Georgia Tech
4.1 of 5 339 reviews
www.gatech.edu Atlanta, GA 5000+ Employees

Georgia Tech Reviews

Updated Mar 20, 2014
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4.1 339 reviews

                             

95% Approve of the CEO

Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson

Bud Peterson

(168 ratings)

89% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good but need some minor fixes

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Georgia Tech

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

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

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department of housing

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Georgia Tech part-time

Prosthe people, co workers, the laid back workload

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

Advice to Senior Management100 cogs to turn a screw. Too much managment

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not worth the emotional stress

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Georgia Tech

ProsThe 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.

Consit 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

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

ConsA 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Georgia Tech College of Science

Facility Management (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

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

ProsGiven autonomy, and work scheduling flexibility

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

Advice to Senior ManagementStop "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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good job for a student

Residence Advisor (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

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

ProsFree 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.

ConsHousing 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 Senior ManagementActually DO something with the advice we all give.

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

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Not the best.

Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Georgia Tech part-time for more than 3 years

ProsFacilities, huge variety of research projects, brand

Conspolitics, unclear collaborative efforts, mismanagement

Advice to Senior Managementmake things clear, transparent. and too much politics.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Lack of support from Supervisory, Management and does not exist from upper management

Advisor II (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Georgia Tech

ProsStudents, good education. Staff are nice and really work hard for the students. Students are awesome, focused - many will do great things.

ConsNo raises!! Supervisors and directors only interested in their own salaries, no support for increases in salary or job responsibilities except for those reporting to VP and of course upper management. GT constantly Adding positions and bringing in outsiders. GT has added more administrators with six figure income than any institution-does not reward those on the front lines.
No interest in helping staff move forward-most seem to want to discourage you from anything. Moral very low-focus on only those in academic area-Non academic area very low pay except for directors and VP or those who do the work for the VP.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease get your head out of the sand and look at what your professional staff make. Can you make it on less than 50K-Current salary below market while directors above market. Human Resources suggest to employees the look for a job at Emory or another school.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Pay well for web site dev

Part Time Developer (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Georgia Tech

Pros$20/hr is the best pay in GT part time jobs. Work isn't too strenuous.

ConsNothing high tech or state of the art.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more grad students.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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If you want a safe non-challenging job then this is your place

Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Georgia Tech

ProsIf you want an easy job, have kids and want a pretty easy gig then this is your place. If you're far along in your career then I wouldn't recommend coming here unless it's a pit stop to have kids and then move on. There are very smart people at the top but nobody really shares that knowlege. The peer staffers are siloed and don't really communicate across other depts. I'd say if you're just starting out it's probably a good first stop but I would say that it would be a place where a career goes to die. No mas.

ConsPay stinks. Mostly staffers are lcd. Some very smart people coupled with the lcd.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow for more entrepreneurial exposure.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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