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Emory University Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
296 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 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.  

    Emory has changed a lot in the last 5 years

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Trick you into the job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Telefund Caller in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Telefund Caller in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Emory University part-time (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Give employees more autonomy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Senior Research Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Research Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    horrible place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 !

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    highly regret the decision of going to grad school

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student
    Current Employee - Graduate Student

    I have been working at Emory University

    Pros

    in a good city. lots of places to go for fun if you have SPARE TIME!(which you don't have as a grad student!!)

    Cons

    all sorts of bad things. as a graduate researcher, you don't get paid enough to make ends meet in this city. and no career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop being all about yourself and start thinking about the growth of your students. we are not just cheap labor

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok, but could be better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Emory University

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    painfully

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emory University

    Pros

    there are pockets of people that try to do the right thing

    Cons

    more interested in the process than the end results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the cost savings that have been and continue to be implemented are not saving money...it is just shuffling of money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    I wouldnt recommend my worst enemy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Emory University

    Pros

    Benefits package; Location; Tuition reimbursement; Courtesy scholarship

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Benefits, not much else

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emory University

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Develop management skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It doesn't take a lot to succeede.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Dev/Analyst, Senior in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Applications Dev/Analyst, Senior in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Emory University

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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