Georgia Perimeter College

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Georgia Perimeter College Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
38 Reviews
3.6
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  1.  

    Clarkston Campus

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Secretary
    Current Employee - Administrative Secretary

    I have been working at Georgia Perimeter College part-time

    Pros

    I enjoy my co-workers. They get stuff down. The staff really is trying to make a difference in our student's lives. We are almost done with renovations!

    Cons

    The location is to be desired. Construction going on still so getting around campus is tough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Call center needs to be fixed. Also the directories on website need to be updated with more accurate information.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Terrible for part time staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Perimeter College part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, telecommuting, not a lot of micromanaging

    Cons

    way too much gossip, supervisors don't always stand up for their employees, no benefits to part-timers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat part-timers like valid members of the team, think younger! It is a college after all.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Perimeter College

    Pros

    hours, people, students, holidays, vacation

    Cons

    pay, politicking, pay, politicking, pay

    Recommends
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  5.  

    A review of working at Georgia Perimeter College

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Perimeter College part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people and atmosphere are great. You can get alot of fulfillment with interaction with the students

    Cons

    The okay is not great. We had an over.spending at the college which led to budget cuts. The to p leader was responsible for this and we had to go through a series of audits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of all the people who work for you. Make the salaries more competitive. I believe we are the second largest institution in Georgia so pay like it

  6.  

    Good School, Horrible department

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunwoody, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunwoody, GA

    I worked at Georgia Perimeter College full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work Conditions and the students were great. Work-life balance

    Cons

    Low pay. Not easy to advance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Perimeter College full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment if in tenure track.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than some competing area schools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more professional development opportunities

  8.  

    Mixed, but Good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor, Tenure-track in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor, Tenure-track in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Perimeter College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The "access institution" mission is important and inspiring. The school's heart and intentions are in the right place, even if execution has flaws (see below). Students are interesting and challenging, and there are many wonderful colleagues. Work-life balance is possible. Promotion potential really depends on your position, but is possible for some.

    Cons

    The administration sometimes seems more focused on pleasing the BOR and following educational fads than supporting the the everyday needs of faculty or students. Also, for tenure track faculty the pay is below that at four-year schools, though the work isn't necessarily less. I think the non-tenure-track faculty are not treated very well, but read the other reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less top-down hierarchy! Put more faith in faculty and staff, and in the power of communication and collaboration! Involve students, as well as faculty and staff, in decision-making. Also, steps to reduce geographic fragmentation and isolation and to build common culture would probably help faculty be more effective--and help students stay in school.

  9.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Dunwoody, GA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Dunwoody, GA

    I worked at Georgia Perimeter College part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The department was student oriented, flexible and supportive of adjuncts, and were happy to let me know when new opportunities became available.

    Cons

    The salary for adjuncts could stand to be a little higher, seeing as 3 classes is the max allowed. Also, I would have liked to have a place to meet with students outside of the classroom to answer their questions, review papers, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing great things from what I have seen.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    A good place to develop your teaching skills!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Instructor
    Current Employee - Part Time Instructor

    I have been working at Georgia Perimeter College part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Both pro and a con. Very specific and predetermined institution set syllabi for all classes. It is a color by numbers predetermined curriculum.
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    Cons

    Pay is half of other institutions per class. They focus on bulk teaching.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Georgia Perimeter

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Perimeter College

    Pros

    I love working with the students.

    Cons

    Dealing with upper management is very difficult

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