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Virginia Beach CIty Public Schools Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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Pros
  • "Division has some wonderful teachers and students" (in 3 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Special education certain things are building based" (in 3 reviews)

  • "You can expect to get calls for jobs the morning of, but it doesn't give you much notice to get to the location" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Handicap Bus driver"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I’m a people person always around people and helping those in need

    Cons

    Not enough hours
    Takes a lot patients

    Advice to Management

    Hard working Honest employee


  2. "VB Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great fellow teachers ,always willing to go above and beyond

    Cons

    Contradicting information, lack of unity over rules and expectations

  3. "Substitute"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Recent Graduate
    Current Employee - Recent Graduate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Easy, if you don't take yourself too seriously, follow directions, and like kids even when they test you.

    Cons

    Inconsistent pay with holidays and needs. No health insurance. Out of a job every Summer.

    Virginia Beach CIty Public Schools Response

    Dec 5, 2018 – HR Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. It is always great to hear that substitutes are enjoying being part of the VBCPS team. If you are interested in health insurance and summer employment, we hope you will... More


  4. "Good division"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Beach CIty Public Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You have all the resources/ materials, computers you need

    Cons

    Special Education needs more staff to truly support the needs of its students. Tons of paperwork and very little planning time to get it completed.

    Advice to Management

    Give special education teachers the support and adequate planning time they need.

    Virginia Beach CIty Public Schools Response

    Dec 5, 2018 – HR Marketing Specialist

    We are dedicated to ensuring the success of our Special Education staff and students. Your feedback will be sent to the Office of Exceptional Children to aid in their continued efforts for... More


  5. "Occupational Therapist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Occupational Therapist in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Occupational Therapist in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Beach CIty Public Schools part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Loved working with the students. Special Education teachers were amazing with fantastic skills. Great special education team environment.

    Cons

    Occupational Therapy salary is the lowest in the Hampton Roads area (this includes, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Hampton). No continuing education funding is provided to occupational therapy staff. State licensure requires bi-annual continuing education and licensure is required to work as an OT. Continuing education funding was withdrawn 4 years ago.

    Advice to Management

    You have amazing, dedicated staff that will do anything for the students. The lack of professional respect from the school administration is frustrating and disappointing. Occupational therapy staff has tried for the last 12+ years to do something about the salary and the lack of continuing education funding (zero allocated), though this has been unsuccessful.


  6. "Teacher"

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

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

    Pros

    Division has some wonderful teachers and students.

    Cons

    Too much money is spent on technology. Some high school teachers are teaching six classes. At one time, five was standard and teaching an extra class paid extra.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more teachers!

    Virginia Beach CIty Public Schools Response

    Dec 5, 2018 – HR Marketing Specialist

    We are so sorry you are dissatisfied with your experience at VBCPS. Supporting our teachers is one of our top priorities. We will use your feedback in our continuing efforts to address the needs of... More


  7. "Great School System"

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

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

    Pros

    Fun, Smart people with great ambition

    Cons

    More voluntary tutoring after school hours

    Virginia Beach CIty Public Schools Response

    Aug 27, 2018 – HR Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to rate VBCPS and providing your feedback.

  8. "csr"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great hours - paid holidays- team oriented

    Cons

    It was hard to find parking.

    Virginia Beach CIty Public Schools Response

    Jun 26, 2018 – HR Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to rate VBCPS and providing your feedback.


  9. "Substitute Teacher"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Virginia Beach CIty Public Schools part-time

    Pros

    Nice job, easy system in place to get work when you want.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Virginia Beach CIty Public Schools Response

    Apr 23, 2018 – HR Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to rate VBCPS and providing your feedback.


  10. "Awesome Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is competitive compared to other local districts.

    Cons

    Buildings can become very clique-y.

    Advice to Management

    Provide structure

    Virginia Beach CIty Public Schools Response

    Apr 13, 2018 – HR Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to rate VBCPS and providing your feedback.