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Georgia Tech Research Institute Benefits

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  • Jul 25, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Research Scientist in Atlanta, Georgia

    Pro: Pension with 2% for each year of service from average highest 3 years salary. Great PTO. Medical Insurance. Con: Little or no performance bonus. I only got once with 2% bonus in last 3 years.

  • Jul 25, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Atlanta, Georgia

    GTRI receives the same benefits package as all units in the University System of Georgia. Their ORP (403(a) retirement plan) provides an employee contribution of 6% and an employer contribution of 9.24% (currently, adjusts some years). The health plan is competitive and highly subsidized by the employer. Vacation, sick, and holiday leave is competitive (21 days, 8 days, 12 days each year respectively).

  • Jul 22, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Atlanta, Georgia

    Great benefits- love that you get the week of paid vacation during the winter holiday. Excellent matching opportunities. They don't have maternity/paternity leave- just FMLA, but I think that's pretty normal for government jobs.

  • 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..

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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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