Substitute Teacher Service Employee Reviews

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Good employment
Paraeducator (Current Employee) –  Lancaster, CASeptember 17, 2018
, wish they can give me better pay and more Hours. I have over 20 years experience working with kids of all ages. Plenty of staff development hours, certification.
Pros
Holidays off w/ out pay but can collect unemployment 😏
Cons
I hate the process of collecting unemployment
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A great company to work for to branch into the education field
Substitute Teacher (Guest Teacher) (Current Employee) –  Aston, PA 19014August 28, 2018
Sometimes you can work a lot if there are a good number of jobs available but sometimes there may not be too many. If you do not like working with students, this is not the job for you. You need to be flexible, patient, and understanding---different jobs mean different kids, and different kids come from different backgrounds (but they all need and appreciate the help).
Pros
Rewarding
Cons
Stressful if left with an unprepared classroom
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Flexible work
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) –  Lancaster, PAAugust 7, 2018
This job was very flexible, but sometimes competitive. You can choose what days and what jobs you wanted to take, but they were on a first come first serve basis.
Pros
Flexible
Cons
Competitive
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Good place for what it is.
Substitute Teacher Service (Current Employee) –  Aston, PAJuly 1, 2018
This is an okay company, but it has absolutely no career advancement. It does try to work with you, but there really is no future at this company unless you want to stay a permanent substitute.
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Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) –  Lancaster, PAMay 11, 2018
Excellent place to wet your feet for the education field. Can understand the different environments where one would like to work at. No benefits/time off/health insurance however. Not enough to make a living on.
Pros
stress-free
Cons
no benefits/health insurance
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Ease of Engagement
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) –  Aston, PAApril 20, 2018
STS allows you to work as little or as much as you want. However, if there is any issue, they do not really care about you as an employee, they do not go to bat for you.
Pros
can work as little or as much as you want
Cons
no support from STS
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Great place to start as a teacher and work as a Sub.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) –  Bethlehem, PAMarch 31, 2018
The Substitute Teacher Service is a great place to work where almost all of it is done on your own. Comes with great security but not so great pay. I'd still recommend it to others, either those retiring or as an amazing stepping stone onward.
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Personal Care Assistant (Current Employee) –  New Holland, PAMarch 13, 2018
Great if you want to work with children with special needs. You work with the school district's schedule, holidays off and off over the summer. Light training.
Pros
Holidays and summers off
Cons
no benefits
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Excellent Comapny!
Guest Teacher (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAFebruary 11, 2018
I have learned so much with this company. They offer training and resources that are valuable! The staff are always available to answer any questions. Registering with them is so efficient. I wish all organizations operated like this. It’s great to find work that makes me feel good each and every day!
Pros
Regular work
Cons
No weekend work
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multiple work environments
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) –  PennsylvaniaFebruary 10, 2018
Depending on the school the environment was very different. The school where I frequently subbed moved you around so even though you signed up for one job you never knew were you were going to be at. It was frustrating, and at times, the school took away the planning period and one time my lunch was taken away and I was only allowed a 15 minute lunch break because I asked for one.
Pros
Choose own hours
Cons
No paid time off, sick days
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It can be fun
Guest Service Teacher (Current Employee) –  Harrisburg, PAFebruary 9, 2018
I don't have nothing to share that is not already known. A typical day at work is usually good. What you learn is up to you. management are never present.The workplace culture could improve. The hardest part of the job is not have two breaks. The most enjoyable par of the job is helping those who truly want to learn.
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great work environment
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTFebruary 9, 2018
• Substituting for teachers at schools throughout the district
• Working on a day to day basis in a variety of academic programs
• Responsibilities include working with children between kindergarten and their senior year in high school, assisting them in learning, discipline, and in some cases
involving extended substitution - creating lesson plans
Pros
all
Cons
none
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Good Place
Building Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) –  Wallingford, PAJanuary 9, 2018
I was able to receive the position I have now through this company. They are always easy to work with and want to help you succeed in finding a full time position.
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It is a very hard work to be a substitute teacher.
MCSD (Current Employee) –  Key West, FLDecember 24, 2017
Student disrespect substitute teacher automatically when they do not know the person.
Students 10-12 years old are extremely rude and respond only when teachers yield at them.
Having the opportunity to help students do better in class by giving them more time and personal attention to complete their class work is very rewording.
The hardest part of the job is the discipline. Some children are not afraid of consequences.
Some teachers are hard on children with special needs and even when the administration receives a complaint from the substitute about this situation, they do not remove the abuser from the job.
It seems that the administration is not very interested in the students learning but just their safety.
Pros
N/a
Cons
Changing the classroom selected by the substitute in advanced at the time to start the day.
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Not so bad
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) –  Lancaster, PADecember 12, 2017
IF you are someone who is looking for something that is completely flexible. Maybe if you're a student and want to make your own schedule. If you have a small child and don't have set childcare days then this is the job for you. You choose the places and days where you want to work. You also have the ability to work a half day in the morning or in the afternoon. You do not have anyone breathing down your throat and telling you what to do in every given moment. You can cancel the assignment at any given moment without having to talk to any person. Everything for this job is done online or through an app. Working in Lancaster county you can make anywhere from 100-120/ day
Pros
Flexibility, choose your schedule
Cons
No health care, No choice of work for the holidays
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Great customer calling center
Phone Dispatcher/receptionist (Former Employee) –  Media, PAOctober 20, 2017
From the owner on down, very friendly staff. They have your back no matter what. Up to date data entering and retrieving systems. The job includes contacting substitute teacher's to fill empty positions at schools, across Pennsylvania's school districts.
Pros
Great working atmosphere. Nice staff, benifits. Paid vacations.
Cons
Very fast paced for 4 hours IN THE EARLY AM.
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Excellent Work Enviorment
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MIOctober 19, 2017
The environment was conducive to creativity and flexibility. Also, provided a structured arena that fostered learning and exchange of information. Also, worked worked well within my schedule.
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great sub company
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) –  Lancaster, PASeptember 20, 2017
Longevity and seniority for prime positions is valued.
Supportive and relaxed environment with good rapport with schools and surrounding companies in the local area. Respected agency
Pros
teaching in different places
Cons
travel
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Flexible and easy to work for.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) –  Media, PAAugust 22, 2017
Work is typically day-to-day, so one can work as many days as one chooses. The pay is determined not by the company, but by the contracting school district, and given the job requirements, the compensation is comparatively low. I have seen no opportunities to advance within the company; however, the more one works for a given district, and particularly within a given school, the better one's chances for long-term or permanent employment by the district, should an opening occur.
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Great as a Temporary Position
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) –  Lancaster, PAAugust 1, 2017
STS is great as a temporary position but it is difficult to maintain long-term due to the lack of consistent co-workers and the constant change from day-to-day location/work. The major draw is the flexibility though!! I love that I can choose when I work. However, I highly dislike the inconsistency of policies between districts, administration, and lack of co-worker relationships.
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