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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  • Very low pay scale for most staff including Administrators (in 16 reviews)

  • Working for the public school system (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "It's ok."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time

    Pros

    Off on weekends paid holidays off during summer break

    Cons

    No pay during summer and doesn't pay enough for the job


  2. "Educator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Educators in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Educators in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great school - including students and staff.
    Great resources from CTE department staff
    Allows for individuality

    Cons

    Would like to have earlier hours
    Educators should be paid much more for all of the work we're required to complete

    Advice to Management

    Nothing at this time


  3. "CMS Teacher"

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

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

    Pros

    Upward mobility in low income schools
    Good health insurance, not good salary

    Cons

    High administrative turnover
    Little care for faculty/staff safety


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  5. "CMS is not a bad place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Because CMS is a large company, there are lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Very large company to work for.


  6. "Little respect for employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Principal in Concord, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Principal in Concord, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The schools are Near my home and aligned with my education and training. I am able to help young people in our community

    Cons

    Must be friends with the right people to advance career. Good ole boy system. The management has little respect for the employees. Poor compensation and benefits

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of principal pool and look at data and employee's merit. Consider employees and families when it comes to decisions that are made that effect them


  7. "Very big district"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Variety of magnet schools options

    Cons

    Seems to big for own good


  8. "Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The school system offers an array of Professional Development opportunities in person both on and off campus, online, as well as giving credit for outside courses to count towards license renewal.

    Cons

    High Stakes Testing puts high amounts of pressure on the teachers and students. You are almost forced to teach to the test as your value is tied to the results


  9. "Decent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time

    Pros

    Not a bad system, like all school districts in the US- they struggle with the one size fits all

    Cons

    High impact schools are undergoing change, but CMS needs community programs to help foster the importance of education


  10. "Special education teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Location, coworkers, pay, benefits, hours

    Cons

    Mismanagement, bureaucracy, environment, parking, upward mobility


  11. "Depends on...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, security, love kids, if you have an awesome department and good manager, it could be an enjoyable place.

    Cons

    Low pay, many many supervisory changes, processes are slow and they seem to be behind everyone else in education, and everything else.

    Advice to Management

    Have a culture and actually care!



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