Pasadena Independent School District has been named 12th in the large employer category among the top 150 workplaces in Houston by the Houston Chronicle.
“It is very exciting to be one of the top workplaces in Houston,” Dr. Kirk Lewis, superintendent of schools said. “Our success is in no small part to the wonderful employees we have in our district. They have helped us build a culture of deep respect, mutual support and common vision. It’s an honor to be in such great company. In the end, the environment they have created fosters an amazing learning and teaching environment that challenges, motivates and encourages our students to achieve every dream.”
This designation comes off the heels of a workplace satisfaction survey by Workplace Dynamics, a third party surveyor known as the largest employer data ratings service provider in the U.S.
The survey was made available to the nearly 8,000 Pasadena ISD employees electronically and on paper with over 5,000 responding to the questions.
To compare results with other similar companies, a benchmark was set from the average results of more than 6,000 school districts and eight companies nationwide similar in size and functions to Pasadena ISD.
Overwhelmingly, the results in the Pasadena ISD survey came back significantly above the national average. The majority of employees reported overall satisfaction with their jobs, their managers and Pasadena ISD as an employer. In fact, when combining all scores from the multifaceted survey, Pasadena ISD employees responded 14 percent above the national average with positive results.
In addition to multiple choice survey questions, employee were given the chance to offer comments about the district’s performance.
One employee wrote, “I love my job because I enjoy working on behalf of children and working for an entity that puts students’ needs first. I enjoy the work and life balance this job allows me to have and that I am able to grow professionally in my role.”
Another employee offered this comment, “Pasadena ISD encourages growth and potential. The district as a whole is on the cutting edge and strives to stay on top of technology and other educational values.”
Top Workplaces is the largest workplace ratings list distributed throughout Houston. It ranks companies in areas such as opportunities for advancement, the value of their pay and benefits, and their bosses’ communication management skills.
See the listing at www.topworkplaces.com.