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University of Georgia Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
270 Reviews
3.9
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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  1.  

    Good student job but should probably just try for an internship if you want to learn actual skills

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

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

    Pros

    They work really well with your class schedule and last minute schedule changes and it is a laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    As a student worker they don't give you enough experience actually learning how to complete documents like you would learn from an internship. You spend a lot of time doing nothing when you could be doing homework and you definitely don't get paid very well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually teach the student workers useful skills, even if it's allowing them to shadow you for a day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience, great time, great education.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Georgia

    Pros

    Environment was key to success at the university.

    Cons

    Getting acclimated to the changes in size can be tough.

  3.  

    Research Assistant for SPIA

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

    I worked at University of Georgia as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good money, very interesting material, wonderful staff, very flexible hours

    Cons

    Wasn't able to see the results of my research

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work.

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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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I love the friendly atmosphere and collaborative spirit amongst the faculty.

    Cons

    The biggest downside is the salary. I believe the salaries tend to be $10,000/year below other universities around the country.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The best college and basic science research experience

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    As a graduate research assistant, I have enjoyed student life as well as the professional researchers life. UGA provides a fulfilling experience in both fronts.

    Cons

    Since it is not a top tier university, sometimes, the standard and work ethics in some labs might not be up to par. There are some top notch labs and professors, but some profs are not so serious after they get their tenure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    LOVE THE BULLDAWGS

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome environment daily
    People care
    Best food in the dining halls

    Cons

    No notable cons to mention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    PhD student, Biological Engineering

    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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Small labs provide individual freedom and creativity and breed collaborations. Most of the PIs encourage individual thinking and collaborations. Course work is very flexible as well. Athens is a great place to live and explore.

    Cons

    Living in a college town, networking is an issue, particularly for biological fields. The area is not a hot-bed for bio companies like West or Northeast.

    Recommends
  9.  

    student assistant

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free food, nice people around

    Cons

    Sometimes in the hot environment

    Recommends
  10.  

    Flexible job while in school!

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

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

    Pros

    There was a great deal of flexibility since I was still in school. I had my own desk and enjoyed working with my team. I liked the confidence they had in me! Lastly, I enjoyed that my job was project oriented.

    Cons

    There was a limit on how many hours I could work since I was a student. I would have liked to put in more hours. Sometimes working with an office of all women can be a little difficult sometimes.

    Recommends
  11.  

    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great staff, friendly environment, unique experiences

    Cons

    Work can sometimes get monotonous and tiresome

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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