Houston Independent School District Employee Reviews

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Intermediate adults watching high school kids
Senior Academic Tutor (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 18, 2019
I've learned to work a front desk, tutor kids, answer calls, and file. Other than that the job was messy and co workers made it hard to really enjoy the job.
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Change is needed
Teacher Assistant (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 15, 2019
HISD is a large district with much needed changes. My typical day consisted of search and seizure of contraband from female students. Then monitor the halls. I learned that although this is an alternative campus, consequences were not enforced when students continued to break the rules. Management was ok. Overall the workplace culture was collaborative. The hardest part of the job was the disrespect, the threats from students, and no consequences or support from administration. The most enjoyable part was having coworkers as support.
Pros
Teachers stand together
Cons
High insurance
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Houston Independent School District is a great place to work.
Customer Service Representative / Dispatcher (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 14, 2019
I really liked my job and hope to return when or if a position becomes available. The benefits are great and the position I held was very rewarding. HoustonISD is a great place to work.
Pros
Security was provided 24 hours, very safe enviroment.
Cons
Lunch break was short.
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Pay is horrible
Customer Service Rep (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 13, 2019
A grown adult with responsibilities could not live off what they pay. You will not be able to survive on this job alone and be able to take care of your children.
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Great job for people with children
Senior Student Information Representative (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 10, 2019
Great job for people with children. You have all the holidays off with pay and sick and personal leave is available. Most schools do not require you to work on weekends. There is usually no options for overtime.
Pros
Extended summer vacation
Cons
Stressful work environment
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Excellent place to work.
Multilingual Program Specialist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 10, 2019
Houston ISD is an excellent place to work. With it being such a large district, they have it together. The managers are organized and communicate effective with staff.
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Stressful environment
Special Education Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 9, 2019
The work environment was stressful i dealing with students with severe behavioral issues. The physical demand was overwhelming at times. Lifting , pushing, pulling, and bending conssumed most of the day.
Pros
time off
Cons
too restrited
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fun pl;ace to work
Health Teacher (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 3, 2019
It is now day 13 of a partial government shutdown, and neither side looks willing to budge on the main sticking point of money for a border wall.
Best job that I can remember
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Young Scholars Academy
Teacher- 3rd, 4th and 5th grade (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 1, 2019
Young scholars Academy over worked their Teachers. It is a Family ran school and majority of the employees were related. The principal didn't treat each staff equally or fairly. The students were very unruly and needed severe behavior intervention.
Daycare portion of the school was GREAT!
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Is a good place where you can accomplish your goals as a teacher.
Bilingual & Generalist Teacher (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 1, 2019
In my years of experience working for Houston Independent School District and after retiring I am able to express that it is a productive, competitive and a good place to work.
Pros
Cooperative environment, supportive leadership.
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Houston ISD is a great place to work and retire from.
Senior HVAC Repairer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TX 77087December 31, 2018
Good days at work.
How to carefully diagnose electrical issues.
Management no problem.
Culture at work was good.
Nothing.
Earning vacation and sick days.
Pros
Stable employment
Cons
Rising not on regular basis
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Stressful enviorment
Student Teacher (Former Employee) –  Forest, MSDecember 30, 2018
As a student teacher I found the environment to stressful due to leadership changes and also changes in expectations. I also think there is a lack of support for teachers.
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Inventory Control Manager (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 30, 2018
Largest school district in the state of Texas employing over 30,000 jobs and serving over 270,000 students over 300+ campuses and district offices and buildings.
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It was a Challenging Expierence
Teacher/Coach (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 22, 2018
I entered as a teaching as a calling. It was a challenging job. Some Management was good so poor. I achieved my goals to help students and that was my goal. Pay was good.
Pros
Professional opportunities
Cons
Bad Management at times.
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Driver, Dispatcher, Activity Driver (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 21, 2018
the job was transporting students to and from school to home. Monday though Friday a good company but not enough hour or salary needed more money and salable.
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Custodian (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 20, 2018
they over looked all you did.They pay more attention to old employees that have been in the system for the longest before they listen to anyone.Mostly Hispanic people They wont allow you to show how well you work.
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Productive work enviroment
Academic Tutor (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 17, 2018
It's been a good experience working with kids (ages 5-9). Fun and productive days. Hardest part of the job was at dismissal but putting that to a side, working at HISD have been great.
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high school
lead teacher (Former Employee) –  southwest houstonDecember 14, 2018
overworked, no matter how hard you work, they take more. Take work home with me on weekends,therefore hours are 50 plus a week, so when you take a day off you have to tell them you are sick, if you don't you have to find teacher replacements on their off periods.
Pros
benefits/bonus
Cons
overworked/emotional disrespectful students
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Teacher (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 14, 2018
Good place to work. The schools has excellent technology that you are able to use in the classroom. However, classrooms may be overcrowded and the school has seen budget cuts.
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Acceptable working environment
Quality Control Representative (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 14, 2018
A typical work day is busy
I have learned interpersonal skills and management styles
Management can be flexible with work schedules
Workplace culture can be family oriented
The hardest part of the job is dealing with a person unwilling to change
The most enjoyable part of the job is scheduled time off (Holidays)
Pros
Time off, free meals
Cons
Dealing with difficult people
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