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School District of Philadelphia Reviews

Updated November 12, 2017
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School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite Jr
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  1. "Good Office Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at School District of Philadelphia part-time

    Pros

    My particular office had a very friendly and comfortable atmosphere, while still maintaining professionalism.

    Cons

    After the school day is over, there is not much work to do - gets to be somewhat monotonous. Also somewhat disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Continue pushing to become more organized.


  2. "College and Career Readiness Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - College and Career Readiness Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - College and Career Readiness Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at School District of Philadelphia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    *Working with Students
    *Exposing students to college and career readiness
    *Postsecondary Preparation

    Cons

    *Students not being exposed to this topical subject
    *Introducing students & "catching them up" to their counterparts/peers across the globe

  3. "SDP Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at School District of Philadelphia full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits for the employees

    Cons

    Depending on your role, advancement can be a challenge


  4. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health benefits and nice starting salary.

    Cons

    Pay was frozen for five years and teachers now have to pay into benefits.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA

    I worked at School District of Philadelphia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice to work for clean environment.

    Cons

    Sometime Parents and staff could be upset with organization.


  6. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at School District of Philadelphia full-time

    Pros

    Salary is spread out over 12 months.

    Cons

    Stressful working environment every day.


  7. "So-so job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at School District of Philadelphia full-time

    Pros

    Had great benefits and collegiality between departments.

    Cons

    Top heavy and chaotic.

  8. "A good job to have,"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at School District of Philadelphia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been fortunate to work with some incredible people here at the school district. If I have any questions or concerns, I am able to reach out to the central office with no run arounds.

    Cons

    Small raises, but every penny counts


  9. "As seen on TV"

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at School District of Philadelphia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Regular low pay? Lack of esteem? Really there aren't many

    Cons

    No discipline, no support, no respect

    Advice to Management

    Break into several smaller districts


  10. "Great place to begin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at School District of Philadelphia full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Union/Represented
    Great location

    Cons

    Some departments administration
    Minimal opportunity for growth w/ the position (Next step is II)


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