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Houston ISD Reviews

Updated September 24, 2017
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Houston ISD Superintendent Terry B. Grier
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  1. "Bilingual Elementary Teacher"

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

    I have been working at Houston ISD full-time

    Pros

    Help students living in poor neighborhoods to progress.

    Cons

    Not the best support and budget for all schools.


  2. "Equality across the board."

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

    I have been working at Houston ISD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great job and you know what you do will help in the education of children.

    Cons

    Pay is below market in Houston, TX.

    Advice to Management

    When giving stipends, extra pay and raises, please be fair across the board.

  3. "Teacher's Assistance"

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to work with young students.

    Cons

    Challenges of the community in the intercity.


  4. "Probably my last year with this district."

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Kindergarten in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher, Kindergarten in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great pay cause you still get paid over the summer. There is really nothing else I like about this job.

    Cons

    It's hard to get support. I am looking forward to changing districts next year. I just feel like a need an aid in my classroom when working with this many small children but every time I ask for one they laugh at me.


  5. "Administrative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Houston ISD full-time

    Pros

    Great students and community

    Cons

    The Organizational Culture was poor.


  6. "Fourth Grade teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Houston ISD full-time

    Pros

    The assistant principal helped nurture and develop my talent and management skills. My colleagues were a supportive community.

    Cons

    There was a lot of paperwork to maintain Individual records and lesson plans separate from the class as a whole. It was time consuming and took time away from other teaching. Some of it was necessary for appropriate documentation.


  7. "It's ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Houston ISD full-time

    Pros

    Holidays off, weekends off, employees friendly, room for growth, senior manager fired

    Cons

    senior manager hateful, senior manager threatened employees, senior manager had team leads do illegal things, senior manager conveniently loss papers

  8. "Bus driver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Houston ISD part-time

    Pros

    Kind people, easy job, easy to get, easy to keep, works well as a college student and a single parent

    Cons

    Managers change all the time

    Advice to Management

    Train them properly


  9. "Average School District"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Houston ISD full-time

    Pros

    Making a major impact in the lives of children.

    Cons

    Challenging to get promoted due to politics and your career can be easily impact if one supervisor does not like you. Immediate supervisors have too much influence to keep you from advancing within the same school district.

    Advice to Management

    Give more internal employees the opportunity to move up first if a vacancy is open on their campus


  10. "Bad management, bad HR"

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

    Pros

    paid vacation, great staff and dual language programs

    Cons

    bad management, terrible HR- very disorganized!


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