Gwinnett County Schools

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Gwinnett County Schools Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
Updated January 13, 2015
40 Reviews
3.5
40 Reviews
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  1.  

    This company allows me to be able to transport kids safely while at the same time making a difference!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bus Manager in Snellville, GA
    Current Employee - Bus Manager in Snellville, GA

    I have been working at Gwinnett County Schools full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Rising Opportunities
    Great Management
    Awesome Benefits
    Great Pay

    Cons

    Dealing with students can be challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Substitute Teacher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gwinnett County Schools

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule. It's nice there is a system to help you choose location and dates that fit your schedule

    Cons

    Pay is too low for the type of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the Parapro substitutes a higher wage.

  3.  

    Really enjoy being a Substitute Teacher.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Lilburn, GA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Lilburn, GA

    I have been working at Gwinnett County Schools part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Make your own schedule and choose schools to work for.

    Cons

    At times, can be challenging to find consistency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Substitute

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Gwinnett County Schools part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You be called to a school everyday.

    Cons

    There are times when teachers do not leave enough work to last the class.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I work at a high risk Title I school. It is very stressful for the teachers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

    I have been working at Gwinnett County Schools full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gwinnett is a large school district, so it is easy to transfer to another school. The pay is higher than most school district. We have not received raises in a few year. School politics is common. Training and technology are great!

    Cons

    Prinipals have pets that get all of the opportunitites for training and promotions. We have not received a raise in years. We have meetings each day, so teachers are expected to use their personal time at home to grade papers and lesson plan. Students go to school based on where they live, so the wealthy and middle class kids go to the best schools, and the poor kids are gerrymandered into certain schools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support the teachers! If teachers feel supported, they are more likely to stay at the school and participate in extracurricular activities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    teacher

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Norcross, GA

    I worked at Gwinnett County Schools full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked in a school close to my home. Loved the kids.

    Cons

    Too many kids to a class, not enough time to teach to all levels, angry parents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more money into having more teachers to lower class size instead of throwing money at solutions that don't work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK, not Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gwinnett County Schools full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of time off during holidays

    Cons

    1950's mentality...ties in corporate offices. Good ol' boy advancement system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    I worked as a teacher and a para-professional with GCPS.

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    Former Employee - Para-professional in Loganville, GA
    Former Employee - Para-professional in Loganville, GA

    I worked at Gwinnett County Schools full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits in GCPS are very good. You get to work some top-notched teachers and staff. You do get many resources to help you with your teaching. The use of technology is highly encouraged.

    Cons

    There are many good people working with GCPS who are motivated to serve the children to the utmost of their ability. However, there are many principals who do not help support their faculty and staff at all. Upper management does very little to correct these issues and will always side with the principal no matter how non-supportive or abusive a principal might be. I've seen many teachers and staff subjective to the abuse of a few principals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what the teachers have to say regarding a principal and working conditions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Suwanee, GA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Suwanee, GA

    I have been working at Gwinnett County Schools part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Overall satisfaction working there. Gwinnett County Public Schools is one of the best systems in Georgia.

    Cons

    Budget cutbacks, unfortunately not many teaching positions available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Mostly great although toward the end the county office started getting too involved in my classroom.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Science Teacher in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Science Teacher in Suwanee, GA

    I worked at Gwinnett County Schools full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay was equal or better than most other districts.

    Cons

    County office was too meddling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a curriculum in place, allow your teachers to teach and don't meddle if they are getting their job done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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