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Springfield Public Schools (Missouri) Reviews

Updated January 29, 2017
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  1. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Math Teacher in Sprin, MO
    Former Employee - Math Teacher in Sprin, MO

    Pros

    Salary was very good
     Impressive and positive staff. I would highly recommend this career for innovative seeking educators. This company is fair, loyal and an excellent company to pursue.

    Cons

    There is nothing bad to report. Anyone that is in education will feel valued and appreciated in this school district. The patience and gratitude from this school district is amazing.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Teacher in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Springfield Public Schools (Missouri) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers in the schools are remarkable and supportive.

    Cons

    Support from Administration is not ideal.


  3. "It's Fine"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Springfield Public Schools (Missouri) (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It pays higher than the smaller towns in the region.

    Cons

    It still doesn't pay high enough.

    Advice to Management

    Stop adding requirements and just let us teach.


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    "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Springfield Public Schools (Missouri) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The students and the parents. Loved all my students and their families. Sweet students who I truly loved and enjoyed working with.

    Cons

    Worst district ever. All administration cares about is themselves and money. All the big wigs are having affairs with each other. Disgusting place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Act like you care about your teachers. They are the ones doing all the work, while you guys sit around and gossip in your new, renovated offices at Kraft.


  6. "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong culture of teacher support.
    Excellent resources available to staff to improve the experience for students.
    Great benefits.
    Strong leadership.

    Cons

    Large system means that it is hard for culture to be developed throughout the system.


  7. "Transportation Aid (Paraprofessional)"

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    Current Employee - Transportion in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Transportion in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Springfield Public Schools (Missouri) part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hours are dependent on routes, Thus it is easy to maintain a dual schedule or a home life while making a paycheck.

    Holidays follow school schedule allowing a set schedules for holiday travel and/or family.

    Cons

    Hours are very early.

    Pay is minimal.

    No opportunity for advancement or recognition.

    Often tension between management and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Realize you do not have a position without your employees, so it is best to speak to the employees and not down to the employees. Recognize a job well done.


  8. "Good work experience during and after college"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrician/AutoCAD Tech in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Electrician/AutoCAD Tech in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Springfield Public Schools (Missouri) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learned a lot about electrical, and security work. Also got to attend school full time which was a big plus.

    Cons

    With any School District there is change, and with change comes frustration. Too much power in the wrong hangs even at the supervisor level.


  9. "Good experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Teacher in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Springfield Public Schools (Missouri) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment and coworkers and students

    Cons

    Problematic folks in the upper admin


  10. "Good organization, very little opportunity for advancement within department"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Department in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Human Resources Department in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Springfield Public Schools (Missouri) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy in work
    Opportunity to participate in professional development within community organizations (SHRM, SAHRA, United Way, etc)

    Cons

    Step salary structure
    Very little opportunity for advancement
    Conservative office culture
    Minimal training
    Little room for creativity
    Volume

    Advice to Management

    Time the hiring process so that one can train with their predecessor, or cross-training within the office would reduce learning curve for new hires.
    Too many managers within small office - one office manager would set a more consistent tone for the department..
    Office culture is stuffy and stressful. A couple of strong personalities within department can often contribute towards negative energy.


  11. "SPED Paraprofessional at Watkins Elementary School"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Springfield Public Schools (Missouri) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great Staff
    -Fun Students
    -Awesome Principal
    -Definitely a chance to grow and move up on the ladder
    -Wide variety of ways to help staff and improve student learning

    Cons

    As with working with mostly women at any job, there is a degree of Gossip and "Cattiness" that is to be expected. Also, the pay for a first year paraprofessional is terrible - less than $20,000



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