Pros: good benefits and the ability to help students across the city.
Cons: no telecommuting or flexible scheduling, no raises, hard to get breaks/lunch at times due to workload, no additional perks (i.e. no lounge room or coffee provided)
The best thing about working at CPS is that you can help to impact the lives of students across the city. Program offerings are extensive and for the most part, free of charge.
The most difficult thing is that this is a public agency with limited budgets. Employees can go years without increases, even minor cost of living increases. Employees are expected – more... to continuously take on more responsibility without pay increases, which can be very difficult.
Employees range from those coming from private industry to teachers that have moved into administration. There is a good mix of people from different ethnic backgrounds, which makes working here interesting and can be a lot of fun. – less