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Training Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 22, 2018
Set up classes for the instructors to help the teachers with the software they were going to be implementing the next school year. The work place culture was good.
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You need the right principal
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 21, 2018
The first two years at HISD were good. I had a supportive staff in the office, and a supportive colleague atmosphere. Good things were happening, and students were advancing their educational skill sets.

The last school at which I taught had a very standoffish, hands-off principal who demanded premiere results under extraordinary teaching conditions without providing much support. Colleagues supported each other as best as they could, but it was obviously a strain on them, and it showed.
Pros
Decent Pay, good colleague interactions/environment
Cons
Depends on your Principal, what kind of experience you will have
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Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 20, 2018
Management was cut-throat and not cooperative. Management told untruths and was not helpful. There was always distrust among workers. If you were friends with management you could receive help.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
If you were friends with management there was assistance.
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Nice place to work
Teacher Aide - bilingual kinder class (Former Employee) –  HOUSTON, TEXASSeptember 20, 2018
Different tasks daily, challenging,culture was very diverse. Learned about student's lifes and family. Enjoyed working with faculty/staff and famlies.
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Management and professional experience
Recruiting Associate (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 18, 2018
Daily task already in place while working on a computer. Learning experience gained from reliable details given or provided, from him/her willing to share in applications. Enjoyable part to it all, having trust passing along and in the environment.
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Must love teaching kids
Associate Teacher (Degreed) (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 16, 2018
a typical workday depends on the behavior of the kids. This job is for individual that have a desire to become a teacher and be certified teacher in the school system.
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Rewarding but exhausting
SR Academic Tutor ES (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 15, 2018
The most enjoyable part of the job is the fact that you are educating the world's future generations but it can be exhausting as it is never ending. When you get to spend your days with the children you will always be surprised with what they can do and say.
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Educational
Accountant/Financial Analysts (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 12, 2018
A typical day at Houston ISD would consist of Training and providing Customer Service to Client districts. Traveling Throughout the State of Texas to meet all clients financial needs.
Pros
Paid Lunch
Cons
Stressful work enviroment
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District leadership is always trying to reinvent the wheel
PROCUREMENT - SOURCING SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 11, 2018
Organization is great if you want a job to coast in. If you want to make a difference for the children it is frustrating because there is red tape everywhere you turn. District leadership is always trying to reinvent the wheel and they end up running in circles. Constant auditing prevents any real work from getting done.
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Nice place to work
Department Chair/Resource Teacher (Former Employee) –  Houston, TexasSeptember 6, 2018
It was a good place to work just to far from home for me. It was a great learning experience. I would recommend the district to anyone looking to gain teaching experience.
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SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 4, 2018
Every department is different but all have to do with helping a child or adult. If you love assisting this is the job we have great benefits and great holiday time off.
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Great Opportunity
Instructional Teacher (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 3, 2018
Great place to learn what students need to know and how to get them there. Professional Development always offered. Learned how to become an Effective and Efficient teacher by working for HISD.
Pros
short work day for students
Cons
communication
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No growth, No inspiration
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 3, 2018
Working as a Schoolbus Driver is not stimulating enough for me. This job is not what I wanted to do for years to come. There was no respect among the drivers. The drivers dressed so sloppily or provocative that the management had to make a dress code of wearing dull t-shirts and jeans. I wanted a better environment.
Pros
Near my home. I walked to work.
Cons
Unruly children, Workplace culture is terrible.
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Productive Days
Travel Auditor/ Direct Pay Rep (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 1, 2018
You will stay busy the entire day. HISD has many teachers and administrators traveling for professional developments and I assist as much as I can in helping the administrative assistants to complete the travel and direct pays.
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Very rewarding career
Houston ISD associate teacher (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 31, 2018
Because of site base management, working for a district as large as HISD could differ greatly. However, the campuses that I work for were well managed and the campus climate was very good.
Pros
Work place locations
Cons
Supplies for Science labs
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working with friendly team
dedicated substitute teacher (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 30, 2018
In HISD and specially at Bellaire High School you can work with a large diversity of people. most of the was very friendly active and love there work. during my 2 years working there i learned how the team work can be very effective.
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Every Principal is a King or Queen in their own kingdom.
Bilingual Teacher Generalist EC-4 (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 28, 2018
It's a very bureaucratic institution.
They don't care about students. Their educational system is really just business. It's teaching only to pass STAAR test. Students are very unproductive and have a horrible behavior because they can not give them a proper education/instruction.
Pros
Payment according to the law
Cons
Education is not only a good business
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Change Agent for all students
Special Education Department Chair/Lead (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 25, 2018
Ability to teach underserved students and make a difference in their lives despite deficits. Opportunity to build upon strengths and promote academic excellence. Advocate for social justice and equality.
Learned how to work with individuals ( parent, student, and staff) from various ethnicities, while appreciating their culture, and language.
Culture of the campus was stressful at times but not manageable considering students were always at the forefront and educating them mattered most.
Having students to embrace you every morning with a smile and hug was the highlight of your day. Empowering parents to partake in the learning process of their child was priceless. Meeting parents and students where they were in their learning demonstrated respect of learning styles.
Pros
Working with a diverse population
Cons
Working with students that refused to comply with rules with no consequences
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need more leaders
AVID Lecturer / Teacher (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 25, 2018
student come in for reading time first 15 minutes, teach for 45 minutes review help other teachers. the leader needed more stress relief time, I suggest longer breaks
Pros
beifkits
Cons
no break
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Reading Teacher (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 23, 2018
The jobs are based solely on nepotism and not on skill set. It is very much an atmosphere of friends and not professionalism in any way. Advancement is based primarily upon your familial relationships.
Pros
paid bi weekly
Cons
nepotism rules
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