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Georgia Tech Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
440 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • smart co-workers, knowledgeable advisor, good work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Great work environment with some very talented and interesting people (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Not the best work/life balance but it could definitely be worse and you have to be fine living in Atlanta (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Library Security

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    Former Employee - Library Security in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Library Security in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Tech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers and students are great.

    Cons

    The new management teams practice Jim Crow!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what GA Tech stands for...We aspire to be an Institute that pursues excellence and embraces and leverages diversity in all of its forms. “In the years ahead, we must continue to enhance a culture of collegiality, close collaboration, global perspective, intercultural sensitivity and respect and thoughtful interaction among a community of scholars that includes all of our students, faculty, and staff.”

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great for new grads, not much more

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Projects Specialist I in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Digital Projects Specialist I in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn the ropes of working in the university system.

    Cons

    You're working for the government, don't expect advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the office more like a business, less like a charity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Graduate Researcher at Georgia Tech

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

    I worked at Georgia Tech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good facilities,expert Professors,green campus,lots of recreational activities.

    Cons

    No hierarchy,no concept of work-life balance,Foreign nationals run risk of being "exploited",start-up culture can result in student's research being commercially sold for no benefit for the student "reserachers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish good hierarchy,advice foreign nationals beforehand if project requires US citizenship or any sort of clearance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Some good and some bad...depends on where you land

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Senior Professional
    Former Employee - Senior Professional

    I worked at Georgia Tech full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    As an employee GA Tech's academic side is great to work for. There is a lot of excitement, talent, and funds to keep life exciting. The campus is beautiful and generally the other staff are enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    The business side of Tech is a bit different. The various business units operate as individual entities, and the bottom line is everything. Devisions such as OIT continually get stuck in red tape and politics, consistantly getting mired down and not accomplishing goals. Unfortunately there are also many employees...legacy employees...that will not grow into the present, relying heavily on the 'old way' of doing things. If you get stuck in one such department you will spend much of your time trying to determine why things have to be so complicated. Also as a state institue the budgets are directly effected by Georgia's state budgets. For the last three years I was there employees did not receive annual merit raises, yet tuition continued to increase annually. Regardless of status (hourly and salaried) Tech is very stingy with vacation/paid time off and sick leave as if it were a personal affront.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up, put your big boy pants on, and get it done. In other words, just do what has to be done, including letting go of dated staff, modernizing processes, and taking GA Tech to a higher level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good but need some minor fixes

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Tech

    Pros

    Accepted for PhD, and good in terms of education but some professors needs to leave.

    Cons

    Was contacted by a professor even before learned that I will receive acceptance and he wanted to work with me. Then I started working with him but fired me after first 5 month without any warning or whatsoever. He was running out of funding and wanted me to look for another adviser. Although there were 8-10 professor working in my area due to bad timing next years students were already offered acceptance and when one professor fires others do not want to work with you. I had to switch to another area which caused me to loose all my desire to do PhD.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that once a student is accepted help them to stay in same area and do not let them fear for loosing funding.

  7.  

    department of housing

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Tech part-time

    Pros

    the people, co workers, the laid back workload

    Cons

    bureaucracy,bureaucracy,bureaucracy. upper management is useless and can be cut

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    100 cogs to turn a screw. Too much managment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Not worth the emotional stress

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Tech

    Pros

    The only ones: Academic reputation and job network. Even though a lot of employers will give you meaningless, toilsome, and tedious tasks to perform which will not at all advance you professionally.

    Cons

    it comes down to this: you go to school to learn. in order to learn and not have to self teach yourself everything you need good teachers. Fact and anyone that refutes this is most likely in a liberal arts, management, or other nonsensical major or simply has no social life: Georgia Tech simply does not have good teachers. I have been in school for 16 years now and in that time I have learned that near-impossible curriculum is not at all necessary when a teacher is competent. IF YOUR ARE OUT OF STATE: please save yourself the financial investment and misery of attending this insitution and go somewhere that has good teachers

  9.  

    OK for a few years, then you are ready to move on. Depends greatly what area you work in.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    College Campus environment. Very bright and engaged students. Good vacation and benefits.

    Cons

    A very large place - slow to change, very political. Hard to move ahead if you are on the staff side. Can tend to favor those who have worked there a long time.

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

    Georgia Tech College of Science

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

    I worked at Georgia Tech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Given autonomy, and work scheduling flexibility

    Cons

    Poor leadership structure or control, No long term or short term strategic plan, very poor communication, no authenticity in leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop "telling" the staff you care about the work they do, and start actually showing it, In the paycheck. Staff payroll increases totaling <3% in last 5 years. Faculty and administration, double digit increases.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good job for a student

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    Former Employee - Residence Advisor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Residence Advisor in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Tech part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free Housing, small stipend, and a lot of opportunities to meet new people. First access to maintenance when needed. Also, the free housing is usually in a good location.

    Cons

    Housing charges a ton for rooms and they know it and they don't care. Stipend is small considering how much some people work, and if anything meals should also be included.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually DO something with the advice we all give.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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