Union County Public Schools

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Union County Public Schools Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    ok company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Monroe, NC
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Monroe, NC

    I worked at Union County Public Schools full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    very good working experience for the time that I was there.

    Cons

    constantly making sure the children are safe.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Lacking respect of their hardworking teachers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Supportive staff within school building.

    Cons

    Too many meetings after school. Multiple meetings a week after school, along with constant paperwork leaves little time for lesson planning. They don't listen to their teachers, unless it works for them. The pay is bad, but that is not completely their fault, since the state pays so poorly as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more considerate of teachers' time. Listen more to your teachers about what is working and not working in the curriculum and make changes accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    I had a positive experience with my employment through Union County Public Schools.

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Monroe, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Monroe, NC

    I worked at Union County Public Schools full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The county has many helpful and caring employees.

    Cons

    Special area teachers are often omitted from planning meetings where expectations are delivered, and the teacher has to seek out the information individually in order to perform the job at the level expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be open minded when meeting with employees to discuss concerns.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Teacher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union County Public Schools

    Pros

    Good co-workers and pretty good administrators at the school level.

    Cons

    Awful county-wide administrators concerned with appearance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your teachers.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Review of Employment at Union County Public Schools in Monroe NC

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    Former Employee - IT Professional in Monroe, NC
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Monroe, NC

    I worked at Union County Public Schools full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I had the opportunity to improve the IT infrastructure without a lot of oversight. It paved the way for the district becoming one of the best in the state. Good benefits and retirement plan. No excessive overtime.

    Cons

    Once the bulk of the rebuilding was over management became very petty. Without IT outages to worry about management focused on petty politics making the work environment toxic. Pay increases were no existent due to the "every person gets the same raise policy" that is standard fare for government employees. The financial structure is very restrictive with too much being spent in one area and not enough in others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The pay scale for IT professionals is much lower than the private sector. That being said it is difficult to keep skilled employees. Management needs to be supportive and remove roadblocks not build roadblocks. Treat employees with respect not like school children. Foster teamwork. Stop the petty politics be adults not kindergarten children.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    good to work for

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    Current Employee - Groundskeeper in Monroe, NC
    Current Employee - Groundskeeper in Monroe, NC

    I have been working at Union County Public Schools full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    work with alot of different people.

    Cons

    not any bad experiences now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Very interesting, enlightening, and good intro into caste system.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Union County Public Schools full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lousy orientation or training then

    Cons

    Selected personal growth opportunities only to selected people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Openness would be a novelty

    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    One of the best school systems in North Carolina both for students and teachers.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union County Public Schools full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    High quality, high expectations - great system.

    Cons

    The State of North Carolina sets the salary scale and is close to dead last in the country as far as teacher pay.

  10.  

    Mostly satisfied employee

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Monroe, NC
    Current Employee - Teacher in Monroe, NC

    I have been working at Union County Public Schools full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Technology Driven and forward thinking.

    Cons

    Salary dependent on the state government.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give teachers more resources when possible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    State problem not completely a district problem

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union County Public Schools

    Pros

    Great colleagues and committed teachers

    Cons

    No raise in 6 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your teachers!!!

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