Georgia Tech Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Good place in general

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Tech

    Pros

    Undergraduate classes are not that hard if you are a graduate student. The job usually does not take 20h/week although it states so.

    Cons

    The salary rate is low, but it is expected since we are students. The expense at Atlanta is not as expensive as in those big cities like New York.


  2. Aerospace Engineering

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aerospace Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Aerospace Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time

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

    Pros

    Ability to push the state-of-the-art, great coworkers and students, lots of research flexibility and opportunities

    Cons

    Atlanta, traffic, outrageous parking permit fees


  3. Research is tough anywhere, but Georgia Tech makes it the best it can be

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Tech

    Pros

    Great interdisciplinary research. I regularly work with, take classes from, and get advice from professors in many different areas. They really work well together as a university system (even across GT and Emory)

    Cons

    Doesn't give health insurance to graduate students like some universities. They do offer it to you a discounted rate as a student, but still. With a family, we're probably going on Medicaid.

    Advice to Management

    Each department you get paid from is different. Just stay on top of the emails they send and you send them, and everything will be smooth.


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  5. Former Graduate Teaching Assistant

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching/Research Assistant in Smyrna, GA
    Former Employee - Teaching/Research Assistant in Smyrna, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Worked as a GTA for 1.5 years as I was working on a Master's degree.

    - Strong tuition waiver
    - Good monthly payments
    - Reasonable expectation of work

    Cons

    - Some HR/Payroll issues can arise, just make sure to be proactive and keep an eye on your income.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. Helpful (1)

    Not so good if you are not a Postdoctoral Fellow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Tech full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can telecommute to avoid the horrendous downtown Atlanta traffic. Co-workers are awesome even though they are overworked and underpaid. Georgia Tech has tight financial controls.

    Cons

    No annual raises. Wide pay bands, so you cannot move to another position and get a raise. For mid-level employees promotion must be to Director level in order to make it to the next pay band and get a raise. Directors at Georgia Tech promote their "favorites" to "associate" directors. Georgia Tech also uses quotas in hiring and promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire/promote based on a persons race or sex. Don't externally post positions; when you have already decided who you are going to hire/promote. It's not fair to have people interview for positions when upper management has pre-decided who will be getting the job. Stop creating "Associate/Assistant Directors" who have no employees reporting to them.


  7. GRA

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Tech part-time

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

    Pros

    Good to learn and get paid. Depending on the school and department you work in, your pay will vary. I was lucky once to work in the school of mech eng where i was paid well

    Cons

    Can be a lot of work. You have to learn to juggle projects, class work as well as GRA work.

    Advice to Management

    I think all departments should standardize their rates for GRAs. Unfair to pair differently across schools.


  8. Review title

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Tech

    Pros

    It was very good and beneficial

    Cons

    Everyhting was good about it


  9. Graduate Student Research

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

    I worked at Georgia Tech

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -provide stipend for breaks (still paid over winter break)
    -direct deposit available
    -clear job training
    -research hours flexible
    -HR was incredibly helpful throughout

    Cons

    -student fees cut into stipend
    -flexible hours can mean more than 20 hours of work in a week nearing deadlines, but this varies

    Advice to Management

    Since graduate students do not use the same services as undergrads, consider creating different fee services for the two groups, so that graduate students are not being over-charged for services they're not utilizing


  10. Graduate Degree from Georgia Tech

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

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

    Pros

    Georgia Tech has some of the best professors and facilities.

    Cons

    The tuition and fees are ridiculous.


  11. Helpful (1)

    my least favorite job in my life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Tech

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It is pretty relaxed in terms of what you wear, allowing you to leave for a doctor's appointment, and things along those lines.

    Cons

    The culture is defined by the arbitrary use and abuse of power. Everything is just about pleasing some boss or other, and management seldom wants to believe that underlings have anything to contribute. The pressure to work all the time--early, late, at home, etc.--can be intense. Pay is generally pretty good, but can be somewhat arbitrary from one position to the next.

    Advice to Management

    Improve work-life balance; incorporate staff knowledge into administrative decisions.



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