Newark USD Reviews

Updated Dec 1, 2020

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Newark USD Superintendent Patrick Sanchez
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  1. "I loved every moment of it!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Bilingual Classroom Aide in Newark, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Newark USD part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -most teachers/staff are friendly and helpful -the kids are all so great and I loved working with them

    Cons

    none that I can think of.

  2. "District"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Newark USD full-time

    Pros

    Good Community and bright students.

    Cons

    Problematic leadership with too much turnover.


  3. "Not where we should be"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Newark USD part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers Wonderful parents and students Health, vision and dental benefits available Pay comparable to other districts in the area

    Cons

    ADMINISTRATION Class sizes SPED ratios Lack of support Overpay for management, underpaid everyone else Incompetent hiring practices Mismanagement of funds Dangerous buildings and equipment Superintendent repeating bad patterns Does not hire from within/give opportunities for growth

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Pluses and Minuses"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Newark USD full-time

    Pros

    Open to hiring interns and teacher community is decent. Parents are great too.

    Cons

    Budget mismanagement causing unnecessary layoffs and a trend of overcompensating the superintendent.

  5. "Teacher"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Science Teacher in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Newark USD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people! Insta family, challenging demographic, tons of support if you advocate for it and take advantage of the offerings. Ask for feedback and help!

    Cons

    Poor organization, but working on it.

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  6. "Lots of Freedom, but Old Facilities and Little Support"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Newark USD full-time

    Pros

    -Lots of freedom -Great community -Great students

    Cons

    -Little support from admin and district -Old buildings and facilities -Cockroaches in classrom

  7. "special ed aide"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Newark USD part-time

    Pros

    easy time off; flexible time

    Cons

    more working hours; rate increase

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  8. "5th grade teacher"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - 5th Grade Teacher in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Newark USD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was a great learning experience. Being a teacher is very rewarding and you learn a lot about the community you serve. Vacation time for a teacher is like our "bonus". My colleagues were very nice.

    Cons

    The school I was at was in a very tough neighborhood and trying to get most parents more involved was a challenge. Teaching pay is also very low and should be higher. There are also no health benefits and can get very expensive for an individual plan

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  9. "They are like family - even to their subs"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Newark USD full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They have such a great group of people to work with. As a sub for the last 4+ years I've found them to be the best group I've ever worked with. From HR to the office team at all the schools. I gotta love them.

    Cons

    Low pay on the sub scale within Alameda County.

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  10. "Education"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - English Teacher in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Newark USD full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Time off; easy work environment

    Cons

    Paperwork; lack of technology training

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