Norfolk Public Schools: What's it like to work here?

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43 reviews from employees

kununu Score: 3.7Recommendation: 69%
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43 employees rated this employer with an average of 3.7 points on a scale from 1 to 5.

29 employees recommended the employer in their reviews. The employer was not recommended in 13 reviews.

Admin doesnt support special education especially when a students has parents that one thing that may not be appropriate

4.1
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Norfolk Public School in Norfolk, VA at the time of review.

What I like

The people are great, everyone helps each other out when needed.

What I dislike

Stick with what you say.dont tell personal different things.

Suggestions for improvement

Dame rules for everyone. Follow through with policies.

Company Culture

I have great coworkers

Work-Life Balance

No, teaching requires a lot of your personal time

Teamwork

Yes

Challenging Work

Special education has too much paperwork

Internal Communication

Sometimes it is shared

Freedom to work independently

Not as teachers


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I love working for the public school! I am so blessed to have a job that I absolutely love!

4.9
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at NORFOLK PUBLIC SCHOOLS in Norfolk, NE at the time of review.

What I like

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

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

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


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I have worked for the school sys for 10 years and they are trying to do their best catching up to other school sys.

3.6
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EmployeeWorked at Norfolk Public School in Norfolk, VA at the time of review.

What I like

I think that most of the positives is seeing the children grow and thrive even with all of the struggles they go through. When I first started, they did not give many raises because the school system did not have enough money but now they trying to incre

What I dislike

I think that some of the decisions they make are silly and need to be thought about more. there are many students that get bussed from one area of the city to the far opposite side just to mix up the demographics more. My daughter, for example, lives cl

Suggestions for improvement

I think the biggest thing is funding. I think that they could also use the money they get in a more efficient way. I think that there are too many people in the central office that have never worked in a school but they make the decisions on what is bes

Company Image

i love my job vut my area has a bad stigma to it.

Work-Life Balance

there are many days that i have to bring work home so i can get it done

Career Development

When postions are available,

Handicapped Accessibility

my school is for students with special needs so we have all the adaptations needed but i know not all schools do.

Overall compensation for your work

My school system does not pay as high as others but they are trying to work it out with small increases every year

Inclusive / Diverse

We have had many teachers with different cultures and beliers

Environmental Friendliness

We have recycling trashcans in the room but they do not keep it seperated

Workplace Safety

We have cameras all around the school, doors that are locked through out the day, good communication with the front office, and random police checks throughout the year

Teamwork

we are encouraged to work with otehr teachers/classes that are our same grade level

Attitude towards older colleagues

i dont know. i have not seen the system treat anyone differently beacuse of their age.

Support from management

My prinicpal tries to do everything she can but she does not have the resources to help us with everything we need.

Office / Work Environment

I think the school system tries to keep the buildings up but with the budget getting cut every year it is hard to make everything right

Challenging Work

I work with preschoolers with varying special needs

Job Security

there are few new applicants for the position i do

Internal Communication

I think they tell us what they have to but not everything

Gender Equality

Most teachers are females

Freedom to work independently

There are many coworkers that do their job but there are also many that do not do what they should


Company Culture

Hard work is rewarded by Norfolk Public Schools

3.7
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked at Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, VA at the time of review.

What I like

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

What I dislike

Buildings are getting too old and offer uncomfortable work conditions.

Suggestions for improvement

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


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My experience was exemplary. I was happyTo be in my position

4.8
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Norfolk Public School in Norfolk, VA at the time of review.

What I like

I have enjoyed working here. I am

What I dislike

I would prefer if there were more communication and collaboration

Suggestions for improvement

I do not know what improvements I would make


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My employer tries hard to help me do my job however there is not enough in the budget to get supplies needed.

3.8
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, VA at the time of review.

What I like

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

What I dislike

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

Suggestions for improvement

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


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My employer provides excellent professional development opportunities and supports its employees.

4.3
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C-Suite / LeadershipWorked at Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, VA at the time of review.

What I like

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

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

Suggestions for improvement

Update older buildings-teachers would appreciate it.


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It is a ressful as hell working there

2.3
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EmployeeWorked at Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, VA at the time of review.

What I like

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

What I dislike

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

Suggestions for improvement

New management would help in my specific location.


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I work harder than I ever had in my life. I have a masters degree, 16 years experience, work at least 20 hours unpaid ov

2.6
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EmployeeWorked at Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, VA at the time of review.

What I like

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

What I dislike

The administration has no idea what they are doing.

Suggestions for improvement

They need to listen to their employees and make change.


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I have been working for Norfolk Public Schools for 5 years and am pleased with my availability to grow. They support me

4.6
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EmployeeWorked at Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, VA at the time of review.

What I like

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

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

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.


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