The education field is a great opportunity. It is flexible, and allows future growth options. It comes with great benefits, and the staff is usual
CPS-Teacher (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 21, 2017
I had great success in education. So much so that inspired me to enroll in Graduate school (education). Although I'm not yet completed i intend too. This will allow even greater benefits for myself relative to my family.
This is a great work enviorment money and benefits could have been better but the rewards came when you could see the progress that the children made
Educator/Full Time Provisional Teacher (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL 60602 – November 19, 2017
I was a substitute teacher so I worked where and when needed, usually I would get a position that would last for the school year. there were no bad experience and I enjoyed teaching and planed to make it a career until I got married and needed better benefits. I was presented with the opportunity to work for HRDI family Case Management, a position that combined my two passions teaching and helping to enhance lives in our community.
Givening the opportunity to enhanse young mind, turning boy into young through coaching Football and Basketball, being a positive influnce in the lives of young black lives.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 16, 2017
CPS students and parents were the BEST part of the job. The students loved to learn and my parents participated in their child's education. School Administration was unprofessional and lacked skills on enhancing student academic learning as a whole. Instead of enhancing student achievement and academics, administration felt it was more important to play politics, which hurt the students, instead of enhance the students.
Coaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 15, 2017
Typical day at work would be like a great workout. Learned to have patience with kids and their different attitudes. Management was great and always fun to be around. The most enjoyable part of coaching was being able to coach different sports and work with the kids.
Good enough for just staying until you find something better
(LRA) Lunchroom Attendant (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 13, 2017
I can’t even give you a good review about this certain office in CPS, Nutrition Support Services. All I’m going to say is that this company is very unprofessional and you can only promote from within by only who you know or if you’re kissing someone’s butt or mixing business with pleasure. I’m seeking other employment right because of this fact. I have proof to back up everything I’ve said and witnessed. This job is a revolving door with not enough security at all.
Health Service Nurse (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 12, 2017
Attended staff meetings, writing reports, assessing and managing the health of school age students. The most difficult part of the job was working within a system where the financial security and budget was uncertain.
Having a positive impact on the health of children.
Educator/Teacher (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 6, 2017
I’ve had a series of bad principals at an underperforming school. I’m currently trying to get out. If your administration is truly committed to the students you may have a different experience but if they aren’t it’s not a good environment. Teachers who are trying to teach and hold the students accountable are often scolded for doing this. If you can get in a top tier school it might be better.
Lack of resources, poor leadership, toxic work environment
Cook (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 4, 2017
Producing meals according to daily menu while having positive and inviting interaction with students. There's nothing hard about the job and the most enjoyable part is seeing the satisfaction on the faces of students after consuming my prepared meals
making a difference in students life one meal at a time
Senior Payroll Analyst, Payroll Services (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 2, 2017
A typical day to audit and process all employees paycheck from earning to deduction to strive for 100% error rate. Our mission and vision is employees first. The hardest part of the job is making a mistake and calling the employee to explain.
Miscellaneous Worker (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 2, 2017
Working for this company is joyful. I enjoying helping out with the children at the school. I learned you have to have patience when working with kids. My co-workers is my second family, I love my co-workers. I enjoy my job, being able to assist parents with questions and concerns. My management team is awesome, they are very caring about their staff.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 1, 2017
Teaching in general has gone downhill, but at CPS, the hill is steep and the standards are rolling down that hill at a faster rate. Although the pay is good, the expectations are crazy and not realistic.
Music Teacher (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 31, 2017
Supportive and fair principal. One of the best teaching experiences I have had. Difficult situation to start (teaching from a crate, moving room to room with no passing period time), but once I got a classroom, it could not have been a more perfect situation. I left because district policies regarding closed enrollment took my room from me & I could not bear to pull back on the progress my program had developed.
KINDERGARTEN TEACHER (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 30, 2017
It was difficult but it was very rewarding. There was not enough support from management but good support from co-workers. A lack of supplies was a problem in many cases. My favorite part of the job is when you see progress in the student.
Coordinator of Special Projects (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 26, 2017
multicultural and well rounded environment. I often had the opportunity to assist in different capacities which made the job more exciting. Assisted as hall monitors, supporter of school activities, games, performances, etc., mentor to students, sphere-headed school fundraisers and often served as a communication liaison for educators and principal.