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Updated February 4, 2018
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Barbara M. Jenkins, Ed.D
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  • The evaluation system is brutal (in 9 reviews)

  • there are no cons to working here (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Pros and Cons"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Tutor in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Tutor in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orange County Schools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The kids are great and having the same vacation time as them is even greater.

    Cons

    The cons will change with the school.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "English Teacher"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Windermere, FL
    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Windermere, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Orange County Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working directly with students is the biggest reason to love OCPS. One is able to witness students grow, learn, and prosper under your guidance is rewarding.

    Collaborating with colleagues and administration add needed support with complying with Common Core State Standards.

    Cons

    The only downside to working for OCPS is the implementation of the "customer service" model that has moved to deteriorate student and parent accountability, adding an enormous amount of undeserved blame and pressure on teachers and administration.

    Advice to Management

    To the school board, I would recommend working to the best, and not the first in digital education. Infrastructure is weak and unreliable, making instruction erratic and difficult.

  3. "Nowhere to go"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Support Representative
    Current Employee - Tech Support Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Orange County Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Paid holidays, not very challenging

    Cons

    Not very challenging, top down approach to EVERYTHING (it just doesn't work). No communication to staff. Not open to feed back.

    Advice to Management

    Emulate what Finland and Switzerland have done. What good does it do for every kid to have a laptop if they can't read or even know how to type. Creating a generation of illiterate computer users helps no one. All they do is watch Youtube and one of the 1000's of free movie sites.


  4. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orange County Schools full-time

    Pros

    Great hours
    Vacation breaks
    Easy job
    Good atmosphere

    Cons

    Low pay
    Hard to grow


  5. "Teaching in OCS"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Orange County Schools full-time

    Pros

    Great Admin, great coworkers, great students.

    Cons

    Small county, so resources are thin sometimes.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "District Adminstrator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Orange County Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ability two work with schools that care about children.

    Cons

    Poor working conditions, subpar healthcare and horrible management.

    Advice to Management

    Focus should be on children’s education and not personal advancement. Pay the teachers more, so they can stick around for more than year and maybe they can start growing professionally. Treat staff with more respect instead of pawns that you can more around at your will.


  7. "Students and Teachers Matter More"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Orange County Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth and movement.

    Cons

    Autonomy is almost gone, teacher frustration shows.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the culture and climate of your schools.

  8. "security officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orange County Schools full-time

    Pros

    everything is swell and great place to work.

    Cons

    there are no cons to working here.


  9. "HR Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Orange County Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Everyone worked really hard, which is easy when the cause if for children.

    Cons

    The union is run by a few with personal agendas. The union itself is a business and concerned about the base supporters who have issues with management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  10. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher/Coach in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Teacher/Coach in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Orange County Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Variety of students at different skill levels. Interesting young people to work with. Variety of schools. Great teachers and coaches. Amazing Mentors.

    Cons

    Low pay. School 'system' run by government. Top-down structure. Boring curriculum. Inefficient testing that lacks meaning and true educational connections.

    Advice to Management

    Get back in the classrooms :)


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