Georgia Tech Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
421 Reviews
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Pros
  • smart co-workers, knowledgeable advisor, good work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Great work environment with some very talented and interesting people (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Not the best work/life balance but it could definitely be worse and you have to be fine living in Atlanta (in 8 reviews)

  • I've heard still no raises yet parking costs and benefits have increased (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    great place to work as a world renowned research institution

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer II in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Research Engineer II in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    one of the best engineering schools in the world
    dynamic campus environment with new people
    it gets quite during the summer months, which is great focusing on research
    great work and life balance

    Cons

    commuting and parking can be challenging
    campus area is not safe and one should be very careful walking around the campus after dark

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Working As A Undergraduate Lab Instructor at the Invention Studio

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Lab Instructor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Lab Instructor in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Tech part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    24/7 Access to the invention studio, which is equiped with cutting edge manufacturing equiptment. Also, give the ability to teach others how to use these machines, and give general advice on designing.

    Cons

    If you live on the wrong side of campus, the 24/7 access is somewhat a moot point, as you are limited by your ability to make it to the studio.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the studio more money. It will always be used wisely to further increase our ability to help all students on campus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Student Center Employee

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    Current Employee - Building Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Building Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Working on a college campus is a great experience, you get to meet and interact with so many different and diverse people.

    Cons

    Sometimes language or culture differences can get in the way, but it is a good challenge!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great School!

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

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

    Pros

    This school truly push you hard and train you to get ready to either industry or research.

    Cons

    It is too tech oriented and it doesn't have as many funny events as other schools do.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Research assistant at Gatech

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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 Tech part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work with talented people, with great diversity

    Cons

    Salary does not compare with most industry jobs

    Recommends
  7.  

    Being a biology teaching assistant

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

    I have been working at Georgia Tech part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    All the professors I've worked with have really cared about their TAs and the students they're teaching. They respect both parties and are genuinely interested in teaching.

    Cons

    One major challenges it the lack of motivation of some students, especially in the introductory classes. It makes sense given that they're not going to major in biology but it's still tough to work with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place for student

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

    I have been working at Georgia Tech part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Students get paid easily and also receive tuition waiver. Tuition is tons of money for out-of-state student. Therefore, it it very worth to take the TA position. Also, it is also pretty interesting to answer questions.

    Cons

    The workload is absolutely not small. You may expect the workload is equal to or even heavier than you actually taking a course.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The compensation should be raised, since the school is scaling and there are more students in one class.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working as a graduate research assistant at Georgia Tech is a great way to get paid while getting educated

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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 Tech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of academic freedom to pursue your own research interests

    Cons

    Life can be tough if you're relationship with your advisor goes down the drain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A good school to get MS/ME or PhD from

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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 Tech full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great academic reputation,
    helpful faculty members,
    reasonable cost of living

    Cons

    student fees and parking offsets much of the graduate stipend

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stronger career advisement/support for graduate student would be nice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Georgia Tech is professional, adventurous, and fun!

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

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

    Pros

    Always working on innovative projects. Working there as a graduate research assistant at the School of Aerospace engineering gave me incredible opportunities to get my hands dirty and discovery new things.

    Cons

    Georgia Tech is known for its rigorous academics, but I think they are all worth it. The salary for graduate research assistants are pretty minimal, but if you play your cards right, you can get through grad school without having to take out a loan!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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