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Surrey School District Reviews

Updated 5 January, 2019
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  1. "Teacher"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Surrey, BC
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Surrey, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Surrey School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great hours and holidays. Can create a classroom environment that works for you and the students. Lots of autonomy.

    Cons

    Children today are changing from twenty years ago when I first started teaching. So many students need extra help. There are so many needs that need to be met in a single classroom. Challenging.


  2. "Education Assistant Surrey school"

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    Current Employee - Educational Assistant in Surrey, BC
    Current Employee - Educational Assistant in Surrey, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Surrey School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits only with full time position

    Cons

    Less hours, not possible to get permanent position, staff is ok

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "IS Tech"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Support Technician in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - IT Support Technician in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Surrey School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job Security and stability

    Cons

    While the district is very pro-active at progressing; political considerations and restricted budgets can get in the way of some projects.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the great work!


  4. "Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Surrey, BC
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Surrey, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Surrey School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large district with many resources

    Cons

    dialogue between sites is not well supported


  5. "Special education assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Educational Assistant in Surrey, BC
    Current Employee - Educational Assistant in Surrey, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Surrey School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefit package, summer, winter, spring breaks, sick time,

    Cons

    Not enough hours, pay is not high enough vomited to cost of living which has increased. Too much workload, not enough staff. Not allowed to take leave of absence


  6. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Surrey School District full-time

    Pros

    caring and supportive staff
    inspired leadership
    many great professional development opportunities
    lots of autonomy and encouragement to be creative and progressive

    Cons

    open office environment at the district education office can be distracting and intrusive

    Advice to Management

    thanks for creating such a great work environment


  7. "Great environment and Team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Surrey School District full-time

    Pros

    I worked at the Surrey School District in administration. My colleagues at the time were friendly professional and competent. The compensation and benefits were very good. I had an overall great experience.

    Cons

    While the district is very pro-active at progressing; political considerations and restricted budgets can get in the way of some projects.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the great work!

  8. "A large school district that offers many opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher-librarian in Surrey, BC
    Current Employee - Teacher-librarian in Surrey, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Surrey School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Organized, support to staff, offers opportunities outside of classroom teaching, good pro-d selection and eagerness to try new initiatives. Technology support is good

    Cons

    Can get lost in its size and area, sontomes feel overwhelmed by new initiatives and pressure to support new policies immediately


  9. "Outreach Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Surrey School District part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility with schedule, Friendly Staff Environment, After-School Programming

    Cons

    Split Shifts, Needs better and progressive training, position is usually used as a stepping stone to other careers in education, therefore, a very transient department

    Advice to Management

    Better Training


  10. "Special Education Assistant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Education Assistant in Surrey, BC
    Current Employee - Special Education Assistant in Surrey, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Surrey School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Rewarding, Variety, Challenge, Short Hours, High Hourly Wage, Christmas/Spring/Summer Holidays

    Cons

    Short Hours, No Wage Increases, Perpetually Short-Staffed, No Vacation Flexibility Outside School Holidays

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay with additional training as well as seniority, offer ability to book days off to those who do not abuse it, offer a job-share option.