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Reviews for City Schools of Decatur

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.60
Support from management
3.20
Teamwork
3.80
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.60
Office / Work Environment
2.80
Environmental Friendliness
3.60
Work-Life Balance
2.80
Challenging Work
4.20
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.60
Career Development
3.20
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Company Image
3.60
Job Security
4.20
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

No flex. working hours Parking in 2 of 5 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 2 of 5 reviews No stock or equity options No defined contribution plans/company 401(k) Onsite daycare facility in 1 of 5 reviews No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely No desirable office location No tuition assistance No Paid Parental Leave No defined contribution company match/employer 401(k) match Flexible spending account in 1 of 5 reviews Paid time off in 2 of 5 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 3 of 5 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 1 of 5 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 1 of 5 reviews No meal or transportation allowance No health and wellness programs No employee discounts No vehicle allowance No employee events No dogs allowed No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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Suggestions for improvement

  • I think we need more black men in top positions. Not one male principal in district.

What I like about the company

The kids are great to be around. The staff really looks out for each other. The parents are really involved.

What I dislike about the company

Not paying enough but want to add more work.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    City Schools of Decatur
  • City
    Atlanta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
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Suggestions for improvement

  • I would encourage all district leaders to start spending as much time in the classrooms as you can to see the incredible work happening in CSD. Many leaders started making changes as soon as they arrived instead of taking inventory of the great work already happening. Be a teacher for a day -- shadow just 1 teacher -- and also be a student for a day. See what it's really like to live those realities, then thing of ways you can help the teacher by making his or her job more streamlined and more focused on what's truly important. Then, before acting on those things, ASK the teachers. They are authorities on education; that's why you hired them, right? For kids, think about--what in their day is preventing them from doing their best? Is it the crowded hallways? Lack of a celebratory, positive culture in our schools? Lack of recess? Then figure out ways to give them those things.

What I like about the company

Great school district. The kids, parents, and community are phenomenal. The curriculum is rigorous and meaningful. If you luck out and get a great principal, assistant principal, or instructional coach, they can help protect you from the negative aspects of the job so you can do your best work for the kids.

What I dislike about the company

Employees are not treated with respect. I would like to see more autonomy, opportunities for in-house professional development taught by fellow teachers, more humility from our leaders (many of whom have not been in a classroom for quite a while). I would like to see people not chastised for taking days off, which are part of our benefits package and which few people abuse -- most truly use it for medical or family needs. I felt like I was in a game of "gotcha" there. Leaders were not, on the whole, looking for great things the staff did (again, there could be a individual leaders who did so, but it was not a pervasive part of the culture). Instead, we were criticized. We were not treated like professionals.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    City Schools of Decatur
  • City
    Decatur
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee
  • 01.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would make sure that the communication would be a top prioriy

What I like about the company

they give christmas gifts and allow me to take time off

What I dislike about the company

They do not communicate well with the employees

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City Schools of Decatur
  • City
    Decatur
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better compensation is a high need.

What I like about the company

The community is very diverse.

What I dislike about the company

Teacher pay is especially low for the cost of living in Decatur.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    City Schools of Decatur
  • City
    Decatur
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 02.Jan 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Lack of available substitute teachers hurts morale. Physical space is challenging due to renovation.

What I like about the company

Progressive, collaborative working environment

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
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 Onsite daycare facility is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    City Schools of Decatur
  • City
    Decatur
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee