Georgia Perimeter College was a great place to work. They allowed independence but responsibility and accountability was encouraged. Appreciated the opportunity to be a part of this educational institution for the length of time there.
Adjunct Instructor (Former Employee) – Dunwoody, GA – January 4, 2017
I typically taught two classes per semester, the same course, in the evenings after teaching high school all day. The adult students were typically those returning to school after some time and most came with some degree of Math anxiety. It was extremely rewarding to be able to help them relieve that anxiety and be successful in the course they were attending.
Since I taught evenings, it was difficult to get much support of any kind from the department administration. Next to no help was afforded to me the last semester when a new textbook was implemented with a strong online portion. The publisher itself had not even tested that component. That confirmed my decision to resign.
Impact adults returning to Math classes
Insufficient pay & little support from the department administration
Assistant Soccer Coach (Former Employee) – Clarkston, GA – November 14, 2016
Great place to work due to diversity. Students are given the opportunity to grow both educationally and athletically. Their athletics program is the best for student athletes who want to grown in soccer.
A typical day at work was processing official transcripts. Had a good working relationship with co-workers. Go along very well with my manager.
Clerk IV (Former Employee) – Georgia – July 12, 2016
In my opinion, Georgia Perimeter College was a good place to work. I loved what did and that was processing official transcripts for current and former students. The hardest part of the job was if an older student needed a transcript, i.e. from the 60's I knew it would be a possibility I would have difficulty finding it, because the transcript was not in the current system, so I would have to retrieve it from the file room and scan it on transcript paper. I had to keep a note book with the date, where it was sent and to whom. The file room was where the older records were kept from 1964 until 1979 or 1980. The most enjoyable part of the day was when I got to speak with a student or got to speak with a Registrar from another institution.
I retired from Georgia Perimeter College officially May 1, 2015.
Records Coordinator I (Current Employee) – Georgia – June 29, 2016
co-workers are great people • Updates and maintains student withdrawal records, verifications of enrollment, reinstatements, and manual registration forms ensuring accuracy and completeness. • Responsible for ensuring that course reinstatement is done in a timely matter and recording all appropriate information in Banner system regarding the students issue on the file. • Assists Advising/Counseling department with registration (i.e. overrides, academic exclusions registration related issues. • Responsible for informing students of high school unit deficiencies/making changes to student record holds, schedule adjustment and schedule changes. • Provides policy and procedural information to staff, faculty and students.
Instructor of Mathematics (Current Employee) – Clarkston, GA – March 2, 2016
I have enjoyed teaching here. I was exposed to many different types of students, which helped me to expand my teaching methods. This school does a TON of research on scholarly teaching, which is very admirable. My co-workers are all friendly and upbeat.
The hardest part of the job is the workload (coupled with the pay). The amount of students in each class that are not at the expected level is overwhelming at times. Additionally, I often feel like I am teaching high school rather than college. It is rewarding to help my kids succeed, however I experienced a bit of shock in how the school handles it students verses how other colleges handle them. I find that they are not forced to take on as much responsibility or encounter the same rigor in materials as some students at other colleges.
The most enjoyable part of this job is being able to help the students succeed and understand. I love being able to be their mentor and give them advice to help them in college and in life. The students are some of the most energetic and joyful people that I've met! Many of them are eager to learn and have a sincere desire to be better. I enjoy having fridays off and the relaxed atmosphere of the job in general. It can be a lot of work, but the work isn't difficult.
Great Benefits, Friendly/Helpful Coworkers, Relaxed Atmosphere, Fridays off
Overwhelming workload (which can be stressful in more ways than one), Low Pay
Adjunct Professor (Current Employee) – Dunwoody, GA – December 18, 2015
Great place to work and grow professionally. Management is supportive and willing to provide resources to assist you in the day to management of facilitating your class. There are not hard components to the job.
Lab Technician (Current Employee) – Clarkston, GA – December 15, 2015
Working as a lab technician is probably the most relaxing and funnest job I have ever had. I am able to do my school work and also work at the same time which is a total plus especially since I am a full time student. The job is not hard at all. The management is even awesome!