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Wake County Public Schools Reviews

Updated December 7, 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. "Lots of dedicated professionals"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of very hard working professionals who know what they're doing, put kids first and know how to have fun when the time is right

    Cons

    parents who don't want to do their jobs

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing!


  2. "Educator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exhibits the 4C's- collaboration (with colleagues), creativity (with curriculum), communication (with use of technology), critical thinking (with curriculum)

    Cons

    large system inhibits ability for face-to-face professional development from being implemented timely

    Advice to Management

    webinars for professional development to be completed throughout the year at individual teacher's own pace that can be used for renewal credits

  3. "School Bus Driver"

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Wake Forest, NC
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Wake Forest, NC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    They needed help transporting the children safely to and from school. They are
    a fantastic group of people.

    Cons

    They do not pay for experience or professionalism.

    Advice to Management

    Need to start salary at 15.00 per hour, and pay biweekly.


  4. "Bookkeeper position"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Wake County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    respectable and dedicated teachers, communities

    Cons

    crowded classrooms, low morality, low salary


  6. "Teacher"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wake County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, 3 months of summer

    Cons

    Long hours, little pay, not enough time to get it all done

    Advice to Management

    MORE PLANNING TIME


  7. "Substitute Teacher"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wake County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    -set your own schedule
    -work with children
    -select schools to work at

    Cons

    -payment is erratic and often late

    Advice to Management

    treat your substitutes better - pay them on time

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with children, support with professional development, holds teachers accountable

    Cons

    Constantly changing policies and procedures, resources not ideal for classroom,


  10. "Educator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Wake County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Inspiring young adolescents to do their best!

    Cons

    Public education continues to lose money due to budget cuts and testing accountability.


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