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Gwinnett County Schools Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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J. Alvin Wilbanks
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  • Some students have no respect for teachers, only if you do things their way (in 3 reviews)

  • Incredibly large district that seems to be a bit behind on differentiated techniques that are being used across the country (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Substitute Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Lilburn, GA
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Lilburn, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gwinnett County Schools part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great school system! Very selective about who they hire, for the most part, which makes for better colleagues

    Cons

    Can be hard to get into the system.

    Advice to Management

    update the job posting website


  2. "teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Grayson, GA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Grayson, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gwinnett County Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    cutting edge, excellent benefits

    Cons

    very difficult to complete all tasks

  3. "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Loganville, GA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Loganville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gwinnett County Schools (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work when you want at what school you want in the county

    Cons

    Disrespectful kids and unruly classrooms


  4. "Depends on the School"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gwinnett County Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large county
    Can transfer between schools

    Cons

    Some of the schools are awful
    It's hard to get into a position in the central office because the county is so big.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  5. "Logistics Manager"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Marietta, GA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Gwinnett County Schools part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Constantly changing environment for the improvement of Sailors

    Cons

    Takes too long to reach resolutions of various key issues

    Advice to Management

    Develop an expedited process for key issues


  6. "Keep outsiders out"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gwinnett County Schools full-time

    Pros

    there are some people that are qualified at what they do in the IT department . 99 percent of those that are qualified are on contract jobs

    Cons

    Most IT positions are contract positions. Those that are actual employees do their best to keep contractors as contractors. Unless you've become someone's special pet and they make a position for you. Some contractors have been with them for over 10 years with no benefits, no raises and no path to becoming an actual employee. As I said in the title they keep the outsiders out.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a path for contract employees to actually become full time employees after a period of time. Stop showing favoritism in your hiring practices.


  7. "Empower Your Staff"

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    Former Employee - Science Teacher in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Science Teacher in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gwinnett County Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -There is great potential to enact transformative change in this cluster.
    -I enjoyed working with my fellow teachers.

    Cons

    -Inconsistencies in dealing with student and staff
    -Teachers are undervalued
    -Micromanagement

    Advice to Management

    -Listen to your teachers and use their gifts to move the school forward
    - Moral is more important than micromanagement

  8. "Substitute"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA

    I have been working at Gwinnett County Schools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good county for working, staff are helpful.

    Cons

    Saw big diversity among the students


  9. "System is not for all"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Suwanee, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Gwinnett County Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    decent pay and summer vacation

    Cons

    driven like work horse and not family sensitive, and only get paid once a month

    Advice to Management

    Care more about people and their lives


  10. "My Experience"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gwinnett County Schools (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very organized
    Many Professional Development opportunities

    Cons

    Heavy work load and oversized classrooms


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