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was decent and there was a strong focus of using technology.

    Cons

    Incredibly high turnover rate

    The workload will consume your life

    The district seems to lack a connected long-term system of education for their students.

    I taught at the high school level, and the average reading level for the student body at my school was a 4th-grade reading level. Most of my students weren't prepared to function in high school, let alone college.

  8. "Science Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Houston ISD full-time

    Pros

    Good training for new teachers

    Cons

    Yet to realize the cons in the district


  9. "I love to enjoy to work for the kids because long their happy to keep their classrooms and school clean and teacher s"

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    Former Employee - Lead Custodian
    Former Employee - Lead Custodian
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Houston ISD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Make sure the school will be clean for them

    Cons

    I love to see them smile and my job to make sure they have a clean school I make sure I give them my support

    Advice to Management

    The management should have a good team to organized their schedule to get the job done as a team


  10. Helpful (1)

    "More for experienced educators"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Principal in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Principal in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Size and diversity of district
    Jobs available that don’t exist in other districts
    Many opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Functions like a corporate machine
    Many 0 experience teachers
    Culture breeds leadership that will do whatever it takes including sacrificing morals and ethics to win

    Advice to Management

    Give leaders time to grow and provide them with the opportunity to develop. Many schools are mismanaged but the principals are as inexperienced as the teachers. Stop giving rigorous IR campuses to first year principals they fail and cause those in their downline to fail also


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