Most of the people who work in my building are team players. The moral is good for the most part.
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.
Many work related things are communicated via email in a timely manner. I often feel like I’m in ‘the-know’ about my district.
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.
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.
We have a recycling program, and a water filtration system in the lobby that supplied recycled water for plants and a fish pond.
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.
There are many benefits that we receive that make me proud to work there.
With yearly evaluations I know how I am performing and know that my job is stable.
Every aspect of our building is ADA compliant.
Although we have metal detectors, some things are not caught
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.