Emory University Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
267 Reviews
4.0
267 Reviews
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Emory University President Jim Wagner
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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 17 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great

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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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Small research groups and approachable faculty.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in research areas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    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 for more than a 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
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  5.  

    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 for more than a 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
  6.  

    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 for 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
  7.  

    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Great experience, friendly. Full of trees.

    Cons

    Have a long walk sometimes. Crowded cafeteria.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great University to Work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emory University

    Pros

    The pros of working for Emory is the energy behind the team you work with. It makes coming into work a blast. They also challenge you to do better and never underestimate your skills.

    Cons

    None. The cons for working for Emory is the work is hard. Even though it is fulfilling it is still very hard. Yes it is hard.

  9.  

    Great staff, easy work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emory University part-time

    Pros

    Easy work, very flexible schedule

    Cons

    low pay and no parking nearby, but other than that, there are really no cons to this position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Conducted research a the Rollins School of Public Health

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    Former Employee - Research Associate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Emory University as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The academics are very intelligent in their respective fields. They are quite helpful to students and challenge you in a positive way.

    Cons

    Some graduate programs could be stronger.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Emory

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emory University

    Pros

    Emory has always had great resources.

    Cons

    Emory is definitely Hard work.

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