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Plano ISD Reviews

Updated June 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "Lots of ways to grow through different professional development" (in 6 reviews)

  • "It is an overall great work environment with good support" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "The higher-ups made it very difficult, however, for anyone to do their job" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Be prepared to work long hours (65" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Positive learning experience in the classroom.

    Cons

    Advancements for those seeking promotions.


  2. "SSI Instructional Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Plano ISD full-time

    Pros

    I like the salary and kids

    Cons

    the work load and life balance

  3. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Plano ISD full-time

    Pros

    School staff and administration were very friendly and supportive.

    Cons

    There wasn't always enough help dealing with difficult student behaviors.


  4. "Keeps you busy good thing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Plano ISD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    stay on top of your assignments

    Advice to Management

    continue to upgrade


  5. "Enjoy the children but poor compensation and not FT work."

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    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I worked at Plano ISD part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Same school schedule as kids - summer break and holidays. Love working with children. Enjoy working with the staff at the schools we take and pick up kids from.

    Cons

    Low pay for the amount of responsibility, difficult to get 40 hours, management doesn’t prioritize employees needs or providing adequate training to insure safety of children.. just to fill routes, many employees harass other employees and management overlooks it despite knowing it is happening.

    Advice to Management

    Better prepare new drivers to actually drive buses with children. They will take brand new drivers who have just gotten their CDL and throw them on a bus without knowing rules and guidelines to protect the children. Management is always scrambling to fill routes because employees leave to take jobs where pay is better and management cares more about their employees. Revolving door of employees here. Also, big harassment/bullying issues happening amongst employees and management knows but doesn’t address the issues. Also, hard to advance because it is preferential treatment based on who is friends there. Not actual skill based. Lots of relatives work together and it has become very unprofessional because there is preferential treatment happening that isn’t right.


  6. "Good, but high expectations with little help"

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Recommends

    I worked at Plano ISD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great community of families, access to curriculum and staff development

    Cons

    very little is provided in the way of help in the classroom.


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Plano ISD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is great. Location is great for the area.

    Cons

    Some high turn over rates

    Advice to Management

    Think about your employees.

  8. "Speech and Debate"

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    Current Employee - Speech and Debate Coach in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Speech and Debate Coach in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Plano ISD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    fostering growth and watching students become excellent speakers

    Cons

    Our Tournament season is 10 months out of the year. 75% of my weekends are spent on a bus.

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Plano ISD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of training and resources

    Cons

    Working 12+ hours a day just to keep up with all the expectations


  10. "Excellent District"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Plano ISD full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Active PTA
    -Teachers feel appreciated
    -Diverse student body

    Cons

    -Sometimes district-wide professional development is a waste of time.
    -Maternity leave policy is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    -There should be more thoughtful consideration for what teachers need regarding professional learning.


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