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Reviews for Everett Public Schools

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.17
Support from management
2.83
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.50
Internal Communication
2.67
Office / Work Environment
3.17
Environmental Friendliness
3.80
Work-Life Balance
3.33
Challenging Work
4.50
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.60
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.80
Career Development
3.60
Overall compensation for your work
4.50
Company Image
4.20
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.20
Workplace Safety
4.20
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

No flex. working hours Parking in 6 of 6 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 1 of 6 reviews Stock or equity options in 1 of 6 reviews 401(k) in 4 of 6 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely No desirable office location No tuition assistance Paid Parental Leave in 3 of 6 reviews 401(k) Match in 1 of 6 reviews Flexible spending account in 1 of 6 reviews Paid time off in 2 of 6 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 5 of 6 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 4 of 6 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 1 of 6 reviews No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 2 of 6 reviews No employee discounts No vehicle allowance Employee events in 1 of 6 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 1 of 6 reviews No company provided food and/or drink
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  • 25.Nov 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More employees at each school

What I like about the company

Lots of training and job security

What I dislike about the company

Too many demands from administration

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
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 Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Everett Public Schools
  • City
    Everett
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Provide adequate and quite office space for the profedsionald who need it. More training and assistance for new employees.

What I like about the company

There is a supportive culture and staff thats willing to learn and improve

What I dislike about the company

Lack of adequate space, not enough opportunities to collaborate with others in the district

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Everett Public Schools
  • City
    Everett
  • 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
  • 11.Mar 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • If the administration treated everyone equally

What I like about the company

My job itself - I love what I do each day

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
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
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Everett Public Schools
  • City
    Everett
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Company Culture

Culture among staff is good but there is a general tension between teachers and administrators. See other comments for my explanation of this.

Support from management

Very little to none. Administrators are largely critical of teachers but spend little-to-no time in the classrooms actually supporting the teachers. There is clearly a feel of distrust, marked by a number of unspoken rules (men must shave and wear a tie, even though this is not in the contract) that are use to justify not rehiring teachers.

There is little-to-no support with regard to student behavior issues.

Freedom to work independently

As long as by autonomy you mean do whatever the administrators say without question or find a new job next year (or earlier)

Internal Communication

Communicating with staff is clearly not a concern.

Example: Last year, there was a sprinkler issue that caused the school to be evacuated. The students were informed before the teachers that students were being sent home early. The teachers, who were tasked with supervising students, were forced to handle a deluge of students exiting the school grounds without any idea what was going on.

Although the district asks teachers to provide lesson plans one week out, there are many times where the schedule is changed at the last minute, sometimes without any notification to the teachers except for a morning announcement. This despite the constant demand to check emails daily.

There is also next to 0 communication about student behavior issues unless you ask an administrator directly. Sometimes, administrators do not even respond to behavior referrals.

Overall compensation for your work

Good compensation compared to neighboring districts. Fairly generous pay scale for credits earned in excess of degree (+6, +12, +18, +24, +30)

Office / Work Environment

Not trusting, teachers not valued

Work-Life Balance

As a teacher, there already is none.

But then, in this district, you are asked to do crazy administrative work.

The district uses these cards called ADP cards and census cards to keep track of student information on paper. The entire district is on a computer system and the teachers are seriously asked to copy the information over to these cards for each student for the superintendent's reference. The cards then sat around for months.

Job Security

No one has job security in the first three years. You are given a layoff letter at the end of the year.

In late July/early August, you are either sent a letter saying you are rehired or you are not sent anything at all. This means that you are either forced to look for work every year, you have to frantically look for work in August if you haven't received a recall letter, or you have to hope you were rehired. This happens for three consecutive years, but if you didn't start your employment on the first day of school, that year does not count toward the three years (even if you start the second week of school).

Inclusive / Diverse

The entire school board is comprised of white men. All of the principals are white. Most of the curriculum directors are either white, men, or both.

75-80% of the students are minorities.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Shake up administration. Get a new superintendent and change the school board up so that the administration looks like the students. Start holding students accountable for their behavior. Treat teachers better.

What I like about the company

Fairly good pay, decent hours (only need to do one total hour of after school help per week)

What I dislike about the company

Negative work culture, administrators put parents before teachers without giving teachers a chance to explain, ridiculous "rules" make teachers feel like children, not open to change.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Everett Public Schools
  • City
    Everett
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 01.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • The school board needs to replace the current superintendent. He has alienated the public and lost the respect of the employees.

What I like about the company

Most employees are concerned about students and do their best to support students.

What I dislike about the company

The district leadership is very top down and out of touch with sound educational practices.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Everett Public Schools
  • City
    Everett
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others
  • 22.Dec 2015
  • Employee
  • FORBES
Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered
  • Company
    Everett Public Schools
  • City
    Everett
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee