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Georgia State University Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
196 Reviews
3.7
196 Reviews
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Georgia State University President Mark P. Becker
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance depending on the department (in 10 reviews)

  • Tuition assistance program available after six months of employment (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • If your department is not a favorite of upper management, you're left to fend for yourselves (in 4 reviews)

  • Due to management not saying no to projects the work load is outrageous (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Georgia State university is a very good research university with outstanding professors and student.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia State University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was a ph.d student there and worked there as a GRA and GTA.

    Cons

    Teaching undergraduate students with different background.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I love working on GSU's campus

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

    I have been working at Georgia State University

    Pros

    benefits, environment, office management, salary, work-life balance, company values

    Cons

    training, work-life balance, meetings, orientation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to work and learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia State University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance. New leadership bringing good changes.

    Cons

    Work life balance not as balanced as it used to be. Work alot outside of work hours. Salary 30-40% lower than market rate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Basic Student Job

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

    I have been working at Georgia State University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Good hours
    -Good Pay
    -Chill Environment
    I don't know it's a basic student job, they work around your class schedule

    Cons

    None really. Once again it's a a basic student desk job. You do data entry and deliver mail.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Experience

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

    I worked at Georgia State University

    Pros

    I was a graduate assistant so I received a tuition waiver and a nice stipend.

    Cons

    I worked way more than the suggested 20 hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that graduate assistants are graduate students...not full time staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia State University

    Pros

    provide stipends and tuition for you.

    Cons

    I do not really see any cons.

  8.  

    Great environment - confused management. Democracy run amok.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia State University

    Pros

    Academia = no bottom line, lots of freedom, great gym, great benefits, free classes, smart, diverse students, faculty and staff.

    Cons

    Academics become management and don't know how to manage - at all. Bizarre and ancient sense of hierarchy based on tenure but not matching merit, skill, ability etc... Lots of politics. Very unclear goals and mission. Low pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Research Assistant

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

    I worked at Georgia State University

    Pros

    Friendly, Fairly Environment
    Easy to apply [stay high on GPA in you community college and apply through STEP's program]

    Cons

    Difficult for a freshman without knowledge to work with researchers who are Dr. in Physics and PhD students. They were deep into their works so that they don't have much time to explain to me what I should do. The only thing I could rely on is a 1000 pages book theory in order to understand the basic of this research (in 8 weeks)!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a preparation research experience for me, and I think my colleague knew that so they only guided me what a professional working-environment should be.
    In short, I learn more about soft-skill then knowledgeable-theory.
    [Apply through STEP's program]

    Recommends
  10.  

    GSU aint so bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia State University

    Pros

    They pay your tuition and a stipen for graduate school if you get a graduate research assistant position. The positions range from teaching assistants to research assistants and administrative assistants

    Cons

    The city of Atlanta is annoying and the campus is right in the middle of downtown. Homeless people all over campus and never any parking

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Typical university -- Positive, caring people who are overworked and underfunded.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia State University

    Pros

    Friendly and competent faculty and staff -- good people to work with.

    Cons

    Heavy workloads with poor compensation; everyone is frantically busy at all times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I truly believe upper management is doing all they can; more funding needs to come in from the state, but education will have to become a bigger national and political priority for that to happen.

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