Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

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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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    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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    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

     

    Dissatisfied

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe hard working teachers and having the summer off (without pay).

    ConsThe discipline problems and the class sizes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease listen to the teachers.

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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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    Wowwwwww

    Teacher (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    Pros......It is a full time job

    ConsInconsistent Discipline
    Not enough pay for work
    Admin is DEFINITELY NOT helpful
    Too many complaints, not enough WORKING solutions

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

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    Rewarding, Fair to Enjoy, Enjoy connecting to the children's.

    Cafeteria Worker (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    Pros1. Near location to home
    2. Working in surrounding school good.
    3. Good location to area Mall/Outlet
    4. The hours of work is great

    Cons1. The pay isn't great.
    2. Need better updated equipment to perform your work assignment.
    3. Need perks for your longevity employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Inspiration

    Teacher (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    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

    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

    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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    My experience hear, has taught me a lot!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI work for CMS because of the growing communities.

    ConsI think for the amount of work that we put in as educators, CMS does not appreciate how hard we work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease research the school and neighborhood before applying for a job within the school.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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