Georgia Tech Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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32 Ratings

Pros
  • Laid back, great work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • It was a great work environment and a wonderful learning experience (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is very hard here (in 8 reviews)

  • There are no raises, no additional compensation for extra work (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Accountant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Time off, work environment, and coworkers

    Cons

    Low pay and advancement opportunities


  2. Soft money is unstable

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist II in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist II in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time

    Pros

    Very casual environment, lots of opportunity to network with some of the brightest minds in the country. You have a chance to teach if you want, and can get assistance with advanced degrees by working with your supervisor to find a way to fold graduate or doctoral work into your job duties.

    Cons

    Tech is divided into Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC) and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). In both cases, most of the funding comes from grant research. However, GTRI tends to have much larger budgets and more reliable work. It functions more like a private business. GTRC is the academic side, and researchers there are basically second class citizens compared to academic faculty. You get no vote, you have no tenure track, and there is no bridge funding. If you're going to be a researcher, you're doing it on your own. It's a lot like being a small business owner constantly restarting every few years. You'll spend as much time chasing money for the next fiscal year as you do actually working on the projects in front of you.

    Advice to Management

    Bridge funding is vital to ensuring that talent doesn't leave. Pay isn't equal to industry, and it takes a decade for pension benefits to mature. There's very little incentive to stay that long when the job itself is so unstable. For the minority of researchers who have a talent for landing new grants, it's fine. However, it's particularly rough on new researchers who don't have the pedigree or public sector connections to secure significant funding on a regular cyle.


  3. Graduate Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    In Georgia Tech, you get surrounded by smart people. The experiment equipments are good

    Cons

    Work/life balance is not good. You sometimes need to work during the weekends.


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  5. Graduate Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Will have time to go to class

    Cons

    Salary is very little. You have to pay tuitions and medical yourself.


  6. Professor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart people, ambitious students and faculty, experts in many areas.

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in the crowd, lack of diversity outside of engineering, students are narrowly focused.


  7. GTAH Review: Rewarding for GT Students and Sport Management/ Hospitality Students

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    Former Employee - Suite Attendant/Ticket Attendant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Suite Attendant/Ticket Attendant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for part-time, not minimum wage Everyone's pretty friendly as long as you do what you're supposed to Sometimes you get access to free food (very valuable to college students) Abundant networking opportunities because you're dealing with GT's elite alumna and business partners Not a huge time commitment at all (works great with college student schedule)

    Cons

    Dress code is kinda strict so in the winter prepared to be cold Long hours on your feet (must wear comfortable shoes, I suggest sneakers) Must commitment to work schedule, if something comes up you better have a good excuse High turnout rate

    Advice to Management

    Adjust the dress code to accommodate all employees in the winter


  8. Research Engineer

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities, Great opportunities to networking with top government and industry leaders

    Cons

    Poor balance of workload and compensation, Little room for upward growth


  9. GRA

    Former Employee - Supervisor in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Georgia Tech (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment for learning latest arenas for research

    Cons

    Low wages as compared to the work that GRA's do


  10. Communications

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Campus location and feel, world-renown institute

    Cons

    Parking, pay scale and movement up the ladder hard to come by


  11. Decent Salary For Grad School

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great funding for graduate school

    Cons

    Qualifier process is brutal and difficult

    Advice to Management

    N/A



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