Georgia Tech Research Institute

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Great experience, easy-going environment, great coworkers

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Intellectually challenging work; smart, motivated coworkers; relaxed research environment;

Cons

Job security can be an issue. Like all research labs, you are paid on a certain contract (usually government) which will eventually end. When that happens, you must find additional funding for a new project or look for a place on another team for the source of your salary. I don't think this is a big problem, but fear of it sometimes stressed my coworkers out.

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    Great pay for the work, very calm environment, and cutting-edge research

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    Current Employee - Student Research Assistant  in  Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Student Research Assistant in Marietta, GA

    Pros

    Above-average pay, laid-back work environment, very expert workers in their field.

    Cons

    The laid-back environment can sometimes lead to very slow rates of progress on all levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more student assistants, who are willing to work for far less pay and at a harder rate then some of the older members.

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    Interesting work, but culture is TOO laid back

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

    Pros

    - very smart and friendly employees
    - your work is often on the cutting edge and/or has never been tried before
    - flexible schedules
    -lots of vacation time

    Cons

    -pay is good enough starting out, but forget about raises above inflation level
    -a general lack of urgency in completing work (I guess that may be a plus for some)
    -people are coasting on the all of the DOD work that comes in and there's a general lack of interest in diversifying
    -the promotion structure is extremely rigid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify your award portfolio, otherwise I do not see any growth happening soon

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