University of Georgia

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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.  

    Life Sciences Graduate Student at UGA

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

    I have been working at University of Georgia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good life in a college town with high level research

    Cons

    Low pay and a seemingly longer and longer PhD program for the average student

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Student Worker UGA

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

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

    Pros

    flexibility, nice people, personal growth, office culture

    Cons

    slow work, tedious, low pay, no benefits

  3.  

    Good learning experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, GA

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

    Pros

    A chance to pursue your intellectual interests for a living.
    Co-workers were really nice.
    Relaxed working atmosphere.
    Athens is a nice place to live and work.
    Access to all of the resources of a major research university.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic.
    Organizational decisions are made very slowly and sometimes made by individuals that are not at all familiar with frontline conditions.
    Decisions are made on the basis of politics rather than performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Notoriously low salaries for library employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Archivist in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Archivist in Athens, GA

    I have been working at University of Georgia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Athens is a cheap place to live. If you're a young twenty-something, you have plenty of cheap places to get drunk.

    Cons

    Office politics. Notoriously low salaries. Little room for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Friendly academic environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    There is no pressure to perform as opposed to the private sector. The environment is very friendly, people are relaxed, very helpful and easy going. University partially covers the health insurance expenses. University of Georgia is a well established name.

    Cons

    Salaries aren't the best, some academics haven't got pay raise since financial turmoil in 2007-2008 making quite a few prominent figures to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improving efficiency by getting rid of laggards would be recommended. Although its a public sector employer, some tactics from private sector inducing higher performance could be of avail.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A great place to learn!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Show Manager in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Show Manager in Athens, GA

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

    Pros

    -Encouraging to new and old students.
    -Forgiving of mistakes in a learning environment.
    -Fun!

    Cons

    -Sometimes shouty from professors who lose their cool.
    -Outdated technology to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep things going!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great job for a full-time student!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Athens, GA

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

    Pros

    Tuition is practically free (as part of your pay, you only have to pay about $25 per semester on tuition plus student fees, which equal about 1200... but tuition is basically FREE!), plus you get a very decent pay per hour. I was only required to work about 15hours/week and was paid about 1300 a month, which means I was making between $21-22/hour... plus! you can access the school's benefits program which is set at a decent price as well.

    Cons

    If you are in an administrative role, as I was, there is not much room for skill/professional growth. You are essentially happy for the job solely for the pay and free tuition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage your graduate assistants in more professional/skill development resources offered by the university. Not only will they be more likely to reach out to access those resources, they're more likely to share them with their friends, professors, and graduate programs overall. I can't believe all the resources I found out were available through my dawg portal after graduating. Overall, my senior management were great folks and the people I worked with were wonderful as well. It's a great gig if you can get it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Student Research assistant

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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 an year)

    Pros

    You can learn new things with reduced tuition fee which pays a salary. Its part-time job so you can also tell which working hours suits you best.

    Cons

    If there is too much of work, then you might need to balance out your studies and the work.

  10.  

    Experience depends on what unit you work in. Lots of bureaucracy.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Georgia full-time

    Pros

    Job security. Generally nice work environment.

    Cons

    Low pay. Poor performers do not get weeded out, so you need to work with the resources available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent jobs if you're a student

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Time off for exams, vacations, etc. when you're a student

    Cons

    Paid slightly over minimum wage, exceptionally bureaucratic (every decision must go through someone else), must pay for parking or they ticket, sporting events and graduations mean parking can be relocated, job training was minimal in my department and usually done by a fellow student

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    implement a system that automatically administers raises to employees, implement a system of employee reviews

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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