School District of Philadelphia
2.4 of 5 68 reviews
www.phila.k12.pa.us Philadelphia, PA 500 to 999 Employees

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good company

Paraprofessional (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA (US)

I have been working at School District of Philadelphia full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood Benefits, sick days, and your work hours remain the same throughout

ConsJob can be unstable, and diffucult to move up in your career

Advice to Senior Managementpay your employees more money

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Elementary Education Teacher (Former Employee)
Philadelphia, PA (US)

I worked at School District of Philadelphia full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: The salary and benefits are decent. Cons: Extreme violence, no administrative support, no respect from students or parents, no support or help… Advice to Senior Management: Get rid of all the excess administration (Most do little to nothing anyway) and show support for your staff. Crack down on the violence instead… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Micromanagement is this district's greatest weakness

Teacher (Former Employee)
Philadelphia, PA (US)

I worked at School District of Philadelphia full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: If you have the teaching bug, you know one of the greatest pros for working for a school district is the feeling of impacting the… Cons: As a result of pressure from the state for higher scores, the district has taken almost oppressive measures to try to improve the schools. … Advice to Senior Management: Allow a little bit of freedom. Your teachers are there because they are professionals--they know how to teach or they wouldn't have a degree.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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