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The Substitute Teacher Service Reviews

Updated July 1, 2017
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  1. "Substitute Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Harrisburg, PA
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Substitute Teacher Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There were always numerous positions to choose from good school districts.

    Cons

    There are no medical benefits, including vision and dental.

    Advice to Management

    Provide medical benefits option, including dental and vision.


  2. "substitute teacher"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Lancaster, PA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Substitute Teacher Service part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    consistent, daily work and timely pay

    Cons

    often report to different location every day

  3. "Fantastic Company to Work For..."

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    Current Employee - Guest Substitute Teacher in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Guest Substitute Teacher in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Substitute Teacher Service part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have worked for several outsourced companies as a substitute teacher. Substitute Teacher Services is by far the most desirable to work for.

    Cons

    There are none for me.


  4. "Love The Flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Subcontracted Teacher in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Subcontracted Teacher in Lancaster, PA
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for. You have the freedom to choose the schools where you want to sub. You're in control of your own schedule. Per diem pay rate is fair and if you're able to take on a long-term assignment the pay rate is above average. It's also a gateway in obtaining a permanent position, especially if you work consistently in the same school and teachers and administrators become familiar with you and are aware of your strong work ethic. We are also able to collect UC during summer vacation.

    Cons

    No medical or dental benefits offered. I believe it's because employees are on a per diem basis. Although we are able to collect UC over the summer months, the compensation is not enough to cover all living expenses - but I'm more than thankful that we are able to get something nevertheless.

    Advice to Management

    Management has been good to me. If you're a reliable and consistent employee they will treat you well.


  5. "Pretty Straight Forward"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Philadelphia, PA
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    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at The Substitute Teacher Service part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to find and accept assignments. Plenty of opportunities, Get the app. It makes life much easier. I have no complaints.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons, but they won't let me skip this step, so I am struggling to find twenty words to write so that I can post this.


  6. "Teacher Aide"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Substitute Teacher Service full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible, committed, dedicated, care for empoyees

    Cons

    Not enough hours, it is my hope that this company will have more hours for her staff

    Advice to Management

    Create avenues for more overtime


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    "Substitute Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in West Chester, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Substitute Teacher Service (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Wish they worked harder to get their substitute teachers contracts

  8. "educator"

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    Current Employee - Educator in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Educator in Fresno, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Substitute Teacher Service part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good out look and displays

    Cons

    Too friendly go the extra 12th hour to complete my job


  9. "STS-Not a bad gig"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Lancaster, PA
    Recommends

    Pros

    There is plenty of work; I usually not only have a job every day, but I have them enough in advance that I can plan my schedule. I can also take a day off if I need to for appointments, emergencies, etc. With STS, you are eligible for unemployment compensation in the summer as well. Most of the schools treat subs well and are supportive. The Director of Operations is very accessible and proactive, and the local office manager is superb.

    Cons

    Pay is not stellar, although this year, most schools are paying $10 more.
    You don't really get feedback about how you're doing and what could be improved.
    It can be like starting a new job every day, especially in the beginning.
    I believe it's a myth that it's a "foot in the door." If you are a bad sub, no one will want to give you a job, and if you're a good sub, schools won't want to lose you! However, they may turn to you when long term gigs are available.

    Advice to Management

    Feedback. Also, substitutes are expected to be professional and should be treated that way by STS as well as the schools.


  10. "Personal care asst"

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    Current Employee - Personal Care Assistant in Bristol, PA
    Current Employee - Personal Care Assistant in Bristol, PA
    Recommends

    I have been working at The Substitute Teacher Service part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    At the end of the day I feel rewarded I helped out a child who needed me

    Cons

    Not enough hours or pay


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