Georgia Tech Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson
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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. Low Pay, but I learned so much.

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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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart People
    Great Campus
    Amazing city
    The classes were difficult, but I thought it was totally worth it to take time away from research to learn more about the areas that I'm interested in.

    Cons

    The pay is very low, especially if you're on third-time.
    Work consumes your life.

    Advice to Management

    Pay graduate students more reasonably.

  2. Media

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    Current Employee - Instructional Media Specialist II in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Instructional Media Specialist II in Decatur, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its an awesome environment to grow as a professional. there are lots of resources available to employes.

    Cons

    None come to mind !

  3. Undergraduate Research Assistant

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

    I have been working at Georgia Tech part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good learning opportunity if you're studying here and not taking too many courses in a semester.

    Cons

    You need to choose a research topic that is in your focus of study.

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  5. Lifeguard CRC: Still have fond memories of my time there

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Tech part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay for part-time student, learn valuable skills, regularly train in life saving and swimming, meet lots of other fun people, see/work big events (duel in the pool/winter nationals), flexible scheduling. Loved my time there obviously.

    Cons

    Early start for morning shift can be difficult. It can be a little slow when theres one person swimming laps and you're on stand but that's only 20 min at a time. there was no employee parking at CRC so I had to park in my designated area on campus which wasn't so bad for me but I can see that being an issue depending on your parking pass. I'm honestly thinking hard trying to come up with something more significant. No real cons.

  6. Good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Tech

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable for a research assistant position

    Cons

    The fees are too high

  7. Amazing academics and research. Horrible, bloated administration.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Obviously it's a top tier school with a great and well-deserved reputation for being on the cutting edge. The academics are hard by design, and that's why the people take a Georgia Tech degree seriously.

    Cons

    The paperwork side of things is unbelievably painful here. I'll have degrees from a couple other universities and none of them made things this difficult. I've had paperwork lost and been told that I had filled out the wrong form when someone in the office had given it to me the day before. I've heard of people accidentally getting sent degrees, despite not having actually graduated. And it's not a few isolated incidents. It's a clear pattern and everyone complains about it. Some departments are probably better than others, but it seems to be an institute-wide problem.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline administrative processes, get better software than whatever you use for Buzzport, and reduce the number of administrative personnel by about half.

  8. good

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Tech

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    supportive work positive learning experience

    Cons

    micromanaging long work hours far location

  9. Scientist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Tech full-time

    Pros

    Advanced technology, many great opportunities for a new projects

    Cons

    academia, low payment, less opportunity to grow

  10. Overall a great employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Leadership values employees, progressive, always room for growth

    Cons

    Business not comparable to corporate America

  11. Administration

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment and interesting place to work

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and red tape abound

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