School District of Philadelphia Reviews

Updated Mar 5, 2021

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School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite Jr
William R. Hite Jr
164 Ratings
Pros
  • "Working as a teacher in Philadelphia is a fulfilling job, with great benefits(in 22 reviews)

  • "fairly good benefits stable employment(in 18 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Most principals are struggling without true guidance and take their stress on staff(in 18 reviews)

  • "No support, no care for teachers(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work for

      Jan 30, 2021 - General Cleaner 
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      Pros

      Off weekends Good pay Flexible Receive a lot of paid days

      Cons

      U may end up working with lazy ppl

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place to Work

      Mar 2, 2021 - Assistant Principal in Philadelphia, PA
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      Pros

      diversity in students, teachers, and staff make for a well-rounded experience

      Cons

      lack of supplies. inability to keep pace with the suburbs

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Teacher Review

      Feb 24, 2021 - Teacher 
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      Pros

      The teacher's salary with the district is very good.

      Cons

      Not enough computer technicians in district

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Low pay but good health care benefits

      Mar 5, 2021 - Paraprofessional in Philadelphia, PA
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      Pros

      Health care benefits with low cast

      Cons

      Low hourly rate for this job

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Rewarding, and also challenging

      Feb 22, 2021 - Teacher, Elementary School in Philadelphia, PA
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      Pros

      This is a rewarding and meaningful place to work. The diverse backgrounds of students, families, and colleagues provide a variety of perspectives. You will never be bored.

      Cons

      This is an under-funded school district. If you don't bring internal motivation, you will become frustrated and demoralized by all of the challenges.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      We need more funding.

      Mar 2, 2021 - Teacher in Philadelphia, PA
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      Pros

      Students are amazing, as are most of your coworkers.

      Cons

      Expect to work 60+ hr weeks and feel stressed out most of the time.

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Dont...

      Mar 5, 2021 - Teacher 
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      Pros

      The students, I love them all.

      Cons

      everything else. so disorganized and terrible communication

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Interesting work environment

      Feb 11, 2021 - Dairy Farmer in Philadelphia, PA
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      Pros

      Good experience and different opportunities

      Cons

      Poor management and poor organization

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Decent Employer for Building Experience and Relationships

      Feb 24, 2021 - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
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      Pros

      Diversity in experience, diversity in stakeholder engagement, Public salaries, small office groups you work with regularly. Internal training opportunity.

      Cons

      Nepotism. Limited opportunity to move up.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Teacher

      Jan 29, 2021 - Teacher in Saint Louis, MO
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      Pros

      Days off is great choice

      Cons

      Low pay is always a problem

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