University of Georgia Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
224 Reviews

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224 Reviews
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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
  • Minimum wage for three years as a work study student, federally mandated - not their fault (in 9 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.  

    Good support from the faculties in clinical and administrative pharmacy

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Georgia

    Pros

    easy to approach faculties and staff

    Cons

    Not many networking opportunities here

  2.  

    Great, friendly workplace for students

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

    I worked at University of Georgia part-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Faculty

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    Current Employee - Library Staff  in  Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Library Staff in Athens, GA

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

    Pros

    Best learning atmosphere I have experienced.

    Cons

    There are not many cons to consider

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    nice university

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Georgia

    Pros

    large entity, nice people, beautiful campus

    Cons

    difficult to get a staff job

  6.  

    Had a fabulous experience until the grant money ran out!

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    Former Employee - Research Technician III  in  Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Research Technician III in Athens, GA

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

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Grants 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Grad Assist Opinion

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great opportunities in education

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Graduate Research Student

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Georgia

    Pros

    Great learning and working environment with diverse people.

    Cons

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

  9.  

    Great overall work experience!

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    Current Employee - Bus Driver  in  Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Athens, GA

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility and great pay for student workers.

    Cons

    I can't think of any drawbacks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    You get what you put in

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Low pressure atmosphere; Access to excellent research facilities; Collaborative atmosphere; Beautiful campus; Ramsey Center, the recreational center, is top-notch.

    Cons

    Salary is relatively low, but Athens has a relatively low cost-of-living; Mandatory health insurance for graduate students is not too expensive and services at the University Health Center are free or very cheap, but health insurance for dependents is very pricey.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I have found UGA to be a supporting and creating learning environment

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor  in  Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Athens, GA

    I have been working at University of Georgia full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The faculty and staff are wonderful to work with. The students are varied and interested in furthering their education. Athens is a great place to live and raise a family.

    Cons

    Salary compression has been a major issue, has been declining support from the state. Leadership at the University is good, but state government does not seem to value UGA the way it should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve support for graduate students, work to improve support from the state, improve success in large Federal grants, support faculty sabbaticals or training in a second discipline.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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