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3.0
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43%
Recommend to a Friend
33%
Approve of CEO
John Mackiel
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, many updates to buildings(in 6 reviews)

  • "I love working with kids, especially ones that come from disadvantaged backgrounds(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "School board serves as puppets to wealthy local financial backers(in 4 reviews)

  • "(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Custodian in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Omaha Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, good hours, friendly people

    Cons

    limited opportunity for employee advancement

    Omaha Public Schools2019-01-18
  2. "Teacher"

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      Former Employee - First Grade Teacher 

      I worked at Omaha Public Schools full-time

      Pros

      Large diverse district Many schools

      Cons

      Lack of consequences for students

      Omaha Public Schools2019-01-11
    • "The worst place I have ever worked."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Omaha Public Schools full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      This could be a great place if leadership could get their act together.

      Cons

      Can not deal with jealous and incumbent principals.

      Advice to Management

      Trying any other place to work. They do not follow any laws.

      Omaha Public Schools2018-11-08
    • "Has the potential to be better"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Omaha Public Schools full-time

      Pros

      It's one of the better paying districts in the city.

      Cons

      Even though it's one of the better paying districts, they don't offer a living wage for teachers or paras. There's also a lot of age discrimination and nepotism. Little to no consequences for students who misbehave.

      Advice to Management

      Please hire people that are right for the job, and not the cheapest to cut corners. Let paras and teachers transfer if they are unhappy or burnt out.

      Omaha Public Schools2018-09-08
    • "Resource Para at Omaha Public Schools"

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      Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Omaha, NE
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Omaha Public Schools full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Fun working with so many different kids

      Cons

      Pay is terrible and Management doesn't work well with the "low man on the totem pole" so-to-speak

      Omaha Public Schools2018-07-08
    • "Program Specialist"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Omaha Public Schools full-time

      Pros

      Defined mission and purpose to educate Omaha’s young people. Leadership cares and the staff are very dedicated.

      Cons

      There is a sense of entitlement with some staff that because they have been work there a long time they should be paid more, have more benefits, etc. They do not have a “pay-for-performance” attitude.

      Omaha Public Schools2018-06-20
    • "Workers leave management, not the job"

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      • Work/Life Balance
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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Omaha Public Schools full-time

      Pros

      Pension Plan, good pay, hours, flexibility, good co-workers for the most part

      Cons

      Discrimination/sexism is prevalent "Old boys club"

      Omaha Public Schools2018-06-11
    • "Business Education Instructor"

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      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Omaha Public Schools full-time

      Pros

      Strong support. Strong structure. Upcoming future

      Cons

      I would prefer to discuss this in person

      Omaha Public Schools2018-05-19
    • "Subbing"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Omaha Public Schools part-time

      Pros

      The pay is good per job. You can leave work at work. You can choose to work when you want to.

      Cons

      Subbing can be TOUGH. Especially in rough schools/neighborhoods.

      Advice to Management

      Set up subs for better success by providing more info/details on school and sub plans in advance if possible. Make the culture of the school so that kids are rewarded by how they treat guest teachers, then maybe retention will be better.

      Omaha Public Schools2018-04-05
    • "Para"

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

      I worked at Omaha Public Schools

      Pros

      Paid sumners and all main holidays are off. You are offered to sign up to work summer school for increased summer pay

      Cons

      Paras do not have support from company and have no resprestation . They are no respected or treated equally as teachers.

      Advice to Management

      Treat teachers and paras with the same respect. Acknowledge the paras contribution

      Omaha Public Schools2018-03-25
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