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Georgia Gwinnett College Reviews

Updated July 6, 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. "Terrible"

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

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

    Pros

    The students are about the only positive thing left.

    Cons

    Poor communication and cooperation both within and between departments. Student needs and the student experience is the lowest priority.

    Advice to Management

    Give faculty more job security so the good ones will stay. Make sure good staff members are treated well so they will stop leaving. Do better by your student workers. They run that school and are the ones that actually care about the other students. Start listening to student needs, so you can actually retain a few, and then you won't need to bring in a ridiculous number of new recruits.


  2. "Solid College with Good Growth Potential"

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    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

  3. "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.


  4. "Peer Supplemental Instruction Leader"

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    Former Employee - Peer Supplemental Instruction Leader in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Peer Supplemental Instruction Leader in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with and some pretty cool experiences.

    Cons

    Can conflict with your schedule.


  5. "Biology Lab Peer Mentor"

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    Former Employee - Peer Mentor in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Peer Mentor in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and friendly environment

    Cons

    The pay rate is not the highest , but it is a great way to gain experience.


  6. "Great place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Gwinnett College part-time

    Pros

    Lots of support. The schedule works great a second job

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons


  7. Helpful (2)

    "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. Helpful (1)

    "Not Great for Adjunct Faculty"

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    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.


  9. "IT Support Services Technician - Student"

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

    I worked at Georgia Gwinnett College part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedules, Work on your own

    Cons

    Administrative complications, Lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on staff -- faculty is the focus (which has its advantages)


  10. "Growing college had a bright future"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Gwinnett College full-time

    Pros

    Progressive approach to teaching; Has the most diverse student body in the state.

    Cons

    Fast enrollment growth; administration just now catching up with faculty hires.

    Advice to Management

    Once enrollment stabilizes, taper down class work load for instructors - quality over quantity (nix 1 instructor teaching 5 courses a semester) can build on the school's reputation.


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