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Emory University Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
257 Reviews

3.9
257 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.  

    Learned a lot and prepared me for future professional oppourtunities

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Location
    Professional Environment
    Room for Growth

    Cons

    Traffic can be a bit of a hassle and there are the occasional individuals who feel others are inferior to themselves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I love Emory.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Program Coordinator  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Program Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Every department I've transferred to has gotten better and better over the years. Very stable and reliable company to work for. Most departments value their employees.

    Cons

    Executives look at employees, sometimes, as disposable people when they have complaints. It seems as though the first thing they decide to do when an employee has issues with their manager is get rid of the employee and not the manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check yourself first before you decide that an employee is the one causing the issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A nice place but not suitable for enginners

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    1. Work life balance
    2. Flexible working schedule
    3. Mostly are nice and smart researcher

    Cons

    1. Very old technology, career path is blurred, supervisor is not responsible for your career growth, the dean of department is not interested on engineers.
    2. Research based institute, people only care for data but don't care for system design, no matter good or bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yes it is an research university, but please treat faculty and staff fairly. A lot of policies are different between peoples.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent Experience for Future Sales Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Fundraiser  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Student Fundraiser in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    The working atmosphere makes up for the drudgery of cold-calling for hours on end. With a self-motivating personality there is ample opportunity for raises and bonuses.

    Cons

    The opportunities for promotion are very limited. The raise structure is very rigid, with little allotment for subjective review of performance; luck factors into success far too heavily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Filling the seats on the calling floor is important, but many veteran callers are given less opportunities to work because newcomers are taking their spots. Experience is essential for success here so new hires should be added at a slower pace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great research opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Access to a lot of data. Supervision by an experienced researcher. Satisfactory pay scale. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    High expectations in terms of deliverables not commensurate with authority or level of preparation. Research supervisor often busy with numerous projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please provide opportunities to greater numbers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to start your career

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work if you have a family.

    Cons

    The compensation is lower than other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Research Assistant Opportunities due to large endowment fund

    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    The professors are very helpful.

    Cons

    If not a student, the availability of opportunities are quite reduced.

  9.  

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good if you're a student worker; many options to apply to
    -Most employers are flexible in their schedule usage
    -Pay is good for someone starting out in colllege

    Cons

    Be smart of your time as a student.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Emory IT

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Great people

    Cons

    The salaries lower than market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to start a research career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Always somebody in adjacent research labs that are willing and capable of helping you. Good benefit package for a first time employee.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is quite significant. As an international employee it was generally taken care of but the wait for the HR department to process papers was excessive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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