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Emory University Atlanta Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  • In the dept I was working, there was no room for advancement and the leadership was insufficient (in 10 reviews)

  • no easy access to Emory healthcare; hierarchical job; bad work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Exceptional growth professionally during my time at Emory."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Accounting Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Financial Accounting Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emory University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great health benefits, continuing education programs, tuition reimbursements, and employee courtesy scholarships. There is opportunity for growth. Great options of flexibility of work schedule.

    Cons

    The commute is long about an hour and a half everyday. The raises are average. Not enough restaurants near North Decatur Building. Parking for employees is not great.


  2. "Graduate Student"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Emory University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good classes, large research budget, name recognition, good stipend and benefits. It was also nice to have the opportunity to teach as a graduate research assistant.

    Cons

    Heavy workload, bureaucracy, preference is given to chemistry and medical students over the other sciences, though possibly for good reason.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that professors are more motivated and incentivised to teach well and care about their students, particularly tenured professors.

  3. "Nursing"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Emory hospitals offer a great working environment for its staff with great emphasis on quality care for its patients

    Cons

    poor staff retention despite good management.

    Advice to Management

    Offer bonuses to staff to improve retention


  4. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Emory University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice to study here.

    Cons

    I do not like the food in campus canteen.


  5. "Work Culture"

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    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Emory University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - good working culture
    - great campus

    Cons

    - small work area

    Advice to Management

    - focus on the big picture


  6. "Great research and academic setting"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emory University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Emory University is a great research and academic setting with excellent benefits, a flexible work schedule or a telecommute option depending on your role. Emory is very progressive in their beliefs, teaching and politics.

    Cons

    Pay is average with little to no annual increases based on performance.

    Advice to Management

    Reward high performers


  7. "Grad student so not the typical employee but hey I drew a salary"

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    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emory University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good science, lots of fancy buildings, decent facilities when they're not full of undergrads.

    Cons

    Undergrads, filthy creatures, always underfoot.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good and Bad"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Emory University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits like Health vision and retirement savings account are excellent.

    Cons

    If you work in certain departments especially Information Technology the management can be very dysfunctional and in some cases toxic. This is especially the case the higher You go in the organization.

    Advice to Management

    When you're making plans or implementing initiatives, throw some common sense in there a little and at least consider viewpoints of the worker not just those of executive peers.


  9. "Flexible Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Research Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Research Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Emory University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked as a research project coordinator. My hours were very flexible and my supervisor was very supportive of my desire to continue my education. With the benefits offered I was able to attend grad school part time and work full time.

    Cons

    Low annual pay increase and all salary decisions were kicked to HR.


  10. "Research Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    conducting academic research can provide a flexible schedule at times (sometimes, not all the time), benefits are good

    Cons

    100% soft money, I could lose my job at any time if I don't stay competitive and get grants funded

    Advice to Management

    not appliciable


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