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Georgia Gwinnett College Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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Stanley C. “Stas” Preczewski
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Pros
  • The student body is engaged and active (in 3 reviews)

  • Work-environment is really fun as everyone behaves friendly with you, regardless of your experience and expertise (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • None really, they should look from within before hiring full time instructors (in 3 reviews)

  • We put on a good show that this is a great place to work but there are landmines everywhere due to petty personalities, cliques and politics (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Solid College with Good Growth Potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Gwinnett College full-time

    Pros

    Potential for growth, one of the better schools within the USG to work, nice campus, a mission to do things differently than other colleges and universities in GA

    Cons

    Typical problems of academia combined with state government: generally mediocre staff throughout institution with only a few shining stars, lean workforce, entitled faculty mentality


  2. Helpful (1)

    "New college still having growing pains"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Gwinnett College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most people are great to work with; we really focus on student success

    Cons

    HIGHLY political for such a small organization. The president is awesome but the cabinet includes some very strange personalities who make work miserable for their employees, and many mid and lower level managers are simply not nice people. We put on a good show that this is a great place to work but there are landmines everywhere due to petty personalities, cliques and politics. Every dept seems to have different policies - some are happy places to work and others are known to be highly stressed and dysfunctional. Managers play favorites. Mediocrity is rewarded and high-performers are taken for granted or even persecuted by less experienced management. There are a lot of things wrong with this place, which is sad because we DO do great things for our students.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should be required to have training in management. They should also actually know how to do their jobs. Employees should be able to do anonymous 360 reviews on managers or at least ask HR for help with bad managers. We keep losing good people.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good employer"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Gwinnett College (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits depending on position. Management cares for employees. Very good place to work.

    Cons

    Hours can be improved upon. Quality of staff can also be improved. Management consistency can also be improved upon.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more quality employees.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Growing Pains"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Don't get me wrong, the people at GGC are great, the mission and vision is great and being such a small staff means you get the chance to take on a lot of new challenges. Good benefits just like any other university job. Great president.

    Cons

    Small staff means more work for everyone and it doesn't always pay off. Hardy anyone gets raises and there is no real career track. High staff turnover means you will start a project with someone and they will leave the college, leaving you back to square one. Pay is not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Communication between departments is a real problem that needs to be addressed. More would get done if departments didn't keep to themselves.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Student Accounts Assistant - Easy Job"

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

    I have been working at Georgia Gwinnett College part-time

    Pros

    The job is super easy. Set your own hours, come in when you want. Nice coworkers. Independent, relaxed, work environment. It is better than nothing. Would recommend it.

    Cons

    It is boring, mundane, confusing work. Cluttered, cold, depressing office. Mostly waiting watching time go by. Things could be done way better but they are not. Would not work here ever.

    Advice to Management

    Get organized. Cooperate better with sister departments. Fight for a renovated office. Don't allow yourself to be pushed around by slackers in other departments.


  6. "Skeleton crew"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Can work from home, decent benefits, plenty of PTO.

    Cons

    Staff has been running on a skeleton crew for several years now. Expected to put in a lot of hours to keep things running. Sometimes it feels like staff are not treated as well as faculty or athletics staff. Good luck trying to find parking.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff, make more staff parking spaces.


  7. "Adjunct Faculty"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Atlanta, GA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Georgia Gwinnett College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They work with your schedule in assigning classes. The job is very independent and no one hassels you for the most part.

    Cons

    Adjunct professors do not receive any type of pay increase regardless of the number of years that they have worked for the university.

    Advice to Management

    Adjunct professors should be given some type for pay increase incentive after being with the university for a certain period of time.

  8. "Enjoyable job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Georgia Gwinnett College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy commute, flexible hours, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Administration is somewhat disorganized, lots of meetings, not enough time to conduct research, classes getting bigger every semester


  9. "student assistant, student involvement"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Duluth, GA
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Georgia Gwinnett College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible with schedule
    Networking prospects
    Being involved with the school.

    Cons

    -Lots of red tape
    -ignoring students workers needs in departments.
    -too much focus on academics, they think anything not academics should get no budget or say.
    -improper use of student tuitions.
    -very disorganized, last minute events. Wasting students' funding.
    -student workers are students too and should have a right to know what their money is being spent on.
    - No evaluations on how student worker is doing.
    - no response to misconduct

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what students are using in the building. Dining hall and Game room are break places for students. the game room is a therapy for students stressing and wanting to belong on campus. Having broken equipment for years and no funding for it is unacceptable. Ignoring your workers and having budget meetings where they are not even on any of the meeting is disrespectful and sets a tone that students workers aren't valued.


  10. "Resume Builder Only, Not a Place for a Career"

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

    I have been working at Georgia Gwinnett College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get plenty of time off.
    Newer equipment (when it works, but good luck getting help from IT)

    Cons

    The President does not have much control on his underlings
    They continuously try to re-invent the wheel with lackluster results
    Knee-jerk reactions to everything
    They allow anyone and everyone to attend. If a student can sign a financial aid form, they can attend

    Advice to Management

    Then the herd a bit and find VPs that work better together for the greater good of the school and not individual gains.


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