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Georgia State University Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
168 Reviews
3.6
168 Reviews
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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.  

    Overall great neuroscience program

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia State University

    Pros

    Beautiful building (PSC)
    Excellent faculty
    Amazing animal facility

    Cons

    Have to pay for student fees as well as health insurance out of a small stipend... doesn't leave much money left!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Research Scientist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia State University

    Pros

    They offer a bunches of free training and provide $500 per year per person for Postdoc like person to travel for the meeting and seminar

    Cons

    Salary is low, but if you find the right group and known what you need. You will find it is a nice place for transition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Georgia State Child Development Center

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    Current Employee - Early Childcare Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Early Childcare Teacher in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia State University

    Pros

    Great place to work. I love the bright children that I get to work with and the closeness of the colleagues.

    Cons

    1. There isn't a lot of career growth. You will stay in the same position for year. There are only three upper level positions which will most likely be held by the same person for the whole lifetime of your career.

    2. Paying to park is really expensive for a job that doesn't pay a whole lot.

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  5.  

    Overall good

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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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate; expanding influence in scientific community and investment in new faculty; new facilities.

    Cons

    Confusing bureaucracy; many who should know deadlines and dates don't know them, usually because they haven't been set yet. Many rules are unspoken, unwritten, or seem to be made up on the fly, specifically in the biology department. The leadership in the biology department is not solid, as no-one seems to be willing to lead it.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard to say

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

    I worked at Georgia State University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Education benefits are great, the health, retirement and other employee benefits are also good.

    Cons

    People there maybe are enjoying too much about the laid back atmosphere there, the administrative support employees are unbelievably lazy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great University!

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    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator

    I worked at Georgia State University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent experience and great work/life balance.

    Cons

    I really do not have any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    I worked as research assistant.

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

    I worked at Georgia State University as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    At GSU, it has a very friendly working environment and all the colleagues are very supportive.

    Cons

    If anyone looks for somewhere with a campus, then GSU is difinitely not your choice!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emm... Can't really think of any advice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Director with lots of experience

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    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia State University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, collegial atmosphere, competitive benefits. Senior level administrators really concerned with making a difference in the lives of the students. The University is lifting itself out of the level of average state schools and is becoming a leader in using data to drive changes.

    Cons

    It can take a while to build up a decent salary; expanding your skill set definitely helps open doors for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Wonderful with Challenges

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Housing Director in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Housing Director in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Amazing personal interactions with employees & most team members
    Great Accessibility to Campus Departments for Collaborative efforts
    Student Centered focus drowns out the game of "politics"
    Dental & Medical benefit options are great for full time members
    Wonderful perks included in my former position (parking included, housing included, meal plan included)

    Cons

    In my former Department, turnover was frequent
    Lack of intentional assessment to prevent re-inventing the wheel in predominant areas of my former Department
    Insufficient communication among team members across Inter-Departmental areas
    Unevenly distributed work load and an unhealthy atmosphere of genuine team work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistently assess & evaluate traditional programs, events, and personnel
    Always be transparent about the "why" to keep open communication and respect
    Train Supervisors on how to effectively engage in and handle conflict

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good benefits, limited room for advancement

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    Current Employee - Accountant I in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Accountant I in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The benefits are really good, tuition assistance program for employees if you want to get an advanced degree

    Cons

    Very limited room for advancement, salaries are not as competitive to keep strongest employees, promotions based on favoritism instead of earned credentials

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in developing everyone as a team instead of just one because you favor that person

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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