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Guilford County Schools Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Guilford County Schools Superintendent Maurice Green
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Pros
  • Great Place to work and make a contribution (in 3 reviews)

  • Substitute Teaching is a great way to help children learn without the frustrations of full-time teaching (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay, some head office departments difficult to get in contact with and unhelpful (in 6 reviews)

  • Due to low funding and lack of resources, we are not compensated all that well (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "7th Grade Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Guilford County Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Unique Alternate Licensure route.
    Mentor provided for beginning teachers.

    Cons

    The particular school where I was employed was short staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Be more hands on, get totally involved.


  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in High Point, NC
    Current Employee - Teacher in High Point, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Guilford County Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome school system, great people

    Cons

    None, really. Could use more diversity training.

    Advice to Management

    Better PD offerings

  3. "Time Well Spent"

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

    I have been working at Guilford County Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great students
    Ample amount of technology
    Opportunities to travel to various national conferences
    Pay for school (if applicable)

    Cons

    Lack of appreciation for teachers
    Constant and inconsistent change
    Organization (you do not know who reports to who or who does what)

    Advice to Management

    Human capital is essential within an organization. Change is good but do not forget the people who the change directly impacts. Be strategic in your change and give it time. Rushing creates confusion and confusion create chaos.


  4. "Substitute"

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

    I worked at Guilford County Schools part-time

    Pros

    You can work everyday if you like.

    Cons

    Student behavior can be overwhelming at some schools.

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Could be better..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Guilford County Schools full-time

    Pros

    Great perks, benefits and discounts

    Cons

    Pay increases not commensurate with experience
    Lack of support for students and teachers in some schools

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your teachers


  6. "Good, depending on your school"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive C&I group, resources available, willing to try new things

    Cons

    School administrators are often ineffective


  7. "HR sets work days schedule to convenience county office not the classroom teachers. Professional development provided."

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guilford County Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The administration, teachers and student school communities are supportive of students and teachers growth as learners and doers in the classroom. The diversity of students due to the English as a Second Language Program is inspiring.

    Cons

    More reality pedagogy - teaching in the context of the students culture is needed. It is assumed that teachers culture is sufficient to teaching students from different cultural backgrounds.

    Advice to Management

    Partner with A&T education department for professional development at management and classroom levels.

  8. "Bus Driver"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guilford County Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A place to grow. A very professional place

    Cons

    There are no cons is a great place to work


  9. "Stepping stone"

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

    I have been working at Guilford County Schools full-time

    Pros

    collegial atmosphere, helpful coworkers, some departments at the head office very responsive.

    Cons

    low pay, some head office departments difficult to get in contact with and unhelpful.

    Advice to Management

    Have high standards for all employees, not just teachers. Support the challenging work that teachers do and show appreciation.


  10. "Low Support from Administration"

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

    I worked at Guilford County Schools full-time

    Pros

    - The ability to meet great students
    - Empowering students to learn and grow in more ways than academic

    Cons

    - Administration lacks interpersonal skills
    - Administration is more concerned with School Report Cards instead of whether the students are actually learning subjects that will assist them with getting into good colleges.
    - Administration picks and chooses who gets promoted to a better position based on popularity and personal relationships

    Advice to Management

    Though Common Core must be adhered to, find a way to ensure that the students are actually learning skills that will help them with doing well on their college entrance exams. Treat direct reports as if they matter! Accolades go a long way from the Lead person (principal).


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