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Georgia Perimeter College Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  • Very low pay for instructors, lack of advancement opportunities for instructors, (in 7 reviews)

  • Career advancement opportunity is very limited (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "na"

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

    I worked at Georgia Perimeter College part-time

    Pros

    very helpful , organized , friendly , close knit

    Cons

    there isnt any cons great place of work

    Advice to Management

    na


  2. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Perimeter College part-time

    Pros

    It was really good experience for me to work at GPC.

    Cons

    There are no disadvantages for being a student assistance there.

    Advice to Management

    NA

  3. "Supplemental Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Supplemental Instructor in Clarkston, GA
    Former Employee - Supplemental Instructor in Clarkston, GA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great professors to work with, they work with your schedule and great pay

    Cons

    You might spend more time after sessions answering students questions


  4. "LTC Front desk assistant"

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Assistant in Clarkston, GA
    Current Employee - Front Desk Assistant in Clarkston, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Perimeter College (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great boss and supervisors. Comfortable environment and great coworkers.

    Cons

    Max 20 hrs of work a week. Can't use headphones at the front desk.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  5. "Project RAISE - Great program, terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Student Success Coach
    Former Employee - Student Success Coach
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The students and the program

    Cons

    High turnover (frequently fire people over pettiness)
    Terrible training and management is not helpful
    Low morale and gossip
    Part-time people are expected to work outside of work hours without compensation
    Management uses bullying tactics

    Advice to Management

    Get a new coordinator


  6. "History Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Instructor of History and Geography in Dunwoody, GA
    Former Employee - Instructor of History and Geography in Dunwoody, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Perimeter College part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good diverse student body, historically little interference from administrators,

    Cons

    Very low pay for instructors, lack of advancement opportunities for instructors,

    Advice to Management

    Create a support system for the instructors that includes educational opportunities for teachers without terminal degrees.


  7. "Faculty, Politcal Science"

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    Former Employee - Online Professor in Clarkston, GA
    Former Employee - Online Professor in Clarkston, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Georgia Perimeter College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Job Training, Intellectual environment and opportunities for scholarly pursuits, emphasis on teaching

    Cons

    Student racism and undeveloped students that need alot of hand holding

    Advice to Management

    focus less on white male priviledge

  8. Helpful (1)

    "great educational environment for students yet problematic for employees"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer
    Current Employee - Lecturer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Faculty members, such as myself, are given a lot of room to work on their classes. The student/faculty relationship is often excellent and it is truly a joy to watch students learn, improve themselves and move ahead in life. Perimeter College consistently offers a high quality of education and is renowned for that.

    Cons

    There is little to no room for career advancement. Faculty who are not tenure or tenure track are kept down in status. There is also almost no chance to obtain any kind of decent paycheck, most of us have not had a raise in many, many years. Also since GSU obtained GPC (GPC is now known as Perimeter College) our funding has all but dried-up. Currently Perimeter College is hiring nothing but adjunct instructors. GSU is also implementing draconian administrative measures. Pay is low with no chance of a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Cutting funding, tightening up on rules as well as preventing full-time faculty members from advancing in their careers is not going to bode well for this new branch of Georgia State University. Many students, as well as faculty members at other colleges and institutions acknowledge this fact. The college will lose good people, especially since the pay is low and no pay increase is slated to happen... At least from we know. The mistreatment by the main GSU campus is going to result in degradation of Perimeter College in general. My suggestion to management and administration is to start appreciating Perimeter College and what we do. In order to do so would mean taking better care of the employees especially faculty. Perimeter College has made GSU one of the largest institutions in the country, so please start honoring and respecting us!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Instructor of English"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good students who generally want to learn and be active participants in their own education. Caring, generous colleagues who love collaboration.

    Cons

    A fortress-like mentality in certain academic departments that breeds hostility, suspicion, and eventually apathy.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as valued members of a team, and not as subservients. Let teachers teach; don't micromanage.


  10. "Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Perimeter College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Teaching a diverse student body. Flexible work schedules. Ability to be involved in research while teaching. Grant writing opportunities for professional development.

    Cons

    Low salaries. Starting faculty holding Ph.D degrees even in STEM fields start with $42,000-$43,000. Teachers in K-12 with a Ph.D. make considerably more. Very few growth opportunities for internal jobs.


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