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University of Georgia Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
308 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 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Minimum wage for three years as a work study student, federally mandated - not their fault (in 12 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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  1.  

    Graduate Assistant in FHCS

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

    I worked at University of Georgia

    Pros

    Flexible schedule depending on your assignment. professors were really easy to work with and flexible and understanding of your graduate cousework

    Cons

    depending on your assignment, responsibilities can be overwhelming in comparison to other graduate assistants

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great organization as a graduate school employee!

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The school offers less compensation for graduate students who TA and teach than many other schools, but this should be seen in the context of Athens, GA. Athens is the most inexpensive city in which I've ever lived, and your stipend tends to not only afford you the basic necessities, but you're able to enjoy all that the city has to offer. Student fees and healthcare (should you choose to enroll) costs will be taken out, but it's become a fairly painless process to work the finances involved in those deductions. The school offers many resources to graduate students as they do their undergrads, and there are many opportunities for extra funding, as the school is R1.

    Cons

    At times, you're reminded that the undergraduate population is still the first priority of the school, although these instances are few and far between. Funding could still be a lot better, even though the inexpensiveness of the city affords a nice lifestyle. TA and teaching responsibilities can be case-by-case, with some granting intelligent students in reasonable numbers with less grading, and some demanding a lot of your time and attention, as well as criticism from your faculty instructor. It's sort of luck of the draw in many departments, and regardless of which situation you're placed into, you'll be compensated the same as all others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the important role graduate students play in supporting the education of undergraduate students. Often, graduate students will commit more time and effort to the teaching aspect of their jobs, and undergraduates will benefit immensely. Many professors know they are ultimately paid to research and will neglect teaching, so if you want to boast a strong instructional reputation for undergraduates, you need to recognize and compensate the graduate students accordingly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Simplified laborer

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Athens, GA

    I worked at University of Georgia part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours for students.
    A few incentives to continue working.
    Variability of work.

    Cons

    Minimum/non competitive pay.
    Minimal movement upwards.
    Large separation of student and non student employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually train the new students!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Low salary and not c chance to advNce

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Griffin, GA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Griffin, GA

    I have been working at University of Georgia

    Pros

    Good benefits and hours, close to home.

    Cons

    The Salary is too low, no raises and no chance to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better salarys

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    This is an extremely flexible job with great benefits but awful salary

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    Current Employee - Research Professional II in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Research Professional II in Athens, GA

    I have been working at University of Georgia

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and flexibility and very family friendly

    Cons

    extremely low salary for the level of education

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RAISE OUR PAY!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work during graduate school.

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

    I worked at University of Georgia

    Pros

    Classes are well taught
    Numerous courses in each major
    Lab research is offered for most science majors and can count as years of experience.
    Good food at Tate Center

    Cons

    Campus is very hilly
    Buses are overcrowded
    Dining halls are expensive
    First come first serve seating to a few football games in 2014 where they actually turned away students who had a ticket.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The team of co-worker along with the supervisor was wonderful

    Cons

    The research project ended as well as the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    a good place to live and work

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

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

    Pros

    Such a nice college town, just 1 hr to Atlanta. Climate here is also good, Athens is a lovely town to live, study and work!

    Cons

    not a really one, everything looks fine for me

  10.  

    Ticket Associate for Game Days

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Georgia

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    No Cons at this time

  11.  

    TA review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Georgia

    Pros

    reputed school, good salary, moderate workload.

    Cons

    not enough higher level math classes to teach.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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