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  • 41 employees say

    Excellent (17)
    41.463414634146%
    Good (20)
    48.780487804878%
    Satisfactory (4)
    9.7560975609756%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.76
  • 0 applicants say

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    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (0)
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Reviews for Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Reviews - What employees say

3.76 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 04.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

The people I work with are great, but the leadership is lacking. They do not supply the staff with the tools needed to do their jobs correctly.

Support from management

They talk about helping, but in reality I lack the tools needed.

Teamwork

We have meetings to share our resources and information on students, but sometimes it really a waste of time that the State thinks will help.

Freedom to work independently

As teachers we have to work independently

Internal Communication

There is communication, though maybe not what we need to hear.

Overall compensation for your work

Best retirement and heath care around

Office / Work Environment

We all have control of our room temperature, but technology can be a challenge.

Environmental Friendliness

None available.

Work-Life Balance

As a teacher, we have to do a lot of work at home.

Company Image

There lack of technology and training is a joke compared to other districts.

Job Security

We have seniority as one of our ways of determining who gets laid off

Workplace Safety

Very basic training and lack of security to support teachers.

Challenging Work

Dealing with HS kids from the inner city can be a difficult. They lack the background in learning and acceptable social skills.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Make it easier to kick the kids out who come to school without the desire to learn. They just cause trouble and are a distraction. They prevent others from reaching their learning potential.

What I like about the company

The most positive experiences are my co=workers and the students who come to school and are willing to learn. There is nothing like having a student, current or past who comes up to you and tells you that you have made a difference in their life.

What I dislike about the company

We have some of the lowest achieving students in the state. The district has a goal of becoming a "premiere" district. How can we become a premier district when we don't even have working computers in the classroom. They want us to use technology to engage the students but they do not provide it.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered
  • Company
    Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • City
    Cleveland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 29.Mar 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

Most of the people who work in my building are team players. The moral is good for the most part.

Teamwork

Team building is always offered and emcouraged. We meet weekly as a team.

Freedom to work independently

Many employees are professional and are able to complete tasks and meet deadlines. There are always a few outliers though.

Internal Communication

Many work related things are communicated via email in a timely manner. I often feel like I’m in ‘the-know’ about my district.

Gender Equality

Everyone is treated and paid fairly. We have a set pay scale and it does not mater your age/race/gender. Everyone is paid based on experience jn the field.

Attitude towards older colleagues

As states above, everyone is treated fairly.

Career Development

Many professional developments are offered by the district and are paid for by the district

Overall compensation for your work

I am paid higher than most people in my position in other districts.

Office / Work Environment

The building I work in was built in 2011. We have state of the art technology, air conditioning, and security. All buildings are not like this though.

Environmental Friendliness

We have a recycling program, and a water filtration system in the lobby that supplied recycled water for plants and a fish pond.

Work-Life Balance

CMSD allows me to be a great teacher with many professional developments that are offered during the work day. I also feel like I have ample time with my family at home.

Company Image

There are many benefits that we receive that make me proud to work there.

Job Security

With yearly evaluations I know how I am performing and know that my job is stable.

Handicapped Accessibility

Every aspect of our building is ADA compliant.

Workplace Safety

Although we have metal detectors, some things are not caught

Challenging Work

We work in a high poverty/high crime neighborhood. Many families do not value education. Often student suffer from trauma/lead poisoning/ abuse.

Inclusive / Diverse

There is no one race or gender that overpowers another in our workplace.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Our HR department is sometimes lacking in communication. I, and many people I know, have taken maternity leave or FMLA. We did not know how this process was handled and many HR personnel do not email or call back.

What I like about the company

Working for CMSD has been enjoyable. If someone is unhappy in their position, they are always able to apply for another position in a different building. Professional developments are always provided and paid for.

What I dislike about the company

Some administrators are unkind and unfair. I have seen employees lose their jobs because they were ‘not liked’ and deemed ‘unfit’ for positions, even though this may have not been true.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered Desirable office location 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
    Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • City
    Cleveland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would make activities/events for students and their families mandatory on a once a month, if not more basis!

What I like about the company

Self-awareness, self-growth, for sure! Working with children opens up your eyes to things you probably don’t even think of normally. Getting through to the children is one of the greatest feelings in the world!! When you know that you’ve touched a life, like actually made an impact on a child— it feels like walking on sunshine!! These children need us! They need guidance, and help! They need to be aware of all that they can do in this world without limits!!!’

What I dislike about the company

The administrators not being a part of the teachers union

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • City
    Cleveland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

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Review averages

  • 41 employees say

    Excellent (17)
    41.463414634146%
    Good (20)
    48.780487804878%
    Satisfactory (4)
    9.7560975609756%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.76
  • 0 applicants say

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

kununu score comparisons

Cleveland Metropolitan School District
3.76
41 reviews

Industry average (Primary & Secondary Education/Higher Education/E-Learning)
3.66
90,202 reviews

kununu average
3.38
3,502,000 reviews