Georgia Tech Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
419 Reviews
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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.  

    PhD in School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Great training
    Resources
    Collaboration
    Students and faculty down to earth

    Cons

    Pay
    Politics
    Some advisors are not the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic Place of employment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Research Technologist in North Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Technologist in North Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Tech full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Professional growth, training, enjoyment of workplace, recreational opportunities

    Cons

    State Budget restrictions really drag the incentive to stay down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue on with the path of growth- the budget restrictions was took me back to the private workplace

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Graduate Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Gradua in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Gradua in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Tech full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Able to participate in advanced scientific research. Nice campus. Strong reputation in undergraduate and graduate studies. Full tuition for graduate research assistants.

    Cons

    High student fees are levied every semester on GRAs, even when no classes are taken. High athletic fee that goes to support the varsity sports teams, which may not be of interest to some students. This fee was increased the year GT fired their football coach, who had 4 years and $4 million remaining on his contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop collecting usurious fees from graduate students who are living on small stipends.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Wish PhD students have only do research to get paid.

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    Current Employee - Research & Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Research & Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Tech part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    lot of collaboration opportunities, it is pretty competitive in all fields of academic life which keeps you motivated, many facilities for doing research, environment is supportive in few ways,

    Cons

    there is limited financial support available. No raise in most cases even after number of years of work in the same position with performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    admitting someone in research position has some form of responsibility on management as well, that they have to ensure that sufficient funds are available to support the PHD research of the student. rather not admit him at all at the first place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Discriminatory, Malevolent, Ineffective, and Disdainful

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    Current Employee - Office of Sponsored Programs in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Office of Sponsored Programs in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Close to the highway, holidays off

    Cons

    Management is corrupt, the only way to get ahead is to be a female or minority. Hard work is not appreciated, people that work there for the most part are completely inept and cannot perform daily activities required to maiintain job. Management is over paid for the amount of work they don't do. Lots of wheeling and dealing on promotions and opwen positions. They know who they are going to hire before job is even posted and make no attempt to even hide their shoddy hiring tactics. Management are either dumb white country boys in Dockers or African American women who will only promote members of their own race.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop discriminating! You can still hire white males even though you are located in Atlanta. Something can be said for getting a degree at an actual university and not from an online course, check into that. A dumb country boy in a pair of Dockers is still a dumb country boy in a pair of Dockers, even with a Georgia Tech name badge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Retail Services

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    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Tech full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Work and Life Balance

    Cons

    Bureaucratic Nightmare. Too many redundant procedures and people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Graduate work worth the effort in the end when you graduate.

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

    I worked at Georgia Tech part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The secretaries, department heads and students are all extremely helpful. The research you work on is extremely interesting. The name on your resume causes companies to be interested in you if you have a well written resume.

    Cons

    The pay is too low for the city of Atlanta. I realize we are grad students but 22K/year is in the poor level. Additionally a lot of that pay goes to extra fees. You work extremely long hours (14+hours/day, did 18 at one point) as a graduate research assistant. There is no planned vacation days although technically you are allowed two weeks off which I have never seen occur. Finding / communicating with bosses can be difficult which sometimes leads to massive project slowdown.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to have a well defined vacation policy for graduate research assistants. Increase pay or improve benefits.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great for new grads, not much more

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    Current Employee - Digital Projects Specialist I in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Digital Projects Specialist I in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Learn the ropes of working in the university system.

    Cons

    You're working for the government, don't expect advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the office more like a business, less like a charity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good benefits but can be a negative work environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Tech full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really enjoyed the retirement benefits and healthcare was also not bad. Somewhat flexible with regards to working hours when working in the labs. Salary seemed fair (but not great). Great resources for anyone wanting to do research.

    Cons

    When I had trouble with my boss, HR was very unresponsive to my concerns. I'm not one to complain unless really necessary, so I felt disappointed that no one seemed to care about my issue.

  11.  

    Graduate Researcher at Georgia Tech

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

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

    Pros

    Good facilities,expert Professors,green campus,lots of recreational activities.

    Cons

    No hierarchy,no concept of work-life balance,Foreign nationals run risk of being "exploited",start-up culture can result in student's research being commercially sold for no benefit for the student "reserachers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish good hierarchy,advice foreign nationals beforehand if project requires US citizenship or any sort of clearance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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