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Miami Dade Public Schools Miami Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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Miami Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho
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Pros
  • good benefits and secure positions if you can ride the wave (in 7 reviews)

  • Insurance, holidays off, partial tuition reimbursement, professional development opportunities (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Very low pay considering a graduate degree is required (in 9 reviews)

  • There is not too much room for growth (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Hard work, oveall experience depends on school"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - High School Chemistry Teacher in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - High School Chemistry Teacher in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many modern looking schools are well-stocked with equipment. Pay was always on time and insurance is good.

    Cons

    I hated the 8 period schedule some schools have. Too many students, too much work. Too much testing (not MDCPS fault entirely), and HS hours are too early. Large class sizes, but actual experience varies.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps lessen administrative oversight. Not sure how much control you have over this. Give some freedom back to schools.


  2. "After care teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - After School Teacher in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - After School Teacher in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    little hours and no pay on teacher planning days or hollidays

    Cons

    pay goes up per year after exams


  3. "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy schedules, vacation, holidays off,

    Cons

    no room for advancement/ health insurance benefits not good


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  5. "Great with the right team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Magnet Teacher in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Business Magnet Teacher in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and working environment with the right team. A learning experience every day.?

    Cons

    Never knew so many politics involved in the school system. Also, the wrong administration can make your life beyond difficult. It's not about the system, but more about the people in the system. Also... don't get paid enough.

    Advice to Management

    Something should be done to increase our pay. We are extremely valuable and it's not represented. Also, be more aware of who you're choosing for certain administration roles. They are not always the best to work with.


  6. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Being a positive role model for children
    -Developing student learning gains (Teaching a class of first graders how to read or foreign students how to learn English)
    -Positive impact in a community
    -Summer time off (unpaid), major holidays, and Winter Break (2 weeks, unpaid)
    -Health insurance is paid (if you enroll in the base package and for yourself)

    Cons

    -Teaching to a test
    -Low pay (even with multiple Higher Ed degrees, teacher union only provides minimal raises an average of every 3 years or when the district is getting sued in 2016, many teachers must take second jobs)
    -Work continues at home
    -Having to setup a classroom every August and pack everything back up again in June even if you're in the same room.
    -Faculty meetings (most information can easily be covered in an email)
    -Health insurance for family (Many teachers have their children covered in Florida Kidcare because they cannot afford it via our employer)
    -30 minute lunches
    -If you are a new teacher to the district you must remain at the same school for three years

    Advice to Management

    Upper and middle management aren't always on the same page. While the testing has "decreased" at the district level, it continues at the school level and bi-monthly tests are now the norm instead of mid-year exams.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Network and Computer Systems Administrator in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Network and Computer Systems Administrator in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good career, good benefits and solid

    Cons

    Demanding, growth and working with all types of people

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and time off . Stable job. Lots of time to read.

    Cons

    Work was not challenging. Limited room for growth. Very political Pay was too low to support a family.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Interventionist"

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    Former Employee - Interventionist in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Interventionist in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Miami Dade Public Schools part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to end work early before school lets out and have the flexibility to have another job.

    Get teaching experience

    You don't have to give any grades (monitor the students and their progress)

    Cons

    Interventionist position is only part time

    Lunch is unpaid (0.5 hr)

    You don't really have an office or classroom. You have to make sure you leave your teaching material in a safe place.

    Position is shorter than school year

    No benefits

    No PTO


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Treasurer/ Cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Treasurer in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Treasurer in Miami, FL

    I worked at Miami Dade Public Schools (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity if you are studying. They will give you the time to study and work.

    Cons

    Too many days off. With the salary is not enough to survive.


  11. "ERP director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company benefits and really nice people

    Cons

    None because it is a great company to work for



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