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Updated April 26, 2017
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  • In the dept I was working, there was no room for advancement and the leadership was insufficient (in 9 reviews)

  • no easy access to Emory healthcare; hierarchical job; bad work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Yerkes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Animal Care Technician in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Animal Care Technician in Lawrenceville, GA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, amazing facility grounds

    Cons

    little pay, poor raises, interdepartmental communication could be way better


  2. "Not bad but not good"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emory University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good health care benefits, low stress compared to colleagues in industry jobs, stable job

    Cons

    Low pay, no upward movement, no professional development opportunities because they consider the job a more temporary position

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  3. "senior accountant review of Emory University"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Emory University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    they have a great benefits package. Emory is big place to work so there is plenty of room for growth.

    Cons

    The fact that we don't get bonuses or have stock.


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    "Emory's Internal Politics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Development in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Director of Development in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great - the Faculty and the fantastic learning environment!!

    Cons

    The weak leadership in the fundraising department, and the lack of diversity.

    Advice to Management

    The "old guard" really needs to go at Emory, and the Board of Trustees need to hire some diverse development and marketing staff to make Emory great.


  6. "Middle Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment great people to work with, good salary and great benefits.

    Cons

    leadership is questionable at times and not always fair, does not treat middle management with respect or care to take their advice.

    Advice to Management

    You can learn from the people who have been there paving the way before you


  7. "Lead Research Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Research Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Lead Research Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Time flexible
    Friendly and informative mentors
    Great environment to learn
    Lots of training opportunities

    Cons

    The salary is low and it may not increase every year, or very little increase.


  8. "It's ok, nothing special..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ellenwood, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ellenwood, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emory University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, centrally located, safe harbor for mediocre employees

    Cons

    poor merit increase system, ineffective management and leadership

    Advice to Management

    train up on how to properly manage your workforce


  9. "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Smart colleagues
    Great facility
    Energetic campus environment
    New Dean
    Good reputation

    Cons

    Faculty/staff caste system - an extremely political, crony system. Run by a handful of senior, tenured faculty. Form more important than function - a lot of the people with new ideas for tackling old issues do not get support. Need more diversity of gender, race and age among the faculty.

    Advice to Management

    Elevate new leaders from outside the old guard to bring new perspectives to the table. Pay based on merit not who you know/likes you and the standard annual 2% pay raise.


  10. "Emory School of Medicine"

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    Former Employee - Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapist in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Emory University (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Prestigious university, well respected by peers

    Cons

    Strong hierarchy prevalent in academic medical schools


  11. "Good work, if you can get it"

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    Current Contractor - Instructor of Record in Atlanta, GA
    Current Contractor - Instructor of Record in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Emory University as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent health care and health insurance-provided you're not a grad student (no health insurance for dependents any more). It has a strong endowment, and most of the people you will work for are generally fairly nice.

    Cons

    Nepotism. There are layers upon layers of bureaucracy. It results in some mind-boggling redundancies in some areas, and a strange reliance on contract or part-time work in other areas. I have had the experience of being dragged along with a vague assurance that a FT job is just around the corner only to have all of them mysteriously never be posted and instead go to (dude) internal hires.


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