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Baltimore County Public Schools Reviews

Updated November 4, 2017
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  • Large class sizes, over-populated schools, no-ac (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very nice and professional coworkers.

    Cons

    There are no Cons to working here


  2. "Substitute Teacher here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The kids overall are great and administration is supportive. And you can set jobs in advance.

    Cons

    There are no kinds of benefits for subs.

  3. "Tim for change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job stability and a pension are big pluses. The accumulation of sick leave,paid holidays, and great benefits.

    Cons

    Too many small groups and differentiation to plan for and include throughout the day without extra hands or assistance. Classrooms must look too much like one another in terms of how they are run and have lost creativity and fun. The joy and excitement isn’t as evident as it once was amongst staff.

    Advice to Management

    Allow teachers more say as to how to run their classrooms and incorporate technology.


  4. "Admin Support"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Secretary III in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Administrative Secretary III in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baltimore County Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was good and you will become eligible for a raise after a year.

    Cons

    Training is not consistent and very hard to attend when the person that is supposed to cover your time doesn't come to work or sick.

    Advice to Management

    Training should be consistent and organized better for new employees to perform they're job correctly.


  5. "Art Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Art Teacher
    Former Employee - Art Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baltimore County Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of professional development opportunities, easy HR department, paid holidays, sick, and personal days, good schedule, plentiful prep time, emphasis on the arts

    Cons

    Large class sizes, over-populated schools, no-ac


  6. "Teacher"

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

    I worked at Baltimore County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Great staff, many different opportunities

    Cons

    Too large to correctly manage different aspects of education.


  7. "Substitute Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baltimore County Public Schools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The flexibility to create your own schedule and to interact with children of all ages.

    Cons

    Sometimes the classes you signed up for were not the classes you taught once you arrived. You move around a lot within the school. Its hard to get accustomed to specific age group.

  8. "Bcps driver"

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

    Pros

    Great place for parent of young children.

    Cons

    On call, snow, hurricane, shootings


  9. "School Bus Driver"

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interacting with children. Enjoying new friendships and discovering varied backgrounds of peer drivers. Health benefits.

    Cons

    Salary. Not paid during teacher professional days. Although benefits carry through the summer, time off means no pay. Work day starts with an early morning, ends late afternoon. Can span 10+ hours. Influence of union, though not required to be a member, negatively impacts salary, bonuses, schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Thoroughly vet proposed changes to policies, bonuses so new commitments can actually take place.


  10. "Secretary - Contractual"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers who really care about what they do.

    Cons

    Lousy management, they care more about creating new management positions so that they can hire their friends. Most of the secretarial/clerical work is contractual - which means the upper management gets better raises, while we get no health care or days off - not even sick days.

    Advice to Management

    Wise up - not many will stay to do the work of a full-time permanent employee - being paid not much more than what you could make working at Five Guys, or similar, with no benefits. Don't promise things that you have no intention of fulfilling.


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