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Updated October 18, 2017
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  1. "Learning Environment Specialist"

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

    I have been working at Pittsburgh Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Room for advancement and professional learning.

    Cons

    Salary doesn't always equal the workload.

    Advice to Management

    Allow staff to receive their pay raise until a contract is reached.


  2. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great staff, highly educated, great benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Large classes, low performing schools

  3. "Food service worker"

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    Current Employee - Food Service Worker
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker

    I have been working at Pittsburgh Public Schools part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Able to work and be home with kids from school. Off for all major holidays and summer.

    Cons

    It's only a 10 month job so either you save money throughout the year or you pick up a part time/seasonal job during the summer.


  4. "Budget Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Pittsburgh Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Pension plan and outstanding healthcare

    Cons

    Terrible management, poor work environment, unmotivated & unhappy employees


  5. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pittsburgh Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities for teachers
    Many professional development opportunities to enhance education

    Cons

    Paperwork and workload expectations depending on school

    Advice to Management

    Value teachers


  6. "Paraprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pittsburgh Public Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's a corrupt political job. A lot of laws are broken and people are in charge by political choice not whose best qualified. The schools are dangerous.

    Cons

    All bad cons. Nothing good about any job here.

    Advice to Management

    Quit the politics.


  7. "Over 20 years of experience"

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

    I have been working at Pittsburgh Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great programs, advanced courses, collaborative units planning, faculty.

    Cons

    Little administrative support, to much fluff and not enough competency.

    Advice to Management

    Provide positive feedback not just critiques.

  8. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good salary, good benefits, district is on the right track.

    Cons

    The district is set up in such a way that students are not all given a fair chance to succeed.


  9. "Classroom Aide"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pittsburgh Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, Holidays off, Assessments For the Kids, Curriculum Used is Good,

    Cons

    Racist Attitudes, Low Morale Among Staff, No respect for the kids, or the co-workers, Back-Biting, Picky attitudes, Bullying among staff, (The kids can pick this up and this causes them to act wilder) Disorganzied Schools.

    Advice to Management

    Please, close down the Pittsburgh Schools, and start it all over again. We need to re-hire more professional teachers and principals, who are elegant, kind, and educated. Many people I know, are moving out of Pittsburgh Schools, and putting their children into the Suburban Schools. This School District is not a healthy place to work in. Toxic and Dangerous Environment for children to experience.


  10. "Pittsburgh School District"

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    Former Employee - Guidance Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Guidance Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Pittsburgh Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Salary, Great Benefits, Summers Off

    Cons

    Very disorganized District, They make changes to the district before the old changes even have a real chance to be implemented. The majority of the schools are very dangerous having many students with behavior problems


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