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GDE Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  1. "Ok"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Educator in Randfontein, Gauteng (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Educator in Randfontein, Gauteng (South Africa)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GDE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    School ends at 14:00, which gives you some free time to do your heaps of admin work given by the department.

    Cons

    Work and admin never ends. Department thinks they know better than teachers who actually do the work. They never believe teachers in certain cases, the children are always right.

    Advice to Management

    Less but more appropriate work instead of just bombarding learners and teachers with constant work and admin.


  2. "Teacher"

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    Current Contractor - Teacher in Soshanguve (South Africa)
    Current Contractor - Teacher in Soshanguve (South Africa)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at GDE as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The stuff where I work is a strong team. Good inside management but they have no power against the department.

    Cons

    Overworked. Impossible to finish a job within work hours. Overtime is not payed but required. Nothing good about this job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job and challenge the department as a whole.

  3. "Educator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at GDE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Humble ; hardworking ;goal-orientated; driven; loyal

    Cons

    distance; time driving;peak grounds professional


  4. "Deputy Principal"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Principal in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Deputy Principal in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at GDE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Government Permanent Employment is guaranteed.

    Cons

    GDE is not always organised.


  5. "BURGER HIGH SCHOOL"

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    Former Employee - Maths and English Teacher in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Maths and English Teacher in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The school has a diverse student population and has a high pass rate annually,the staff is highly committed to a high standard of education,and are all well adjusted to meet the educational requirements

    Cons

    Burger High is very located far for most disadvantaged students.The other downside is that the school still tries to hang on the its former AFRIKANER ETHOS and Culture

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of the changes in the country to promote unity in diversity,and promote the various cultures represented by the learners


  6. "Medical Doctor"

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    Current Contractor - Medical Doctor in Atteridgeville (South Africa)
    Current Contractor - Medical Doctor in Atteridgeville (South Africa)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at GDE as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love medicine. I love my patients. Most of all, I like making a difference.

    Cons

    Hours are too long for the amount we get paid. Conditions for the patients, especially in casualties, is shocking. This job sucks the life out of you

    Advice to Management

    Actually do your work. Meet deadlines. Take advise and listen to the nurses and doctors who are actually in there, doing what they can with no supplies, broken machinery and total lack of sleep.


  7. "consultant"

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    Former Freelancer - Field/Outdoor Sales and Marketing in Florida, Gauteng (South Africa)
    Former Freelancer - Field/Outdoor Sales and Marketing in Florida, Gauteng (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at GDE (More than a year)

    Pros

    Impact lives of learners, add value to current education system of south africa

    Cons

    Having to work with illusive government officials that ignore important change fostering proposals

    Advice to Management

    Change is necessary, benefitial and unavoidable if exponential progress has to be made!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Salary is good
    Usually get a bonus check
    A lot of posibilities
    Good working hours
    Good working enviroment and staff

    Cons

    There is not much room for improvement in the GDE, that I would suggest going private
    Not a lot of guidance

    Advice to Management

    Listen to lower staff member and not only experienced staff


  9. "Mediocrity rules."

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Pretoria, Gauteng (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Teacher in Pretoria, Gauteng (South Africa)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at GDE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Once a civil servant is in a permanent position job security is assured no matter what.

    Cons

    School Management autocratic.
    Staff politics more important than the pupils.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff with some respect.


  10. "Good work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pretoria, Gauteng (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pretoria, Gauteng (South Africa)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Stable income for longterm assignment

    Cons

    Long working hours but its ok