Emory University Reviews

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
275 Reviews
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275 Reviews
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Pros
  • Not a cutthroat culture and generally there is a good work/life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • The work environment is quite pleasant (in 20 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. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Student Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emory University as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly people
    Great place to work

    Cons

    no major cons come to mind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    So far so good..but could be better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Interviewer in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Interviewer in Marietta, GA

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

    Pros

    - Great Supervisors who do not micromanage employees and allow us to create our own work flow for the day.
    - Good benefits (403b Basic contribution + Match, medical/dental/vision coverage).
    - Courtesy scholarship for classes taken at Emory.
    - PTO and Sick leave (although it takes a while to accrue).

    Cons

    - Little room to move up within research departments with other staff members with similar experience.
    - Underpaid for position (taking into consideration work experience and degrees).
    - Little involvement with PI's and their research staff.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Stable Working Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Emory University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, generally friendly people, stable working environment

    Cons

    parking is difficult, not many career opportunities (especially in an office setting), office environment can be gossipy at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Health Care on the Rise

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pct/Unit Clerk in Tucker, GA
    Current Employee - Pct/Unit Clerk in Tucker, GA

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

    Pros

    Patient Care ...my job is all about the patients

    Cons

    i Love my job, i enjoy meeting different people ,my co-workers and i are team players,and that's why we get the job done,and satisfying the patients is our mission

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Friendly helpful staff

    Former Employee - Cataloger in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Cataloger in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    i enjoyed my time on the staff; there was respect for everyone.

    Cons

    There was very little upward mobility without additional degrees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Learned a lot and prepared me for future professional oppourtunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Student Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Emory University as an intern (more than 3 years)

    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
  9.  

    I love Emory.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Program Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Program Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Emory University full-time (more than 8 years)

    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
  10.  

    A nice place but not suitable for enginners

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA

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

    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
  11.  

    Excellent Experience for Future Sales Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Fundraiser in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Student Fundraiser in Atlanta, GA

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

    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

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