Emory University
3.6 of 5 246 reviews
www.emory.edu Atlanta, GA 5000+ Employees

Emory University Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
Emory University – Atlanta – “Outside”

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3.6 246 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Emory University President Jim Wagner

Jim Wagner

(109 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Not a cutthroat culture and generally there is a good work/life balance"
    in 17 reviews
  • "The work environment is quite pleasant"
    in 17 reviews
Cons:
  • "There was not enough room for growth within the University and the opportunities that arise go rather quickly"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Not much room for advancement in my current role"
    in 3 reviews
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    My experience was a great learning one.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFacilities and modern equipped labs. Advisers are co-operative, highly knowledgable and very interactive.

    ConsDifficulties in experimental research, experimental research is time taking, expensive and patience demanding. Sometimes data achieved is not what is expected. Many times we have to restart the experiment to match data in consistency.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe length of Ph.D. should be short than it should be. It should also be funded.

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    Great place to start a research career

    Postdoctoral Researcher (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsAlways somebody in adjacent research labs that are willing and capable of helping you. Good benefit package for a first time employee.

    ConsBureaucracy is quite significant. As an international employee it was generally taken care of but the wait for the HR department to process papers was excessive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsI really liked the way students, residents, and fellows are treated at Emory - with utmost respect. This is not the case in some other universities where professors don't even say 'hi' to you. Benefits are good, especially starting your second year. Campus is just gorgeous, it's a pleasure to go for a walk for lunch.

    ConsSince CDC is right around the corner, you get people going to two major organizations at once. Traffic on Clifton can get pretty bad in the morning and around 5 pm. That was pretty much the only bad thing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook into optimizing traffic flow on Clifton Road.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Friendly and Supportive

    Graduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsThe work load is light; there are a lot of restaurants and fun stuff to do nearby; the people here are very friendly and supportive, especially to international students. There is a large number of international students and employees at Emory.

    ConsThe salary is not high;

    Advice to Senior Managementraise the salary of graduate student. comparing to the endowment, that's nothing. But it will attract better students

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Flexible, inspiring and encouraging

    Senior Public Health Program Associate (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsFlexible work schedule, good benefits, students and classes help inspire.

    ConsCompensation is very low, time-off is separated by vacation and sick time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsA very laid back, flexible work environment. The faulty and staff are great. Great "courtesy" scholarship package

    ConsBig egos to deal with once in a while, pay could be better and "Why" do you pay to park to come to work...nonsense to many!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease give better raises(you can afford it...look at tuition charges), Get rid of parking cost for employees($54.00 per month is crazy) Make Staff Fest an all day event and bring back LUNCH!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I will leave this institution having had no mentorship and very little money for a little under ten years.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe environment can be intellectually stimulating, the campus is beautiful and well-kept, and there are small enclaves of supportive staff members who help graduate students on their journeys.

    ConsThe stipend is not a lovable one, and although that is not unique to this school, my department could stand to bolster the benefits by actually putting a mentoring program in place so that graduate students have some degree of preparation for the job market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive a care about graduate students. Otherwise, you have thousands of people living for ten years on loans for the government and then leaving to make just ten thousand more than they made as graduate students.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience at Emory University was an exciting adventure.

    Receptionist (Former Employee)
    Decatur, GA

    ProsThe best reasons that I loved working for Emory University was that the students were wonderful, polite and fun to be around.

    ConsThe challenges at Emory University were keeping up with the records of every student and the complaints of their financial aid and so on.
    I only worked part time and didn't receive any benefits and had a full time workload.

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    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good opportunity with good benefits, but you may feel used

    Clinical Research Coordinator II (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsGood benefits, good name to have on a resume

    ConsPay is not that good

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest a little more in workers

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    Post doc at Emory

    Post Doctoral Fellow (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsGreat facilities, great collaborators, collegial atmosphere

    Conslow post-doc pay, typical university bureacracy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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