Georgia State University

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Very good place for research

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Atlanta, GA

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

Pros

The university has a lot of professors who believe in mentorship and nurturing talent - there are always great opportunities for research at several departments. I was very fortunate to get the guidance of a great mentor and learned a lot being a research assistant.

Cons

I would say the direct placement initiatives (into the corporate world) taken up by the university for its students are limited. They really just focus more on research and academics here.

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    Analyst Programmer Intermediate IS&T - Application Engineering Department

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst Programmer Intermediate IS&T in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Analyst Programmer Intermediate IS&T in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia State University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Good Benefits, such as health, vision, dental etc...
    2. Great co-workers

    Cons

    Wow where to start..... The job market is tight and people want to know how a business operates so they wont be (stuck) as the interview can never give you how a business works or how management operates.

    1. Management will not say no to projects no matter how large or small. This has lead to upset clients throughout campus due to consistent unmet expectation.

    2. Due to management not saying no to projects the work load is outrageous.

    3. Due to the harsh work load employees are reduced to just putting out fires and entering in cumbersome tickets to let management know they are working. ( If you don't have tickets you are not doing your job)

    4. With massive unending tickets on employee plates employees have no time to learn and make things better.

    5. The massive work load has also lead to a very hostile team dynamic. Employees will always hear leads and management argue over work load and having to train new employees as many have jumped ship.

    6. Finally, due to the work load time off does not exist even if you have time to take off.

    Please remember this is a university not google or apple so the pay is far below market for what you must put up with.

    I hope this will help those looking into the IS&T department and help them make an informed decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Say NO! You don't have the staff!
    * Project Management.
    * Train leads how to train new employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Graduate Student

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia State University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Location is great and centrally located.

    Cons

    Health benefits were horrible and practically nonexistent for graduate students.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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