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Wake County Public Schools North Carolina Reviews

Updated February 13, 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 8 reviews)

  • Unreasonable job expectations, low salary with no opportunity for raises, decreased benefits (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to live and work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    WCPSS provides some of the best benefits to employees, including a monthly supplement to your pay. Many of the schools in the county are great facilities. WCPSS offers some of the best opportunities to grow as a professional.

    Cons

    Depending on which school you work at, traffic can be a pain if you don't live close by.


  2. "TA"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher Assistant in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher Assistant in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    Working with little one and seeing their expression

    Cons

    Administration needs some improvements along with being in sync with one another


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great School System"

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    Current Employee - Technology Facilitator/Mentor in Henderson, NC
    Current Employee - Technology Facilitator/Mentor in Henderson, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -If you have children it is on of the best rated public school systems in the country.
    -As a teacher in county your children can attend your school.
    -Wide range of schools (pyp, magnet, arts, year round, traditional, etc)
    -High supplement
    -The county cares about teacher retainment.
    -Multiple opportunities for professional development and support services.

    Cons

    -North Carolina has a low payscale for teachers. I am 14 teacher netting $32,000 annually.


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  5. "Substitute Teacher"

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

    Pros

    I worked alongside, for the vast majority of my time, wonderful students and an extremely supportive staff.

    Cons

    However, members in Human Resources have been a nightmare to deal with, especially when someone made false allegations against me. Even though the accuser's story changed multiple times, the two people I had to deal with were very rude and callous toward me, did not take their time to look into matters, and one of them had the unmitigated gall to tell me to my face he agreed with my previous superintendent and that "I was on the wrong bus with the wrong ticket" for wanting to go into education - my passion, pride, and joy. When the HR member continued to act in a shady manner, I finally submitted the audio recordings I took of the meetings and filed a grievance.

    Advice to Management

    The HR members I dealt with need to show they value their employees and needs to quit playing personal politics and games with people. I learned shortly after I left that a similar thing happened to a close friend, so I know it's not just me. I pray that the next district I go to does not treat me in the way I was treated at WCPSS. And another thing - telling someone that they are on the wrong bus with the wrong ticket for no other reason than to show how callous, self-righteous, and blatantly disrespectful you are is not the way to keep substitute teachers around.


  6. "Science Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Middle School Teacher in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Middle School Teacher in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like working with the kids

    Cons

    1 year contracts
    not enough resources provided as far as technology and science equipment for classroom


  7. "cooker/casker"

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    Former Employee - Child Nutrition/Cashier in Angier, NC
    Former Employee - Child Nutrition/Cashier in Angier, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wake County Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I Like work with the people in the school.

    Cons

    At a fast pace in as a short time.

    Advice to Management

    Mis. Candice is a good team player when the job is done.


  8. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    River oaks middle school is an academic recovery school. It is a wonderful school for students are struggling in the regular classrooms

    Cons

    There are some behavior issues with students and lack of parent investment

    Advice to Management

    The principal and assistant principal at River Oaks are both professional and do an excellent job


  9. "Teacher"

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

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

    Pros

    Great technology support. I like the way that the county is eager to implement technology. Every classroom that I know of has a computer and internet.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is felt that the support really isn't there to help maintain discipline. This is also based on the school that you are at as well.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to look after your teachers. Compliments and a little support go a very long way. Offer understanding in situations as well. Teaching is a very tough job!


  10. "English teacher"

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    Former Employee - English Teacher in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - English Teacher in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Support available, summers off,

    Cons

    Not enough supplies, not enough discipline for students


  11. "Reading Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reading Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Reading Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working with students always rewarding in so many ways

    Cons

    Poor salaries excessive workload

    Advice to Management

    Keep the cookies, snacks and cute cards; give more respectful professional salaries



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