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Georgia Tech Reviews

Updated November 29, 2014
Updated November 29, 2014
440 Reviews
4.1
440 Reviews
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Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson
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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.  

    Retail Services

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good Work and Life Balance

    Cons

    Bureaucratic Nightmare. Too many redundant procedures and people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Graduate work worth the effort in the end when you graduate.

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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

    The secretaries, department heads and students are all extremely helpful. The research you work on is extremely interesting. The name on your resume causes companies to be interested in you if you have a well written resume.

    Cons

    The pay is too low for the city of Atlanta. I realize we are grad students but 22K/year is in the poor level. Additionally a lot of that pay goes to extra fees. You work extremely long hours (14+hours/day, did 18 at one point) as a graduate research assistant. There is no planned vacation days although technically you are allowed two weeks off which I have never seen occur. Finding / communicating with bosses can be difficult which sometimes leads to massive project slowdown.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to have a well defined vacation policy for graduate research assistants. Increase pay or improve benefits.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good benefits but can be a negative work environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Really enjoyed the retirement benefits and healthcare was also not bad. Somewhat flexible with regards to working hours when working in the labs. Salary seemed fair (but not great). Great resources for anyone wanting to do research.

    Cons

    When I had trouble with my boss, HR was very unresponsive to my concerns. I'm not one to complain unless really necessary, so I felt disappointed that no one seemed to care about my issue.

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  5.  

    N.F.L (Not For Long), come here to further your education

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Generous Tuition Assistance for University System of Georgia Schools (TAP) or out-of-state schools (STRAP)
    Higher education environment
    Able to talk to management and senior management about issues or ideas

    Cons

    Unprofessional co-workers
    Weak middle management
    Lack of growth within department
    Pay is abysmal for such a well endowed institution in the heart of Midtown (1% merit raise only for 15% of state employees)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    President Peterson is great! Middle management...not so much

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Higher Education Jobs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and great benefits. Access to some of the top minds in the world and the classes that they teach.

    Cons

    Not much diversity the higher you move up the executive ladder. Administration not fully appreciative of staff. Salaries not market rate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a bad place at all, but very political

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    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Tech as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Laid back, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Too laid back in many areas; not enough opportunities for growth

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Pays tuition but slows research

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Working at Georgia Tech as a teaching assistant is a comfortable job which covers tuition (not all fees), which generally requires less than the contract's 13 hours per week. Professors in the Industrial and Systems Engineering department are generally able to accommodate research and study needs. The students you get to teach are absolutely brilliant.

    Cons

    Class sizes are very large, and so the work load can spike during periods where homework and exams line up. The workload model seems to be shifting more responsibility with no shift in pay, so the deal is becoming worse for time. I am under the impression that Georgia Tech's Industrial and Systems Engineering department pays sub par with our high-end engineering schools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work more closely with student advisers to ensure they are not over reliant on teaching assistant support. Professors should feel obligated to seek out research funding for their students.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A little overpriced, indifferent faculty but OK

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Tech

    Pros

    Atlanta, Atlanta airport, campus and reputation

    Cons

    Indifferent faculty and expensive mandatory fees

  10.  

    Too short of a tenure to make a substantive review.

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

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

    Pros

    Some nice people and well known reputation.

    Cons

    When hired no one had mentioned that there had not been any raises for 4 years. Cost for parking is high. I've heard still no raises yet parking costs and benefits have increased.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    research driven institution

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GRA in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - GRA in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    lots of $$$
    lots of prestige

    Cons

    bad management of students, no rights given to grad students at all
    too much about the $$$, little care to actual research worth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't let professors run rampant with power

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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