Gwinnett County Schools

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Updated May 5, 2014

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3.3 33 reviews

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J. Alvin Wilbanks

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78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Excellent place to work

    Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) Suwanee, GA

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

    ConsBudget cutbacks, unfortunately not many teaching positions available.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Para-professional (Former Employee) Loganville, GA

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementListen to what the teachers have to say regarding a principal and working conditions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Science Teacher (Former Employee) Suwanee, GA

    ProsPay was equal or better than most other districts.

    ConsCounty office was too meddling.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard to advance in my department and no wage increases.

    Kitchen Assistant (Current Employee) Snellville, GA

    ProsBeing out with grandkids during holidays and summers

    ConsHaven't had a raise in five years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay increase please

     

    Fun, friendly place to work.

    "Ice Cream Lady" & Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) Lawrenceville, GA

    ProsGreat schedule & holidays! Lots of dedicated workers.

    ConsI do not get enough hours there.

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    We don't do it for the money!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHaving time off with your family.

    ConsWe have not received a pay increase in several years.

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    Great school system always looking to improve the education system.

    Local School Technology Coordinator (Current Employee) Suwanee, GA

    ProsGreat environment with a creative atmosphere in regard to problem solving.

    ConsThe politics are never ending.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Positive

    Teacher (Current Employee) Suwanee, GA

    ProsThis employer is very large with a variety of positions. The commute is not far for Atlanta or neighboring counties.

    ConsThis company has many formal observations where lesson plans need to match the time of implementation. Elaborate lesson plans are required daily to perform duties.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue professional development

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Second year science teacher in high needs school.

    Teacher (Current Employee) Suwanee, GA

    ProsClear vision and message from the top down, no furlough days, CEO is accessible, making a difference in student's lives and the community.

    ConsSchool site deeply effects overall work experience and satisfaction, lots of testing, student discipline policies can hinder teacher and learning

    Advice to Senior ManagementEliminate old policies or norms if they are ineffective. Make sure administrators remain cognizant of the many obstacles teachers face in the classroom.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great place to work, but tough job for the pay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGet paid monthly all year

    ConsTough job, no pay raise,

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