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Reviews for The School District of Philadelphia

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.50
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
1.50
Internal Communication
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Challenging Work
4.50
Inclusive / Diverse
3.50

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.50
Career Development
2.50
Overall compensation for your work
2.50
Company Image
2.50
Job Security
2.50
Handicapped Accessibility
3.50
Workplace Safety
2.50
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

No flex. working hours Parking in 1 of 2 reviews Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options 401(k) in 2 of 2 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely No desirable office location No tuition assistance No Paid Parental Leave 401(k) Match in 2 of 2 reviews No flexible spending account Paid time off in 1 of 2 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 2 of 2 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 1 of 2 reviews

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria No meal or transportation allowance No health and wellness programs No employee discounts No vehicle allowance Employee events in 1 of 2 reviews No dogs allowed No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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Suggestions for improvement

  • In the real world, when efforts fail, upper management suffers the consequences, and aren't massively rewarded for statistically insignificant gains. Funds spent on legions of paper pushers at the district office could be far better spent in the classrooms, or on duplicating rigorous academic programs that WORK, rather than pushing an agenda that can only be described as 'pass as many students as we can, regardless of whether they can function or not""

What I like about the company

Although the system is dysfunctional, there are many wonderful people working at the school I am teaching at. We all tend to be rather supportive and help one another make the best of a less than stellar situation

What I dislike about the company

Upper management relies upon "data"" to make their decisions, so midlevel managers try everything possible to make their data look good. This results in MASSIVE grade inflation for a population of students who really aren't learning much except how to game the system to get rewarded for NO effort and NO skills"

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The School District of Philadelphia
  • City
    Philadelphia
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
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  • 23.Mar 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Administration needs to ask the staff their opinions and base new decisions on the input they are given.

What I like about the company

The other staff members are my favorite part of my job.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    The School District of Philadelphia
  • City
    Philadelphia
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered