Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2020

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Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) Interim Superintendent Larry A. Bowers
Larry A. Bowers
54 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits, opportunities to grow salary up to Master's degree plus 60 graduate credits(in 26 reviews)

  • "MCPS is a very well run administration and school system(in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "MCPS is always flying the plane before it's built(in 15 reviews)

  • "politics, long hours, no overtime, can't set hours, I've exceeded the 5 word minimum(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - High School Teacher in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, salary and work environment.

    Cons

    Management might be slow to make changes.

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  2. "The Best and Yet Worst Place to Work!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - High School Social Studies Teacher in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great schools, great students, great co-workers, tons of resources

    Cons

    MCPS is always flying the plane before it's built!

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  3. "Okay place to work."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher 

    I have been working at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and a chance to work with some good people

    Cons

    Central office limits teacher autonomy.

  4. "Overall good place To Work"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) part-time

    Pros

    The pay is really good epecially if your a new graduate.

    Cons

    There are no benefits for substitute teachers.

  5. "Ups and Downs"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Its a great place to work

    Cons

    Its a very high pace and overwhelming position. Working with children is a plus.

  6. "Para"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional 

    I worked at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) full-time

    Pros

    1 break and 1 lunch break a day

    Cons

    Lack of respect for the amount of work you do

  7. "Fine place to work"

    3.0
    Current Employee - English Teacher in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great benefits - Good staff - Good students

    Cons

    - Burnout - Lack of support if you have a bad administration - Parents run your county

  8. "Teacher"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Clarksburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Constant professional improvement and cutting edge development expected and mandated.

    Cons

    Some building administrators are unqualified to lead and need a stronger supervisory system, especially early in their careers.

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  9. "Great Workplace"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work environment enjoyed working there

    Cons

    None I enjoyed my time there

  10. "It's All About Your Leader"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You can work with some great people.

    Cons

    You can get stuck in a bad situation.

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