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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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  • 02.Sep 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Have more individual control of classrooms to help with comfortable temls

What I like about the company

Flexible teachers. Good working environment.
Great staff

What I dislike about the company

Rooms are often cold. Some teachers don’t have classroom management skills so kids can be unruly

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
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
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
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
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!

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would break the large schools down to smaller units for closer supervision

What I like about the company

The top supervisors need to understand working with children requires extra training

What I dislike about the company

The rights of parents to press legal charges on you if they disagree with your rights

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

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

  • I would not make any improvements for this company at this time. They make changes when they need to. I like working for this company

What I like about the company

I love working here. Co workers are friendly, great staff, and love to teach.

What I dislike about the company

I don't have anything to say bad about this company. I don't know what else you would like me to say in this box.

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
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Norfolk Public Schools
  • City
    Norfolk
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 07.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I do not think Norfolk Public School needs to change any workplace policies.

What I like about the company

Always very supportive and innovative!

What I dislike about the company

I do not disapprove of any part of Norfolk Public Schools. It is a great place to work!

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
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

  • Faculty break rooms more convenient for all teachers.

What I like about the company

Support from administration and technology for classrooms.

What I dislike about the company

Need salary increase and paid materials for classrooms.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
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
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Norfolk Public Schools
  • City
    Norfolk
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Teachers should work together to make lesson plans.

What I like about the company

Norfolk Public Schools is a very diverse educational division. I learned a lot while working there.

What I dislike about the company

I wish there were more supports for new teachers and that they would give new teachers one more chance.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
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
  • 10.May 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I'm not sure other than giving teachers more planning time to get paperwork done.

What I like about the company

My students are awesome and I value my job.

What I dislike about the company

Because it's public school, raises are not great. Some administrators are difficult to work with.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
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
4.00
  • Company
    Norfolk Public Schools
  • City
    Norfolk
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 10.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Updated building for healthier work place

What I like about the company

Everyone was really great and helpful when I had my baby and was out.

What I dislike about the company

The school building needs to be updated

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
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
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) 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?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee