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Georgia Tech Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
431 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.  

    Great place to learn hi tech

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Staff and faculty are very professional. Students are highly motivated and diligent. The campus size is nice.

    Cons

    not safe at night, always busy, professors are always very busy and hard to find

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should invite more people from industry to give talks about real engineering problems and challenges

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    EHS is great! The people are nice and the work is reasonable. Very flexible with your class schedule.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EHS Student Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - EHS Student Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Tech part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are nice and the work is reasonable. Very flexible with classes schedule, and the work you do is easily comparable to working as a full time employee.

    Cons

    The office has a low male to female ratio, meaning there are more females than males. This has lead to an increase in the amount of office drama, and gossip.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The environment is very conducive to work, but the amount of chatter creates barriers in creating meaningful relationships. I would advise management has meetings about work relationships to develop a more transparent and fluid environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    too good to work at

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

    I worked at Georgia Tech full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    get to learn a lot

    Cons

    Nothing specific to say here

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  5.  

    Good company

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

    I have been working at Georgia Tech

    Pros

    Many opportunities to learn and develop professionally
    Great benefits

    Cons

    A lot of politics involved

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place for a student

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place for engineering
    common platform

    Cons

    Maybe not easy to find a job after graduation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great place to work as a world renowned research institution

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Engineer II in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Research Engineer II in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    one of the best engineering schools in the world
    dynamic campus environment with new people
    it gets quite during the summer months, which is great focusing on research
    great work and life balance

    Cons

    commuting and parking can be challenging
    campus area is not safe and one should be very careful walking around the campus after dark

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Being a biology teaching assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Tech part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    All the professors I've worked with have really cared about their TAs and the students they're teaching. They respect both parties and are genuinely interested in teaching.

    Cons

    One major challenges it the lack of motivation of some students, especially in the introductory classes. It makes sense given that they're not going to major in biology but it's still tough to work with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Working as a graduate research assistant at Georgia Tech is a great way to get paid while getting educated

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Lots of academic freedom to pursue your own research interests

    Cons

    Life can be tough if you're relationship with your advisor goes down the drain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A good school to get MS/ME or PhD from

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

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

    Pros

    great academic reputation,
    helpful faculty members,
    reasonable cost of living

    Cons

    student fees and parking offsets much of the graduate stipend

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stronger career advisement/support for graduate student would be nice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Rewarding and challenging research.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Tech part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    As an undergraduate, I have a large class load and my mentor and principal investigator (PI) are very understanding of my hectic schedule. The facilities and faculty are some of the best of the best.

    Cons

    I've been given a few different projects to focus on, so it can be a challenge to see a big picture at times. Also, I find myself very attached to the projects and wanting to be in the lab constantly, which can have a detrimental effect on my work-life balance.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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