West Des Moines Community Schools

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West Des Moines Community Schools Reviews

Updated 4 February 2015
Updated 4 February 2015
4 Reviews
3.7
4 Reviews

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  1.  

    This organization really appreciates hard work and has lots of great experienced people working for it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at West Des Moines Community Schools

    Pros

    Most people are very energized about their jobs and want to do their best in educating students. This is a high achieving School District.

    Cons

    The benefits are good but the salary levels are lower than in the private sector. Have to decide cost benefits of that looking at the whole package.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to evaluate all employees and get rid of non- performing staff.

  2.  

    I've worked in the administration office for five years.

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    Current Employee - Specialist in West Des Moines, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Specialist in West Des Moines, IA (US)

    I have been working at West Des Moines Community Schools full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good benefits.

    Cons

    No opportunity for professional growth. There is no career--just jobs. Budget constraints for FY2015 and FY2016 will make workloads heavy hamper morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The professional development opportunities are pointless if the experience and learning don't lead to promotions or additional responsibility.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  3.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA (US)

    I worked at West Des Moines Community Schools (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    High quality of teachers, newer technology, most students motivated to learn.

    Cons

    Public school district...hands tied by bureaucracy sometimes...not able to always get rid of under-performing teachers. Sometimes it is "who you know" rather than "what you know".

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Job description does not even BEGIN to describe this job.

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    Former Employee - Level III Special Education Associate in West Des Moines, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Level III Special Education Associate in West Des Moines, IA (US)

    I worked at West Des Moines Community Schools

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits package, time off, and breaks during the school year.

    Cons

    Very little pay for the hazards of the job, too much negativity, incessant gossiping by teachers and staff. Very little real leadership from the teachers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a handle on the gossip and back stabbing and reprimand the teachers for allowing it to continue in their classrooms.

    Doesn't Recommend
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