Ivory tower management mentality made it tough to feel good about your work
former employee (Former Employee) – Durham, NC – June 20, 2017
DPS has a lot going for it and employs some wonderful people, but the superintendent's office is top heavy with a lot of people carrying advanced degrees but afraid to think outside the box. New ideas were looked at with immediate skepticism, and change was discouraged, even when it was desperately needed. Problem employees were shuffled around instead of dealt with, and they often landed at the central office. The culture of the office is one of fear, feeling like someone is always watching you (maybe the administrative assistants, who tend to tattle), with no support from HR or anyone else. Eventually your ambition and hope dies off. This place should have been a wonderful job, but the culture is toxic.
some good and dedicated people
toxic work environment, poor leadership