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Georgia Tech Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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4.0 369 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson

Bud Peterson

(184 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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    Student Assistant

    Student Assistant (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsThe work was easy and you were able to do school work at the same time. Getting hired simply depends on your likability with the boss.

    ConsWaking up for 8 am shifts was a bit difficult. Sometimes cleaning up after meetings was a bit annoying, but fine since you got to eat the food.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    PhD in School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsFlexible hours
    Great training
    Resources
    Collaboration
    Students and faculty down to earth

    ConsPay
    Politics
    Some advisors are not the best

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Graduate Research Assistant

    Gradua (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsAble to participate in advanced scientific research. Nice campus. Strong reputation in undergraduate and graduate studies. Full tuition for graduate research assistants.

    ConsHigh student fees are levied every semester on GRAs, even when no classes are taken. High athletic fee that goes to support the varsity sports teams, which may not be of interest to some students. This fee was increased the year GT fired their football coach, who had 4 years and $4 million remaining on his contract.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop collecting usurious fees from graduate students who are living on small stipends.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wish PhD students have only do research to get paid.

    Research & Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    Proslot of collaboration opportunities, it is pretty competitive in all fields of academic life which keeps you motivated, many facilities for doing research, environment is supportive in few ways,

    Consthere is limited financial support available. No raise in most cases even after number of years of work in the same position with performance.

    Advice to Senior Managementadmitting someone in research position has some form of responsibility on management as well, that they have to ensure that sufficient funds are available to support the PHD research of the student. rather not admit him at all at the first place.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Considerate Management in Student Center

    Student Center Student Assistant (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsNice full time as well as part time staff, reasonable pay increases for part time students, understanding of work vs school balance

    ConsOccasionally turn a blind eye to other student employees not working their share, low hourly wages in the student center compared to other areas on campus

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great University strong graduate programs....tough to find jobs in the area

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsGreat education, great value. Good people senior people to learn from and strong colleagues.

    ConsAtlanta (and most of the south) has CS and bio tech jobs and not much more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Place to Work

    Adjunct Lecturer (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsGood adjunct salaries for the field; reasonable loads; relatively fulfilling teaching appointments.

    ConsExperience will vary tremendously by department.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate more avenues for permanent employment for adjuncts; open GT resources to adjuncts (almost nonexistent presently)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It provides you with the experience you need to succeed in the engineering industries.

    Undergraduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsGeorgia Tech has many avenues for specialization and research. It is clearly ranked highest in terms of engineering education quality.

    ConsOne would need to network a little more to know how to get the most of their experience at Georgia Tech. Otherwise, one either succeeds or not at Tech, not much in between.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working here is great, but you'll never see extra $$

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits and environment are fantastic. Great healthcare benefits and other perks. Holiday schedule is also pretty nice. Paid week off at Christmas.

    ConsOnce you're in, you're pretty much locked into your salary. There are no raises, no additional compensation for extra work. They only seem to value those (monetarily) who come in from outside the Institute. I'd stay here for my career if only they could pay me market value.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Typical RA responsibilities in a top School

    Georgia Tech Research Assistanta (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsAmazing learning experience, the only way to experience Tech to its full capacity

    ConsVery challenging and time consuming

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