Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

www.cms.k12.nc.us

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Reviews

Updated January 5, 2015
Updated January 5, 2015
102 Reviews
2.7
102 Reviews
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison
Heath Morrison
30 Ratings

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 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Inspiration

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Teacher in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Great people! Working with children!

    Cons

    No flexability with hours! Not growing fast enough in terms of salary!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Wished I could have devoted more time to each student.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hard working and dedicated teachers and they should be making much more than they are making.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Program Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Executive Director in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop over looking experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It is a great way to grow and learn new things..

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Being able to work with children who are wiling to learn new things with an open mind.

    Cons

    Parents not involve with PTA.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Cms

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with kids
    Opportunity to be creative

    Cons

    Paper work..forms and forms
    Lots of after school meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I have had a basically good experience at CMS.

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very well organized and efficiently run, knowledgeable staff, lots of outside activities for staff, high level of comraderie.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities for advancement in my field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It has been very rewarding.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

    Pros

    I have been able to further my education

    Cons

    The pay scale is not the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to build grow with.

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    Former Employee - Lead Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Lead Associate in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

    Pros

    Very professional co workers, great benefits.

    Cons

    I wish parents participated with children more often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, enjoyed working I ASEP program.

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    Former Employee - ASEP Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - ASEP Assistant in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great managers, HR and co-workers, plenty of advancement.

    Cons

    They definitely do not like you not taking your on time breaks and no working overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    plenty of growth there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It has been a positive learning experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    The flexibility to handle personal and professional life situations. The teamwork dedication

    Cons

    Salary, career advancement for Admins

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to staff and community more...realize & recognize that staff is the community. Be consistent across all departments and accountable for errors in judgment....transparency to employees would encourage more trust

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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