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Georgia Tech Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
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4.0 370 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson

Bud Peterson

(185 ratings)

88% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours and work environment enables a good work-life balance(in 9 reviews)

  • Great work environment with some very talented and interesting people(in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Not the best work/life balance but it could definitely be worse and you have to be fine living in Atlanta(in 6 reviews)

  • I've heard still no raises yet parking costs and benefits have increased(in 8 reviews)

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    Intellectually simulating, but not many opportunities for career advancement

    Research Engineer (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsGreat connections with industry and good work life balance

    ConsNot many opportunities for researchers to move up the heirachy

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging but rewarding

    Undergraduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsDepending on your supervisor, you can schedule your own work schedule around classes.
    Great work experience for those interested in attending graduate school in the future.

    ConsUndergraduate research is a huge time commitment. Depending on your research and location, you need to be resourceful with limited equipment and supplies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGeorgia Tech had a challenge environment in both course work and in doing research. There is a lot of diversity and interesting engineering opportunities.

    ConsSome professors and research advisors act like they do not have time for students. That can be frustrating to those interested in learning.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove professor/student interaction.

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    Inefficient and slow to change

    Accounting Assistant (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsSlow paced working environment, great location, friendly coworkers

    ConsCompensation not measured up with performance, difficult to move up, inefficient systems for operations, inconsistency among different department

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    good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood university and nice people, atlanta is a cool city, georgia tech is a very good university

    Consgood university and nice people, atlanta is a cool city, georgia tech is a very good

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    Silos

    Research Engineer II (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsFlexible work schedules. Good benefits package.

    ConsNot very "team oriented." People are focused on their specific projects and not very open to partnerships.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    best university of the south

    Associate Professor (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    Prosthe environment in general is friendly, and there are a lot of cross-disciplinary collaboration, the campus is big, the campus recreation center is really good, there are some nice new buildings, and Tech Square is really convenient - with shuttle to MARTA station that goes directly to airport

    Consdifferent department have different culture and politics, like every place else. atlanta traffic is insane, fortunately midtown area where the campus is located is walkable with lots of restaurants. Tech Square does not have really cheap street food

    Advice to Senior Managementtake care of your new hires by giving them reduced teaching loads (or no teaching) for the first year to help them prepare grant writing and a good start-up package so they can hire graduate students to work on projects right away

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Full of opportunities

    Resident Assistant (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsExcellent academic atmosphere, lots of opportunities to advance if you want to pursue higher education

    ConsLong hours, unstable upper management, no room for "flexibility" within department.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Way too much red-tape to get anything done.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsGood work-life balance. Some managers are very supportive and wish to develop their employees.

    ConsLack of leadership. No central coordination of campus entities. Lots of red tape. Things are slow-moving at best.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    graduate research assistant

    Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsFree education and the opportunity to study any subject on campus while getting paid to obtain a degree

    ConsThe lab that I was in was run more as a company than as a school. There were about 150+ graduate students for one professor, which means that the amount of contact hours was actually too low and it was really hard to get an appointment

    Advice to Senior Managementget less students or have another professor in the lab

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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