Georgia Bureau of Investigation

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Georgia Bureau of Investigation Reviews

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
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    It was a great learning environment to where I was ably to enhances my forensic skills.

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    Former Employee - Crime Lab Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Crime Lab Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Bureau of Investigation as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Its a great place to enhances your forensic skills and meat new people and learn about the procedures it takes to do this job.

    Cons

    It's not a lot of money to be made in this profession.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    The absolute WORST

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Specialist in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Help Desk Specialist in Decatur, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Bureau of Investigation as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Laid back environment
    -It's a job...

    Cons

    -Lazy management (GCIC)
    -A lot of favoritism and nepotism in reference to job placement and promotions
    -Almost everyone puts off doing the work that they are paid to do, but complains about not getting raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone in the GCIC department is lazy... you have to hunt people down to do their job, and if you find them they will try to make you do their work. No one wants to do what they are actually paid to do, but will complain about not getting a raise. As far as the favoritism and nepotism goes, I've been there as a contact worker for 3 years, and I've been passed over for 4 jobs. I was even passed over for a permanent job in the department that I work in.. for the very job I've been doing for 3 years!!! The manager has a problem with me, for some reason, and they don't like people that are free thinkers. The only way to get ahead in GCIC and GBI as a whole is the be in the "inner circle". As a black person, they will only hire and promote you if they can use and control you. A word to the wise from someone who knows the inner workings: DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. They don't value hard working people... they only use them

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get some experience and get the HELL OUT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA

    I worked at Georgia Bureau of Investigation

    Pros

    Good starting place for forensic science. Relaxed atmosphere, many young adults.

    Cons

    Forget about getting cost of living raises ever. Forget about getting paid what you are actually worth. Management does not address problem starting employees. Overall morale is pathetic. Upper managment will not fight the state government for raises due to employees being expendable. No scientist not including management position has been there longer than 5 years, that should tell you something. Just a poor poor place to work. Just get a couple years experience and run somewhere else, but if you can avoid it all together please do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees. Give them the money they deserve and then people would actually stick around and maybe your quality of work would be better.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Needs improvement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sylvester, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sylvester, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Bureau of Investigation

    Pros

    Interesting case work in most cases with involvement with agency leaders, freedom to lead investigations with minimal supervision and good feedback, challenging case work with complex cases involving major felony crimes in a variety of situations, pride in qualitty work is important for the organization

    Cons

    stagnant pay with real reductions in pay to be expected, limited promotional opportunities within the area, family life difficulties as more and more and more work is demanded from a limited number of employees, continuous cutbacks with equipment, personnel, and compensation, limited or non existent overtime compensation for work, senior management unconcerned with employee opinions and punishes dissenting opinion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solicit true feedback from employees, work harder to get more support for staff

    Recommends

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