Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014

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2.8 82 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison

Heath Morrison

(22 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • CMS seems to really be active in restructuring the school district to really change outcomes for students(in 5 reviews)

  • You can make a difference in your student's lives(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, challenging students, pressure for high test scores(in 5 reviews)

  • They do not give you any recognition or any type of incentive for higher learning although its a school system(in 3 reviews)

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    Bus Driver

    Bus Driver (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsWas able to enjoy time with my children having the same schedule as they did. Great job for parents while kids are still school age.

    ConsA lot of responsibility to place on one person. Too many people to keep happy with no support from school principals, most were indifferent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent place to work to start your career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible schedule (in positions outside of school); various career opportunities within the school district

    ConsNot may opportunities for professional development for non-instructional employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more professional development opportunities; continue to offer surveys to hear concerns and suggestions from employees;

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Middle School Teacher

    Middle Grades Science Teacher (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsJob openings are plentiful. Most people who enter the teaching field find that working with students rewarding, so this is a pro.

    ConsNo discipline in CMS schools. There is never any chances of promotion unless one moves to a facilitator or other position. No increased pay for masters level. Heavy workload, long hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport your teachers. Advocate for pay raises.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Salary has been frozen for 4 years, but work requirements have steadily increased.

    Teacher (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsThe city of Charlotte is great and growing.

    ConsThere are a lot of high needs students, but there is no clear plan to meet them where they are. As a result, teachers are blamed for low student performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCome with a plan!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Nice place to work

    Tutor (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsIt was nice to work at a school, very happy with the experience

    ConsSomewhat unorganized by other than that it was fine

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    Smart people work here and do great things, but don't expect to get any credit.

    Curriculum Resource Teacher (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsHigher pay than most NC school districts. The district does a lot of things right within the strictures of being a very large, semi-urban district. There are a huge variety of school environments.

    ConsTerrible pay. The district is still recovering from a fear culture brought on by our last superintendent, who did not value teacher or principal autonomy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTeachers are a district's most valuable asset, and everything a district does should be in support of the teachers. Lip-service is not good enough: a clear dedication to making the work experience safe, pleasant and emotionally as well as financially rewarding should be the bare minimum of what district leaders demand for their teachers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Public Schools

    CTE Teacher (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsThe school atmosphere is a friendly one and you have people that support you.

    ConsThe pay isn't near what it should be for someone putting over 50 hrs of work in a week. You work hard and get paid barely above the range for food stamps.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI really feel you should concentrate on teacher pay and teachers support inside classrooms with troubled students.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great school district.

    Teacher (Current Employee)

    ProsThe offer a quality education to all students.

    ConsI feel there should be more support for their EC population.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Rewarding and challenging as well as a excellent work environment

    Teacher's Assistant (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsMy experience in Charlotte has been very rewarding, exceptional in many ways. Every day is a learning process and very achievable

    ConsCompany still going through growing pains.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWorking with excellence with a well rounded degree only working to education each student to the fullest degree. Time and Patience.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Progressive education

    ELA Teacher (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    Pros-->Thoughtful Leaders
    -->Professional Development Opportunities
    --> Great teachers

    Cons-->No planning time
    -->Lack of student discipline

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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