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Emory University Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
297 Reviews
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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 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Not much room for advancement in my current role (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.  

    Well-run, but some departments are behind the times in terms of administrative efficiency

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Emory University

    Pros

    Close
    Young
    Fun
    Relaxed
    School work matters
    Occasional free food
    Cool coworkers

    Cons

    Office leadership
    Redundant work
    Guilt tripping to schedule shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Electronic file management OR paper file management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Wonderful Place

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

    I have been working at Emory University

    Pros

    The diversity and culture at Emory is admirable. I truly enjoyed working at Emory

    Cons

    Not enough room for advancement and limitations on pay increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great work environment. Stimulating. Interesting.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher

    I have been working at Emory University as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Depends a lot on you advisor.

    Cons

    My contracts have been for one year or 1.5 years and it is uncomfortable because you have to spend time several months before finishing looking for the next position.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great place to work, great benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at Emory University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, great place to learn a lot, great positions for recent graduates.

    Cons

    hourly pay is not enough to live off of if you are a recent graduate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good so far

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emory University

    Pros

    nice weather, friendly professors, good study atmosphere

    Cons

    not anything in mind so far

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

  7.  

    Great experience as a law student.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emory University

    Pros

    Supportive administration, access to beautiful undergraduate campus, and wonderful weather.

    Cons

    Tuition is incredibly high. This is true for many private law schools. Emory is no exception.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More wellbeing and relaxation programs for students where they can earn credits like in the business school.

  8.  

    Overall great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Emory University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Emory offers a great deal of flexibility and alternative work arrangements (work from home, telecommute, etc.). Benefits are good, especially the employee courtesy scholarship. I was able to get my MBA while working at the school for far less than out of pocket than what I would have paid without it.

    Cons

    The pay isn't the best. It could be more competitive with other schools in the area. There is a need to lay out clearer career paths so that people know how they can advance their careers without having to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on retaining talent. The cost of bringing a new person up to speed is rarely considered when making decisions about raises and such.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Research Specialist

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

    I worked at Emory University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great scientific opportunity for those coming straight from their bachelor's degree and considering higher education degrees. Depending on your principal investigator, there are opportunities to be published, go to weekly seminars with guest speakers, and network with senior scientists.

    Cons

    As a entry-level scientist, you're limited to what you can do. Additionally, you have to clock in/out daily.

    Recommends
  10.  

    I was a student assistant as a work-study student. Great experience

    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Emory University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Overall great environment, they hire the very best because it is such an esteemed institution. Very understanding of the work/ school balance and willing to work around it

    Cons

    Compensation was low, but what do you expect? You're a student assistant. Sometimes I wished I could work more hours, but it's hard to get that due to department budget constraints

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any advice. Keep doing your thing!

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    I would stay for another 12 years if the opportunity presents itself.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Emory University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Schedule flexiblity was a plus. We were allowed to work from home once per week (sometimes more if special projects required the attention.). The benefits package is amazing compared to other employers. There are many opportunities for professional and personal development.

    Cons

    Traffic into the Emory area is awaful. Recent Business Process Improvement (BPI) initiatives are consolidating positions; therefore, job security has become questionable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was very disconnected and needs to be trained in performance management and employee motivation techniques.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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