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Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Reviews

Updated Oct 16, 2019

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3.6
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Ottawa-Carleton District School Board CEO Jennifer Adams
Jennifer Adams
14 Ratings
  1. "Always something new"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Teacher 

    I have been working at Ottawa-Carleton District School Board full-time

    Pros

    In teaching, I never find myself looking at my watch or getting bored.

    Cons

    It is a job that you definitely take home with you. There is no checking out.

    Ottawa-Carleton District School Board2019-10-16
  2. "RECE in the full day kindergarten classroom"

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    Current Employee - RECE in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at Ottawa-Carleton District School Board full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    benefits are reasonable and the schools are nice buildings

    Cons

    no room for advancement, lots of professional egos involved

    Ottawa-Carleton District School Board2019-10-06
  3. "Great benefits, not great pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Educational Assistant in Barrhaven, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ottawa-Carleton District School Board full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits can not be beat.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive.

    Ottawa-Carleton District School Board2019-09-12
  4. "Educational Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ottawa-Carleton District School Board full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits, summer of but no pay

    Cons

    Employees not recognized, demanding job, sometimes experience violence, would not recommend this job

    Ottawa-Carleton District School Board2019-09-15
  5. "Cleaning daily section"

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    Current Employee - Custodian 

    I have been working at Ottawa-Carleton District School Board full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Peace and quiet. Freedom to select work methods. Rewarding community.

    Cons

    Can be isolating sometimes, and messes with your social schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better supervisors. Train supervisors better.

    Ottawa-Carleton District School Board2019-07-05
  6. "Ocdsb"

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    Current Employee - Educational Assistant 

    I have been working at Ottawa-Carleton District School Board full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Inclusive Child care centered Opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Aggression in the workplace

    Ottawa-Carleton District School Board2019-07-08
  7. "Zero respect for employees or consideration for their health and safety."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Educational Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ottawa-Carleton District School Board full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits Rewarding opportunities to influence children’s futures

    Cons

    Dangerous/violent environment Union keeps on under performing staff Zero trust/respect

    Ottawa-Carleton District School Board2019-07-17
  8. "Current French Immersion Teacher with OCDSB"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ottawa-Carleton District School Board full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There are many amazing teachers to work with. The collaborative environment is incredible. Making a difference in the lives of children is extremely rewarding.

    Cons

    The class sizes are getting ridiculous. Teachers face violence everyday. The students with the highest needs dictate the class structure. Students without learning disabilities, who are well-behaved, who want to learn are being denied a full education. This is due to the high number of special-needs students in every classroom. Students with behavioural, social, academic, or other exceptionalities demand 80% of the... teacher's time. There are not enough resources to help these students.

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    Advice to Management

    In the case of education, the "Management" is the Ontario government. My advice is to put children's educational needs first. Stop increasing class size. Stop cutting the supports to schools. Increase the number of EA's and Learning support teachers in every school. Start to value teachers. Stop undermining teachers and EA's and Learning Support Staff/Teachers.

    Ottawa-Carleton District School Board2019-06-09
  9. "What a Place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Educational Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ottawa-Carleton District School Board full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Pay Good training opportunities Ability to move up from casual to full time if wanted

    Cons

    Ignorant Staff Most teaching staff are old fashioned when it comes to dealing with students Gaping holes for students to fall in instead of falling through cracks

    Advice to Management

    Teachers have mandatory training each year to working with special needs students

    Ottawa-Carleton District School Board2019-06-05
  10. "Good team atmosphere, supportive administration"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ottawa-Carleton District School Board full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, professional development, and you make a difference in the lives of students

    Cons

    Lack of resources for additional supports (I.e. EAs)

    Advice to Management

    None

    Ottawa-Carleton District School Board2019-05-12
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