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Plano ISD Reviews

Updated September 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "Supportive team and district, provides supplemental professional development" (in 8 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Health insurance expensive, new teachers paid nearly as much as those with years of experience" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Some Principals don't know what they are doing" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Teacher"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plano ISD full-time

    Pros

    Good System to work in

    Cons

    Some Principals don't know what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective in hiring administrators


  2. "Teaching"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Math Teacher in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Math Teacher in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    District works on trying to be on cutting edge in regards to technology
                      works and provides extensive professional development in Social
                      Emotional Learning
                       continually strives to make work place safer by utilizing district wide staff surveys to gauge how they are doing.

    Cons

    Other district pay much more, as much as seven thousand dollars a year more. I have been with district for 17 years pay is pretty much stagnant, pay raises do not keep up with current rate of inflation. Health Insurance benefits continue to increase in price and benefits continue to decrease. We are paying more for much less coverage.

  3. "Teacher"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plano ISD full-time

    Pros

    Supportive team and district, provides supplemental professional development

    Cons

    Can be disorganized when it comes to transitional management; benefits lately have been more costly

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be supportive of your colleagues and work family. It makes all the difference, especially during stressful times


  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    The administration at a district level really cares about the teachers.

    Cons

    Promotions are not given by merit.

    Advice to Management

    The district management should monitor more the management at a campus level.


  5. "Substitute"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Plano ISD part-time

    Pros

    Schools always needed subs. High pay for the day.

    Cons

    The schools overwork you, especially in HS. You work all day long, most times even during teachers planning time. Students actually have a longer lunch than you do (in HS)

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge your substitutes and admin should give a chance on people who worked their butt's off at their school. PISD loves to hire in-district, they love teachers who are already established or have a master's in education. It seems like they don't ever give chances to new people trying to go for a full-time teaching job.


  6. "Teacher"

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

    I worked at Plano ISD (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing students who put their all into their education.

    Cons

    Teachers who aren't in it for the kids, but on a power trip instead.


  7. "Administrative"

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

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

    Pros

    Staff, community, students, challenging, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Room for advancement, compensation, benefits

  8. "elementary teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Elementary Teacher in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Elementary Teacher in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Plano ISD (More than a year)

    Pros

    Rated one of the highest ranked for quality of education

    Cons

    The administration doesn't value it's employees at times.


  9. "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


  10. "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.


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