Georgia Tech Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
384 Reviews

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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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  1.  

    reasonable payment while you are still a student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Tech

    Pros

    This job is that the university offers to all their phd students. Though it sounds less, you can never complain the school.

    Cons

    The payment is quite low. It cannot cover your living cost in Atlanta because you have to pay for your fee which is quite a lot!

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    Great Benefits; Enjoyable Atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Tech

    Pros

    401K and retirement plans one of the best nationally, HR actually does a good job of being visible, opportunities for telecommuting in my position

    Cons

    Long term career at Georgia Tech harder for those seeking engineering roles, especially if your work is on contract, Parking permits are killer (but so is anywhere in midtown Atlanta).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    best place in the world to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You get to work with amazing people who are the most influential people in the world in their respective fields. There is a lot of opportunity to interact with academic experts, captains of industry, and leading practitioners in your field. The research institute and the foundation add so much to the academic experience.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge is getting there. Atlanta traffic is daunting if you do not live near campus. Get an apartment in midtown.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to be like other schools. Stay true to the Georgia Tech traditions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    ECE User Assistant (Student Worker)

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    Current Employee - ECE User Assistant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - ECE User Assistant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    - Great management
    - Awesome Hours
    - Flexible work times to accommodate school schedules
    - Co-workers are friendly and in similar classes as you are.
    Overall, this job did not add any stress to my schedule and I believe that it actually improved schedule by filling in waiting times between classes.

    Cons

    I do not have any complaints for this job. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn new things and have structure in my schedule.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    graduate program at GT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time

    Pros

    great program, beautiful campus, many opportunities

    Cons

    working in laboratories can be really tough because there is not much oversight over lab Primary Investigators

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very good and free life,comfortable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time

    Pros

    strong research skills and equipments, Very good and free life,comfortable, good teachers and students, good salary, so I love here

    Cons

    Very good and free life,comfortable, good teachers and students, good salary, so I love here,strong research skills and equipments,

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    Graduate Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Tech

    Pros

    As a graduate student, the GRA provides stipends for me. It's great to receive the salary while doing research.

    Cons

    Everyone here is working hard. So many genius are around you. So you need to do something very interesting and innovation to impress your boss

  9.  

    Fantastic Place of employment

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Technologist  in  North Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Technologist in North Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Tech full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Professional growth, training, enjoyment of workplace, recreational opportunities

    Cons

    State Budget restrictions really drag the incentive to stay down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue on with the path of growth- the budget restrictions was took me back to the private workplace

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Math TA

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Being a teaching assistant was a great experience. I highly recommend it to anyone who is good at math and likes to teach. The pay is very good considering how easy it is to fit into your schedule - it's basically just like taking another class.

    Cons

    Some professors may not communicate with the TAs sufficiently, making your job more difficult. Grading papers is a boring but necessary part of the job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Teaching Assistant in BME

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

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

    Pros

    Being a Teaching Assistant was a great experience. I got to help my fellow students learn challenging material and I reinforced my own knowledge. I also got to connect and network with the professors I worked for.

    Cons

    No real complaints. Sometimes you have to get things like tests, quizzes, homework graded by a certain dead line, but if you manage your time well, it is doable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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