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Review averages

  • 30 employees say

    Excellent (15)
    50%
    Good (8)
    26.666666666667%
    Satisfactory (7)
    23.333333333333%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.73
  • 0 applicants say

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

Company summary

Norfolk Public Schools has a kununu score of 3.72 out of 5 based on 27 reviews.

This is above the Industry average (Primary & Secondary Education/Higher Education/E-Learning) of 3.63 and above the overall kununu average of 3.33.

 

What reviewers like about the company

“Flexible teachers. Good working environment. Great staff” (Current employee, September 2018)


“My coworkers have been the best experience. We laugh to keep from crying most days. We motivate each other and share advice and activities. Overall, they are a great support system.“ (Current employee, January 2018)


“they follow the standards set for teachers in the teacher contract as to work hours and lunch breaks. The fellow teachers all support each other and get along for the most part.” (Current employee, May 2018)


“Everyone was really great and helpful when I had my baby and was out.” (Current employee, April 2018)

 

What reviewers don’t like about the company

“The pay is low for how much work we do. Parental support is lacking.“ (Current employee, March 2018)


“Rooms are often cold. Some teachers don’t have classroom management skills so kids can be unruly” (Current employee, September 2018)


“Because it's public school, raises are not great. Some administrators are difficult to work with.” (Current employee, May 2018)


“The pay is too low for the required work. I supervise 140 students, and their demands increase as each year passes. The pay needs to increase along with those demands.” (Current employee, January 2017)

 

Best Factor

The best performing factor for Norfolk Public Schools is Challenging Work (4.48 out of 5)

 

Worst Factor

The worst performing factor for Norfolk Public Schools is Overall compensation for your work (2.81 out of 5)

 

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Reviews for Norfolk Public Schools

Reviews - What employees say

3.73 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • Offer other incentives for teachers to stay with the district if the pay scale is not improved.

What I like about the company

Norfolk public Schools has offered opportunities to grow and continue learning in our profession. They offer different ways to learn both in school and at other events.

What I dislike about the company

The company does not always have the best pay rating scale in comparison to other school districts.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
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
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    Norfolk Public Schools
  • City
    Norfolk
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More pay. More supplies. smaller class sizes.

What I like about the company

they follow the standards set for teachers in the teacher contract as to work hours and lunch breaks. The fellow teachers all support each other and get along for the most part.

What I dislike about the company

The push for accreditation through standardized testing de-humanizes the teaching process. Also lack of adequate supplies, especially in the area of science.

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

Suggestions for improvement

  • I think more positive, meaningful feedback is needed. Teachers need to know when they are doing thing correctly for validation.

What I like about the company

My coworkers have been the best experience. We laugh to keep from crying most days. We motivate each other and share advice and activities. Overall, they are a great support system.

What I dislike about the company

The pay is too low for the required work. I supervise 140 students, and their demands increase as each year passes. The pay needs to increase along with those demands.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options 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
  • Company
    Norfolk Public Schools
  • City
    Norfolk
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered

Review averages

  • 30 employees say

    Excellent (15)
    50%
    Good (8)
    26.666666666667%
    Satisfactory (7)
    23.333333333333%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.73
  • 0 applicants say

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

kununu score comparisons

Norfolk Public Schools
3.73
30 reviews

Industry average (Primary & Secondary Education/Higher Education/E-Learning)
3.63
72,733 reviews

kununu average
3.33
3,039,000 reviews