Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland)

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Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) Reviews

Updated August 22, 2015
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Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) Interim Superintendent Larry A. Bowers
Larry A. Bowers
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Pros
  • Great Benefits at a low cost compared to the private sector (in 4 reviews)

  • Wonderful way to work and still be home for your children when they need you (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Most teachers are extremely helpful and leave really good plans for you to follow in the classroom (in 8 reviews)

  • Two special education programs have recently been phased out or closed despite parent and community protest (in 2 reviews)

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  1. bus driver

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    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Montgomery, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) (More than a year)

    Pros

    i love working with the kids

    Cons

    not enough pay or hours

    Advice to Management

    More hours are needed


  2. Educator

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    Former Employee - Educator in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Educator in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The biggest strength about this district is the union. While you have to pay union dues they make sure to protect your salary and your benefits.

    Cons

    Like education across the country, class sizes are too big. The poorer schools ever have all of the materials they need.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to have a red zone then actually serve the red zone. Why does church hill have fundraisers where cars are given away because their parents can afford to pay for top of the line stuff while kids in the red zone can barely afford to keep a roof over their heads so PTA involvement is nonexistent.


  3. Substitute special education paraeducator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility to work less than 30 hrs per week; have summers off

    Cons

    Experience (good or bad) depends on school administration

    Advice to Management

    Conduct anonymous surveys at each school to review administrator's success on the job


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  5. Customer Services Rep

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    Current Employee - Bus Operator in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Bus Operator in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I lake work with tean and all professional cor-worked

    Cons

    extended medical leave and family support


  6. Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) part-time

    Pros

    Great working environment in most areas

    Cons

    Need improvement in some areas

    Advice to Management

    Need more employees


  7. Teacher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best pay scale in MD. Sound teacher evaluation process. Principals have great autonomy.

    Cons

    Central office is top heavy and somewhat disorganized.


  8. Grants employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, mostly friendly people (it's a large organization)

    Cons

    budget cuts meant layoffs; non-teacher employment not as easy to find

    Advice to Management

    turnover at the top (esp. Superintendent level) can be problematic since new leaders mean new 'Organization Priorities', new '5 or 7 or 9 "keys" to success, etc., which those of us lower down are expected to follow


  9. Awesome

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) full-time

    Pros

    This is one the best places that I worked for. They support teachers and the culture is excellent.

    Cons

    There are many positions that might not be needed. This is especially found in district administration.


  10. Helpful (1)

    paraeducator

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    Current Employee - Paraeducator in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Paraeducator in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good for schools. There are high expectations for students.

    Cons

    Always budget cuts and how much you like your job is school specific.

    Advice to Management

    Let teachers teach without constant observation. Allow teachers to form own unique style.


  11. Special Education Teacher

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, fair to good work environment, hours are perfect for working mothers, educational programs to further education available with reimbursement

    Cons

    Pay, long hours,middle management type as lead teacher in special education program

    Advice to Management

    Increased pay would attract professional and long term candidates and insure students receive quality education.



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