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Great for students!

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

I worked at Georgia Tech as an intern for more than a year

Pros

Good student environment that really caters to the younger crowd. Flexible hours and work environment enables a good work-life balance. Many different labs and projects allow for switching projects and rekindling the spark of interest.

Cons

Lower pay than typical industry jobs.

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To keep high talent, the salary needs to be commensurate. Otherwise, the job would be a perfect transition for a graduating student looking for full-time employment.

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    If you can find good management, working here is okay. Better than unemployment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Tech full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    For a non-faculty employee, the best reason to work at Georgia Tech is to be in the Teachers' Retirement System, hands down. Other benefits are available, but expensive. The academic departments are very busy during school, but the presence of the students lends an energy that you can't get anywhere else. Younger employees who want to advance have to take advantage of every possible new opportunity and earn advanced degrees. Remaining long in one department may eliminate any hope of moving up, and those who are politically savvy and have a good work ethic will be successful. If you can get on at GTRI, it is generally the best place on campus, but you must expect to work.

    Cons

    Beginning 2014, the university is entering its sixth consecutive year of no merit raises. The old mantra of "work smarter, not harder," is worn out because the volume of work increases annually, while the hiring moratorium in place for at least the past six years continues on. Morale is low. Little is done to empower staff to find ways to improve their own work situations. Whiners and manipulators have the most power. Those who have time to build retirement elsewhere have already left and the ones in the market to take their places have limited skills, so the quality of the talent pool sinks lower with each passing year. Those with many years' experience are looking to retire as soon as they can unless a miracle happens and they find a better opportunity. It is a disappointment to those who remember Georgia Tech as a real community of support where creativity and quality work was rewarded financially.

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    Communicate the tough messages with honesty, clarity, and candor. If there are aspects that have to remain confidential, just say so. Staff, both professional and clerical, know when they are being lied to, and once trust is broken, it is difficult to restore. Train your unseasoned managers and tell them exactly what is expected of them. Senior administration, eliminate the con artists - you know who they are, and you know what they are costing the taxpayers of Georgia. The six figure salaries cannot forever be explained away for individuals who do not create jobs for Georgians or bring funding into the Institute. What a shame.

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    Georgia Tech

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Tech

    Pros

    Georgia Tech has excellent colleagues

    Cons

    Salary freezes can be demotivating.

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