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Memphis City Schools CEO Dorsey E. Hopson, II
Dorsey E. Hopson, II
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  • "Tons of red tape for things like ordering more school supplies or getting technology fixed(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "I have no experience in Memphis, however I'd work and use my abilities at their best to fulfill the requirements"

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    Former Employee - School Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Memphis City Schools full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Location & the benefit of educating youth because that's where the seed of society has its roots. I'm educated and more than willing to inspire future members of society to work to their fullest capacity to help spread the knowledge of a tenacious work ethic.

    Cons

    I honestly don't have any foreseeable cons for the position. As I mentioned, the benefits of educating youth is where everything begins

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. "IT Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Memphis City Schools for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great organization to work for with lots of benefits

    Cons

    The downside of all happened after the merger

  3. "Assistant"

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      Former Employee - Project Assistant 

      I worked at Memphis City Schools full-time

      Pros

      Great environment Great staff Great hours Dedicated people Strong passion for education St

      Cons

      departments could be more consistent

    • "Teacher"

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

      I have been working at Memphis City Schools full-time

      Pros

      Great, time, respectful, full, happy

      Cons

      Too short of a day.

      Advice to Management

      Great

    • "Many unhandled issues"

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      Former Employee - Benefits Specialist in Memphis, TN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Memphis City Schools full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Pretty good benefits and days off during the holidays.

      Cons

      A lot of unprofessional employees with horrible attitudes that you have to deal with.

      Advice to Management

      Stop black balling your good employees.

    • "Great hours"

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      Former Employee - Counselor in Memphis, TN
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Memphis City Schools full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Early shift, off early. Working with kids was a joy.

      Cons

      Poor pay and poor career advancement

      Advice to Management

      None at this time.

    • "Interventionist"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Memphis City Schools full-time

        Pros

        Full-time job with benefits and summers off.

        Cons

        No room for advancement. Low pay.

      • "Sixth Grade Math and elementary"

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

        I worked at Memphis City Schools full-time

        Pros

        There were many opportunities to gain employment

        Cons

        Human Resources, class sizes, and pay

      • "Math Teacher"

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        Former Employee - High School Math Teacher in Memphis, TN
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Memphis City Schools full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Plenty of vacation days.

        Cons

        Dysfunctional organizational culture. Top managers are only there for a paycheck.

      • Helpful (1)

        "Orff is fun!"

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        Former Employee - Orff Music Teacher in Memphis, TN
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Memphis City Schools

        Pros

        Orff is a great way to teach kids music. The time I spent teaching I loved.

        Cons

        Bad discipline, rude to children, proper grammar wasn't used, parents were not involved unless they were hostile and felt you were not being fair to their child

        Advice to Management

        offer more realistic classroom management professional learning; develop more programs in the community to become a part of it.

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