DeKalb County School System

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DeKalb County School System Reviews

Updated January 5, 2015
Updated January 5, 2015
46 Reviews
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  1.  

    It's all about the administrative team. Schools with great principals are great.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System

    Pros

    Some schools are in the top five in Georgia & the top ten in the nation.

    Cons

    Past financial mismanagement has left lasting scars. Has affected everything from physical school improvement to teacher salaries & workload.

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    Student Support Services

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeKalb County School System

    Pros

    There was alot of peer support.

    Cons

    Overall, the administrative offices has alot of dysfunction as a result of a recent scandal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Dekalb County School System

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    Current Employee - Custodian
    Current Employee - Custodian

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System

    Pros

    Benefits and retirement plan are a plus.

    Cons

    They haven't given a cost of living increase or step increase in several years. Thus you feel like you're working in a dead end job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone fairly and show that you actually care about the welfare of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    NOT WORTH IT

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Lithonia, GA
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Lithonia, GA

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    hours of work were sufficent

    Cons

    they play the favorites game, you have to fight for field trips,THEY DONT TAKE OUT SOCIAL SECURITY

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Its challenging at times.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System

    Pros

    A pay check every two weeks.

    Cons

    Keeping the school clean.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Im a dependable & hard working person.

  7.  

    career equivalent of spousal abuse

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    its a job i guess

    Cons

    achievement not recognized.
    they treat you like crap then wont let you out of a contract when i got another job offerthat was proportion and more money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Poor management, too big

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher in Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Decatur, GA

    I worked at DeKalb County School System full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Caring teachers and school level administrators
    Still has special areas (music, pe, art, etc)
    Many families are truly invested in making the school district better

    Cons

    The school district always seems to be in dire financial straights. And when they make cut-backs, they get rid of really amazing employees solely because they have been there the least amount of time. They keep poor, ineffective teachers even though there is no union presence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    It's a Job!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Lithonia, GA
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Lithonia, GA

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Having time off All Summer good for Vacation time.

    Cons

    Interaction with Students and Parents is sometime Negative.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Good Company

    Current Employee - Football Videographer
    Current Employee - Football Videographer

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, great supervisor

    Cons

    not enough work, only seasonal

  11.  

    Substitute Teaching

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    Former Employee - Supply Teacher in Stone Mountain, GA
    Former Employee - Supply Teacher in Stone Mountain, GA

    I worked at DeKalb County School System part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to move around and learn how to help kids on various grade levels as well as assist the teachers

    Cons

    The job is flexible you work when you want to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your Subs, they cover for everyone and get the least.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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