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"Who you know is always better than what you know."

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Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Atlanta Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Holidays, Weekends and Summers off
Although you might work a 9-5 day seems less hetic once students and teachers leave.(ironic)

Cons

APS does not believe in teamwork and you get used as a sacrificial tool when someone is trying to save theirself. Higher ups don't follow protocol or rules don't exist in their world.

Advice to Management

It should be about the children not about your resume.

Other Employee Reviews for Atlanta Public Schools

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Things Could Be So Much Better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atlanta Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The seasonal breaks are great and most of the employees are sincere about providing excellent service for APS students.

    Cons

    The politics and the current leadership's mentality hinder the progress of the district. This affects employee morale and leads to quality personnel leaving their positions. There also many outdated and antiquated processes that need to be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Ask your staff what would make things better and more efficient. Then actually put the good ideas into practice.


  2. "Eye opening"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Educator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Educator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atlanta Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    APS is a beast in itself. However the students need dedicated teachers who are willing to meet them where they are and provide relevant, applicable experiences academically and about life in general.

    Cons

    If you are not "of" APS survival can be tough. Sometimes the administrators forget they were once teachers, and some do not know how to divide professional and personal dealings.

    Advice to Management

    Once the new super gets started things will head in the right direction. APS will then be about the students and not about rank, status, and the adults.

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