Emory University Reviews

Updated April 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Not a cutthroat culture and generally there is a good work/life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • The work environment is quite pleasant (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much room for advancement in my current role (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. Student Programming Assistant

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    Former Employee - Student Programming Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Student Programming Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Emory University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing support through the leaders and supervisor; Great professional development experience; the leeway and freedom to craft programs of your choice

    Cons

    No cons or anything negative to say. I worked there while they were doing reorgs so there was some difficulty adjusting to that.

  2. Program Assistant

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

    I have been working at Emory University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Organized, highly efficient and intelligent staff.

    Cons

    Very large; easily go unnoticed.

    Advice to Management

    Be more reactive in providing positive feedback to employees.

  3. Business Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emory University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and hiring priority given to internal candidates.

    Cons

    Policies not consistently enforced throughout university. Business Process Improvement initiative is centralizing units and making people nervous about their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about team building and morale.

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  5. A Great University

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

    I have been working at Emory University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, great location, and great environment

    Cons

    Traffic, compensation, medical benefits were used to be better

  6. Loved it.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emory University

    Pros

    I worked at the Captain Planet Foundation as an undergrad through the Emory Ethics and Servant Leadership Summer Internship program. I loved it and would recommend other students to apply. I love Emory and Captain Planet.

    Cons

    I can't think of any real cons. I love Emory and would encourage people to work there.

  7. Great experience with EHSO

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EHS Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - EHS Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Emory University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Great people to work with

    Cons

    Pay is an issue. Management is trying to raise funds

    Advice to Management

    No advice

  8. excellent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emory University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    many different laboratory results that make you think

    Cons

    very large company; maybe they could make smaller different intities

    Advice to Management

    excellent work

  9. Undergraduate Research in Chemistry

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

    I worked at Emory University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    learn a lot of useful research model skills

    Cons

    there is not much cons, maybe time consuming, but really worth it

  10. Good university in the south。

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emory University

    Pros

    1. Atlanta is 9th biggest city in the US
    2. Close to Georgia Tech
    3. Beautiful campus, safe neighborhood.
    4. strong connection with CDC

    Cons

    1. Not strong in some fields like Computer Science
    2. Expensive tuition
    3. Courses restriction in Master program

    Advice to Management

    1. Make parking free on campus
    2. Enhance the teaching quality
    3. make it more affordable to graduate students

  11. Great university

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emory University

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible resources and great support offered to faculty and staff.

    Cons

    President needs to go after demonstrating himself as being incapable of leading a top-tier university, particularly with racist public remarks.

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