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Virginia Beach CIty Public Schools Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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Pros
  • I love working for the school system (in 6 reviews)

  • With Virginia Beach Public Schools you have great benefits and a great work schedule (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • None its a good company to work for and there is no cons about it you should try it its not bad at all (in 3 reviews)

  • Difficult to get into, difficult to get long-term jobs, not much room for growth (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "A great city to start your career in education."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Beach CIty Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Virginia Beach offers great benefits, training opportunities, and advancement potential.

    Cons

    High energy environment. If you are not prepared to be on your feet and moving all day long, this job isn't for you.


  2. "VBCPS"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Beach CIty Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunities - many schools

    Cons

    Highly competitive atmosphere among peers

  3. "ABE/GED Teacher"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Beach CIty Public Schools part-time

    Pros

    Great school division, opportunities to change positions within school division, good benefits if you are full-time,

    Cons

    No benefits for part-time staff, management or leadership can be very demanding and difficult at times

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your teachers' input


  4. "Came here and haven't left"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Beach CIty Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    * Support for the classroom and students is strong
    * Not a poor school division

    Cons

    * Salary is not as competitive as Northern Virginia

    Advice to Management

    * Keep teachers in mind with the constant policy and mission directions


  5. "Electrical Craftsman II"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Virginia Beach CIty Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Very laid back management
    Work at your own pace
    3 company picnics a year
    Stable workplace

    Cons

    Pay could be better
    Advancement doesn't come often because people stay till retirement


  6. "Custodian II"

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    Current Employee - Registrar/Bookkeeper/Scheduler in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Registrar/Bookkeeper/Scheduler in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Beach CIty Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed my job, the people and the work environment

    Cons

    I would love to have the opportunity to grow within the company


  7. "Burnt me ALL THE WAY OUT"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Beach CIty Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a consistent check and benefits
    Holidays are all off
    You can stretch your pay through the summer if you want

    Cons

    Everything else. The focus is not on children but on paperwork and money. Administrators are absolute bullies. Coworkers think this is reality tv.

    Advice to Management

    I think management should all be replaced

  8. "Teaching jobs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Beach CIty Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, big district, many opportunities

    Cons

    Brutally difficult requirements and nasty administrators

    Advice to Management

    Treat teachers well


  9. "Administrative Office Associate II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great school system, pleasant atmosphere, meet amazing people and students

    Cons

    no training, no true depiction of what really goes on in the offices


  10. "Substitute LPN"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Substitute Licensed Practical Nurse in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Substitute Licensed Practical Nurse in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Beach CIty Public Schools part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Virginia Beach city public schools is a great place to work because the teachers and nurses sincerely love their students
     Staff is always a pleasure to work with

    Cons

    Salaries are severely lacking. They base their pay on experience, however as a military spouse, my experience is broken into segments and they only consider my longest employment as experience, not the fact that I've been working for 17 years with only a few months in between different Duty stations of being unemployed

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate pay and the way you consider experience in a field

    Virginia Beach CIty Public Schools Response

    May 3, 2017 – Chief Human Resources Officer

    Thank you for your feedback. Please contact the HR Department and speak with the Director of Employment Services about your specific work experience. Let him know if you would consider full time... More


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