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Reviews for Norfolk Public Schools

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.42
Support from management
3.49
Teamwork
3.84
Freedom to work independently
3.41
Internal Communication
3.28
Office / Work Environment
3.31
Environmental Friendliness
3.44
Work-Life Balance
3.18
Challenging Work
4.49
Inclusive / Diverse
3.97

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.33
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.18
Career Development
3.50
Overall compensation for your work
2.84
Company Image
3.82
Job Security
4.41
Handicapped Accessibility
4.03
Workplace Safety
3.85
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 1 of 39 reviews Parking in 19 of 39 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 5 of 39 reviews Stock or equity options in 2 of 39 reviews 401(k) in 11 of 39 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 1 of 39 reviews Desirable office location in 2 of 39 reviews Tuition assistance in 19 of 39 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 11 of 39 reviews 401(k) Match in 2 of 39 reviews Flexible spending account in 11 of 39 reviews Paid time off in 25 of 39 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 25 of 39 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 18 of 39 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 13 of 39 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 3 of 39 reviews Health and wellness programs in 14 of 39 reviews Employee discounts in 8 of 39 reviews Vehicle allowance in 1 of 39 reviews Employee events in 8 of 39 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 1 of 39 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 1 of 39 reviews
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Suggestions for improvement

  • I wouldn’t change anything. Everything is good. They have equal rights and the environment is great for kids and other teachers.

What I like about the company

Whenever we need advice our boss is amazing and is always willing to step in and help us out. I started my teaching job mid year and the other teachers just put me under their wing and showed me the ropes! I wouldn’t trade this job for anything!

What I dislike about the company

I don’t disapprove of any parts of this company! They are always willing to help out and step in

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
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
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid Parental Leave 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

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered
What is the company culture like at Norfolk Public Schools? Help others make critical decisions by letting them know what it’s like to work here!
  • 04.Feb 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Recognize teachers who show growth with their students and not just excellent SOL scores.

What I like about the company

People at NPS care about each other and offer support when needed.

What I dislike about the company

Buildings are getting too old and offer uncomfortable work conditions.

Company Culture
3.00
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
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Norfolk Public Schools
  • City
    Norfolk
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I don't know what could be done to make it better

What I like about the company

I work with children and it is very rewarding to see my students grow.

What I dislike about the company

I think many of the issues we have are due to budget limitations

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

The following benefits were offered to me

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

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

Suggestions for improvement

  • Update older buildings-teachers would appreciate it.

What I like about the company

My hard work for the school division has resulted in several promotions.

I work with highly competent teachers in my current building.

The professional and personal relationships I have built support my work.

What I dislike about the company

Ensure the pay scale is competitive with other local school divisions.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

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?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered
  • 16.Dec 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • New management would help in my specific location.

What I like about the company

The actual work is positive. Helping kids is always a plus and it is rewarding.

What I dislike about the company

Micromanagement, being denied time off when you are sick, lack of communication and a harsh working environment.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Tuition assistance 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

Suggestions for improvement

  • They need to listen to their employees and make change.

What I like about the company

I know that I'm making a difference in children's lives.

What I dislike about the company

The administration has no idea what they are doing.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking 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

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
  • 04.Nov 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More trust to our staff to do what we know how to do.

What I like about the company

Very lucky to work in the school that I do.

What I dislike about the company

Salaries should be more competitive we lose a lot of teachers because they pay more else where.

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

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
  • Company
    Norfolk Public Schools
  • City
    Norfolk
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

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

  • I would recommmens repairing aging facilities and increasing security.

What I like about the company

The company believes in concensus building and collaboration in order to become more successful.

What I dislike about the company

Consider ensuring equity not equality throughout the company.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave 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

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered