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Georgia Tech Reviews in Georgia

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
440 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    This place is like a family

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Tech

    Pros

    Compassionate leaders
    Comfortable work spaces
    Professional staff

    Cons

    The compensation here seems to be significantly lower than similar institutions

    Recommends
  2.  

    Graduate teaching assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Tech part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working as a graduate teaching assistant was a very beneficial experience. Teaching entry level class improved my understanding of the basics, and it also helped me with my communication skills.

    Cons

    Can't really think of anything I'm not satisfied with. The training before the begging of the semester was very intense. I understand the benefits of "learning to teach", but most people just didn't care much about it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    One of the best universities in the country to get quality education.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great exposure, huge alumni network and low school fees

    Cons

    Courseload is heavy. Heavy, in the sense, HEAVY !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could do better with supporting much more students financially by offering TAs and RAs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The large College of Computing provides many benefits and some downsides for PhD students

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

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

    Pros

    Nice, new facilities; many top-rate professors to work with; relatively easy to get and maintain funding as a grad student; many courses to pick from.

    Cons

    It is easy to get lost (in a research sense) in such a huge place. The College of Community administration puts on various events to create a sense of grad student community, but it is not as strong as some other institutes.

  6.  

    Great place to learn hi tech

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Staff and faculty are very professional. Students are highly motivated and diligent. The campus size is nice.

    Cons

    not safe at night, always busy, professors are always very busy and hard to find

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should invite more people from industry to give talks about real engineering problems and challenges

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Program assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Worked remotely with grant allocations & management, coordinating travel, proofing research papers, conference coordination and compiling research references. Built multi national network amongst research professors. Contractual basis for 14 months. Great experience!

    Cons

    Part time availability on a contractual basis, so the position wasn't the most reliable on a financial point, and the school department was not willing to work with a stranger based remotely.. Made getting the invoices paid a little more difficult.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Happy to work here. It is definitely, heluva of ride. You would enjoy it

    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 an year)

    Pros

    - Working as a GRA, with full tuition fees waive off. I am an international student. Getting full waive is like a boon.
    - A lot to learn.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the awesome work.

  9.  

    EHS is great! The people are nice and the work is reasonable. Very flexible with your class schedule.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EHS Student Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - EHS Student Assistant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The people are nice and the work is reasonable. Very flexible with classes schedule, and the work you do is easily comparable to working as a full time employee.

    Cons

    The office has a low male to female ratio, meaning there are more females than males. This has lead to an increase in the amount of office drama, and gossip.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The environment is very conducive to work, but the amount of chatter creates barriers in creating meaningful relationships. I would advise management has meetings about work relationships to develop a more transparent and fluid environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    too good to work at

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    get to learn a lot

    Cons

    Nothing specific to say here

  11.  

    great place to work as a world renowned research institution

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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