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  • Health Insurance(23 comments)

    “It is offered but it is not free. It would be better if it was free. It was nice they had open enrollment period both when you apply and or in...”

  • Job Training(10 comments)

    “Job training specifically varies department by department, but full time employees are eligible for a complete tuition waiver, which is a huge cost...”

  • Retirement Plan(9 comments)

    “The Georgia Teacher's Retirement system is well funded and has good benefits, but the time to vest is long compared to 401k/403b plans. 10 years...”

  • Aug 22, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Athens, Georgia

    TRS or ORP retirement plans. TRS you have to work for 10 years but get more money, ORP they match your money entered. Benefits are pre-taxed. Only offered for full time. Health, Dental, Eye, Lawyers, Pet. Both sick leave and annual leave are earned each month at different rates depending on how long you have been there.

  • Sep 20, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Research Technician in Athens, Georgia

    We could accrue one day off per month. They should just give you all your days off from the beginning. If you wanted to take 3 days off the first month of starting, you couldn't do that until working there for 4 months. Reimbursed my relocation expenses.

  • Aug 18, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Postdoctoral Research Associate in Griffin, Georgia

    Good: TRS or ORP, select either one. Bad: TRS needs you to work more than 10 years in faculty or teaching system.

  • Jun 26, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Research Assistant in Athens, Georgia

    good study place, but paid not much

  • Jul 18, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Graduate Research Assistant in Tifton, Georgia

    Health insurance is the only benefit. No time-off policy for graduate students. Post docs have some benefits such as health insurance, dental insurance, and two-weeks off a year.

  • Jun 02, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Athens, Georgia

    The graduate school covers part of your health insurance. Rest comes out of your paycheck, no dental insurance, no eye insurance.

  • May 16, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Educational Program Specialist in Conyers, Georgia

    Good health insurance, vision, dental, life, retirement, and PTO.

  • Apr 07, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current IT Manager in Athens, Georgia

    Generous personal time off, sick leave and paid holidays. One of the few remaining well-funded and solid defined-benefit retirement plans around in the Teacher's Retirement System, though to get the most benefit out of it you have to commit to the long haul. Salaries are lower than Atlanta, but then so is the cost of living.

  • Mar 31, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Athens, Georgia

    You are forced (non-optional) to contribute to the teachers retirement system, and they determine the percentage of your income that is contributed. Better hope that the state protects those funds, or you will never see them! I suspect this is one of the only reasons that many of the incredibly poorly paid staff stay at their jobs for 10 years, because unless you are vested (10 yrs required) that forced amount of savings earns you nothing over those 10 years, and you simply get a check of your own contributions when you leave.

  • Mar 27, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Research Technician in Athens, Georgia

    Exempt employee benefits: good. ORP gives 9% to your 6% retirement savings Non-exempt: not as good. No access to ORP, just TRS, which is good if you are actually a teacher who plans to stay at UGA for 10 years. Sick days & vacation good

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • CheckmarkHealth Insurance (61)
  • CheckmarkDental Insurance (15)
  • 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

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • CheckmarkRetirement Plan (49)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

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