Georgia Tech

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Georgia Tech Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
442 Reviews
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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.  

    Working As A Undergraduate Lab Instructor at the Invention Studio

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Lab Instructor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Lab Instructor in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    24/7 Access to the invention studio, which is equiped with cutting edge manufacturing equiptment. Also, give the ability to teach others how to use these machines, and give general advice on designing.

    Cons

    If you live on the wrong side of campus, the 24/7 access is somewhat a moot point, as you are limited by your ability to make it to the studio.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the studio more money. It will always be used wisely to further increase our ability to help all students on campus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Research assistant at Gatech

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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 part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work with talented people, with great diversity

    Cons

    Salary does not compare with most industry jobs

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great School!

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    Current Employee - Student in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Student in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    This school truly push you hard and train you to get ready to either industry or research.

    Cons

    It is too tech oriented and it doesn't have as many funny events as other schools do.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Very pleasant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Tech

    Pros

    Good supervisor with lots of support

    Cons

    Students can be frustrating and there is nothing to be done

  6.  

    Great place for student

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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 part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Students get paid easily and also receive tuition waiver. Tuition is tons of money for out-of-state student. Therefore, it it very worth to take the TA position. Also, it is also pretty interesting to answer questions.

    Cons

    The workload is absolutely not small. You may expect the workload is equal to or even heavier than you actually taking a course.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The compensation should be raised, since the school is scaling and there are more students in one class.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Georgia Tech is professional, adventurous, and fun!

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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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Always working on innovative projects. Working there as a graduate research assistant at the School of Aerospace engineering gave me incredible opportunities to get my hands dirty and discovery new things.

    Cons

    Georgia Tech is known for its rigorous academics, but I think they are all worth it. The salary for graduate research assistants are pretty minimal, but if you play your cards right, you can get through grad school without having to take out a loan!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    ECE Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging, as the undergraduate teaching assistant, you learn new knowledge, and debugging skill as well while helping other student debugging their homework.
    All professors I have work with are very respectful, and nice.
    The pay might not be much, but the experience is unique, especially if you are the person who like to help others.

    Cons

    The hourly pay could be better. The hourly salary for a senior student teaching assistant is only 10 dollar per hour.

    Recommends
  9.  

    I'm a research assistant at Georgia Tech for more than 2 years.

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    I was working on different funded projects by Precast Concrete Institute (PCI), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Fiatech, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). I had/have the best coworkers. I gained lots of experience in different domains through working on these projects. Some of them were international projects, and multiple people were collaborate with us from different countries. This helps me to learned how to manage a project and engage other coworkers.

    Cons

    Not really anything that I'm aware of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was working under supervision of Prof. Chuck Eastman and Prof. Javier Irizarry. Both of them have the best leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great People

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    World Class Institution. A lot of pride in GT. Great Benefits and Great Students. Amazing Midtown Atlanta location.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get noticed by just applying online. Must network to get in here due to competitive nature of their openings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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 part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good working condition. Nice campus. The students are very friendly. Most professors are very nice. It's near shopping place.

    Cons

    Bad traffic sometime. especially from 5pm to 7pm. Mainly because the campus locates in mid town Atlanta. Sometime it's not safe around campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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