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Wake County Public Schools North Carolina Reviews

Updated October 25, 2017
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Wake County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Merrill
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  • low salary and infrequent low pay raises (in 10 reviews)

  • Large school system with no regard for employee (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Bookkeeper position"

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    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in Wake Forest, NC
    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in Wake Forest, NC

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

    Pros

    Great schedule to work and easy to get days off

    Cons

    They do not pay enough for responsibility


  2. "Assist teachers and students in using technology."

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    Current Employee - Instructional Technology Facilitator in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Instructional Technology Facilitator in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wake County Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing support from central office and wonderful staff. The opportunity to enable staff and students to use technology as a tool.

    Cons

    Paid for half time but should be full time. Dealing with additional job half time (which should also be full time).

    Advice to Management

    Make this a full time job.

  3. "No bad"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Wendell, NC
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Wendell, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Wake County Public Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good job...steady with good benefits,

    Cons

    Lack of discipline with the ninth graders which causes some days to get ivery hairy

    Advice to Management

    Follow policy and procedure for all students


  4. Helpful (1)

    "WCPSS"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Teacher in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Wake County Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with children is a blessing.

    Cons

    Large school system with no regard for employee. Poor pay structure, benefits are expensive, hard to move to another school without permission from principal. What other industry makes you ask to change jobs?

    Advice to Management

    Respect teachers as professionals, stop trying to reinvent the wheel, pay more or lose more.


  5. "Dance Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Dance Teacher in Garner, NC
    Current Employee - Dance Teacher in Garner, NC

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

    Pros

    Wake County has lots of support and resources for Fine Arts Educators. The supplement pay for the county is the highest in the state.

    Cons

    The county is very big with over 190 schools in the system. Some schools do not get the same advantages for resources that other schools receive.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher, High School in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Teacher, High School in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wake County Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great community, challenging and rewarding environment, great kids, respectful coworkers, Wake County supplement to salary, supportive parents, experienced staff, helpful

    Cons

    None that I can think of. This is a great county to teach in. Everyone feels supported at my school and we support each other. There is nowhere else I would rather teach. I have been with the district over twenty years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. "Technology Assistant in Elementary"

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    Former Employee - Technology Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Technology Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wake County Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Love the students and the busy environment

    Cons

    Administration can get testy at times

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the tremendous effort put out by everyone on the team.

  8. "Best County in NC, not saying much"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Wake County Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent schools, among the highest pay in the state, great location

    Cons

    Many students are bussed, which may cause issue; loads of bureaucratic paperwork; lack of funding


  9. "Teacher Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    Summer off, fun with the students.

    Cons

    Had little back up. You boss is the teacher not the principal. Teacher word over yours.

    Advice to Management

    Teacher and TA should be equal in not pay but reporting. Teachers have more pressure and can be more harsh to students.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Special Education Math Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Middle School Teacher in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Special Education Middle School Teacher in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wake County offers excellent professional development opportunities as well as an excellent health care benefits package. Provides unlimited opportunities to make a difference in the life of children.

    Cons

    Wake County teachers are in the bottom 5 of all the states in the US for salary. Wake County does not have a union, therefore it is extremely difficult to receive pay raises.

    Advice to Management

    Pay teachers what they are worth; lower class sizes or add teaching assistants. Provide more opportunities to collaborate with other teachers.


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