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Georgia Tech Research Institute Reviews

Updated Sep 6, 2019

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Georgia Tech Research Institute CEO Dr. Lora Weiss (no image)
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Pros
  • "GTRI full time benefits are hard to contend with(in 30 reviews)

  • "great work environment and good culture(in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you were a good performer, GTRI will welcome you back (likely with another raise) if the market ever goes south(in 17 reviews)

  • "No full time positions are guaranteed to student co-ops(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Good place for students"

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

    I have been working at Georgia Tech Research Institute part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Pay Relaxed Atmosphere Lots of funding for research

    Cons

    Old building and equipment Must be very self-driven

    Georgia Tech Research Institute2019-09-06
  2. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - GTRI EOSL Co-OP 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Georgia Tech Research Institute full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    When you get projects, it is meaningful work

    Cons

    Sometimes can get boring with no work

    Georgia Tech Research Institute2019-08-23
  3. "Great benefits, interesting work, nice people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Georgia Tech Research Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    21 days vacations, great health insurance and retirement plans, get to do research, good pay (only left to go back to grad school, would love to return if I can find something in my field)

    Cons

    Working in a field office meant less interaction with the team, didn't get to help finish left over birthday cake in Atlanta

    Georgia Tech Research Institute2019-08-19
  4. "Mixed Blessings at GTRI"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Georgia Tech Research Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Better than average benefits. For those with offices on the Georgia Tech campus, the surroundings are relaxing. Appealing to be able to share that your employer is Georgia Tech/Georgia Tech Research Institute.

    Cons

    Very limited pay raises with a cap set at 14% for those salary increases for promotions. Promotions tend to be very limited for those in IT. Lack of transparency for salary increases, promotions, appraisals. GTRI is not strong on a published path for upward mobility or promotions. GTRI management has strong tendency to be career employees who lack strong values and an effort to improve matters. Too much about... accepting current practices/processes as “good enough”. Very unwilling to rock the boat. Entrenched management with a pronounced slant for hiring Georgia Tech graduates; GTRI is the largest employer of Georgia Tech graduates. For those projects which are IT applications, management is not open to IT best practices as followed by for profit industries. IT management is unaware of their own shortcomings. HR is crippled entity with a self belief that HR is leading edge (not true). HR is very slow at taking any actions including hiring and conversion of contractors to permanent status. For non-IT positions and pure research, GTRI may be an acceptable employer.

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    Advice to Management

    Bring in new/fresh managers. Tackle salary issues (good luck with this). Fire 50% of the current HR staff. Redo breakout of positions with a path for promotions to the next position with a meaningful increase in salary.

    Georgia Tech Research Institute2019-08-30
  5. "Research Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Tech Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance for all employees

    Cons

    Not enough young professionals in workplace

    Georgia Tech Research Institute2019-08-13
  6. "Good place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Tech Research Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Career growth, great team environment, benefits are great, Teacher Retirement System

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive, retention is a big issue, career growth and upward mobility can take awhile

    Georgia Tech Research Institute2019-07-30
  7. "Awesome Community"

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

    I have been working at Georgia Tech Research Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great benefits, flexible schedule, no micro managing, generally kind and very smart co-workers and we work on a lot of cool cutting edge projects. lots of opportunities for Professional development. encouraged to get certifications relevant to field

    Cons

    not a lot of upward mobility and a lot of stipulations on raises and bonuses because GTRI is apart of the USG system, HR moves very slow with everything

    Georgia Tech Research Institute2019-07-25
  8. "Interesting Work - Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Georgia Tech Research Institute full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Interesting work, great culture and great people

    Cons

    Communication could be improved. May be challenging to determine future career path.

    Georgia Tech Research Institute2019-06-14
  9. "Meaningful work"

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer 

    I have been working at Georgia Tech Research Institute full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Meaningful work in the national interest

    Cons

    Normal bureaucratic things in a large organization

    Georgia Tech Research Institute2019-05-31
  10. "Good place, low pay"

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Tech Research Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Low mobility upward and lower than industry pay

    Georgia Tech Research Institute2019-06-06
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