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  1. "Little stress"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Education full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very little stress. Flexible work schedules available

    Cons

    Rarely receive pay raises unless promoted.

    Advice to Management

    More competitive salaries


  2. "Ok Place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Quite Laid Back, No Tight Deadlines, Flexibility to Work From Home, Job Security

    Cons

    No Career Advancement not Salary Growth.


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    "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - English Teacher in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - English Teacher in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Education (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Students are great. Teachers who love to teach always enjoy the students.

    Cons

    Administrators are poorly trained.
    "Time off" is never time off.
    Year-to-year contract with no guarantees.
    Environment lends itself to nepotism, gossip, and workplace bullying.

    Advice to Management

    It would be more beneficial to all stakeholders if administrators were not permitted to work in the same school system where they are "from," or where they taught.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Good as a stepping stone or post retirement"

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    Former Employee - Education Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Education Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Georgia Department of Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This agency is great for early or mid career professionals and/or post retirement. You can obtain numerous positions with GaDOE on your résumé. Many retired professionals have the opportunity to work from home around the state of Georgia.

    Cons

    This agency allows little opportunity for advancement for young professionals. The salary is low compared to school districts and federal government positions. Employees have been on a raise freeze for the last 4 years. There is a level of bias with many managers regardless of employee performance or team player attitude. Obtain the salary you desire during the interview/ negotiating process, since raises and significant promotions are virtually nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees equally. Offer the same opportunities work telework and field base work to all members of the professional staff. Promote qualified employees based on actual work experience and applicable education and not based on the ability to control the manager, who they employee knows or the race. Since merit raises are not being issued, offer other types of compensation such as comp time, increased telework opportunities (which reduce employee expenses), reclassify jobs to increase salary when appropriate.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "A great place to work for people who accept mediocrity"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The hours are really good. On my team it is commonplace for people to show up at 9 and leave by 3pm. The environment is laid back. Missing deadlines isn't really a big deal and if you just want to fly under the radar and collect a check, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    This is the place where you go to retire. There are a lot of 'do nothings'. These are people who are just holding on to retirement and don't really have a purpose. There is a group of individuals who basically have a strangle hold on the IT department. They aren't willing to share information and they don't do any real work. If you aren't apart of this group, you are on your own.

    Advice to Management

    Clean out the lazy, mediocre bottom feeders and pay people what they are really worth on the market. If you don't start paying competitive you will never keep any young fresh talent.


  7. "GaDOE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Non micromanaging. Everyone is very friendly, company is very flexible with work schedules.

    Cons

    Salaries are very low. No much room for growth either.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries and room for growth.


  8. "Politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Passionate about education across the state.

    Cons

    Poor communication among staff, top down leadership where employee opinions are not always welcomed or valued. Upper management does not even know their own policies and apply them correctly. Driven by student testing too heavily as an indicator of educator effectiveness with no consideration of outside factors in the lives of the children.


  9. "School Nutrition Program Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Georgia Department of Education full-time

    Pros

    Loved helping people, interacting with the public.

    Cons

    Upper management often made programmatic changes without the input or consideration of those directly affected.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within and consider group dynamics.


  10. "Terrible People and Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    technology is now upto date
    no one breathing down your neck

    Cons

    People are terrible to work for and with
    pay is low for the position and responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your wmployees


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great Work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Education full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Hours, Manageable work load, Good training, Great retirement benefits

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other companies, No maternity leave policy, Not many opportunities for advancement


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