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Omaha Public Schools Reviews

Updated July 21, 2018
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Omaha Public Schools Superintendent John Mackiel
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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)

  • "Heavy workload, low pay, work full-time hours when actually a part-time employee without benefits, lack of teamwork and training" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Library Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Omaha Public Schools part-time

    Pros

    Great at working around School Schedule.

    Cons

    Not great Pay
     Very type A


  2. "Library Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Omaha Public Schools part-time

    Pros

    Get to work with kids
     Get a great job experience for future job.

    Cons

    Very Limited advancement oppurtunies there

  3. "Resource Para at Omaha Public Schools"

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

    I have been working at Omaha Public Schools full-time (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


  4. "Program Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  5. "Workers leave management, not the job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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"


  6. "Business Education Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  7. "Subbing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.

  8. "Para"

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

    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


  9. "Para"

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

    I worked at Omaha Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Easy work
    Good mix of students

    Cons

    Terrible administrative overhead - too much red tape


  10. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Teaching at OPS offers cultural diversity.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything that I would consider a con.


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