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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Charlotte Reviews

Updated December 3, 2017
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison
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  • Very low pay scale for most staff including Administrators (in 22 reviews)

  • It is hard to get into the school system (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Seeking Part timenwork"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The ability to communicate effectively and meet the needs of customers

    Cons

    Dealing with the various personalities

    Advice to Management

    willingness to listen as well as give constructive instructions


  2. "School Bus Driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Charlotte, NC
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff at Harding lot is fantastic.
    My first year was a training year, but the staff worked with me and I'm still here.
    The benefits are amazing.
    I love what I do and bring to the job.

    Cons

    I deal with different crowd of children, different age group and different grade levels.
    Not all the time is the school on the driver side and doesn't do all they can to support the driver.
    School bus drivers doesn't have the power needed to handle most situations on their bus, we have to believe the office people will handle any complaints that come their way however, this not the case all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employers. They are the one's in out in the fields.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Eager new teacher turned bitter"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easily hired without any experience and TEACH Charlotte was offered for lateral entry as a new teacher in North Carolina with the partnership with The New Teacher Project.

    Cons

    Unnecessarily difficult to score above developing on observation. Unnecessarily long weekly staff meetings. Lack of substitute teachers available for leave. No school wide consistent behavioral plan

    Advice to Management

    Seeing the perspectives from new teachers would be advised. Recongize the efforts of teachers on a weekly basis. Defend teachers to parents


  4. "ASEP"

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    Current Employee - ASEP Site Coordinator in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - ASEP Site Coordinator in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    Aligned with CMS school calendar. Flexible hours, split shift, State job, burial benefits, state health plan, apart of the school district

    Cons

    Low pay, hours and benefits. Turnover rate is high, low participation and involvement with day school staff, licensing requirement differ from day school policies

    Advice to Management

    Continuing education


  5. "Teacher Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Convenient hours, good benefits, teachers are dedicated to their jobs

    Cons

    Teacher Assistants are consistently pulled away from job tasks whenever convenient, not allowed overtime hours, low wage for the amount of work TA do

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Cms teacher assistant"

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    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Kids can be great Holidays and winter breaks. Always new people to meet. Nice benefit to go outside during lunch in nice weather.

    Cons

    Poor pay no raises, bad morale, high turnover, treat assistants disrespectful and disposable. Unorganized, poor communication, and little training provided.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employee with respect and rally for perks


  7. "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Summer Breaks and Spring, and winter breaks

    Cons

    Socioeconomic statuses of students in title 1 areas

    Advice to Management

    Diversify title 1 schools, with more opportunities.

  8. "CMS bus driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Majority of the children are just amazing. Never get bored.

    Cons

    The pay. Righting up is pointless. Lack of ground rules enforced by admin staff.


  9. "Lunchroom Monitor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lunchroom Monitor in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Lunchroom Monitor in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Enjoy working with children daily.

    Cons

    No communication for employees of upcoming events.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher in a big, undermanaged school system"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits. The coworkers were great. They had similar issues therefore it was easy to confide in them.

    Cons

    When applying to the school system the hiring process is long and no one is willing to help you. The school I worked out had many students with behavioral issues. They under played how difficult the students would be. That's all I will say because I don't want to be unprofessional. I'll just put it this way; I had a student put a sucker in my hair during class time. There was a lack of respect from the students in general.

    Advice to Management

    Enforce rules. There should be a manual for a code of conduct for students. I was never given one nor was I informed of an existing one.


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