Calgary Board of Education Reviews
Updated May 24, 2023
Found 215 of over 256 reviews
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"Daytime hours and good benefits" (in 13 reviews)
"Good pay, good work environment" (in 10 reviews)
"All consuming & difficult to find work life balance" (in 3 reviews)
"You need to work for the school board" (in 4 reviews)
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- Current Employee★★★★★
The Best School Board in the CountryMar 17, 2023 - EducatorRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
All good, well done, and excellent
None whatsoever awsome in every wayContinue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
AwesomeMay 24, 2023 - School LibrarianRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good benefits, good pay, summers off.
No room for advancement, not enough time to do the job.Continue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
horrible admin and head office staffMay 6, 2023 - TeacherRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
-amazing kids (nothing to do with the cbe though as most of these kids have no choice but to go to these schools) -job security -benefits -some really cool colleagues
-most administrators actually have no idea what's going on and are simply in their positions because they are former teachers who want to move out of the classroom to have comfortable wellpaid jobs either in a principal's office or the head office -the board and admin are stuck in the old mentality thinking that people are desperate to become teachers and that they will always have people begging for jobs at their schools - completely disconnected from reality that there is a teacher shortage and teachers are leaving their schools in drovesContinue reading
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Impossible to get on full-time (unfair hiring process) better luck buying a lotto ticketApr 12, 2023 - Admin/Secretary in Calgary, ABRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Variety of schools to work.
Pretty much impossible to get on full-time. Casual employees not actually considered an employee, even though you do get an employee number but guess NOT the employee number to get you a job. Pay is fine. Some school staff are rude and ignorant. No manuals left for covering some positions as stated there should be at schools. You don't get enough access in order to make a different, you just get jobs that one can do in a day...attendance line, entering teacher schedules, answering phone and dealing with some students....and that is it! Nothing that takes all the "skills" they are looking for, anyone can do these jobs!Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 8 years★★★★★
CBEMay 19, 2023 - Teacher in Calgary, ABRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good board, good people, lots of opportunity
Lots of work and strange pedagogical initiatives
- Former Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
Job changes depending on AdministrationMar 20, 2023 - Education Assistant in Calgary, ABRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Fair pay, no weekend work, summers off, benefits
Support when something happens depends very much on who your administration team is, no real job description as most of the job falls under “other related duties”, violence and physical abuse from some students, lack of respect from many teachers, no path for promotion and no acknowledgement of additional skills . A distraction makes or breaks the job and your job depends on the funding they decide to apply to your job. No real job security because you can be bumped if a more senior employee gets laid off. Don’t get too comfortable at a school in your first 10 years on the job!Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
A good place to begin your careerMay 10, 2023 - Teacher in Fort Myers, FLRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Opportunity for advancement in many areas
Stressful since Covid hit but getting betterContinue reading
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Better than MostApr 22, 2023 - Teacher in Spokane, WARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- Good Salary - Solid Pension - Modern Schools - Financial Resources available for acdemics - Great Colleagues
- Just a number to HR - Hard to get permanent position - High academic expectations
- Current Employee★★★★★
Admin staff not qualifiedApr 13, 2023 - Behavior Support WorkerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Many great teachers and some good students.
admin staff has created a toxic student environment and has no consequences for verbal abuse and violent outbursts from students.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Avoid at all costsApr 18, 2023 - Teacher in Sunrise, FLRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Working with bright minds was a hell of a great experience. I loved working with students and showing them how amazing our world is.
Competence is not a value that the board supports. It is a broken system that supports no one.Continue reading
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Calgary Board of Education has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 256 reviews left anonymously by employees. 67% of employees would recommend working at Calgary Board of Education to a friend and 52% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -7% over the last 12 months.
67% of Calgary Board of Education employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Calgary Board of Education 3.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.3 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.