Georgia Tech Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
384 Reviews

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384 Reviews
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Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson
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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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  1.  

    Good first step, but not somewhere to build a career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Tech as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work was contract based and thus very diverse and I learned a great deal of MATLAB and other skills which I wouldn't necessarily have needed in an academic lab.

    Cons

    I was essentially a contractor, so I had no job security and wasn't able to get anywhere with respect to getting a full-time/permanent position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Solid

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

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

    Pros

    Great education. I would recommend.

    Cons

    Not any I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Intellectually simulating, but not many opportunities for career advancement

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great connections with industry and good work life balance

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for researchers to move up the heirachy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Georgia Tech GRA

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Tech

    Pros

    Georgia Tech had a challenge environment in both course work and in doing research. There is a lot of diversity and interesting engineering opportunities.

    Cons

    Some professors and research advisors act like they do not have time for students. That can be frustrating to those interested in learning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve professor/student interaction.

  6.  

    Challenging but rewarding

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Depending on your supervisor, you can schedule your own work schedule around classes.
    Great work experience for those interested in attending graduate school in the future.

    Cons

    Undergraduate research is a huge time commitment. Depending on your research and location, you need to be resourceful with limited equipment and supplies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Inefficient and slow to change

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

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

    Pros

    Slow paced working environment, great location, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Compensation not measured up with performance, difficult to move up, inefficient systems for operations, inconsistency among different department

  8.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time

    Pros

    good university and nice people, atlanta is a cool city, georgia tech is a very good university

    Cons

    good university and nice people, atlanta is a cool city, georgia tech is a very good

  9.  

    Silos

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    Former Employee - Research Engineer II  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Research Engineer II in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Tech full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules. Good benefits package.

    Cons

    Not very "team oriented." People are focused on their specific projects and not very open to partnerships.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    best university of the south

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    the environment in general is friendly, and there are a lot of cross-disciplinary collaboration, the campus is big, the campus recreation center is really good, there are some nice new buildings, and Tech Square is really convenient - with shuttle to MARTA station that goes directly to airport

    Cons

    different department have different culture and politics, like every place else. atlanta traffic is insane, fortunately midtown area where the campus is located is walkable with lots of restaurants. Tech Square does not have really cheap street food

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of your new hires by giving them reduced teaching loads (or no teaching) for the first year to help them prepare grant writing and a good start-up package so they can hire graduate students to work on projects right away

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Full of opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent academic atmosphere, lots of opportunities to advance if you want to pursue higher education

    Cons

    Long hours, unstable upper management, no room for "flexibility" within department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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