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Updated Sep 19, 2021

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4.3
75%
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Pros
  • "GTRI is great at teaching co-ops the inner workings of the company as well as the professional responsibilities of a software developer(in 37 reviews)

  • "A nice laid back work environment that will not be adding extra pressure(in 31 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Note : GTRI consists of several labs that are uniquely managed so I can only speak for my experience at one lab(in 26 reviews)

  • "Atlanta traffic is terrible & must purchase parking pass(in 10 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      GTRI is overall a great place to work!

      Sep 15, 2021 - Principal Research Engineer in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits, flex time, career growth, work/life balance are all outstanding

      Cons

      State raises are slow, promotion process is tedious, division/branch management is not mature (i.e., too young) and lacks substantial professional contributions

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Wonderful Research Environment

      Sep 15, 2021 - Applied Physicist in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      GTRI features great benefits, and a respectful people-first work environment. The work we do is meaningful, challenging, and interesting. The paid leave policy includes 21 days off a year plus holidays and sick time. If you can get a job here you should do it.

      Cons

      Onsite work is sometimes required.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Place to work

      Sep 6, 2021 - Database Developer in Medina, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Responsive management with great ideas

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      its Ok

      Sep 19, 2021 - Systems Administrator in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      stable and good work balance

      Cons

      pay is not good and too much politics.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      A great place to work

      Sep 5, 2021 - Student in Atlanta, GA
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      Pros

      Had a fantastic time interning with the company through their GRIP program. Found a GRA position through GTRI to fund my graduate degree, so it is a fantastic place to network as a student for this reason. Also, the people there are very supportive and willing to teach and help, and so it offers students a uniquely great place to learn and advance marketable skills and work on resume-worthy projects. I believe the pay is very competitive.

      Cons

      If you work part-time, work is not guaranteed (you have to actively be looking for work). This means you may or may not have consistent working hours every week, which is kind of odd.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      relaxed environment

      Sep 10, 2021 - Student Co-Op in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      relaxed environment, easy work, no dress code

      Cons

      no windows, no easy commute

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      An org with a traditional job model

      Sep 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      1. There is a lot of opportunity. The ability to carve out an independent career path and concentrate on building your career the way you want to. 2. There is generally a hands-off approach of being managed if you are hired in as a "Research" title. 3. The people! 4. Pension plan

      Cons

      1. GTRI is not a safe place for women. The organization has a long way to go in terms of culture, work/life balance, and diversity and inclusion. 2. For employees with a "Research" title, the Promotion Cycle is complicated. Because GTRI is affiliated with GT there is a great emphasis on educational development and advancement. Cost of an advanced degree will be paid for by the organization, however, there is no longer an incentive bonus upon earning an advanced degree. An advanced degree is required for most positions to advance/be promoted. The promotion cycle is tied to GT guidelines. This means that to go through the promotion process, which is lengthy and complicated, the employee is weighed against promotion criteria that may not directly correlate to their job position at GT. There is no guarantee that an employee will get promoted to a higher rank. 3. Pay levels are set by USG. Within the year an employee can only earn upwards of a certain percentage of their salary, that percentage is decided upon at the USG level. The connection with USG also expands to any earned employee benefits.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good Work

      Sep 2, 2021 - Intern in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun, Nice, Good work environment, Great team

      Cons

      Less pay Cubicle office environment Not too developed

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Outstanding employer!

      Aug 8, 2021 - Telecommunications Specialist in Honolulu, HI
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      Pros

      Phenomenal bosses and great benefits package.

      Cons

      None to list at this time.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good work, good coworkers

      Aug 6, 2021 - Student Assistant in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work is very interesting and self-paced, and I am learning relevant skills. Turnaround to WFH during the pandemic was well done.

      Cons

      Clients involve the Public sector, so that is important to keep in mind when applying

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