Emory University Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
277 Reviews
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277 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Not a cutthroat culture and generally there is a good work/life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • The work environment is quite pleasant (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Not a lot of room for advancement (in 4 reviews)

  • There was not enough room for growth within the University and the opportunities that arise go rather quickly (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    My experience was great...I was an Emory University employee, but a contractor at the CDC which was an amazing experience and an awesome opportunity to learn a variety of new things.

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    Current Employee - Senior Library Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Library Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Emory University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The CDC is a place where you can learn a plethera of information due to the vast journals, articles, doctors and scientists, you have an opportunity to connct with daily. These people are serious about making the world a healthier, safer place to live and most of them go above and beyond the call of duty to get the job done.

    Cons

    Some days you work extremely long hours. I'm sure this current Ebola situation has some people working 12-16 hour day and night shifts. But the reward comes when your work or research has helped to aid and assist in.solving or diminishing whatver the problem was.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should always consider input from office staff at any level. People have the tendency especially in today's market to be employed in aas outside of their normal area of expertise. That's fine, but Management would be amazed sometimes at the. vast knowledge employees have in areas outside of their work experience. I learned early in life that, "People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care".....and you would be surprised at how much this reigns true across the board in all areas of business with people from all walks of life. People are apt to do more when they feel appreciated. Thank you goes a long way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good experiences

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Emory University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice college and good colleagues, very beautiful working environment and good staff

    Cons

    Salary sometimes might be lower than you thought and I could only work one year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Collaborative environment

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

    I have been working at Emory University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Emory University is an excellent academic institution to work for. What I value and appreciate most about this school are the following qualities.
    Resource rich
    Challenging
    diverse
    rigorous

    Cons

    Leadership does not always consult with students or department heads when making drastic changes. For example, in the fall of 2012 the university cut 5 graduate programs (giving the students 5 years to graduate or transfer to a different department) with no warning or explanation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should be more transparent about the decisions that they make that will profoundly effect students. Improve the communication between students and the administration.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Come for a job, stay for a career.

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    Current Employee - Non-clinical services coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Non-clinical services coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Emory University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great health benefits
    Stable employment that has long history
    Well known and large in size

    Cons

    Due to its large size and many bureaucracies, it takes a long-long-long time to get a move on in anything.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Emory University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Small research groups and approachable faculty.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in research areas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Outstanding employer - best practices, professionalism

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Emory University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This employer prioritizes promotion from within and provides a competitive benefits package, including those for professional development. I was very proud to work there - Emory Healthcare and the graduate academic programs are nationally ranked in the top ten for the nation.

    Cons

    the business/academic units are silos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The organization needs to build in career pathing and more succession management for staff, especially for those below the director level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great

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

    I have been working at Emory University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    easy, good hours that are flexible with studying schedule and test dates, friendly people and the pay is not too bad for an on-campus job

    Cons

    sometimes meet difficult patrons when you are working, but nothing too difficult that is really demanding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Residence Life and Housing is great!

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    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Emory University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, strong teamwork environment, open to receiving feedback, supportive of programming ideas, always able to collaborate with other offices and programs on campus

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic at times which makes getting a task done a bit more difficult/time-consuming, there is always tons of paperwork which feels like it takes away from completing projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less emphasis on paperwork would leave more time to programming.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Positive, growth opportunity

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow

    I have been working at Emory University as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place for a postdoc, lots of opportunity for growth and interaction across disciplines. Good benefits helpful administration staff

    Cons

    easy to get lost in the crowd, must be self advocate. Chair-person inaccessible to trainees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Environment

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Emory University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great experience, friendly. Full of trees.

    Cons

    Have a long walk sometimes. Crowded cafeteria.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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