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University of Georgia Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
270 Reviews
3.8
270 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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    Enterprise Information Systems & Technology Department

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    Former Employee - Applications Programmer Specialist in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Applications Programmer Specialist in Athens, GA

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

    Pros

    Great environment and people once you get to know them. Interesting and challenging hodge podge of systems. Generally a lot of independence in doing your job and you're left alone to do it.

    Cons

    Organizational structure is very rigid. Little movement between groups. It generally takes many years to be accepted as a member of the 'in group'. Pay is generally low. I had 1 promotion and no pay raises over half a decade (mostly due to state legislature and recession). Technology is slow to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more appreciative of your employees and start paying them more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Graduate stipend is suited to the cost of living in Athens, GA and the faculty are high quality

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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 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are a number of great professors to work within the Institute for Artificial Intelligence. There are generally projects for which students of all interests can get involved.

    Cons

    Finding a new graduate assistantship can be challenging each semester, though it can be done with some persistence. One must be quick to respond to an available assistantship, though this is not unique to any university.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please circulate graduate assistantship opportunities more frequently to students, as many assistantships last for only one semester, rather than for a full year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Manageable

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

    I have been working at University of Georgia (more than an year)

    Pros

    UGA is good to work at if your are part time and need money.

    Cons

    The work demand can be overwhelming

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good university with good job benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Georgia

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice coworkers

    Cons

    Some jobs are underpaid

  6.  

    Great student job

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    Former Employee - Concierge in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Concierge in Athens, GA

    I worked at University of Georgia part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible, Tips, Friendly Co-workers, Interesting

    Cons

    None. Maybe consider paying higher than minimum wage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Student Worker Position

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    Current Employee - Classroom Support in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Classroom Support in Athens, GA

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

    Pros

    Some of the obvious benefits to working for the university is that your managers must understand your position as a student first. You're able to prioritize your time and work with bosses since classes and exams are far more important. Students are hired on for mainly supporting roles so you don't necessarily have to worry about running the show while you're there.

    I was in a position where I was able to contribute more heavily towards the operations of the university. The experiences made me feel better prepared because I had become accustomed to solving problems that professors or our guests encountered and was a great stepping stone towards real service-line work.

    Cons

    Depending on the departments that you work with or just plainly the people that you call co-workers, your mileage may vary. Some students pick up these jobs just because they're jobs and are not necessarily interested in doing things outside their job descriptions. Not necessarily a complete issue, but it does contribute to a slower & less interested culture at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A great place to work and thrive

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

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

    Pros

    Access to a lot of resources, office culture, city, people, programs, the ability to be close to everything

    Cons

    A lot of people, busy, crowded, older

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Discriminatory, Manipulative, Lacking Integrity

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    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Athens, GA

    I have been working at University of Georgia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Health Benefits. Upper management who are essentially fair and ethical people have their "hands tied" because they ostracized for not playing along and/or turning a blind eye to the corrupt culture.

    Cons

    Give lip service only to appreciation of diversity. Systematic practice of discrimination against anyone who doesn't play along with the politics. Lack of appreciation of their human resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become educated about discrimination, ADA, and other federally mandated requirements of state funded institutions that contract with the federal government.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Athens is nice place, the university of beautiful, the football team is fantastic!

    Cons

    The pay is not that good as a student

  11.  

    Go Dawgs

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

    I have been working at University of Georgia part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - Nice students
    - Fun

    Cons

    - Low pay
    - Repetitive
    - No opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay us more!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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