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Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Reviews

Updated January 13, 2017
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Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Director of Education Jennifer Adams
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  1. "Hard job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Ottawa-Carleton District School Board full-time

    Pros

    Holidays and summers off. Paid sick days

    Cons

    very stressful. Not enough time in the day to get everything done.

    Advice to Management

    More P.A. days that are self directed


  2. "Lunch Monitor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ottawa-Carleton District School Board part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's really fun to work with children..you get to learn how to co operate with them..the job is very fulfilling and rewarding

    Cons

    Only 1+1= 2 hours of work but takes the whole morning..doesn't leave enough time to do anything else

    Advice to Management

    the job description is not very detailed , so sometimes it is not clear what is expected from a lunch monitor


  3. "OCDSB"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, Fantastik hours, Lava Flow Duties, Meeting people and getting to work around some intersting children and educators.

    Cons

    As with any place of work some of the policies are very silly and dont make alot of sense. In a field where money savings is important, there seems to be a lot of unecessary waste.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees equally get rid of the favortisim and follow the competition/hiring rules. Cant keep hiring people for positions they are not qualified for based on your "Personall" dislike of a fully qualified employee.


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  5. "Great."

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    Current Employee - Casual Educational Assistant
    Current Employee - Casual Educational Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Build your own schedule.
    Many different locations.

    Cons

    Not finding available full day shifts.


  6. "Educational Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Educational Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Educational Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ottawa-Carleton District School Board part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Being casual, I jump from school to school, and all the staff I've met have been great and welcoming!

    Cons

    Would love to have full time work in the school board as an EA.

    Advice to Management

    None, I have not had a problem with management.


  7. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Primary-School Teacher
    Current Employee - Primary-School Teacher
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ottawa-Carleton District School Board full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a large options of a variety of schools to work for.

    Cons

    Not enough classroom and school support for needs in the classroom.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more spec. ed services (LST/LRT teachers and EA) to support kids when young (primary level).


  8. "French teacher"

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    Current Employee - French Teacher in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - French Teacher in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The board offers excellent PD Opportunities.

    Cons

    Mismanages its money immensely compared to the other 3 school boards in Ottawa. Teachers are terribly lacking in resources and are constantly forced to spend their own money.


  9. "OT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ottawa-Carleton District School Board full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    friendly people, helpful administration, well designed classrooms with technology

    Cons

    long supply lists, favours seniority rather than skill


  10. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are great co-workers, and there are areas to develop professionally if you would like. I feel supported by my company.

    Cons

    I feel as though communication is not done very well, so no one really understands the protocols and ways of doing things. I feel as though some rules are followed, and others are bent.

    Advice to Management

    Consider making hiring practices even more transparent, because there is a lot of lee-way in the "top 5" way of doing things.


  11. "Cleaning staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Left alone No one looking over your shoulder

    Cons

    Not much appreciation from staff or bosses


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