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Review averages

  • 14 employees say

    Excellent (6)
    42.857142857143%
    Good (6)
    42.857142857143%
    Satisfactory (1)
    7.1428571428571%
    Subpar (1)
    7.1428571428571%
    3.75
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Cedar Rapids Community School District

Reviews - What employees say

3.75 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 31.Mar 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would increase the amount of teachers so there are smaller class sizes which may require cutting jobs at the ELSC. I would increase the rate of pay that paraprofessionals receive.

What I like about the company

Being located at a Title 1 school within the CRCSD has been great. The amount of support and resources that our school is provided with through Title 1 funds has made a great impact on the building.

What I dislike about the company

There is a huge focus on hiring coaches and other leadership positions. Unfortunately what is needed is more hands in the classroom. Our district cannot hire enough paras and retain them. Reevaluating what positions will truly impact students will be crucial in improving the district.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cedar Rapids Community School District
  • City
    Cedar Rapids
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Company Culture

There is a lack of communication at my place of employment. This and staff cliques create a negative working environment.

Support from management

Often feel I am fighting the admin to do what's right for my students.

Teamwork

My building is full of cliques between staff members

Freedom to work independently

Staff are trusted to put in the hours required. Some do, some don't.

Internal Communication

Historically has not communicated well, but is starting to improve.

Gender Equality

My profession typically has more women than men. Maybe not in administration though.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Actually, older employees are let off easy when they start slacking off on their job, or not keeping up with technology or new methods of teaching.

Career Development

There has been, but our district is starting to prevent upward movement.

Overall compensation for your work

I don't make as much as others who have the same education but a different field.

Office / Work Environment

Everything is brand new, but the building is still always either too hot or too cold.

Environmental Friendliness

Yes. We have a recycling program and our custodians do a great job.

Work-Life Balance

I'm a teacher, which is a career that provides that work-life balance. Vacations, etc.

Company Image

Now I am. Not is the past.

Job Security

I have tenure and do a great job.

Handicapped Accessibility

Everywhere but our soccer fields are accessible

Workplace Safety

Need to do more. Our students try to bring weapons to school, and two years ago a student brought a gun to school and killed himself.

Challenging Work

I work with students with a wide range of needs, which can be difficult. Also, the head counselor at my school makes the job of the teachers more difficult by screwing up the student's schedules.

Inclusive / Diverse

My school values diversity, it's just we don't get many applicants who are diverse.

Suggestions for improvement

  • More counselors who are assigned to specific jobs.Mental health support for students. Less surveysMore useful training, instead of training that is a waste of everyone's time.

What I like about the company

I love my co-workers. We work very closely together as a team of four people. Together we do what's best for kids. I also have had the flexibility to get more education and change my position to something that makes me a lot more satisfied. My job is stable, and I don't have to worry about losing it. Also, there is usually a way to make additional money.

What I dislike about the company

Lack of communication, administrators favoring some employees, some employees getting away with not doing their job, administrators not handling conflict equitably, not enough counselors to handle the amount of students, not enough crisis or mental health support for students and staff.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cedar Rapids Community School District
  • City
    Cedar Rapids
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • New principal. Less gossiping. More team building. Make the weekly staff meetings available to all and not just the teachers. Create opportunities for everyone in the building to interact positively on site, rather than the select few who showed up for "community building" at restaurants and bars.

What I like about the company

There were a select few individuals in my environment who made work enjoyable. The direct team I worked with was supportive when needed. The kids in the school grow on you and it hurt to have to leave them.

What I dislike about the company

The principal I worked for in the school did not perform her job satisfactorily. She was more focused on building up a select few (her friends outside of work), than creating an overall positive environment. I worked with behavior focused kids and when it became challenging, the voices of the behavior staff were ignored and unqualified individuals were brought in to "fix" what they thought were the problems. The principal and leaders of the school district need to do a better job of truly listening to their staff/teachers and providing a safe learning environment for each of it's students. No staff member should have to come to work and leave with new bruises daily because of uncontrollable students who should have been in a different environment.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cedar Rapids Community School District
  • City
    Cedar Rapids
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered

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Review averages

  • 14 employees say

    Excellent (6)
    42.857142857143%
    Good (6)
    42.857142857143%
    Satisfactory (1)
    7.1428571428571%
    Subpar (1)
    7.1428571428571%
    3.75
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Cedar Rapids Community School District
3.75
14 reviews

Industry average (Primary & Secondary Education/Higher Education/E-Learning)
3.66
90,251 reviews

kununu average
3.38
3,505,000 reviews