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Good Public Institution

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

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

Pros

This is a very large public entity with lots of opportunities across business sectors. Great salary and benefits packages. Also allows investment in state retirement system.

Cons

The size of the organization and it being public sometimes means that things move slow and there is some bureaucratic stuff to deal with. Much of the experience depends on the specific business unit or supervisor you have.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look outside of education for management positions sometimes.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Its definitely not about the students!

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    Former Employee - High  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - High in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Summers and major holidays off, depending on the age group guaranteed hours, opportunity to serve and build the character of others

    Cons

    They want you to teach to the test and the kids are not prepared to be competitive in the real world. Too many "meetings" that take away from you being an effective teacher. Principals have too much power over your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate how you promote principals to central office positions, most of them leave the schools in a mess as they get a better pay check.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Substitute Happiness

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

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I love being a substitute for CMS. I work when I want and where I want.

    Cons

    The pay is not fantastic but it is enough for a mother/wife.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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