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Georgia Tech Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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4.0 374 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson

Bud Peterson

(187 ratings)

87% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours and work environment enables a good work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Great work environment with some very talented and interesting people (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Not the best work/life balance but it could definitely be worse and you have to be fine living in Atlanta (in 6 reviews)

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

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    Graduate Research Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAs a graduate student, the GRA provides stipends for me. It's great to receive the salary while doing research.

    ConsEveryone here is working hard. So many genius are around you. So you need to do something very interesting and innovation to impress your boss

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    A good example for a first job

    Wok Cook (Current Employee) Georgia Institute of Technology Branch Post Office, GA

    ProsGenerally good decent amount of student as customer
    Well train fellow employee.

    ConsLow Wage do not change for the long run 8.25 per. hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess time for linger around

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Engineer

    Research Engineer I (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsGreat place and people to work with

    ConsLarge work load but manageable

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Security Officer/Fire Marshal for the Library System, ensure that Safety Inspections are conducted daily.

    Senior Security Officer (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsIt is a great atmosphere to work in, you form great relationships.

    ConsOur Security experience a Force Reduction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the people the value their careers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Student Assistant

    Student Assistant (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsThe work was easy and you were able to do school work at the same time. Getting hired simply depends on your likability with the boss.

    ConsWaking up for 8 am shifts was a bit difficult. Sometimes cleaning up after meetings was a bit annoying, but fine since you got to eat the food.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    PhD in School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsFlexible hours
    Great training
    Resources
    Collaboration
    Students and faculty down to earth

    ConsPay
    Politics
    Some advisors are not the best

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic Place of employment

    Senior Research Technologist (Former Employee) North Atlanta, GA

    ProsProfessional growth, training, enjoyment of workplace, recreational opportunities

    ConsState Budget restrictions really drag the incentive to stay down

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue on with the path of growth- the budget restrictions was took me back to the private workplace

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Retail Services

    Mid Level Manager (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsGood Work and Life Balance

    ConsBureaucratic Nightmare. Too many redundant procedures and people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Graduate work worth the effort in the end when you graduate.

    Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsThe secretaries, department heads and students are all extremely helpful. The research you work on is extremely interesting. The name on your resume causes companies to be interested in you if you have a well written resume.

    ConsThe pay is too low for the city of Atlanta. I realize we are grad students but 22K/year is in the poor level. Additionally a lot of that pay goes to extra fees. You work extremely long hours (14+hours/day, did 18 at one point) as a graduate research assistant. There is no planned vacation days although technically you are allowed two weeks off which I have never seen occur. Finding / communicating with bosses can be difficult which sometimes leads to massive project slowdown.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to have a well defined vacation policy for graduate research assistants. Increase pay or improve benefits.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for new grads, not much more

    Digital Projects Specialist I (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsLearn the ropes of working in the university system.

    ConsYou're working for the government, don't expect advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat the office more like a business, less like a charity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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