Georgia Tech Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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  1. Administration

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time

    Pros

    Great environment and interesting place to work

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and red tape abound


  2. Work and learn

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time

    Pros

    GRA work can improve skills in engineering, and the people to work with are really smart.

    Cons

    Salary is low. Sometimes feel lost in research when your advisor is too busy to give you some advice.


  3. Not a bad grad school, just not a good one either

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    R1 institution Campus is well-landscaped Career services is a decent resource for finding a traditional engineering job and general job advice Mild name recognition

    Cons

    BME curriculum is next to useless Teachers don't really care about teaching Career services is not good at finding biotech jobs More funding for student services is needed Not a lot of connections to the surrounding area or other parts of the country

    Advice to Management

    Focus more energy in getting departments to work together Get with industry to develop curriculums that are worth teaching to students


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  5. Great learning experience

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Georgia Tech as an intern

    Pros

    I had a great time working in the athletic department at Georgia Tech. I was thrown into the fire, met awesome people and earned valuable experience to start my career.

    Cons

    Working most weekends is required. Bear in mind, however, when working in athletics: working on the weekends would be way worse elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Turnover is athletics is very high. Make sure systems are in place to keep valuable personnel within your department, as they are key to keeping the wheels moving.


  6. Georgia Tech is an awesome school to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are plenty of opportunities for professional development.

    Cons

    Communication could be worked on a bit more.


  7. It was a great opportunity to work with a number of smart people and nice, hardworking students.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Tech as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you can find a permanent position in a good department, and do decent work, and can ignore certain politics, there is a lot of job security. They often rehire former students or former employees who have moved away and have come back. There are a lot of really exciting projects and programs being developed across campus, from the liberal arts to engineering to business, that take full advantage of innovations in interdisciplinarity and technology.

    Cons

    Quite a few people at all levels, from admins to management, were stretched too thin, often doing the work of 2-3 people (sometimes literally). Unfortunately, those people often get frustrated and make internal or external transitions. On the other hand, there were other people who were not particularly productive, but were difficult to replace due to political agendas and complicated hiring processes.

    Advice to Management

    Financial resources should be be spent appropriately to hire permanent staff to balance heavy workloads, both in student services and academic departments. Be sure to invest in the retention of good people (especially long-time employees), or at least the specialized knowledge that they have acquired, before they leave (through retirement or better opportunities elsewhere). There are a lot of systems and processes that are specific to this institution that it takes a new employee a while to learn, when they could get up to speed more quickly.


  8. It is a very pleasant place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly environment aside from a few busybodies and good pay, better than expected imo.

    Cons

    Temp work positions are volatile, especially during renovations, expansions, or when new professors are hired.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. Georgia Tech grad school

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Competitive, collaborative, and highly technical environment. Access to almost any sort of instrumentation is possible on campus or with collaborators off campus

    Cons

    The pay is not great especially when you factor in the couple of thousand in fees you have to pay every year.


  10. Graduate Student at GT.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent institution for a STEM BS/MS/PhD degree - especially for those who are aiming to go into industry. Consistently ranked in the top both nationally and internationally. Excellent resources for research with a very diverse group of researchers. Huge career fair, and generally a lot of companies coming through campus to recruit. For in-state students the ROI is pretty astronomical (i.e. I made it through a BS and PhD with ~$20k student loans, and general PhDs leaving my department expect ~$90-100k salary).

    Cons

    The fees for graduate students are a constant source of frustration. Most grads can expect stipends in the mid $20k range, and then expect to pay $1200 for fall/spring fees and $1000 for summer fees. Tack onto that $750 parking permits, and it gets to be a bit much for those of us commuting everyday. Also, for commuters specifically, traffic in Atlanta is pretty awful sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Please work on innovative ways to cover institution fees for graduate students. This would be my main concern.


  11. Good Engineering School

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You can learn a lot especially in professional skills here

    Cons

    Only engineering and business school; large class size

    Advice to Management

    Increase the number of professors so we can have smaller size of classes



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