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Georgia Tech Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
433 Reviews
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433 Reviews
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Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson
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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.  

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

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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 (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
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    Great place to learn hi tech

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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 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
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  5.  

    Program assistant

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    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
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

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

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    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
  8.  

    too good to work at

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    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

  9.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Tech

    Pros

    Many opportunities to learn and develop professionally
    Great benefits

    Cons

    A lot of politics involved

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Library Security

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    Former Employee - Library Security in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Library Security in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Co-workers and students are great.

    Cons

    The new management teams practice Jim Crow!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what GA Tech stands for...We aspire to be an Institute that pursues excellence and embraces and leverages diversity in all of its forms. “In the years ahead, we must continue to enhance a culture of collegiality, close collaboration, global perspective, intercultural sensitivity and respect and thoughtful interaction among a community of scholars that includes all of our students, faculty, and staff.”

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place for a student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place for engineering
    common platform

    Cons

    Maybe not easy to find a job after graduation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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