Emory University Reviews

Updated June 30, 2014
Updated June 30, 2014
260 Reviews

4.0
260 Reviews
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Emory University President Jim Wagner
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Not a cutthroat culture and generally there is a good work/life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • The work environment is quite pleasant (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Not a lot of room for advancement (in 4 reviews)

  • There was not enough room for growth within the University and the opportunities that arise go rather quickly (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Unethical University

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrator  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Administrator in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Emory University full-time

    Pros

    benefits, connection to smart people

    Cons

    very hierarchical; a fake interest in diversity but no real commitment; supervisor was belittling, dismissive of anyone else's expertise, and consistently failed to communicate vital information to the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management training for faculty who manage employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Project manager

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emory University

    Pros

    good bennies like the retirement
    they pay for 5 credit a semester at Emory.

    Cons

    low salaries
    they care about education

  3.  

    Great campus but...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Associate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Emory University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    University provides great educational benefits

    Cons

    Postdocs get paid very little and have little support and mentorship to move towards professorship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Professors should spend time mentoring postdocs and helping them get published! many only care about getting their own grants and about their own career progress.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The job is okay for a student.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emory University

    Pros

    You can do hw during downtime.

    Cons

    Its tiring after you've worked there for years.

  6.  

    Business Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emory University for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits were excellent. Always opportunity for growth throughout the university.

    Cons

    Pay and they do not value their employees. The workload was not fair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your personnel and make them feel appreciated to retain top quality employees in your workplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent company for short term work--cannot build a career here.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emory University

    Pros

    Great families and kids. Parents very appreciative. You can build lasting relationships

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid. Some practices border on employee abuse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your middle managers! Fix your serious retention problem so you're not constantly training new people.

    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Smoking Mirrors..

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Emory University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Located in great part of Atlanta. Strong brand locally, nationally and globally.

    Cons

    Mircomanagement environment. Like to 'fire people for fun' because people have way too much time on their hands and spend time harassing and picking on others during the course of the work day. Department operate in silos and office politics are alive and well. Emory still has that 'good ole boy' mentality operating in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice because they don't listen when you do and begin to see you as a threat suggesting change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It is behind on the times

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Molecular Genetics Technologist II  in  Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Clinical Molecular Genetics Technologist II in Decatur, GA

    I have been working at Emory University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible work environment and the people try to be nice.

    Cons

    Out dated everything. Including how people think!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at how other Clinical Labs are working and take some steps to keep up instead of making your employees work with under-par equipment and protocols.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Emory needs a change of admin

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emory University

    Pros

    Access to great resources. Diversity. Location.

    Cons

    Administration is non-humanities based, which means decisions are often too narrow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify your administration and prepare for change, leading the way to it.

  11.  

    Stay away from the clinical trials office

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator III  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator III in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Emory University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The CTO manages to recruit outstanding personnel but the overall hostile and chaotic environment lead to high employee turnover.

    Cons

    Extremely heavy workload, little to no support for upper management, too many systems, little cooperation among departments, and non competitive salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decrease work load for CRCs/ CRNs and increase salaries. Provide administrative support for working groups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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