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Updated May 30, 2015
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    Systems Administrator I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Baltimore City Public School System (Baltimore, MD) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Basically, there was a panel interview of 4 employees and many of them were writing down the answers to the questions given. After the interview, I had never received any call back or email on whether anyone was hired for the position or not. After a while, I started to contact the HR department but never heard anything back from them or the manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had to deal with a difficult situation and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question
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    Teacher, Elementary School Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Baltimore City Public School System (Baltimore, MD) in August 2014.

    Interview

    informal and rushed and desperate and they were very vague about the details for the school culture and about how they handled students who violated tier I and Tier II rules and procedures. Vague answers about extra curricular activities and didn't explain the severity of the low test scores and how the majority of students (90%+) could not read --and or were reading 3 and 4 grade levels behind. Also, they did not explain that there was not an effective reading intervention process in place -- that I would have to create that on my own...and that once you were hired- you were trapped regardless of incompatibility issues with that particular school. Also, that nearly 80% of the teachers hired for my position had resigned because the conditions were so bad -- with management playing favoritism, micro managing and notifying us of serious deadlines sometimes only on or two days prior to the deadline.

    Interview Questions

    • overall they asked vague questions -- nothing about my background --seemed like just wanted to get warm body in front of the classroom --did i deal with misbehavior?   1 Answer
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Baltimore City Public School System (Baltimore, MD) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Interview process went relatively quick, management was very candid about the details of the role and expectations.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I was submitted at the rate I negotiated.

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    Production Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Baltimore City Public School System (Baltimore, MD).

    Interview

    They contacted me almost immediately after I applied to set up an interview. They held first round and second round interviews and then made a decision.

    Interview Questions

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    Special Education Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Baltimore City Public School System (Baltimore, MD) in July 2013.

    Interview

    I was hired for a position I didn't interview for. It was chaotic you have to go through orientation before they will offer you a job. And even if you go through orientation there is no guarantee that you will be offered a job.

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    High School Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Baltimore City Public School System (Baltimore, MD) in June 2011.

    Interview

    I was hired based on my affiliation with the Teach for America organization. The principal wanted to know what I would do with students after school and what kind of clubs I would be willing to create. The interview also involved asking me a lot of questions about navigating relationships with other school personnel and staff. They want to know that you understand authority and who is in charge. Finally, it is important to understand that you are trying to work in an urban school that has a lot of students with difficult home lives. If you realize this gap and how it is going to effect your teaching you will be just fine.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked, what kind of hobbies or interests do you have that will help you to be successful in your professional work.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negation phase and I was told to accept the first offer I was given. This includes salary.

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    Special Education Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Baltimore City Public School System (Baltimore, MD) in June 2011.

    Interview

    The process was rather straightforward. Interviewees had to deliver a sample lesson plan that lasted anywhere from 10-15 minutes. Afterwards, the panel of interviewers ask a series of question based off of you lesson. Following this, the leadership staff of the school will brief you on what the culture and climate is for the particular school and will ask how you might handle a number of hypothetical situations. It was pretty simple.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you manage classroom behaviors knowing that our school does not believe in detention or suspensions? How will you manage to control your class?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There wasn't a negotiation phase.

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    Teacher, Secondary School Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Baltimore City Public School System (Baltimore, MD) in July 2010.

    Interview

    I enjoyed the interview for the job. Wished they had given further details. The interviewer was well composed and nice. I seemed under-qualified for the position due to my lack of current certification to teach, so the position was not offered to me, understandably so I suppose.

    Interview Questions

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    Staff Specialist Communications Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Baltimore City Public School System (Baltimore, MD) in December 2009.

    Interview

    I was contacted with strictly via email and asked to make the trip to interview for the position within a week. I felt really positive about the interview with the person I had been in contact with only via email and she invited me to come back the next day to meet with her boss. However, due to his busy schedule, the interview was cancelled about 3-4 hours in advance of the meeting. Instead of interview 2, I was asked to complete two assignments over the weekend. I heard about 2 weeks later that they were moving forward with the other 2 candidates. Although it required a lot of work, it has helped me prepare for subsequent interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Assignment 1 - Based on the information provided in our interview, what did I see as the top 10 priorities, in order from highest to lowest, for the department.   Answer Question
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    Special Education Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Baltimore City Public School System (Baltimore, MD) in June 2008.

    Interview

    find a school and interview with the principal, that way they can request your name through HR, otherwise you will never get a phone call. Make sure you are certified otherwise you could get an offer but if you do not meet highly qualified status they will place you as a surplus.

    Interview Questions

    • there really arent, they just need A BODY in the classroom   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    there's none,, the first year they will try to keep you happy, but after that they will take advantage of your generosity

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