Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
2.8 of 5 65 reviews
www.cms.k12.nc.us Charlotte, NC 5000+ Employees

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Reviews in Charlotte, NC

Updated Apr 21, 2014

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80% Approve of the CEO

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison

Heath Morrison

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Teacher (Current Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I have been working at Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat people! Working with children!

ConsNo flexability with hours! Not growing fast enough in terms of salary!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to leave. The arrogance of leadership is unprecedented. They never listen to the oeople on the ground,

Student Support Specialist (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I worked at Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThere are great people dedicated to children. People in the schools live for kids and work hard to support children. They stay becauee if those children.

ConsLeadership cares about leadership. They ignore ideas that are not their own and reward kissing up. Horrible management style us the norm.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart listening to employees. Stop pretending to listen.

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

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Progressive education

ELA Teacher (Current Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I have been working at Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools full-time for more than 3 years

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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Teacher (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I worked at Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools full-time for less than a year

ProsBetter Pay than you would find in other county districts. They are on the cutting edge of several teaching techniques that are effective.

ConsLack of Admin Support, Students Out of Control and the stress level is very high. The New Evaluation is CRAP. It's just something in place they don't follow. Been there longer- in better shape than those that are new

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You are the public's enemy and slave at the same time

Teacher (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I worked at Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools full-time for more than 5 years

ProsJune, July, and August as well as frequent days off throughout the year; The benefit of knowing misery loves company; Employee discounts;

ConsCompensation (no true raise since 2008); Expensive benefits ($70 copays for state workers - I'll pass); Company values; Long hours (630am - 630pm); Apathetic students; Top heavy structure; Teachers receive the blame for EVERYTHING that goes wrong; Currently teachers in Masters' degree programs will no longer receive raises - so now they have ALL that debt and no way to pay it pay. Please, NC keep up the good work!

Advice to Senior ManagementThings have improved with Heath Morrison but we are a diploma mill. Students graduate with a diploma that no longer represents the acquisition and mastery of knowledge but rather an attendance record of seat time. I'm going to have to move somewhere with stricter academic requirements for students because America, we are screwed.

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

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Soul-crushing!!!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I have been working at Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools full-time for more than 5 years

ProsDecent hours. Flexible with family situations if management likes you. New management is in place, for now, improving morale.

ConsThe compensation system is a joke. No merit raises. You can get a time-in-position bump, but only when the budget allows. Inter-departmental politics kept projects in limbo.

Advice to Senior ManagementFix the compensation system so good people can be rewarded and talented candidates can be hired.

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

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I enjoy working with the kids in the Afterschool program each day.

Assistant ASEP- Substitute (Current Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I have been working at Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools part-time for less than a year

ProsThe Pros are learning from other associates, teachers, and students in the school.

ConsThe Cons are taking classes and only working 15 hours a week, which we are not given money for mileage.

Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice is to check everyone's credentials and make sure you do not put them in a work or job setting.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good Experience - Left the school System to care for ailing mother.

Teacher Assistant (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I worked at Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools full-time for more than 8 years

ProsTo be able to share my knowledge with and hope I made a positive impact of the lives of the students.

ConsWished I could have devoted more time to each student.

Advice to Senior ManagementHard working and dedicated teachers and they should be making much more than they are making.

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

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Substitute Teacher (Current Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I have been working at Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools part-time for less than a year

ProsFlexible work days and hours

ConsOn call, may get called the morning of or a weeks out.

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

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Executive Director (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I worked at Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSome days it was good. Overall I never got a chance to advance

Consgood boy system. Friends hire friends. Its who you know.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop over looking experience

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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