Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
2.8 of 5 81 reviews
www.cms.k12.nc.us Charlotte, NC 5000+ Employees

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Reviews in Charlotte, NC

Updated Jul 8, 2014

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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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    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

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    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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    If you are not in the administration circle, then administration will be breathing down your back at all times.

    Teacher (Current Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    ProsThe pay, benefits, and retirement was the best thing about this company.

    ConsTeachers getting cut after 4 years of employment and having to struggle to find employment elsewhere.Also, getting paid only 10 months is not good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees and don't treat professionals like children. They went to school to learn their craft.

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

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    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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    Teacher (Current Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    ProsGiving Back To The Community

    ConsUnder Paid For All The Responsibilities

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive Teachers Pay Raises

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

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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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    The minimal pay coupled with excessive demand keeps moral low.

    Classroom Teacher (Current Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    ProsYou meet some nice people, nice families, and sweet children. Some of them you can establish lifetime connections with.

    ConsThere are challenging administration teams, petty and catty colleagues, and challenging families and kids. Not to mention long hours and lots of ridiculous requirements.

    Advice to Senior ManagementActually follow the advice from surveys instead of sending them, and telling the public that you have teacher input

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a toxic place that values its equipment and leadership more then employees or children.

    Educator (Former Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    ProsIf you want to live in Charlotte, it's an option and and opportunity. There are a lot of job vacancies, but that speaks to a lot of turnover.

    ConsDirection changes with each new leader. Every time someone else is in charge, they come in to reinvent the wheel. It's ridiculous and no one ever listens to anything other than the sound of their own voice. Teacher and staff input is nonexistent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen. It can't be that hard to realize people are fleeing like a movie theater after someone yells fire.

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

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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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    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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