Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

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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
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Rewarding and challenging as well as a excellent work environment

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

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

    Pros

    My experience in Charlotte has been very rewarding, exceptional in many ways. Every day is a learning process and very achievable

    Cons

    Company still going through growing pains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Working with excellence with a well rounded degree only working to education each student to the fullest degree. Time and Patience.

    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    A great school district.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

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

    Pros

    The offer a quality education to all students.

    Cons

    I feel there should be more support for their EC population.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Educator in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Educator in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

    Direction 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wowwwwww

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Teacher in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cafeteria Worker in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Cafeteria Worker in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Inspiration

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Teacher in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time (more than an 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
  8.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Support Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Student Support Specialist in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to employees. Stop pretending to listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Progressive education

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ELA Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - ELA Teacher in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    -->Thoughtful Leaders
    -->Professional Development Opportunities
    --> Great teachers

    Cons

    -->No planning time
    -->Lack of student discipline

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    My experience hear, has taught me a lot!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

    Pros

    I work for CMS because of the growing communities.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please research the school and neighborhood before applying for a job within the school.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Grateful for a job, but too many politics involved

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    In my current position, the flexibility is great. You get a chance to come in contact with some great people.

    Cons

    They do not give you any recognition or any type of incentive for higher learning although its a school system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with all the surveys and really make the changes that need to be made to boost morale.

    No opinion of CEO

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