DeKalb County School System Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. I enjoyed working with this company because I love children. They are full of energy and love to ask questions.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeKalb County School System

    Pros

    I would tell a friend about the split shifts. We do 3 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the even.

    Cons

    Learn how to communication with the parents and school system about policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time off polices should be discuss at the meeting, how we can improve our personal growth and work - life balance.

  2. DeKalb County Schools

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeKalb County School System (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some really great people.
    A variety of programs for students.

    Cons

    DeKalb stopped paying into the agreed Tax Shelter. DeKalb does not pay into social security.
    First raise in 5 years was one percent..
    HR department is not supportive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honor your word, Improve the HR Department.

  3. 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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  5. 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
  6. 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.

  7. 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
  8. Its challenging at times.

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    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.

  9. 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
  10. Poor management, too big

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    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
  11. It's a Job!

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    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.

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