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Great in the trenches
Vice Principal & English Teacher (Current Employee) –  Newark, NJAugust 8, 2018
NPS is a great place to work at the school level. The children are great and, if you are lucky enough you will get amazing administrators. Be prepared to work with students who will amaze you at every turn, but also will touch your heart.
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NPS Is Great
Administrative Lead (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJ 07107August 1, 2018
Do your homework on your specified school because it atmosphere and or work conditions might not be so great.Also look at your benefits and make sure it works for you. Each school has a different culture and you want to make sure your adjustable to accommodate that culture
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Overwhelming
Teacher (Current Employee) –  Newark, NJJuly 25, 2018
A typical day in NPS is being overworked with minimal time to regroup yourself. No resources/materials are provided and you have to pay for materials in the classroom out-of-pocket. You are expected to get things done with little to no support.
Pros
Pension
Cons
Expensive health benefits, preps are often cancelled, no support from administration, and little pay.
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Horrible
Teacher's aide (Current Employee) –  Newark, NJJuly 22, 2018
Unfair wages, given a fifty cent raise after 4plus years of work...no paid summers...no paid time off...cannot collect unemployment for summer months.....
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School environment
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJJuly 22, 2018
Fast paced environment, extremely large caseloads (80+ student on average), frequent student crisis occurring daily which impact overall productivity.
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nice [place to work
Pre-k Teacher (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJJuly 20, 2018
I would recommend working with this organization because it has longevity. It provide a lot of on the job training. Staff is very cordial and professional.
Pros
not long hours
Cons
very big
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3.0
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Great Place to work
Long term Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) –  Newark, NJJuly 15, 2018
Working as a Per Diem teacher is great because of the hours and holidays off. The only thing that didn't work for me was the benefits, per diems received no benefits or paid days off.
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Administation needs growth
Elementary 1st Grade Teacher (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJJuly 15, 2018
A very large school district which requires all players to be in line and on the same page to service students. Lacking support from various administration levels.
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A necessary evil
Dean of Students (Current Employee) –  Newark, NJJuly 12, 2018
Teaching is a great job, but the pay is low for what we do. Newark, like any other district, has its issues. It has good days and bad days like every thing else.
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Productive, Rewarding workplace, Questionable raises though
Special Assistant to the Assistant Superintent (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJJuly 3, 2018
Very pleasant experience marred by frequent Leadership change as a State Takeover School District.
Employees were unsettled by having to reapply for their jobs at each Superintendent change.
Team work, and collaboration worked, the district will need more of that, now under Local control
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Generous Vac & Sick days, Health care package with good pay etc
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Enjoy working with professional staff members
Teacher/Technology Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Newark, NJJuly 2, 2018
I am a technology lead in the building providing staff development, equipment repair, school-based support and student instruction to a building of 788 students and 125 staff members.
Pros
Training Staff
Cons
Restructuring of Technology position
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Opinion
Food Service Worker/ Cashier (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJJune 28, 2018
If someone wants to work the public school systems they can but there are no benefits when you start at pre-dem. You have to know how to prepare and clean up after your self. When a deliveries come in you have to lift heavy boxes with no help.
Pros
You get to eat what is there
Cons
No health insurance
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4.0
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At times fun, but competitive environment
Elementary Teacher (Current Employee) –  Newark, NJJune 27, 2018
At times there are challenges but that is standard with any teaching position. Most times it is fun working with children and other adults in the building. I work in a large district so working environments can vary throughout the district. No one really has the same experience. Teaching is definitely not for the faint of heart. One must possess thick skin and must be resilient.
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Great place for aadvancement
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJJune 25, 2018
I enjoyed working for Newark Public Schools. Throughout the years I have grown and learned a lot their. We were a Team who got the job done everyday with great customer service.
Pros
learning experience
Cons
best management experience
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Distressed City
Social Studies Teacher (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJJune 21, 2018
Aside from the endemic problems of the city, working for this school district can be cut-throat. Administrators along the stratus may be inexperienced and shift blame onto subordinates to protect their jobs. Clerical personnel can be found to be unprofessional and irresponsible.
Pros
Competitive Salaries
Cons
Burnout and Stress from Work
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5.0
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productive and fun working with the staff and with kids.,
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) –  Newark, NJJune 20, 2018
i love working for nps. it's fun and at the same time you learn how to work with different kids ages. we dealed with different cultures that have different habits of learning and demonstrated very well.
Pros
great job
Cons
short lunch time
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Great
Martial Arts & Fitness Instructor (Former Employee) –  Bloomfield, NJJune 20, 2018
This is an amazing place for work and career growth. A great place to work when raising a family. Growth was constant and intriguing. I would recommend it.
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Fast Paced vocation
Safety Officer (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJJune 19, 2018
A typical work day consisted of serving staff and students and making the public schools safe. Surveillance, Security, and Safety.
Helping each district by responding to emergencies.
Pros
Great Job if the individual has a permanent civil service position.
Cons
Break time can be interrupted at any given time.
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It is an interesting experience
Lead Teacher (Current Employee) –  Newark, NJJune 16, 2018
Work hours are based on which school you are contracted with. If you sign an EWA in one of the renewed schools then your hours are longer for a $3000 stipend that after taxes you only receive half. I did learn alot with NPS and met wonderful colleagues. Tenure teachers are treated very different from non-tenure teachers. Non-tenure teachers have all odds against them no matter how hard they work. There is limited support for Special needs children and special needs teachers.
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Enjoyed my school!!
Consultant, Developmental Interventionist (Current Employee) –  Newark, NJJune 4, 2018
My school had great collaboration and was a fun and interesting place to work!!
The job provided a lot of Professional Development and assisted with tuition reimbursement.
Pros
Pd
Cons
Extended day
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