CMCSS Reviews

Updated June 4, 2015
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  1. Overall, good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CMCSS full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly people, good work schedule, good benefits

    Cons

    Not many cons... It's just a pretty good place to work.


  2. Instructor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - High School Teacher in Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - High School Teacher in Clarksville, TN

    I worked at CMCSS full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Camaraderie, nice town, enjoyed working with my fellow teachers quite a bit.

    Cons

    Support from parents and administration was often lacking in terms of holding students accountable for their decisions, but it is my understanding that this is a condition seen most school systems, not just CMCSS.

    Advice to Management

    Please recognize the teachers for the educated, capable, competent, worthy professionals that they are.


  3. Short lived

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Clarksville, TN

    I worked at CMCSS (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities to fill subbing spots are plentiful

    Cons

    Poor pay
    No benefits
    Poor protocols
    Hard to get into another position

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay.


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  5. Good people to work with.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ccs
    Current Employee - Ccs

    I have been working at CMCSS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It's nice being able to help out the service members in need. Coworkers are great and more like friends. Managers are so accommodating.

    Cons

    No time off- you earn 2 hours a week and don't much pay. Bonuses are completely random and not based on performance. High administration are stuck up and think of this position as the dirt below their shoes. They let it be known that you are replaceable.

    Advice to Management

    Value your staff and they will stay longer. Treat them as humans.


  6. Great working with staff and students!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Middle Grades Math Teacher in Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - Middle Grades Math Teacher in Clarksville, TN

    I worked at CMCSS full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Administrators, and support staff! I like working with my team that year, we really had a system down on how we did things!

    Cons

    Not enough one on one with students as needed! It seems that we were more on politics than student learning at times. Overall, it was not a bad place or environment to work! More support from parents as well!

    Advice to Management

    Smaller classroom sizes, try to be more supportive on studentsto teacher ratio!


  7. It's pretty good working for CMCSS

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    Current Employee - Educational Assistant in Clarksville, TN
    Current Employee - Educational Assistant in Clarksville, TN

    I have been working at CMCSS full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    One of the best things about working here is getting the summer off. If you are classified staff you get all but two days of Christmas break paid. You get a small raise after working six months. You get insurance benefits (taken from your paycheck) if you want.

    Cons

    Depending on who your principal is, the school atmosphere can be stressed or relaxed. You have to be careful who you share anything personal with, as people are always talking. It can be hard to feel like you can be genuine with most co-workers. You'll have some people who complain about any and every one. The pay for educational assistants is better for people who want to work at the same place as their kids or for semi-retirees. I'm not saying it's horrible, just that you couldn't support a family on it.

    Advice to Management

    Show your appreciation for the work your educational assistants/classified staff do. (Not just at big events.) Too often it's just expected that they do a good job, and it's rare that they are shown appreciation for it.


  8. An ok place to work, unfair with the hiring process.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - Teacher in Clarksville, TN

    I worked at CMCSS full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    CMCSS is an ok place to work, but I think that they are trying too hard to be like other succeeding counties. I enjoyed working with the students. It depends on which school you get hired at if you are going to succeed. Do research on each school! Benefits are really good.

    Cons

    If you are non-renewed or resign, you can reapply, but your application is "flagged" preventing you from getting interviews. Even if a principal wants to interview you, if HR has your application "flagged" they can't. Its very unfair. Also, principals can get rid of you if you aren't tenured and they don't like you. They will make your life miserable. They will hire people outside of the state before hiring qualified teachers in the city. The hiring process is unfair.

    Advice to Management

    Release the "flagging" of applications. If a principal WANTS to interview a specific teacher for a job, LET THEM! HR needs to listen to the employee instead of ALWAYS siding with the principal.


  9. Working My Way Out.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instruction in Clarksville, TN
    Current Employee - Instruction in Clarksville, TN

    I have been working at CMCSS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The job is steady, as they usually wait until the end of the school year to non-renew someone.
    Coworkers are generally supportive.
    If you enjoy kids, this is where they all go every week day!
    Benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    You must be very thick skinned. Kids say the things that make you feel an inch tall. Administration will give scathing reviews of some things you do, even if you did everything else well. They have a lot of pressure to run successful schools, not to worry about whether instructors' good mental health is sustained. Some administrators lack empathy.


  10. Great Place to Work for 20 Years

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Clarksville, TN
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Clarksville, TN

    I have been working at CMCSS full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    If you show up and do what you are supposed to you will have a long career.
    Great benefits including lots of time off and insurance is great.
    Pay is competitive for what is expected of you.
    Culture of the district gives a southern family feeling (if that is your thing).
    Hours are great, can walk away from the day and not think about work till you get to work the next day.

    Cons

    Not at the forefront of innovation.
    At the mercy of the budget of the City.


  11. Sign Language Interpreter/Ed. Asst.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sign Language Interpreter/Ed Assistant in Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - Sign Language Interpreter/Ed Assistant in Clarksville, TN

    I worked at CMCSS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The schedule is perfect if you have children. The hours and being off on holidays and summers and the ideal job if you are not needing a large income

    Cons

    You do not get paid in the summer unless you have money taken out of your paychecks, you only have 3 personal days and have to use them if there is a snow day or you don't get paid. You only get paid 187 days which is not a lot.



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