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Reading School District Reviews

Updated December 30, 2016
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  1. "Security Officer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The District provides stability and I enjoy working with the Staff and the Children. My experience with the District has helped me to Mature. The ongoing training and various workshops are a benefit that I also enjoy.

    Cons

    There are none except for the fact that I am Part-time and I only work 10 Months out of the year.

    Advice to Management

    There is a need for more staff in some of the buildings.


  2. "Teaching"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Teacher in Reading, PA
    Current Contractor - Teacher in Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reading School District as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The students and their diversity

    Cons

    The lack of support with administration

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent

  3. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Mohnton, PA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Mohnton, PA

    I have been working at Reading School District (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Make a difference in the lives of students.

    Cons

    District is too large and poorly managed. Each building operates differently - messages become misconstrued.


  4. "Math Computer Science Teacher"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Chester Springs, PA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Chester Springs, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reading School District (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The ability to give back to the community and share innovative uses of technology to further student education. The opportunity to work with amazing dedicated professional teachers.

    Cons

    Too many career educators at the management level who have difficulty grasping the importance of technology education for students. School are investing in common core testings as opposed to 21st century education.

    Advice to Management

    Think outside of the box. Foster a better relationship with local businesses. Invest in technology.


  5. "Great!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Custodian in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Custodian in Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place in Reading to work!

    Cons

    Education jobs are dependent on funding.


  6. "I enjoyed the job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Reading, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Reading, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reading School District part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed theGood school environment

    Cons

    The salary was to low

    Advice to Management

    to increase salaries


  7. "Teaching at RHS during the transition"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Reading, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High school is going through a transitory stage, where all teachers would have a classroom. This is going to allow for better management. The diversity of the workplace make the teaching experience enriching.

    Cons

    In this transitory stage, a lot of the components are still very unclear. This has a lot of faculty in stressful situations.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be able to not only listen, but work with employees to reach a compromise. Do not keep changes secret!

  8. "If you want to work with students who really need you, Reading is that place."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Elementary Teacher in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Elementary Teacher in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    interraction with students, collaboration with colleages.

    Cons

    poor communication from management, corruption, favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    You really need to work on communication and employee morale.


  9. "K teacher"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People you work with, kids need so much and it is very rewarding to be part of their success

    Cons

    Building cleanliness and quality of resources

    Advice to Management

    Let teachers know when they are doing a fabulous job, a few compliments go a long way in a profession where most don't values teachers anymore


  10. "Education"

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Department Chair, Club Advisor
    Current Employee - Teacher, Department Chair, Club Advisor

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

    Pros

    There is a great sense of teamwork amongst my department. Staff members will always step in to assist others in any kind of need. Ideas for lessons and interventions, just to name a few, are always shared.

    Cons

    The environment is often not conducive to learning. Better measure need to be taken to create a safer learning environment.