Fairfax County Public Schools
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I have found the Fairfax County work environment to be very relaxed and welcoming where children are happy to come to school each day. I learned to be a supportive team player.
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Great place to work

It's a great place to work with great people and a Good team. I would recommend them to anyone because they have great perks and they really work with you on anything you need.
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  • Ability to learn new things
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Clear sense of purpose

Great Schools with excellent teachers

Great schools with amazing teachers. They are not appreciated enough. They do a great job with fewer resources each year. Like all jobs some people could use a new career.
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a lot of work, but a lot of fun

I really enjoyed working for FCPS. I had great administration and a lot of support academically. The kids can be tough, but it easier when you have great coworkers
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What is the best part of working at the company?Good place to work. The County is wealthy and has money to burn and it shows in its spending and pay. Lots of bloat and unnecessary spending to meet its budget in order to get more in the next fiscal year. This was very troubling to me. I saw a lot of problems. But this actually helped us as employees but hurts the county as a whole.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?There really wasn’t too much stress because of the over staffing which made the workload light. Too many supervisors and employees in each department. Typical government. Did not like the WOKE CULTURE.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Bloat and woke. Crazy how much waste I saw in spending and over staffing.What is a typical day like for you at the company?A lot of nothing. Not enough work because of the amount of employees and supervisors in each department. Too many supervisors on top of supervisors overseeing a few of the actual work force.
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Trying to get out

Would love to leave teaching. My soul dies a little bit every day. Pay is horrible. It’s been frozen six times now. Benefits are OK but that’s about it.
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Great place

Great place to work. The staff love the students. This was a title one school so kids can come from rough backgrounds. But this school prioritized a loving community.
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fun workplace

great experience, awesome staff, leadership is solid, diverse in the classroom and workplace, appreciative, valued, opportunity for growth, communication is 10-10
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Its a great work environment and everyone is so friendly and nice and very supportive

Working here has been a very great experience. 2 years in and it can be a roller coaster but luckily i have an awesome support system from other teachers to admin
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It was an awful experience due to leadership but the teachers, students, and families are amazing!

What is the best part of working at the company?My coworkers and the students were amazing.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Poor leadership/administration What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Extremely stressful due to lack of support from administrators. I also found that it’s frowned upon to say when you have been mistreated. There’s a “just be quiet and take it” mentality.What is a typical day like for you at the company?I worked with students and staff and I loved that part of my job.
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Great school system with dedicated employees

FCPS is a great place to work. They have highly functioning teams that manage all aspects of the school system, from the admin and teachers in the schools to the bus drivers and maintenance teams the make the school livable. I worked in tech support for 22 years and enjoyed every day! Some days were tough, but the folks I worked with were caring and extremely professional. I always felt like I was able to contribute to the teaching and learning that was going on in the school system.
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Great organization to work for and the pay is spot is great for education salary. School district provides ample level of support and resources for new or career teachers.
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Great atmosphere. Friendly and empowering coworkers. Flexible Scheduling. Helpful and empowering. Fulfilling work with students of all ages. Wonderful
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Average Pay: Insufficient hours

Average pay: Insufficient hours. Travel too far to the work areas: Inability to get an assigned permanent route. Retirement is offered but not sufficient for high cost of living in northern Virginia
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Just a good place to work

What is the best part of working at the company?Convenient location and it’s part of being engaged and serve my community What is the most stressful part about working at the company?No change will made for concerns or suggestions. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Diverse and from different backgrounds What is a typical day like for you at the company?Normal day not very exciting .
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Room for improvement

You really have to be careful which admin you end up with. Some can be truly backstabbing. Some students are placed in classes that they really shouldn’t be in and some general education teachers are rude when it comes to inclusion.The good, finding an amazing team who is supportive. I had one amazing admin team at a school before I went to my last school. I truly loved it! I love how supportive some parents are.
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My experience was wonderful I just did not like the fact it was no benefits overall I loved working there

What is the best part of working at the company?Working with the kids was so fun and busy What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Trying to work 2jobs for 7 days a week What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Very humble sweet and kind always team work What is a typical day like for you at the company?Busy and helping kids with different things like behavior and homework
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Teachers are overwhelmed with the workload amount and also with the high level of need from students who need behavioral support. This will not change until all stakeholders take a serious look at how our current systems function within education. It really does take a village support and raise children and they need more support than we are currently giving them.


Get to make a difference in the lives of children


Stress over how to help several students who have a high level of need.
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In the current climate, hard to recommend

What is the best part of working at the company?Various opportunities that are available to you What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Not knowing what is happening with the reorganization What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Stressful AnxiousCommunity feel What is a typical day like for you at the company?A lot of meetings that go nowhere Higher ups that really don’t listen
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Excellent resources

FCPS has excellent support and resources to do your job. Professional learning is ample and there is room for career growth throughout the division.
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Love working their

I love working at the school but getting paid monthly was stressful and annoying. The staff was amazing and always hopefully and they wanted to see you grow in the company
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Based on 733 reviews

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3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.7 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.7 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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