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Georgia Tech Research Institute Benefits

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  • Jan 31, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Electrical Engineer in Warner Robins, Georgia

    Best thing: 21 Vacation days, 12 Sick days. GA Tech school holidays as well

  • Jan 25, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Administrative Professional in Atlanta, Georgia

    The only issue that I have experienced is that the professional development is limited when it comes to non-research staff. Everything else is pretty good.

  • Nov 24, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Systems Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia

    The worst thing about the benefits package is when Apex & GTRI, for a supposed 6 months contract-to-hire position, infer for 11 months you'll be hired direct, and at 12 months being told you're going to remain a contractor.

  • Jun 23, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Atlanta, Georgia

    Very generous retirement plans: mandatory 6% employee contribution and options of a) 2% per year income replacement (w/ 10-year vesting), or b) 9.24% employer contribution to Defined Contribution plan (w/ immediate vesting). Additionally offer optional 403(b) and 457 plans. Excellent options for employees building their nest eggs.

  • Feb 28, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Research Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia

    Great benefits are one of the primary perks of working here. 22 hours of vacation and sick leave are accrued monthly, adding up to nearly 6 weeks vacation per year, not including the week of Christmas, July 4th, and other state holidays.

  • Feb 18, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Atlanta, Georgia

    Outstanding time off (8+ weeks between sick, holiday, and vacation for full time research faculty)

  • Jan 19, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Atlanta, Georgia

    Best: Ample time off. At 10+ years, earn 21 days vacation and 12 sick days per year. New faculty starts with 15 vacation days / year and 12 sick... still very competitive. GTRI is in the University System of Georgia, so there are many options for health, dental and vision. Worst: work from home policies are almost non-existent - done on a manager by manager basis. There is no maternity leave, only FMLA. If your spouse's employer provides health insurance, they won't allow your spouse on your health coverage. So spouse will likely have different providers, billing, etc..

  • Oct 13, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Atlanta, Georgia

    Great variety of healthcare options to choose from. GREAT 401(k) matching. 21 paid vacation days, 14 paid sick days per year. Unused days roll over each year.

  • Oct 10, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Atlanta, Georgia

    Research Faculty fall under the state Board of Regents Teacher's Retirement Plan. If you stay long enough to be vested, the retirement benefits are far above most retirement plans in the area. Vacation, sick and holiday benefits also above industry norms.

  • Jul 07, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Atlanta, Georgia

    Best: Kaiser used to be one of the offered benefits provider. Worst: ZERO paid maternity / paternity leave.

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

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  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupational Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

Family & Parenting

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

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