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Georgia Perimeter College Reviews

Updated January 21, 2017
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Pros
  • very nice working environment; advisors are very kind (in 12 reviews)

  • Tuition Assistance and flexible work schedule (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay for amount of work completed (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. "Pretty good job."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Perimeter College full-time

    Pros

    GPC had a nice, laid back atmosphere for instructors. It was a joy teaching there, and some of the students were very intelligent.

    Cons

    Administratively and financially, the school was a wreck. As a new employee, I knew I would be one of the first on the chopping block when the school found out they were in debt, so I left for another job.


  2. 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!


  3. 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.


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  5. "Work load is heavy"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Clarkston, GA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Clarkston, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good college community for starting your career. Faculty is supportive. College has good classroom technology.

    Cons

    The faculty workload for non-tenure tract is 18 hours (6 classes) a semester and up to 5 preps. Too much for the low salary level. No salary raises (or very minimum). No chance for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the requirement for 18 hour requirement and go back to 15 hour and/or increase the salary range.


  6. "IT Support Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Perimeter College part-time

    Pros

    Pretty easy work for the pay. Basic customer support.

    Cons

    For this department and same job, not all are paid equally since the merger with GSU.


  7. "Rewarding job"

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    Former Employee - Math Tutor in Dunwoody, GA
    Former Employee - Math Tutor in Dunwoody, GA

    Pros

    Good working environment.
    Work and interact with intelligent people.
    Very rewarding when you can help students understand the subject.

    Cons

    Career advancement opportunity is very limited.


  8. "Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Instructor, College Or University in Clarkston, GA
    Current Employee - Instructor, College Or University in Clarkston, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity for professional development. Faculty across different campuses come together for meetings regularly. It is like one big family. Enjoyable place to work.

    Cons

    They have not given employees a raise in the 5 years that I have worked there. With the merger of Georgia Perimeter College with Georgia State University, there is a lot of job uncertainty among faculty and staff.


  9. "Was a good institute"

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    Former Employee - Clerk IV in Lithonia, GA
    Former Employee - Clerk IV in Lithonia, GA

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

    Pros

    Had a very good working environment

    Cons

    Did not get a salary increase in a few years, kept being told no money in budget....


  10. "GPC"

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

    Pros

    Smaller and close knit working environment

    Cons

    Growth pains while merging with GSU

    Advice to Management

    Transparency and appreciate dedicated staff


  11. "Instructor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor, College Or University in Clarkston, GA
    Current Employee - Instructor, College Or University in Clarkston, GA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Small College, easy to find the right person to help you with something. Not a lot of bureaucracy.

    Cons

    The pay is not sufficient for the work load.



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