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School District of Philadelphia Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite Jr
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  1. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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)


  5. "Novice Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at School District of Philadelphia full-time

    Pros

    Starting salary was fair for a novice teacher with no experience.

    Cons

    Little local administrative support for a novice teacher, nor district wide support in terms of professional development.


  6. "Good Career Starter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits, paid time off, public and school holidays off

    Cons

    Little room for advancement or growth and little to no training possibilities


  7. "Special and Elementary Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Special and Elementary Teacher in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Special and Elementary Teacher in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I get to work with students to help them learn and grow.

    Cons

    Lack of parental support.

  8. "School Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Certified School Nurse in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Certified School Nurse in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The school district of Philadelphia has a great union. It is great you get all holidays and summers off. It's an amazing feeling to service the low income community

    Cons

    Challenging culture. It can be difficult to receive the information needed from parents to provide students with the best care


  9. "Worse Job ever"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy position, in school baby sitter

    Cons

    rude co-workers and power hungry pricipals


  10. "Stable work environment"

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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

    Pros

    There are always coworkers sympathetic to your daily struggles.

    Cons

    There can be a huge disconnect between 440 and the school.


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