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Georgia State University President Mark P. Becker
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    Overall a good place to work. Some quirks here and there.

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia State University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have worked in three different places at Georgia State and at each place I enjoyed my co-workers and felt like I was in a mostly positive environment. The work wasn't too challenging in either location. I think that particularly in office settings GSU makes an effort to make people feel like a work family. They always have lots going on around the holidays and birthdays may be celebrated too.

    Cons

    Student Assistants are paid very poorly. I've been searching for a new job doing what I currently do and there are companies paying way more for the same skills. No benefits (but I didn't expect any). No real room to grow or to get raises as a SA. Some micro-management (not much, but some). Every department is going to have one person that always has a negative attitude and wants to spread it around to others and they just so happen to be management so there is nothing you can do about it.

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    I love Georgia State and think it's a great place to work. My only advice would be to enforce rules (like no nepotism) more.

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Georgia State University Interviews

Updated Nov 23, 2014
Updated Nov 23, 2014

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    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Georgia State University.

    Interview Details

    I was already a Master's student for one year when I applied. There are orientations and tours for the out-of-towners, but I didn't attend those since I already worked there. Applicants are divided into groups based on their subject area concentrations. There were two rounds of group interviews, meaning multiple applicants and faculty members in each session. A faculty member asks a question, and each applicant responds in order. A little unnerving, as you have to commit or worry about one-upsmanship; there is an unfair advantage to the first or last in line, depending on how you look at it.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you plan to do after getting your PhD? This is a difficult question and really not appropriate: PhDs are long and they typically change your career outlook, depending on how you adapt to the academic research world.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for graduate students. It's a stipend, not a salary really.
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Website www.gsu.edu
Headquarters Atlanta, GA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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