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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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Pros
  • The district provided excellent professional development trainings and funding for EC instructional materials (in 15 reviews)

  • Convenient hours, good benefits, teachers are dedicated to their jobs (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "Facilitator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Ideas and input are valued, great community of people to work with, solution-oriented team of people.

    Cons

    Days are long and many extracurricular activities are required (fundraisers, curriculum nights, etc,)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value input from all staff members.


  2. "CMS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time

    Pros

    Good co-workers and good city

    Cons

    Lower pay and long hours

  3. "Cms teacher assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time

    Pros

    very few pros due to change in retirement plans.

    Cons

    no professional development for staff

    Advice to Management

    stop using the guns blazing approach


  7. "Teacher"

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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

    Diverse population of staff and students. Great group of people to work with. Supports collaborative opportunities

    Cons

    People that make the rules are not active in the classrooms and do not provide to support in order to meet their expectations and the expectations of the state.

  8. "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.


  9. "School Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible. Get to make a difference

    Cons

    Long hours. Very Low pay


  10. "Misc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, retirement, and coworkers

    Cons

    Low pay, low pay low pay


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