Georgia Tech Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. 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 a 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.

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

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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
  3. 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
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  5. Not a bad place at all, but very political

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

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

    Pros

    Laid back, great work-life balance

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. Pays tuition but slows research

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    • 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
  7. 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

  8. Too short of a tenure to make a substantive review.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Tech full-time (less than a 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
  9. research driven institution

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    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
  10. Great experience

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

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice campus, heart of downtown ATL, awesome professors, talented students all around. Expect great prospects, but also be prepared to work hard, as competition is intense.

    Cons

    Surrounding neighbourhoods can be unsafe for students. No post-doctoral association, and some departments are not required to adhere to the NIH minimum salary scale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Institute NIH minimum wages for bioscience related labs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Serving as a graduate research assistant in ECE at Georgia Tech.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Got some chane to work with smart people.

    Cons

    Always asked to work harder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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