University of Georgia Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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  1. Research Coder

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Georgia part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible and good job to have while in school and balancing a full-time course load.

    Cons

    The amount of hours you would get in a pay period was unpredictable which made it impossible to have a set pay check.


  2. Web Developer - College of Vet Med

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Athens, GA

    I worked at University of Georgia

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing direction and guidance from the Boss, Good team environment, Flexible work schedule as long the requirements are met.

    Cons

    I didn't find any thing wrong during the time I worked.


  3. Tenure track hires: be careful

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor

    I have been working at University of Georgia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    UGA has bright students and Athens is a cool place to live if you like music and great restaurants. Cost of living is low. Work-life balance used to be decent for an R1 school, but that is changing!

    Cons

    Among the lowest salaries of its peer institutions. No paid maternity leave. No sabbaticals. Lousy public schools and high crime in the community. Limited technology resources. The new provost is hell-bent on turning UGA into an ultra-competitive R1. External funding is the name of the game -- yet there are few resources compared to other schools, so good luck with those 10% funding rates at federal agencies. Tenure requirements are being racheted up retroactively and there is talk that those who do not produce enough -- using unachievable criteria in many cases -- will be "punished" with increased teaching loads. If you are a new hire, look carefully at the latest P&T criteria, get everything they tell you in writing with tons of specifics, trust no one in administration, and prepare to kiss your work-life balance goodbye. Better yet, look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the provost before she ruins the culture beyond repair.


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  5. Graduate research Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Georgia full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly people, southern culture, Athens is a medium sized town which has a lot of fun. the main campus is very close to smokey mountain, Atlanta metro area.

    Cons

    Griffin campus is boring. I am a person on Griffin campus. although griffin is 40 min away from ATL airport, but still a very lonely place. Too crowed on main campus though.


  6. Student Assistant

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

    I have been working at University of Georgia

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best job on campus, highly recommend very flexible great supplement to education here at UGA

    Cons

    dress code is strict in administrative buildings

    Advice to Management

    raise wages and allow more than 20 hours a week!


  7. Helpful (2)

    Staff at UGA are definitely not the priority...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Griffin, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Griffin, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They're fairly flexible with scheduling if you find the right position. Working with students can be very rewarding. Benefits are fairly good. Go with the ORP plan over TRS. You're immediately vested and they typically match a good amount.

    Cons

    Faculty members can be either a blessing or a curse, more often than not the latter. If you're staff, there's no way to move up unless you get more education. Raises are almost impossible to come by and pay is already terrible. Again, if you have the right faculty your job can be great, but more often than not they're a huge pain in the rear.

    Advice to Management

    Reel in the faculty. Just because they have tenure doesn't mean they can treat staff like they're less than dirt. I've had so many situations where I've been chewed out by a faculty member over nothing just because they're having a bad day and they want to take it out on someone.


  8. Horrible

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Hull, GA
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Hull, GA

    I have been working at University of Georgia (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Time off, Good Retirement Retirement, Beautiful campus, Good co-workers

    Cons

    Managers with own agendas Rules ignored Rampant discrimination Horrible compensation

    Advice to Management

    Resign and start over


  9. good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Georgia

    Pros

    really good company for sure

    Cons

    none that i know of


  10. Transit Operator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transit Operator in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Transit Operator in Athens, GA

    I have been working at University of Georgia (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Extremely flexible schedule and easy to call of work.

    Cons

    Maximum 20 hours a week.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Ok for entry level

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

    I have been working at University of Georgia full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of job opportunity for entry level people. Good benefits. Stable employment. The town. University amenities (the bus system, university library, etc).

    Cons

    Pay is very bad compared to industry for professional scientists and research personnel. Competence and taking on more responsibility is appreciated with words and vague promises but no increase in pay. It's more about politics and whether the people who control pay roll like you and not your responsibility and competence level.

    Advice to Management

    Raise unfairly low wages for skilled professional scientist labor.



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