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Worcester Public Schools Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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  1. "substitute teacher"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Worcester Public Schools (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    i had no problems there

    Cons

    great place to work at

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Worcester Public Schools Jobs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Can make a difference in the life of many students.

    Cons

    -No time to time to share with your family

  3. "excellent"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Worcester Public Schools (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    very good education system in massachusetts

    Cons

    not all teachers are on same level

    Advice to Management

    get more education for teachers


  4. "School Adjustment Counselor"

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    Former Employee - School Adjustment Counselor in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - School Adjustment Counselor in Worcester, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at Worcester Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is great. Coworkers are wonderful to work with!

    Cons

    Miscommunication between departments. Some schools need improvements.


  5. "Teacher assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Paid vacation diverse and multicultural environment beautiful children

    Cons

    lot of paper work less time with children

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge all employees


  6. "Challenging work for a worthy cause."

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    Former Employee - School Adjustment Counselor in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - School Adjustment Counselor in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Worcester Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere amongst coworkers. Counseling and educating young children are the best parts of the work day. As an educator and you have the opportunity to use your skills and talents to inspire children to want to learn themselves is a wonderful gift.

    Cons

    When the money pot dries and time is spent cutting programs or using valuable time and resources to obtain grants to maintain results proven programs.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to return and work here again.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "The nepotism within the school system is causing people who deserve the job to not get it."

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Worcester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Teaching within Worcester is challenging but the students make it all worth it.

    Cons

    Administrations abuse of power and use of nepotism is not helpful for someone who works hard but won't use who they know to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that earn the job not know the right person.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Worcester, MA

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

    Pros

    Decent salary structure, good benefits, state teacher pension plan, most teachers are good to excellent

    Cons

    Challenging work environment, stress, political career ladder, administration more concerned with positive PR over anything else

    Advice to Management

    More true collaborative decision making with professional employees instead of top down edicts


  9. "Very good job with good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great staff, fun environment to work in, love working with children, great experience

    Cons

    Management needs reworking, pay is ok but could be better especially when working to educate children, classroom teachers and principals need more support than they've been getting, benefits office is slow in processing paperwork


  10. "Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Worcester Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Many different schools to work in- elementary, middle, and high school.

    Cons

    You are responsible to the principal as well as the supervisors in your department. There sometimes can be a conflict with having too many bosses. But, most of the time, things can be worked out.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep lines of communication open.


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