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Georgia Tech Atlanta Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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  • Low work/life balance, career outlook highly dependent on advisor (in 22 reviews)

  • I think this is one of the best place for graduate students (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "It's good"

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

    I worked at Georgia Tech part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    a very good academic environment

    Cons

    cannot find any cons in here


  2. "Research Associate: Aerospace Systems Design Lab"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Tech part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging work environment where you are engaged in a variety of engineering topics and come in contact with a number of industry and government partners

    Cons

    Can be placed on undesirable projects and work with individuals who are not motivated to complete the assigned tasks

    Advice to Management

    Better organization of the interests of research associates and to not overextend themselves so more stimulating work can be accomplished

  3. "Administrative Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Tech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome place to work for

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    My manager was great


  4. "Working Environment"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Tech part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very nice and friendly staff. They are always ready to help you.

    Cons

    Too many meetings. Reasonable workload and low payment.


  5. "Working Environment"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very nice and friendly professors. Good staff always ready to help you.

    Cons

    Too many meetings and low salary.


  6. "Georgia Tech - A student perspective"

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    Current Employee - Student in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Student in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Rigorous, intense learning atmosphere is definitely the hallmark Georgia Tech. Meanwhile, the plethora of student associations and clubs also help diversifies my college experience.

    Cons

    We are not pleased with the campus dining service, to say the least. Instructional equipments and facilities are great, but when it comes to campus residential hall living standard, it definitely doesn't reach the bar.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up! Technology institutes like Tech definitely deserve more attention!


  7. "Good Place to work, but tough"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Atlanta, GA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good location, ground breaking research institute

    Cons

    Bad hours, not great benefits

    Advice to Management

    Treat your grad students better.

  8. "Happy GRA"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Tech part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great campus. Great lifestyle. Nice people.

    Cons

    Academic research is slow and mileage may vary re: supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Motivate students to graduate quickly.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Tech part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Top notch research facility, great minds at work

    Cons

    Great institute for people from Engineering background

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Lots of opportunity, limited mobility for value versus years experience"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Professional in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Administrative Professional in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    + Benefits; health, education assistance, and leave accrual
    + Job security (getting fired is a Process)
    + Workplace environment is often more casual, with less stressors
    + Lots of events and ways to participate and engage on campus
    + General mindset is geared towards doing the best by the students

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy makes it difficult to work at your best
    - Struggle to recognize/retain high-value employees (strong bias towards years of experience versus actual demonstrated skill and knowledge, difficult to be promoted or change titles within current placement - almost always need to apply to open position elsewhere)
    - Programs and processes are very dated for a Tech school
    - Even with benefits, standard pay grades are way below market value for a city like Atlanta, and most staff seem to be struggling to make ends meet

    Advice to Management

    Talent acquisition does a great job, but we need better talent retention and more flexibility on the internal side to help high-value employees do the most for the company and be recognized for it. Start emphasizing skills, knowledge, performance, portfolio, and engagement over time/years.


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