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Very supportive and patient while learning! Co workers who turned into friends! Wonderful atmosphere, When you leave, you feel as if you made a positive influence on the children's learning. I absolutely loved this job!
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Workplace culture depends so much on administration

If you have supportive administration, EPSB can be a good place to work. If your admin is not supportive, then being an employee is a lot of unnecessary work for very little pay.
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Good hours, pay and benefits

Pros: good work life balance, decent pay, good benefitsCons: school offices are very busy, many interruptions, training from head office could be better.
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Fun workplace

Great place to work! Good pay and great benefit package. Admin is very supportive. Staff is friendly and always willing to share ideas and class materials.
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This is very productive for my career.

My best Job in my career.It is hard to deal with active kids sometimes.I really like to communicate with kids.I learned how to deal with kids elementary school and teen ages in Junior High School in the same day.
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  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Feeling of personal appreciation

Good pay for 1hr with kids who are fun, chaotic and cute.

There's always something new everyday when working with kids. Great concern was when assistant teacher leaves the room at lunch and no one is there to closely assist the few special needs students to eat their lunch, making it difficult for me to ensure the rest of the class students are behaving and eating well, and have help they need.
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Caring staff

My time in EPSB has been rewarding, the staff are all like family and always want to see each other succeed. They are some of the best people I’ve met.
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My department was great, interacting with the rest of the organization is toxic.

Working for EPSB is a mixed bag. The immediate team is great, but the interaction with the rest of the organization wasn't good at all. Going back in time I would have skipped this employer.


Good work life balance


Stressful due to low budgets.
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Large organization dedicated to children

Edmonton Public Schools has been a very good organization to work for. I mentor student teachers and it is consistently their preferred school board to apply with. It has an excellent reputation.


Large board with many choices of job location and duties, great colleagues, abundant professional learning opportunities, exemplary in house teaching resources


No cons with Edmonton Public Schools, teaching is a very demanding profession and attention must be prioritized for self care
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Educational, fun and exciting opportunity for the future for you. You keep learning and it's great for life long learners. Challenging by rewarding. Lots of fun stuff going on and pro active planning. Communication skills will help you to become part of a diverse community and culture. Everyday is a different day with amazing people and opportunities to gain knowledge.


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Good job but understimulating

Great job, but there was a lot of "waste" where employees were clearly not contributing and leaving work for other, more engaged employees. You get what you put into it.


Easy, Good hours


Not a great place for advancement
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Good education here

Some teachers are great, some schools are great and there are plenty of schools and transportation to said schools are pretty good via ets or the yellow school bus
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Dream job but budget cuts are scary

I love working for epsb. The biggest issue I have is the tighten budget that is unfortunately out of principals control. What I need for stability and hours is in principals hearts that I have worked with but they are limited by ever tightening of budget constraints.
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Great place to work when you find the right school for.your needs

I love my experience with working for Edmonton Public Schools. I found a school that promotes collaboration and supporting one another. I work with the most amazing people and students.
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Great colleagues and important work

Most people really want to do their best for the students. The hardest part of the job is often the expectations of parents. Best part of the job is connecting with students and seeing them feel confident.
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Good pay, good hours. Horrible support and office politics

The office politics is out of control. Too many poor workers make it way to far here that it drives the good people away. My position was temporary and I wouldn't come back even if I could. You truly are just a number. The pay is good and the hours are fairly good. The work is typically mediocre but regular hours are nice. You have to use your own car but the do give a car benefit.Overall wouldn't recommend unless you want to put up with a lot of politics.


Pay, hours, benefits


Office politics, worker support, little to no training
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A place you go to let your soul die (trades)

Was excited to get hired on, but soon found out how terrible of a place this is too work. Office politics is out of control here....if a rumor isn't started by 11 then start one policy is in effect and is completely unprofessional. Management is seniority based and is clueless, they walk around with chest pumped out like they are something special. I wouldn't hire them to stock shelves at the dollar store. They have a old guys club mentality and bully anyone that is different. They express the importance of team work but everyone back stabs and throws each other under the bus, instead of fixing a problem they brush it under the rug. No accountability for anything. Time theft and material theft is also out of control, employees take 1+ hour coffee breaks 1+ hour lunches and if you try to be honest and take shorter you get bullied or rumors spread about you. Also hours are 7-3:30 but people leave when ever they want after lunch it seems...the joke was "got to go to the suppliers" Also they pay a vehicle allowance for employees which is quite generous, for trades to transport tools and materials people abuse that as well by car pooling and not carrying tools or supplies. It is such a mess. As a tax payer it really bothers me to know that our money is being spent this way. They also don't like smart, knowledgeable trades they seem to like the lazy, unorganized, unskilled but best brownnosers in the game. Oh and if you get a job here in the maintenance building be prepared to gain weight and become lazy.


good money, benefits, work/life balance


Management, support, office politics, no accountability
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Working with children every day and always being up for a challenge are keys attributes.

I was only at Edmonton Public Schools for a brief time before I lost my job due to the pandemic. The few weeks I was there, I faced many difficulties of learning how to cooperate with children that did not know me as well as learned to discipline and be stern with them when necessary.


Usually snacks in the teacher's conference room during lunch hour


Can be hectic and can be stressful when running short on staff and there are many kids to watch
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Fun and very rewarding

I have loved working for EPSB, always very rewarding to see something finally 'click' with a student. Usually the day is always a little different, and I love that part of the job.
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Great place to work

Great place to work Love my job budget Cut back’s have caused me to look for employment elsewhere. Edmonton public school board cares about their employees
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Good place to volunteer.

Volunteering at Edmonton Public Schools was a wonderful experience. I met a lot of exceptional people and gained lifelong friendships and relationships.
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Based on 100 reviews

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4.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.8 out of 5 stars for Management
4.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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