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Georgia Tech Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
204 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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    GA TECH

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Tech

    Pros

    The students and staff are great.

    Cons

    Faculty can be a bit snobbish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide diversity and sensitivity training for all faculty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very talented people around to work with. Talented students. Growing entrepreneurial community and lots of support for developing innovative ideas.

    Cons

    Administrative burdens have grown in the past years, making it increasingly difficult to concentrate in the academic aspects of the job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Computer Science at Georgia Tech

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Tech part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    * Get to network with students and lots of smart people.
    * Get to influence how courses are run.
    * Get to learn course material very well.
    * Helping students is enjoyable.
    * Very flexible hours/convenient on-campus job.

    Cons

    * Minimum wage.
    * First semester is paid in credit.
    * Grading is very time consuming and cumbersome.
    * Proctoring tests can be somewhat boring.
    * Having to proctor/grade tests during finals week is annoying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really depends on the class in question. But maybe pay a little more?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Good experience, learned a lot from the fellow researchers.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Tech part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I liked the work environment and the people. I had to learn a lot on my own which challenged me to grow as an individual.

    Cons

    I had a lot of demands to meet deadlines and to come up with solutions on my own. The location was a little old and needed reconstruction or remodeling.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good environment to work in

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Tech part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    people work here with a happy environment, there's not much pressure and competition. just simply do your own job

    Cons

    the daily tasks can be a little routinely boring, but you wouldn't mind it when you enjoy the people you work with

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Tech

    Pros

    Tuition-waiver Learn how to elaborate on problems

    Cons

    Not chanlelnging and the workload could be very heavy for some courses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should increase the stipend

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Too short of a tenure to make a true assessment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Tech full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers were very nice and even years later I am still in touch with them.

    Cons

    Really was not there long enough to make a true assessment.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Difficult but rewarding

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    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

    lots of resources;
    smart students;
    top-notch professors;
    highly competitive environment that pushes you to succeed, sometimes at the cost of your social life and liver.

    Cons

    lot of pressure;
    campus facilities are atrocious and bilk you for every last penny. Each campus facility (dining rooms, parking and transportation, campus recreation, registrar) functions as a private fiefdom.;
    Money is charged for every little thing - late fees, transportation fees, auxiliary fees, student fees, parking fees, etc. etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat as less like a business and more like an educational institution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Tech

    Pros

    Getting a good pay as part time

    Cons

    Grading HW of students can sometimes take long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work for grad school. Moderate pay for engineering grad students

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Georgia Tech is well set up to take in external money and process it properly. School chairs are very willing to go out of there way to make it work for you. Generally you can set your own schedule

    Cons

    Salary was low. Insurance is poor. While you can set your own schedule, they often demand long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat GRAs as real employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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