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Reviews for Kalamazoo Public Schools

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.20
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.27
Freedom to work independently
2.93
Internal Communication
3.13
Office / Work Environment
2.79
Environmental Friendliness
2.64
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Challenging Work
4.71
Inclusive / Diverse
3.71

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.07
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.93
Career Development
3.80
Overall compensation for your work
2.80
Company Image
3.73
Job Security
3.87
Handicapped Accessibility
3.07
Workplace Safety
3.50
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 1 of 15 reviews Parking in 8 of 15 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 1 of 15 reviews No stock or equity options 401(k) in 5 of 15 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely No desirable office location Tuition assistance in 4 of 15 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 3 of 15 reviews 401(k) Match in 3 of 15 reviews Flexible spending account in 3 of 15 reviews Paid time off in 7 of 15 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 8 of 15 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 9 of 15 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 2 of 15 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 1 of 15 reviews Health and wellness programs in 1 of 15 reviews Employee discounts in 4 of 15 reviews Vehicle allowance in 2 of 15 reviews Employee events in 1 of 15 reviews No dogs allowed No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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Company Culture

Needs lots of improvement with they way peoplle interacte with kids.

Support from management

Needs lots of improvement with they way peoplle interacte with kids.

Teamwork

They know the problems but does nothing to help with whats wrong.

Freedom to work independently

Doesnt understand how to help the kids.

Internal Communication

There is a big lack in culture. They dont understand the difference in culture when dealing with kids.

Gender Equality

There are alot of woman that work for KPS. The woman seem to ve faur and make sure woman are treated fairly.

Attitude towards older colleagues

They make sure their needs are meet

Career Development

Ive moved up in the building each year being there

Overall compensation for your work

Its all about if they like you

Office / Work Environment

In some buildings its a struggle to be supported

Environmental Friendliness

Recycles and cleans trash up outside

Work-Life Balance

No balance is always one thouggt what's best fir tge adults.

Company Image

I dont think the Principal in my building values me as a employee

Job Security

Lack of support

Handicapped Accessibility

Accessible yes but doesnt always meet the needs

Workplace Safety

Depending on the position.

Challenging Work

Deal with kids with behaviors.

Inclusive / Diverse

Upper class they cater to in the buildings that have low free ir reduce lunches

Suggestions for improvement

  • Putting the needs if kids first. All staff traibed in trama informed and learning different ways to deal with kids. Training for all positions in the schools. A social worker in every building. More programs and sports in every building. Lots of mentors of all race and cultures.

What I like about the company

You get to see tge grouth and the kids. How your hard work pays off in the end. The kids see you as someone to look up to. With some kids you are tge only person who cares.

What I dislike about the company

The lack of leadership and support.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

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

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Move day time meetings to after work hours

What I like about the company

Good compensation and benefits, employees respect one another, hard working people

What I dislike about the company

Long working hours, meetings could be held outside of work day

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
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
4.00
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 Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Kalamazoo Public School District
  • City
    Kalamazoo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Vehicle allowance is offered
  • 21.Dec 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • The climate of the building such as cleanliness.

What I like about the company

Again, I love the work that I do

What I dislike about the company

I feel I should make more money for what I do.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
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
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Kalamazoo Public School District
  • City
    Kalamazoo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 10.Dec 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Pay teachers more money they are worth it

What I like about the company

I love the kids and I work in a preschoool class

What I dislike about the company

They try their best to teach the kids

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    Kalamazoo Public School District
  • City
    Kalamazoo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 10.Nov 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I don’t have any improvements besides communication

What I like about the company

My job is amazing, the staff is always bringing in treats and sharing everything.

What I dislike about the company

I wish the communication between my administrators and the teachers was better.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
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
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
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 Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Kalamazoo Public School District
  • City
    Kalamazoo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Continue to work hard to get all staff to understand and respect differences while not coddling children.

What I like about the company

This company places mentors in place for new faculty to promote success. There are lots of opportunities to move forward in the company.

What I dislike about the company

The amount of pay that we are compensated for the work that we do. Classrooms are packed full at 29, capacity.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Kalamazoo Public School District
  • City
    Kalamazoo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 20.Sep 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • All buildings need to be air conditioned! Substitutes need to be available so that when I need a day off, I can take it without feeling guilty or leaving my co workers in a tight situation.

What I like about the company

Love having the opportunity to impact the lives of children in a positive way.

What I dislike about the company

Higher administration doesnt seem to understand the daily pressures of being in a classroom. Unrealistic requirements for test scores.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Kalamazoo Public School District
  • City
    Kalamazoo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Very negative culture - teachers need to feel important and empowered.

What I like about the company

Staff can be very friendly and helpful

What I dislike about the company

Lack of communication and autonomy. Lack of resources.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    Kalamazoo Public School District
  • City
    Kalamazoo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better pay, much better support, more supplies available

What I like about the company

Excellent building principal, who has her teachers’ backs and supports them fully

What I dislike about the company

Upper admin needs to spend more time in classrooms to understand the issues being faced by teachers day in and day out

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

Suggestions for improvement

  • Upper level administration needs to spend much more time in classrooms to be better equipped to make decisions that impact those classrooms

What I like about the company

Not applicable/none to report at this time

What I dislike about the company

Treatment of teachers by upper administration

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