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

School District of Philadelphia Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014

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12% Approve of the CEO

School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite Jr

William R. Hite Jr

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22% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "good benefits, grate co-workers (teachers)"
    in 4 reviews
  • "The only positive reason to working about the School District of Philadelphia is the eternal job security"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "No respect from students, no resources district wide, no support from administration, political nightmares constantly threatening your livelyhood"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Little to no praise for doing a hard job, but plenty of flak when it hits the fan"
    in 2 reviews
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Always Interesting

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at School District of Philadelphia full-time

ProsDecent Pay, Great Benefits, Great Schedule, Great Coworkers.

ConsNo policies remain intact for the students to abide by. Constant threat of pay cuts due to anti-teacher superintendents.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat staff better. It's hard enough to get people to want to work in these places. Why would you try and push those who enjoy it out?

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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School District of Philadelphia

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at School District of Philadelphia full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat benefits, teaching is rewarding no matter how difficult
This will definitely be a learning experience!

ConsDealing with behavioral issues at the student level

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Teacher salary

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at School District of Philadelphia

ProsBenefits are great
Co-workers are wonderful
Work calendar is fantastic for traveling

ConsNo respect by administration for teachers

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ok

One O One Student Staff Assistant (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA (US)

I have been working at School District of Philadelphia full-time for more than 5 years

ProsYour experience with the School District will allow you to grow and teacher someone other than yourself. I can guarantee you that you will touch someone heart.

ConsYou must keep an open mind and be very flexible. Remember it takes a village to raise a child.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou must be a team player at all ttimes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This is a challenging position with many highs and lows. Must follow strict guidelines, not always supported by admin.

School Police (Former Employee)
Phila, PA (US)

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

ProsThe benefits are very good.

ConsStaff and administration are not always on the same page.

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My experience has been rewarding. I love the children and teachers.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at School District of Philadelphia full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe passionate teachers. The varied levels of students. The number of schools that differ in enrollment numbers. The professional development that offered in the district.

ConsThe lack of resources, changes in curriculum and bugets, lack of support at times from administrators, and lack of parental involvement.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart with your teachers when making decisions. They have alot of hreat advice about how to do things better. Offer support and more resources to parents. Improve in school management, and really being about educating our youth. Run schools like they have our prized possessions... our children in them.

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Not a great place to work

Teacher (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA (US)

I have been working at School District of Philadelphia full-time for more than 10 years

ProsYou get to work with some great young people

ConsThe District is completely mismanaged and does not have the future of these children in the forefront.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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If you are committed to education, then you will do well. If you are a lazy teacher you won't

Teacher (Former Employee)
Philadelphia, PA (US)

I worked at School District of Philadelphia full-time for more than 10 years

ProsMany of the kids are wonderful. Once you establish respect for all, usually the students follow that lead.

ConsIf you are disliked by administration, it will trickle unto the staff.

Advice to Senior ManagementA good teacher shouldn't have to kiss your ass to receive consideration

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Promise Academy Teacher (Former Employee)

I worked at School District of Philadelphia full-time for more than a year

ProsExcellent benefits
Excellent bonuses
Good sick days

ConsLittle access to funds - Promise Academy is no longer in session

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Learned a great deal, but experienced many road-blocks

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at School District of Philadelphia

ProsSurrounded by many bright, committed, truly passionate people, all focused on student success.

ConsThe constant changes to upper management and their mission, make it difficult to see results of work implemented

Advice to Senior ManagementStick to one plan...

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