University of Georgia

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University of Georgia Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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3.8 217 reviews

87% Approve of the CEO

University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead

Jere W. Morehead

(38 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Easy work environment, great benefits, growth within the company(in 18 reviews)

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


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

  • The hourly rate is basically minimum wage but somewhat commensurate with the work done(in 8 reviews)

217 Employee Reviews
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    Research Assistant

    Research Technician III (Current Employee) Athens, GA

    Prosvery friendly and laid back working environment.

    ConsSometimes there are funding and resources problems.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone right now.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to work

    Lab Help Deck (Current Employee) Athens, GA

    ProsOn campus job that allows you to study while you work

    ConsPay is only minimum wage

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice to give to management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Graduate school days, some good and some bad

    Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) Athens, GA

    ProsI spent almost 8 years here, 6.5 years as a graduate student and 1 year as a postdoc. Athens is a nice town for a lot of Americans; and as an international student, it took me some time to like it. Weather is nice and has four seasons, 1 hour drive to Atlanta, where you could get more your hometown stuff. People are nicer in the south.

    ConsAlthough the scientific environment is very open and welcoming, the pace to get work published is a bit slow here. It really depends on the group you join.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe tuition fee has gone up quite a lot in recent years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good environment for basic life science postdocs

    Postdoctoral Associate (Current Employee) Athens, GA

    ProsTypically friendly working environment very conducive to collaborations. High-quality microbial and plant research. Great retention rate. Low cost of living. Fantastic benefits.

    ConsLittle medical research unless tied to infectious disease. Research-hospital ties almost non-existent. Postdoc pay scale below NIH guidelines.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease postdoc pay scale to meet NIH guidelines.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great, friendly workplace for students

    Student Worker (Former Employee) Athens, GA

    ProsFriendly staff, good management for students because schedule is very flexible and gives you the hours you want.

    ConsCompensation could be higher for some jobs but it is understandable why they are not higher.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Faculty

    Library Staff (Current Employee) Athens, GA

    ProsBest learning atmosphere I have experienced.

    ConsThere are not many cons to consider

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    nice university

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proslarge entity, nice people, beautiful campus

    Consdifficult to get a staff job

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    Had a fabulous experience until the grant money ran out!

    Research Technician III (Former Employee) Athens, GA

    ProsGreat place to work, very flexible work-life balance. Some development of employees is available in the form of course work, grant writing if your PI is willing.

    ConsGrants became increasingly difficult to obtain and full time research staff was slowly being cut. No State support for individuals in lab position so positions are really temporary contracts. Be prepared to move or change labs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Grad Assist Opinion

    Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) Athens, GA

    ProsGreat benefits, great opportunities in education

    Consacademic politics can be challenging depending on the department, and there is substantial bureaucracy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Graduate Research Student

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat learning and working environment with diverse people.

    ConsI did not see a good health insurance benefit compared to its cost.

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