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Emory University Reviews

Updated June 24, 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 9 reviews)

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  1. "Clinical operations management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Clinical Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Emory has great benefits and is a very stable organization. It is a diverse environment that strives to be a top tier university.

    Cons

    Some positions lack a specific career ladder. Research positions are volatile dependent on grant funding, but that is par for the course.


  2. "Amazing place!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emory University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful school and amazing place to work and grow in your career

    Cons

    None - such a supportive and high-achieving community

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Stable employment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent flexibility in work schedules and telecommute options as a whole, but this can vary within departments. Excellent insurance, though you have to pay a lot more to cover a spouse who can be covered by their own employer. Very good 401K match. Generally a stable environment.

    Cons

    Very limited salary growth over time, with limitations on salary increases even when moving from one position to a higher position. A high degree of bureaucracy within the university.


  4. "PhD Student Stipend"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Getting paid to research my area(s) of interest.

    Cons

    It would be nice if the school fees were covered for all students and not only those with specific extra fellowships.


  5. "School of Medicine Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, relaxed atmosphere. Surrounded by forward thinking academics and talented healthcare leaders. There is no shortage of motivated thinkers. Also continually refreshing to work with learners and new Drs.

    Cons

    Sometimes political, but no more than any other company. Some times red tape can get in the way of real progress. Strong performers are not always held accountable for less than cordial interactions with others.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. This is a good place to work and learn. Continue to encourage learning among support staff. Impressed with push to increase diversity and inclusion.


  6. "Lead Research Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  7. "Graduate Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice Campus
    Many Graduate Student Events and Opportunities Free for Students
    (While varying by department) Flexible Research and Teaching Hours
    Small School Atmosphere with Big School Resources

    Cons

    Atlanta traffic is frustrating to deal with
    No official graduate student housing
    Healthcare is provided, but has so many rules that I have been uncovered rather frequently.

  8. "Solid Research University Looking to Retain Employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Research Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Lead Research Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very supportive atmosphere. University is willing to give people the time and support to pursue advanced degrees and move up in the system if they are so inclined. They also provide tuition support for family members.

    Cons

    It is still academia. Experiences will vary a lot depending on the lab. Funding can be an issue.

    Advice to Management

    It's a little insulting to get emails about the five-year loyalty coasters...


  9. "Emory"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emory University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great medical program. Exciting research, especially in the biomedical arenas. Many collaborations with the CDC and other great schools such as GT and GSU.

    Cons

    They have gone a long way from their roots.


  10. "Experienced Psychology Research Team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Nice people, friendly professors, great opportunity

    Cons

    Nothing really as I acknowledge


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