Boston Public Schools
3.5 of 5 15 reviews
www.boston.k12.ma.us Boston, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 02, 2014

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Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol R Johnson

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Tough at times, but great place to learn

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Boston Public Schools

ProsBoston is a large district so there are many other OTs to learn from. There is also good professional development on a monthly basis. Pay rate is higher than other school districts (but I think we have to work harder too.)

ConsAs an OT, you have to work many more hours than you are paid for and must pay for many things out of pocket. Some of the students have overwhelming needs and there is not the budget to provide the services they deserve...so it can be depressing.

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battling with bureaucracy

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at Boston Public Schools part-time for less than a year

ProsRelatively flexible hours during the low seasons

ConsThere are many people who are not working with passion. Very pessimistic.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Long-term Substitute

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I worked at Boston Public Schools full-time for less than a year

ProsKids were nice. The pay was good for a sub position.

ConsFacilities were old and generally in poor condition.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Six years

Program Director (Current Employee)
Dorchester, MA (US)

I have been working at Boston Public Schools full-time for more than 5 years

ProsPros are Holiday and Summer breaks

ConsCons are Class size and resources

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Chaotic and you never know what else is going to be thrown on your plate.

Teacher (Former Employee)
Dorchester, MA (US)

I worked at Boston Public Schools full-time for more than a year

ProsPay is better than anywhere else in the state.

ConsIf you don't live in the city, public transportation is not practical, parking is not available, then you will find yourself driving in circles trying to find parking during the winter months.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry one thing at a time, my year working there, 3 different curriculum were tried. Teaching is about ability to takes tests, we all know that, but at least try a program to its end before telling teachers midway to change once again.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It is a great learning experience!

Intern (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at Boston Public Schools

ProsI love working here because I get valuable teaching experience while continuing to learn more about effective practices and interventions for struggling students.

ConsSometimes I am asked to complete the "unwanted" tasks of the teachers such as making copies and completing bulletin boards. Although a huge part of teaching, I would prefer to do this before or after the school day, and not during.

Advice to Senior ManagementI love how we are supported by the special ed. coordinator.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Never a dull moment.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I worked at Boston Public Schools

ProsThe best reason is paid vacation. No other job will give you as much paid time off and vacation time like jobs at a school.

ConsThere is really no growth in this industry or expanding your career. Some faculty members are beyond what you would call rude.

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Boston is a good district to work in.

Math Teacher (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at Boston Public Schools

ProsThe district is small enough that there is room to experiment with new educational theories. It depends lot on the school but in my case the administration was very supportive of the teachers.

ConsThe current superintendent is not working well with unions and teachers and we are seeing the same tone is elsewhere blaming teachers for all problems and painting teachers as lazy and ineffective.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease try to include teachers in the important decisions. We are sick of learning of your decisions by reading the Boston Globe.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Wonderful place to work.

Educator (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at Boston Public Schools

ProsGreat colleagues who are up to date with the most current teaching methods.
Effective lines of communication and sharing of experience.

Conslarge system sometimes becomes cumbersome

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great place to work where you can make impactful changes that benefit the lives of many students.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at Boston Public Schools

ProsOpportunity to improve and make impactful changes to the system.

ConsHighly bureaucratic, takes time to change.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on moving.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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