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Reviews for Cobb county school district

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.75
Support from management
3.54
Teamwork
3.82
Freedom to work independently
3.71
Internal Communication
3.46
Office / Work Environment
3.68
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.46
Challenging Work
4.21
Inclusive / Diverse
4.21

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.39
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.04
Career Development
3.86
Overall compensation for your work
3.25
Company Image
4.21
Job Security
4.11
Handicapped Accessibility
4.11
Workplace Safety
3.96
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 1 of 28 reviews Parking in 12 of 28 reviews Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options 401(k) in 10 of 28 reviews No onsite daycare facility Reimbursed daycare in 1 of 28 reviews No ability to work remotely Desirable office location in 5 of 28 reviews No tuition assistance Paid Parental Leave in 5 of 28 reviews 401(k) Match in 2 of 28 reviews Flexible spending account in 8 of 28 reviews Paid time off in 15 of 28 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 16 of 28 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 15 of 28 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 12 of 28 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 1 of 28 reviews Health and wellness programs in 8 of 28 reviews Employee discounts in 14 of 28 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 9 of 28 reviews No dogs allowed No fitness center on site Free Snacks/Drinks in 1 of 28 reviews
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  • 28.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

It's combabulated.

Support from management

Nope

Teamwork

This, depends on the person

Freedom to work independently

Not at all. Can't even suggest anything for improvements

Internal Communication

Not quite as well as it used to

Gender Equality

Yes. Males, not so much.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Yes

Career Development

Depends

Overall compensation for your work

Not even

Office / Work Environment

Most of the year, it's OK. But when summer comes, they turn the air off so your stuck working in the heat

Environmental Friendliness

They recycle, just so they can say they recycling

Work-Life Balance

It's ok

Company Image

It's a good place to work

Job Security

My position had been threatened so many times by my manipulative boss

Handicapped Accessibility

Yes, it is accessible

Workplace Safety

At times, yes. Again, summer inside a building with no air

Challenging Work

It's routine most of the time

Inclusive / Diverse

True that

Suggestions for improvement

  • This person needs to update to the new, modern system. This person has been doing the same routine for over 20 years and would not want to change.

What I like about the company

Their are some good days. But that's depending to the individual if they'll let the negative aspects control them.

What I dislike about the company

Management, mostly my boss. This person is nice, but like, manipulative nice. And then this person will drop that comment that makes you feel that you're not good enough.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Cobb County School District
  • City
    Marietta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
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Company Culture

good employer to work for. Flexible

Support from management

depends on school

Teamwork

depends on the school

Freedom to work independently

completely independent

Internal Communication

most of time

Gender Equality

mostly female employees

Attitude towards older colleagues

many older teachers still working

Career Development

not sure

Overall compensation for your work

not up to par in comparisoin with surrounding school districts

Office / Work Environment

each school is different mostly good

Environmental Friendliness

not sure

Work-Life Balance

flexible

Company Image

good employer

Job Security

teachers always needed

Handicapped Accessibility

good access

Workplace Safety

emergency plans in place if needed

Challenging Work

Sometimes good classes, sometimes not

Inclusive / Diverse

good diversity

Suggestions for improvement

  • Sometimes part time employees feel disconnected as most contact is online

What I like about the company

When working with young students it is a good feeling to see them thrive especially the ones that need the extra mentoring to get them over the hump.

What I dislike about the company

needs more communication and training for part time employees

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Desirable office location is offered
  • Company
    Cobb County School District
  • City
    Marietta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 24.Mar 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • more support for LGBTQ staff and students

What I like about the company

I had some positive team members.

What I dislike about the company

The district leaders are disconnected from the educators doing the frontline work with children.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cobb county school district
  • City
    Marietta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Stop making it so hard to get at risk students the help they need. Teachers have to jump through hoops just to get a student tested for any type of disability!

What I like about the company

I had wonderful co-workers and very supportive principals.

What I dislike about the company

The lack of support for at risk students. Specifically those with behavior concerns.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cobb County School District
  • City
    Marietta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered

Company Culture

Better than other school districts, like DeKalb or Clayton. But like any county, the culture fo the school depends on what school you are assigned to. Education just needs to be better in generally. Cobb County is definitely a good choice as they work to provide great resources and PD for the teachers.

Work-Life Balance

I can tell my principal is supportive of you not staying late everyday. She also mentions that teachers shouldn't be going home everyday right after the designated time. Of course it's not a requirement to stay late. So it's up to the employee to make the work-life balance work. When you're at school focus on getting all your work done at school and give students more responsiblity.

Challenging Work

Like I said earlier, Education just needs to get better in general and depending on my school you are in, you will have to do more work than others. This isn't different from any other county. At the schools that I've worked, the workload is typical of an average teacher.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Give teachers a voice in decisions that will affect them and the children they serve.

What I like about the company

The principal at my school is all about the students and partners with the community to get resources that allow the student to get things and do things they may not have been able to do on their own. It's wonderful to see student expose to so many opportunities.

What I dislike about the company

I would like for the county and state to be more open to the teachers' ideas.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cobb County School District
  • City
    Marietta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I think our school is very diverse. I do however feel you should be able to transfer with in district without needing approval to leave the school you are at.

What I like about the company

While working for the district I have needed time off due to emergency surgeries and maternity leave. The school came together to help out in any way possible for both me and the teacher I work with. They are very supportive and just a great team to work with. The district goes above and beyond to help their staff and students to reach their goals.

What I dislike about the company

I found it hard financially coming back after 3 months. I had to pay back insurance premiums from when I was out. Rather then split it, it was all taken out at once.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Cobb County School District
  • City
    Marietta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Annual employee reviews should not be tied to how well students do on a test. Many times this is out of a teachers control.

What I like about the company

The board members are accessible and ask for suggestions to better the district. My team members always offer assistance. My administrator recognizes my contributions

What I dislike about the company

The pay scale could be a lot better.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cobb county school district
  • City
    Marietta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • improve teacher evaluation of admin

What I like about the company

They're doing their best to increase our pay

What I dislike about the company

remember what it's like to be a classroom teacher and all the responsibilities we juggle. Take some of the added responsibilities away (Touchstones, etc.)

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Cobb County School District
  • City
    Powder Springs
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would have schools work together more often and have more district wide policies on teaching

What I like about the company

opportunity for growth. i have been given opportunities to advance my certification within my district

What I dislike about the company

Maternity Leave is terrible. You use all of your sick days to have a child and come back to work and get unpaid work days if your baby gets sick

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    Cobb County School District
  • City
    Marietta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 16.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • That we should get raise according to our proformance and work

What I like about the company

My company gives us bonus check twice a year

What I dislike about the company

I don't have any thing that am disapprove with my company

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Cobb county school district
  • City
    Acworth
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee