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Review averages

  • 56 employees say

    Excellent (29)
    51.785714285714%
    Good (13)
    23.214285714286%
    Satisfactory (4)
    7.1428571428571%
    Subpar (10)
    17.857142857143%
    3.53
  • 0 applicants say

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

Reviews for Houston Independent School District

Reviews - What employees say

3.53 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 02.Oct 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Very political and it was a very disturbing hostile environment. It was made very clear to me that women ruled and were often favored for jobs instead of men.

Support from management

Nil! After team lead took a IT Manager position her position was not available to me and was promised to a woman. Management then chose to discredit my job performance only after two months of employment. Things changed and they didn't need me anymore and instead lay off they chose to fire me for unfounded reasons.

Internal Communication

Awful communications and the contractors spoke broken English.

Gender Equality

They discriminate against men!

Attitude towards older colleagues

Absolutely no respect for older more experienced developer and had total disregard for millitary veterans.

Career Development

No training was offered and no compensation for training was offered.

Overall compensation for your work

Salary was much less than market value.

Office / Work Environment

Terrible!

Environmental Friendliness

Very hostile and always argumentative and insulting.

Job Security

No job security!

Challenging Work

As a trained SharePoint with more than ten years of experience and holding two degrees in web development, AA Internet & Web Development from Kaplan University and BSIT focus in web development from Colorado Technical University, the work was basic, very simple, and boring at best.

Inclusive / Diverse

They only hire women and contractors from India.

Suggestions for improvement

  • They need to hire competent and skilled management individuals with a regionally accredited degrees.

What I like about the company

Absolutely nothing!

What I dislike about the company

Racist, discrimination, and incompetent employees.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flexible spending account is offered
  • Company
    Houston Independent School District
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

Suggestions for improvement

  • For sure see how inequitable the environment is around here. Maybe try to assist employees who have been here for more than 15 years in increasing their salaries by looking into giving merit raises for their service.

What I like about the company

I have nothing to share as of now. I can honestly say most of the good people I worked with are now gone and we have been left with inefficient people and mostly black people who are very lazy. Hispanics are marginalized and used to do the work that the higher paying black employees don't do. Blacks are being promoted at a steadily rate while Hispanics and Whites are ignored and marginalized. It's a shame but I don't have anything positive to say about my current employer. They talk about equitability in hiring or schools but you can't be that blind to see how the current and atmosphere has changed completely and there is not equitability here at all.

What I dislike about the company

Hiring practices, promotions given on who you know not merit, salary increases to those who do nothing and not actually giving salary increases based on merit.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Houston Independent School District
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would require that ALL district level administrators and school administrators have a certain number of years of experience in the classroom before obtaining leadership positions. Experience makes a more effective leader.

What I like about the company

When I was a new employee, my fellow colleagues were a huge support. I was provided with the professional development I needed and loved the results that my progress and hard work on my students. Teaching is a very rewarding job, but a very difficult one. I would not recommend someone to teach if they do not have passion for it.

What I dislike about the company

The lack of financial support in the classroom. And sometimes discussions made by administration the hinders progress in the classroom.

Company Culture
5.00
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
3.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
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
4.00
  • Company
    Houston Independent School District
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

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Review averages

  • 56 employees say

    Excellent (29)
    51.785714285714%
    Good (13)
    23.214285714286%
    Satisfactory (4)
    7.1428571428571%
    Subpar (10)
    17.857142857143%
    3.53
  • 0 applicants say

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

kununu score comparisons

Houston Independent School District
3.53
56 reviews

Industry average (Primary & Secondary Education/Higher Education/E-Learning)
3.64
72,415 reviews

kununu average
3.35
3,118,000 reviews