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Review averages

  • 37 employees say

    Excellent (17)
    45.945945945946%
    Good (10)
    27.027027027027%
    Satisfactory (10)
    27.027027027027%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.68
  • 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

3.68 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • I believe that cross-training would allow for more people to understand the workload of other people's jobs. In addition, knowing how to do multiple things would allow for no down-time when someone is out of the office.

What I like about the company

Within my company, I have been able to do offsite training which allows me to be better at my job. While I am off doing this training, i am still being paid. I think it is great that our company pushes you to learn more about your specific job and encourages you to seek opportunities to grow.

What I dislike about the company

There is not much for me to disapprove of with my company. I enjoy my time here.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
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
5.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
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

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
    Norfolk Public Schools
  • City
    Norfolk
  • 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 discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better compensation for employees, and allowing employees more of a voice in their respective schools. We can’t teach if you don’t met us

What I like about the company

Though management and safety were an issue, the school I specially taught at (Norview high) was a family oriented welcoming place. The teachers are a top notch community, and personal growth is off the charts for employees.

What I dislike about the company

The department heads are over worked, which results in the being lack luster management. Also the amount of fights with in the schools could be better maintained. The children act like criminals, because they are treated that way.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Norfolk Public Schools
  • City
    Norfolk
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered

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

Review averages

  • 37 employees say

    Excellent (17)
    45.945945945946%
    Good (10)
    27.027027027027%
    Satisfactory (10)
    27.027027027027%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.68
  • 0 applicants say

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

kununu score comparisons

Norfolk Public Schools
3.68
37 reviews

Industry average (Primary & Secondary Education/Higher Education/E-Learning)
3.67
83,031 reviews

kununu average
3.39
3,349,000 reviews