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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison
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Pros
  • The district provided excellent professional development trainings and funding for EC instructional materials (in 15 reviews)

  • Good pay good benefits and that's it (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Very low pay scale for most staff including Administrators (in 18 reviews)

  • Working for the public school system (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "It has been very rewarding."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been able to further my education

    Cons

    The pay scale is not the best

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "I have had a basically good experience at CMS."

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very well organized and efficiently run, knowledgeable staff, lots of outside activities for staff, high level of comraderie.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities for advancement in my field.


  3. "Cms"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with kids
    Opportunity to be creative

    Cons

    Paper work..forms and forms
    Lots of after school meetings


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  5. "It is a great way to grow and learn new things.."

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being able to work with children who are wiling to learn new things with an open mind.

    Cons

    Parents not involve with PTA.


  6. "Program Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some days it was good. Overall I never got a chance to advance

    Cons

    good boy system. Friends hire friends. Its who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Stop over looking experience


  7. "Good Experience - Left the school System to care for ailing mother."

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

    I worked at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    To be able to share my knowledge with and hope I made a positive impact of the lives of the students.

    Cons

    Wished I could have devoted more time to each student.

    Advice to Management

    Hard working and dedicated teachers and they should be making much more than they are making.


  8. "Inspiration"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people! Working with children!

    Cons

    No flexability with hours! Not growing fast enough in terms of salary!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Wish they knew how to appropriately use employees time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Kids are priceless.
    Benefits are decent if you can hold on that long.
    Co workers are usually great and helpful.
    Making a difference in the future.
    Summers off (sorta)

    Cons

    Low pay for work
    Overload
    Burnout
    Stress
    Take work home

    Advice to Management

    Build morale


  10. "Excellent School District"

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    Current Employee - Secondary Science Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Secondary Science Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great professional development. Great support.

    Cons

    High turnover. Very large school district.


  11. "I love the exceptional children's department."

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    Current Employee - Speech Pathologist in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Speech Pathologist in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I love the exceptional children's department. I get a lot of support and encouragement.

    Cons

    There is a lot of paperwork, and it feels overwhelming at times, but well worth it!!!

    Advice to Management

    Team-building activities would really boost morale.


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