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On average, employees at Houston Independent School District give their company a 3.3 rating out of 5.0 - which is 17% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Houston Independent School District employees are Teachers submitting an average rating of 2.3.

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3.3
Average Rating
(based on 10 Houston Independent School District Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.5
Growth Opportunities
2.6
People You Work With
4.0
Person You Work For
3.3
Rewards You Receive
3.7
Support You Get
3.1
Way You Work
3.4
Work Setting
3.3
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Houston Independent School District Employee

"It really depends what position you have or what department you work in but overall it is a decent environment. As usual, an organization of this size has its fair share of red tape at times but it's a stable employer."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Houston Independent School District Employee

"HIGHLY TOXIC ENVIRONMENT! Beware!!!!! If you report any type of employment abuse, no matter the proof, HR will do NOTHING! YOU WILL BECOME A TARGET FOR THE HUNT! Problems: 1. Bate and switch with your financial offer. 2. Pawn you off to other departments (where their friends have employee shortages) and you’ll be working for two or more departments (for the price of one—-paid to do one). 3. Everyone seems to be clicked up. Meaning if you’re not apart of their sorority or fraternity you cannot move up in the company! 4. Bullying is normal in the company! 5. Board Members are embarrassing, unprofessional, and cunning towards each other (publicly). 6. If you don’t have a PhD in education, your opinion doesn’t matter. Sales, marketing, Development strategies or ideas don’t make sense so you’re automatically wrong. I’ve seen Professionals from other industries come to this organization and try to make it better by providing credible resources and get completely shut down because the person with the PhD credentials doesn’t have the experience to understand what they were saying or it didn’t make sense to them at that time so they automatically became wrong. 7. Once you become a target——you will be blackballed in the city! Prepare for it! It’s a highly successful breeding ground for narcissistic personality types!"

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.3
Houston Independent School District (23)

4.8 Highest Rated in this Industry is Alabama A&M University (6)
2.5 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Charter Schools USA (14)
3.6 Average of All Companies in this Industry (2,884)
Houston Independent School District Employee

"I have worked for this company for 5 months, it still needs improvement."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
HVAC Technician

"Houston Independent School District is a great place to work they have great benefits."

Person You Work For 3.7 / 5 People You Work With 3.7 / 5 Work Setting 3.7 / 5
Support You Get 3.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.7 / 5
Company Culture 3.7 / 5 Way You Work 3.7 / 5
Teacher

What do you like about working at Houston Independent School District?

"relationships with the kids, freedom to make own choices, housing comes with job, meaningful work"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Less is more. Don't try to do so much, which pushes your staff and your budget, meaning that no one gets what they need or deserve."

What don't you like about working at Houston Independent School District?

"negative people; no clear expectations; obsession with money and not willing to spend anything, even for important problems; only reactive not proactive; not innovative"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"make decisions, clear chain of command, set standards and clear expectations"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Lead Teacher

What do you like about working at Houston Independent School District?

"I love getting to work with and guide children every day."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared to sacrifice all of your personal time (and a good chunk of your funds too!)"

What don't you like about working at Houston Independent School District?

"Administration is clueless about what it is actually like in the classroom. Teachers are overworked and underpaid, they force us to clear so many hurdles that it is difficult to do our actual job - TEACHING!"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Respect time and resources of teachers, streamline and organize curriculum departments so teachers have a realistic plan of attack for each and every day with minimal behind-the-scenes (after hours, unpaid) work necessary"

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Education Coordinator

"Enjoyable work, difficult culture to navigate."

People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5 Support You Get 3 / 5
Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.1 / 5 Company Culture 3.1 / 5
Way You Work 4 / 5
Science Teacher
Person You Work For 2.2 / 5 People You Work With 3.6 / 5 Work Setting 3.4 / 5
Support You Get 1.4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.5 / 5 Company Culture 4.1 / 5
Way You Work 2.5 / 5
Math and Science Teacher
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Asset Manager
Person You Work For 4.5 / 5 People You Work With 4.4 / 5 Work Setting 4.3 / 5
Support You Get 4.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.6 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.6 / 5
Company Culture 4.4 / 5 Way You Work 4.8 / 5
Presentations and Graphics Manager

"I loved this job, but the environment was extremely political."

Network Systems Administrator

"No one gets fired, the good workers all leave."

What do you like about working at Houston Independent School District?

"Working for the children and teachers of Houston can be it's own fulfilling reward. There are many extra vacation days. Creative solutions are required every day."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It can take six months or more to get hired after an interview. If you really want to work for Houston ISD, plan on a long wait."

What don't you like about working at Houston Independent School District?

"Many workers within school districts should have been fired years ago. Good coworkers find better jobs elsewhere. Projects frequently stall due to crushing bureaucracy. School districts make no effort to empower employees."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Work to develop the careers of good employees. Work towards correcting or removing poorly performing employees. Leadership skills are critical. Employees should be inspired to perform."

Substitute Teacher

What do you like about working at Houston Independent School District?

"Recession Proof Industry"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Safety and Security is job 1"

What don't you like about working at Houston Independent School District?

"Mission Statement not being met"

Custodian

"its ok"

What do you like about working at Houston Independent School District?

"benefits hours"

What don't you like about working at Houston Independent School District?

"plantoperators thinking the wrong thing about you"

Instructor

"Adequate employer."

Houston Independent School District Reviews FAQs

Is Houston Independent School District a good company to work for?

Houston Independent School District has an overall rating of 3.3 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 10 Houston Independent School District Review Ratings left anonymously by Houston Independent School District employees, which is 15% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 70% of employees would recommend working at Houston Independent School District.

Does Houston Independent School District pay their employees well?

Houston Independent School District employees earn $41,000 annually on average, or $20 per hour, which is 38% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 4 Houston Independent School District employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Houston Independent School District Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working a Houston Independent School District?

70% of employees would recommend working at Houston Independent School District with the overall rating of 3.3 out of 5. Employees also rated Houston Independent School District 3.5 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.7 for Rewards You Receive, 2.6 for Growth Opportunities and 3.1 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at Houston Independent School District?

According to our data, the highest paying job at Houston Independent School District is a General Manager at $145,000 annually. Browse Houston Independent School District Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at Houston Independent School District?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at Houston Independent School District is a Plant Operator at $16,000 annually. Browse Houston Independent School District Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at Houston Independent School District?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Houston Independent School District to be Company Culture, People You Work With, Person You Work For and Rewards You Receive, and cons to be Growth Opportunities.

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