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Georgia Gwinnett College Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
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  1. "It's changing and not for the better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're young and inexperienced this is a great place to get your foot in the door and add a few titles on your resume.

    Cons

    Not a great place to be a staff member. Administration is only concerned with keeping faculty happy and enrolling large number of students. This is not an institution that welcomes diversity. If you're a woman or a minority you won't go very far. You're expected to work all hours of the night and on weekends. Worklife balance is NOT taken into consideration at all!

    Advice to Management

    Your staff carries the college. Stop abusing them. Shuttle some funding in the way of Student Affairs. The students that come to Georgia Gwinnett College (an open access institution) don't care if they faculty went to Harvard so stop investing money in degrees and start developing a supportive institution and maybe your retention will be better.


  2. "Not What it's Cracked Up to Be"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Gwinnett College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Students are eager to learn and, for the most part, appreciate your help.

    Cons

    Leaders abuse their power. Employees consistently work 60 hour or more weeks and state standards for employment are not followed. I have seen colleagues treated in disrespectful, hurtful, and unfair ways, including being yelled at, lied about, and humiliated in front of peers. Management either initiates the abuse, ignores it, or supports it.


  3. "Discriminatory Hiring Practices in Film Program?"

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

    Pros

    They advertise frequently for Film positions.

    Cons

    I applied for advertised positions in the Film program at GGC on several occasions. I NEVER received even a rejection note. More important, I am one of the top film professors in the USA, with numerous national and international accolades for my publications and pedagogy. When I checked on who WAS fired for these positions, it turns out that no one with a national reputation was ever hired; in fact, these ads run almost every year or two so GGC seems unable to hire even adequate instructors. They had their chance to fire a "star" -- albeit someone who was over 50 years of age, which SHOULD be a protected class.

    Advice to Management

    Investigate the hiring processes and procedures of your HR department and the Film Program


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  5. "Horrible company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None! In the process of leaving the company.

    Cons

    Horrible pay. No room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "The culture is negative and most people regret ever coming."

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Gwinnett College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The ability to help the students be successful. They also have several restaurants on campus for your dining pleasure. The campus is nice and well taken care of, but parking can be a challenge!!

    Cons

    This organization can be very challenging and does not do a good job of making new hires feel welcome. This is a CYA culture where new comers are dropped into the deep end of the pool and told to sink or swim. Most sink because they don't get the help they need to be successful. If you don't fit into their world, you will find work there and uphill battle! During my tenure I saw many great people leave or forced out because of the unhealthy competition and lack of true teamwork that exists.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to create a stronger overall culture and stop ignoring the obvious signs that the culture is toxic!


  7. "Needs better management"

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

    I worked at Georgia Gwinnett College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary comparable to other USG institutions

    Cons

    Poor management, HR doesnt take the time to get down to the bottom of situations. Alot of extra hours put in but not paid overtime


  8. "A great place to work under the first president but declining due to new leadership."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Gwinnett College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There's lots of flexibility to work on different things. College is still young (less than ten years) so few entrenched ways of doing things that can't be changed.

    Cons

    Where to begin? GGC is chronically understaffed and when staff are added, it's often based on who has the ear of the new president. In fact, that generally describes how resources are allocated at GGC. Note: My "CEO" rating is based on the new president, not Dr. Kaufman who was amazing but has since moved on.

    Advice to Management

    Work for the good of the college rather than the good of your department and/or your friends/old connections.


  9. "IT analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work for

    Cons

    The President is a sociopath. difficult to work for unless your up his pooper


  10. "Full time staff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The students run the show

    Cons

    Very disorganized environment... new university lacks overall direction and support of employees


  11. "Not Great for Adjunct Faculty"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct
    Current Employee - Adjunct
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. At least they loaned me a pc and a smartphone.
    2. Some faculty get lots of creative freedom to design their course curriculum.
    3. The disability office does a great job guiding and supporting faculty.

    Cons

    1. Most faculty don't have offices, and are forced to have confidential meetings with students about grades in open public spaces.
    2. Many adjuncts have had some/all of their classes cancelled with no warning a few days before the semester begins.
    3. Admissions lets almost anyone in. This means students are uniquely unmotivated and lazy, even for college students. In my class attendance is mandatory; on a good day 50% bother to show up.
    4. There is no job security. Tenure does not exist. Adjuncts have to reapply every semester or school year. This creates a high turnover and leads to problem #5.
    5. There's a lack of organization in the faculty/administrative structure. Some jobs never get done. Others get done twice. Responsibilities are up in the air.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the admission standards for students. Offer more opportunities for advancement. Give us health insurance plans.



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