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Baltimore County Public Schools Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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  • I taught seniors that struggled with making the adjustment to Common Core assessments and formative and summative assessments (in 3 reviews)

  • horrible pay, no benefits, not a real employee, hard to move to a better position (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment with room for advancement

    Cons

    Better implementation of new district wide policies


  2. "It is what you make it"

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    Current Employee - Management in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Management in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baltimore County Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Excellent time off. Work is what you make it, if you want it to be a good job just work towards that goal, there will always be people that try and knock it down, just ignore them and try to improve everything and the negatives will leave

    Cons

    Pay scales and the inability to jump higher based on workload and proof you do more than your job description.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to remove the least effective and most negative, resource wasting employees. Union negotiations are just that, negotiations, there needs to be give and take from certain sections.

  3. "It's okay"

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    Current Employee - Additional Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Additional Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Baltimore County Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    No work on weekends and love getting to work with children everyday helps me get experience for when I get my degree to become a teacher

    Cons

    Not guaranteed full paycheck every two weeks, no paid sick days, no raises, no paid holidays and don't get paid for any delays in the school during winter.


  4. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary. Supportive staff. Get to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds

    Cons

    Usual problems found in urban schools. Not enough mentoring by senior staff.


  5. "Not appreciated for hard work"

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    Current Employee - High School Spanish Teacher in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - High School Spanish Teacher in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Baltimore County Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, some really amazing students.

    Cons

    The politics are terrible and the higher ups want to tell you how to teach even though they have barely ever been in a classroom. The students and parents run the school, and we as teachers are at the mercy of that. Serious changes need to be made.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the teachers and what they need to help them be successful. Appreciate them.


  6. "World Languages Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The county is a very fast-paced learning environment, trying to stay on top of what is cutting edge in education. The former Superintendent was very passionate about 21st century learning and having student equipped for the real world.

    Cons

    There is not enough training for teachers in regards to the new and cutting edge education. Teachers were worded as being "Incapable of learning new grading policy" which is not reflective of a coherent "team" effort. Gaining a promotion or moving up is contingent upon the "Who" and "whom" you know. If your African American you are almost guaranteed to not move up.
    There is no accountability with student behavior and parents believe everything falls on the shoulders of the teachers.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider from whence you came. More professional development needs to be offered for teachers in regards to keeping up with new curriculum and teaching requirements. Allow for people to apply for positions because of experience and knowledge and not because your "friends" with an individual. Please, please, stop hiring admin from other counties when there are MORE than enough qualified personnel within your own district. You have talented people that are CONTINUOUSLY overlooked.


  7. "Cafeteria Worker"

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    Current Employee - Cafeteria Worker in Middle River, MD
    Current Employee - Cafeteria Worker in Middle River, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Baltimore County Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    stable job
    great staff to work with

    Cons

    to many chiefs not enough indians..no one takes responsibility
    no training..just thrown in
    children are out of control and it is accepted and tolerated-unbelievable
    no paid vacation
    10 month job that you cannot collect unemployment benefits for during the summer
    no communication

    Advice to Management

    take back control..make parents responsible for there children
    make job 12 month employment with full benefits..including paid vacation
    and personel days
    institute a solid training program and have everyone on the same page
    Management needs major overhaul
    stop dishing out more and more resposibility without increasing pay and hours to get job the job done

  8. "Challenging, but fulfilling"

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    Former Employee - School Counselor in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - School Counselor in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are able to reach students and provide for their needs. The public school setting allows for a wide range of needs.

    Cons

    Leadership at the top is not always aware of the actual workings. They set unrealistic goals for some settings that send the best that they have, yet is less than perfect.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the needs of students instead of what you think makes the County LOOK good.


  9. "Job stability"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baltimore County Public Schools (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    stable work
    established school system
    many opportunities

    Cons

    common core
    superintendent lacks experience
    favoritism
    misused financial distribution


  10. "Great place to teach. Lots of support and PD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great resources for Title I schools

    Cons

    Communication between board and teachers


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