Emory University Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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Emory University President Jim Wagner
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Pros
  • as graduate programs go the work life balance is ok (in 20 reviews)

  • A very laid back, flexible work environment (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. It doesn't take a lot to succeede.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Dev/Analyst, Senior in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Applications Dev/Analyst, Senior in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great retirement and health care plans. Dental plan is the worst plan I've ever had.

    Cons

    Emory is a very political organization. Hirings and promotions are all done behind closed doors and seem to be based only on an individual's relationship to management and not their qualifications or achievements. Job postings are frequently changed to fit the individual's skills and not the skills required for the job. The vast majority of management does not posess a degree, skills, or experience in the industry/field they are in charge of. Most managers produce nothing, and serve only as a distribution point for work. Information is rarely disseminated to employees, if at all. Employee reviews are a whitewash and have no determination on employee raises. Raises are usually quite small, 3% max, and though are said to be based on performance, have no indication of this. Responsibility is also lacking at Emory. Missing deadlines, wiping out an entire month of email are gone unnoticed and without repercussion.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers with degrees and experience in the field they are going to manage and you will see they hire competent, qualified personnel to do the work.


  2. Helpful (2)

    I wouldnt recommend my worst enemy

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits package; Location; Tuition reimbursement; Courtesy scholarship

    Cons

    Horrible salaries; Favoritism; poor Management within Human Resources Department; Backstabbing


  3. Helpful (1)

    Ok, but could be better

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Faculty and staff assistance resourcs, emory mentor program, toastmasters, other professional development events, seminars, programs.

    Cons

    Political BS, favoritism, poor leadership/management from local manager, lack of communications within department, job security attitudes, no leadership, vision, or directions from management, lack of properly manager and professionalism from manager.

    Advice to Management

    All managers in the department should be required to attend and pass a management class to qualify for their position/job.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    horrible place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    if I have to pick, the benefit is O.K.

    Cons

    where should I start from? just one word for this place: horror !


  6. Senior Research Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Research Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Emory University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Highly regarded in the city.

    Cons

    Poor salary, No opportunities for advancements, poor senior staff/Junior staff relationships. Senior staff tend to treat junior staff with contempt as just a pair of hands.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees worthwhile wages especially technical staff in order to maintain great talent.


  7. Trick you into the job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Telefund Caller in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Telefund Caller in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and salary were decent

    Cons

    They made it seem like you could make a ton if you were ambitious, but that wasn't the case. Lots of bureaucracy to fight through.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more autonomy


  8. Emory has changed a lot in the last 5 years

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a good place for a long time. I felt like I was doing something more than just building widgets for the public to buy. Involved in making the world a little better and working with others who had a good attitude that went beyond just making money. Open to change and a healthy balance between work and family life.

    Cons

    Emory changed several years back. A new President and CFO has made Emory more interested in the bottom line. Seems to have affected the entire University not just my department. Generally everyone seems nervous about their continued employment and the lack of good general management skills is really hurting entire University and Hospital

    Advice to Management

    Emory needs to remember that people that work there could make more money somewhere else. Individuals who work there are doing so because they want to make a contribution to the world. Trust needs to be restored between management and workers. Lessen the focus on getting rid of employees who are not toeing the line.


  9. Review of Emory University

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of Diversity, no commitment to innovating curriculum, extremely limited resources compared to other institutions of higher education, no commitment to the Arts, in fact cut all arts programming and students have no options to pursue a studio practice.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify your faculty!!


  10. Steeped in tradition--"doing things the same way they've always been done and getting the same results".

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    For some, it could be the small size and quaintness fo the location.

    Cons

    not as progressive as the larger Emory campus.

    Advice to Management

    Give a listening ear to employees and don't view all change as potentially bad.


  11. Good Benefits, not much else

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are better than most universities.

    Cons

    No career advancement. Management skills are not deemed important. Faculty does not treat staff well.

    Advice to Management

    Develop management skills.



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