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University of Georgia Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
235 Reviews
4.0
235 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Easy work environment, great benefits, growth within the company (in 20 reviews)

  • Great place to work, very flexible work-life balance (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Minimum wage for three years as a work study student, federally mandated - not their fault (in 10 reviews)

  • I was mostly considered for part time temporary, but those jobs only lasted around four months if that long (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Geology Office Attendant

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    Current Employee - Office Attendant  in  Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Office Attendant in Athens, GA

    I have been working at University of Georgia part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great staff, friendly environment, unique experiences

    Cons

    Work can sometimes get monotonous and tiresome

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall a good place to learn and develop your skills

    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Athens, GA

    I have been working at University of Georgia part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The environment is good, it is safe and beautiful. The people are good and has a good academic atmosphere. It also has plenty of resources, including gyms, career center and restaurant. Also the downtown area is near the university, so you can always find same cafe, cinema and banks in the downtown. It is pretty convenient.

    Cons

    The payment for assistant is lower than average. And have to pay the health insurance by yourself. In addition, there are also some other charges before each semester.

  3.  

    As an intern, I worked to edit manuscripts for a season without pay.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Georgia as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Casual work environment, nice location in the UGA Main Library near downtown, flexible hours to maintain your own life.

    Cons

    Not a personable or warm work environment, most employees do not know each other well, few changes or dynamic goals to keep the workplace engaging.

    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Life Sciences Graduate Student at UGA

    Current Employee - Graduate Student  in  Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Athens, GA

    I have been working at University of Georgia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good life in a college town with high level research

    Cons

    Low pay and a seemingly longer and longer PhD program for the average student

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Student Worker UGA

    Current Employee - Fws Worker  in  Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Fws Worker in Athens, GA

    I have been working at University of Georgia part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexibility, nice people, personal growth, office culture

    Cons

    slow work, tedious, low pay, no benefits

  7.  

    The good is good, the bad is bad

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    Current Employee - Campus Revervations  in  Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Campus Revervations in Athens, GA

    I have been working at University of Georgia part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very flexible scheduling, helpful for student workers that can get off shifts to study for exams.

    Cons

    UGA is very cheap to their employees. Minimum wage, hard work, and they don't even pay for employee parking. Even the janitors have to pay for parking access to the buildings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should offer promotions to students that have been working here for a long time, usually there is no upward movement in employee rank

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Come for the town

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate  in  Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Athens, GA

    I have been working at University of Georgia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, loads to do in Athens, and UGA has a thriving and bustling vibe. i get to work my own hours so the freedom is great. I am fortunate to work with some nice people. Bus service is good. You can join the gym for about $15 a month.

    Cons

    As with most universities, the pay is a lot less than you'd find in industry. I was surprised to find that the University Health center only caters to students, and the money all seems to be in the athletics association. The university is very much focussed on students, as it should be, but if you're a researcher you feel a bit left out sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No real opportunity to grow here, and it would be great if management opened the massive new healthcare facility to staff. Also, there is a huge stadium that could be used for concerts but for some reason it isn't used for that. What a waste!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, GA

    I worked at University of Georgia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A chance to pursue your intellectual interests for a living.
    Co-workers were really nice.
    Relaxed working atmosphere.
    Athens is a nice place to live and work.
    Access to all of the resources of a major research university.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic.
    Organizational decisions are made very slowly and sometimes made by individuals that are not at all familiar with frontline conditions.
    Decisions are made on the basis of politics rather than performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Notoriously low salaries for library employees

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    Current Employee - Archivist  in  Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Archivist in Athens, GA

    I have been working at University of Georgia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Athens is a cheap place to live. If you're a young twenty-something, you have plenty of cheap places to get drunk.

    Cons

    Office politics. Notoriously low salaries. Little room for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Friendly academic environment

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

    I have been working at University of Georgia part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is no pressure to perform as opposed to the private sector. The environment is very friendly, people are relaxed, very helpful and easy going. University partially covers the health insurance expenses. University of Georgia is a well established name.

    Cons

    Salaries aren't the best, some academics haven't got pay raise since financial turmoil in 2007-2008 making quite a few prominent figures to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improving efficiency by getting rid of laggards would be recommended. Although its a public sector employer, some tactics from private sector inducing higher performance could be of avail.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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