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School District of Philadelphia Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite Jr
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Opportunity..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Education Classroom Teaching Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Special Education Classroom Teaching Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The: work hours, tuition reimbursement, professional/development opportunities, benefits-rewarding work and a great thing to have on your resume!

    Cons

    Co-teaching (sometimes); only because of varied education backgrounds/life experiences, or lack of, but that is in any job.

    Advice to Management

    Offer higher compensation to Paraprofessionals who continue their education, not just a "capped" tuition reimbursement amount.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - School Secretary in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - School Secretary in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hours, benefits, summer hours, winter/spring breaks

    Cons

    None that really matter much.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  3. "It was, what it was"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There was good students, good staff members, and good memories.

    Cons

    It is now closed down for good.


  4. "I loved working with my student as well as their families."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fanily Field Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Fanily Field Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company had great benefits, retirement funds as well as Professional Development Programs to improve my skills, for my families.

    Cons

    Not being able to get a student in with special needs to get them ready for kindergarten. (If the center is full. )

    Advice to Management

    I am a hard worker, always early and ready for work on time, I am a full time student that does not interfere with my work, as well as raised a family and I make sure I find time for church. I balance my life in order to keep the stress levels down. I think I did a great job in the past twenty plus years.


  5. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co- workers are awesome and offer lots of support

    Cons

    no money.. lots of supplies need to be purchaced by teachers


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Education is the Keybto an Open Door"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Education One -to -One Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Special Education One -to -One Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great job for those who have the passion and drive to educate our youth and watch them succeed.

    Cons

    Just do your job and don't worry about others doing theirs.

    Advice to Management

    None!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at School District of Philadelphia full-time

    Pros

    theres no good reason to work there

    Cons

    see above for what I said

  8. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Horsham, PA

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

    Pros

    The schedule is wonderful for a working mother and the people who work for the district are very lovely.

    Cons

    There are no supplies given to teachers and you are responsible for conditions out of your control.


  9. "Customers are always right"

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    Current Employee - Instructor Sub Secretary HRT Health Room Technician Bus Attendant in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Instructor Sub Secretary HRT Health Room Technician Bus Attendant in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love for children love for people and teaching

    Cons

    Low pay no raises no promotions

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together or resign to someone who can do the job


  10. "School Improvement Support Liaison"

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    Former Employee - Community Relations Liaisons in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Community Relations Liaisons in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at School District of Philadelphia (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The School District of Philadelphia are public schools a educational institute responsible for teaching children 3 to 18 years old. My job was enhancing attendance, academic, discipline, facilitating workshops for parents, students and staff. As an Administrator under the Principal all my duties were through my Professional Development Workshops.

    Cons

    While working under the Title I program your position may be eliminated one fiscal year to another. These programs are funded through the Federal Government. Often they reorganize and your job is at risk. However, they will call you back because of the union and rename your position. Most position are umbrella programs and you are performing duties beyond and above call. You must be multi task and versatile.

    Advice to Management

    As a Liaison working inside and outside the school I would submit a report that needs to be followed. Management needs to know my capabilities and expertise. I would email my plan of a work schedule following the rules, regulations, procedures and policies of the organization.


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