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Palm Beach County School District Reviews

Updated August 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "There are many opportunities for Professional Development courses" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, hours and holidays" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "New initiatives annually, new trainings, never any steps in pay to offset cost of living" (in 4 reviews)

  • "No opportunity to excel and little to no appreciation for good talent" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "After School Counselor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - After School Counselor in Loxahatchee, FL
    Former Employee - After School Counselor in Loxahatchee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Palm Beach County School District part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid training and certifications, great group atmosphere.

    Cons

    low hours and pay, no health benefits for PT employees


  2. "BIA"

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    Former Employee - Behavioral Intervention Assistant in Boynton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Behavioral Intervention Assistant in Boynton Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Palm Beach County School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Christmas time where all the parents appreciated your hard work

    Cons

    Professional at all the times

    Advice to Management

    Be a leader instead of the boss

  3. "No experience"

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Boynton Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Boynton Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Palm Beach County School District full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The main reason will be to work while my own kids are in school and I can be home when they are off from school.

    Cons

    It’s probably far from my home and the salary is lower.


  4. "Ask for guarantee before you relocate!"

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

    I worked at Palm Beach County School District part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great coworkers, technology and training plentiful.

    Cons

    Lack of support for new teachers, they get dismissed without warning. Especially sad for those who were recruited and moved to the area. Too many assistant principals are allowed to bully teachers and district personnel ignore complaints.


  5. "AWFUL Hiring Process!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Palm Beach County School District full-time

    Pros

    Some people do their jobs, most do not. The front desk people at the office are nice sometimes.

    Cons

    There are HR coordinators here that absolutely do not do their jobs and will hide in their offices while others at the office help you. It seems that the district does absolutely nothing for the entire summer, then attempts to process hundreds of new hires in a matter of 2 weeks before school begins. This leaves hundreds of new teachers scrambling around trying to complete requirements thrust upon them at the last minute, only to not have an employee login or ID by the time school starts. They have no inclination of how stressful/difficult this is on teachers and NO ONE will help you. You will get a generic “we are very busy” response from everyone. Extremely disappointed in this experience; would have chosen a different district if I had known this was what I was in for.

    Advice to Management

    Look into which HR coordinators are receiving multiple complaints and do something about it. It is NOT normal to be so backed up with processing new hires. Something must change. I will tell many to avoid this district because of my experience.


  6. "Lead Teacher"

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

    I have been working at Palm Beach County School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great nurturing environment for Teachers & Students.

    Cons

    None that I can think of :-)

    Advice to Management

    Increase teachers Salary’s!!


  7. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher

    I worked at Palm Beach County School District full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility and easy to use system

    Cons

    Could end up at less-than-ideal schools

  8. "Educator"

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    Former Employee - Educator in Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Educator in Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Palm Beach County School District full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Big county, Lots of oppurtunity

    Cons

    Overwhelming amounts of testing on a regular basis


  9. "ELA Teacher"

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    Current Employee - ELA Teacher in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - ELA Teacher in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Palm Beach County School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    benefits, vacation time, occasional raises, mentorship, not micromanaged

    Cons

    budget in system need higher pay to live here

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Huge pay increase from teacher to Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Specialist in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Palm Beach County School District (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay as compared to other school district positions
    Great experience in an educational management or administration setting

    Cons

    Some managers and directors expect administration employees to be on call almost 24/7
    Have to work nights and weekends sometimes for some Specialist jobs
    Change in the school district is slow and sometimes it can be painful to see how inefficient the school district can be

    Advice to Management

    When you have a bad manager or director, replace them! Seniority should not protect a bad boss for years and years at the expense of losing talented employees.


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