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Indianapolis Public Schools Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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  • Horrible adminstration, no support with special education, low pay (only 40k), no boundaries when dealing with home/work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • District wide budget cuts of support positions (including mine) (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "IPS Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Indianapolis Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    there just an income for me

    Cons

    poor work e
    environment and morale are poor
    for employee

    Advice to Management

    need more personal concern


  2. "District Office and Board don't care about those beneath them"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Indianapolis Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Steady Job, Decent work hours, loved the people around me

    Cons

    Low pay with no annual raise or bonus, overtime pay isn't recognized, hard work isn't rewarded, district makes you feel like they don't care about the low man on the totem pole

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. They are shouting from the rooftops that they are unhappy, but you seem to only care about making money for yourselves. You wonder why people are jumping ship more and more every year? Maybe act like you care and they wouldn't leave.

  3. "Office Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Front Office Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Front Office Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Indianapolis Public Schools part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Eleanor Skillen Elementary with the best team of professionals, students and families. Great pay, training and support.

    Cons

    District wide budget cuts of support positions (including mine). You never knew if you would have a job from year to year.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminating key support positions results in additional stress on remaining staff/teachers. Invest in your lower laddered support personnel.


  4. "Teacher (high school)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Indianapolis Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Pros are the students and fellow teachers

    Cons

    Ridiculously underfunded, over packed classrooms, and micromanagement from admin. Don’t ever work for a charter school

    Advice to Management

    Give teachers more support and better school structure


  5. "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indianapolis Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Supporting children in need in Indy

    Cons

    More culturally relevant candidates needed in pipeline


  6. "School Secretary / Office Assistant at Eleanor Skillen Elementary, IPS #34"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - School Secretary in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - School Secretary in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Indianapolis Public Schools part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Principal, teachers and support staff were amazing! Received and provided a lot of community support. Great salary for part-time.

    Cons

    District wide budget cuts of positions in the school that were necessary for the amount of children served here.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to stop eliminating jobs that are needed for the remaining school staff to function effectively!


  7. "8th Grade Math"

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    Former Employee - 8th Grade Math Teacher
    Former Employee - 8th Grade Math Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Indianapolis Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very supportive staff, great working community.

    Cons

    Had to buy or fund raise almost all the classroom supplies, which i was happy to do.

  8. "A terrible place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Indianapolis Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The kids are wonder full!

    Cons

    The adults are in it for the politics and self promotions. Current leadership is anti-public schools, and pro career ladder. They are not in this for the right reasons.


  9. "teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Teacher in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teachers are friendly, not an easy job, but worth the rewards

    Cons

    No t a lot of parental involvement


  10. "Varsity assistant football coach"

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    Former Employee - Varsity Football Coach in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Varsity Football Coach in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Indianapolis Public Schools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Mentoring the underprivileged kids & teaching football.

    Cons

    The School is closing next year

    Advice to Management

    None


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