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Georgia Tech Research Institute Reviews

Updated October 15, 2017
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  • If you want to work full time you have to continue your education and get a Master's degree (in 5 reviews)

  • Expect to work very hard to be given meaningful work if you don't have a manager willing to spend a lot of time mentoring you (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Community, Great People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Community, Work Environment, Telecommute Options

    Cons

    Pays less than comparable private jobs


  2. "Student Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    The projects that GTRI are really interesting.

    Cons

    Not the best company culture. Not many events.

  3. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have a super flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Not many other employees to converse with

    Advice to Management

    Try to engage with assistants more


  4. "Hard, rewarding work for the highly motivated"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist
    Current Employee - Research Scientist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent benefits, multitudes of interesting projects to work on, you WILL be challenged and surrounded by experts and people who can improve you.

    Cons

    below market pay, occasionally unengaging long running project work can take over.

    Advice to Management

    pay is as important as benefits, make sure workers are engaged with the work they are on, and social environment and structure is as critical to work satisfaction as the actual tasking


  5. "GTRI"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Georgia Tech Research Institute part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Interesting research

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to get grants for your research which can take a lot of time


  6. "Great Student Job"

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

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

    Pros

    Able to work on school work during work hours, easy to learn tasks, changing work environment

    Cons

    my department can be overwhelming at times


  7. "Great place for academic, so-so for real world engineering."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Tech Research Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment. Good benefits.

    Cons

    No annual pay raise. Salary could stagnate for years.

  8. "Student Office Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Not rushed when it comes to learning or teaching the students about the technological processes that take place in the company.
    Friendly people that work with you. Hacky sack time is especially fun on the Fridays.
    We do work that affects the people working there, so the things being done are actually helpful, which feels good.

    Cons

    I wish the learning process could be sped up a bit. This may be because of my school experience, but I wish that the techniques and skills being taught to us were done faster. I appreciate that they are so relaxed and not in a rush to teach us, but I do wish the learning pace was a little quicker.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, I still work here and enjoy it greatly. Some days though, I feel like I accomplished nothing beneficial to the company or to myself, so teaching us more skills would be very welcome.


  9. "Research Security Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Research Security Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Research Security Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Tech Research Institute (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, get to meet new personnel and learn from sharp professionals.

    Cons

    Support departments aren't paid as they should. Imperative that an individual moves around in order to maximize their potential and financial growth. Racial disparities is clear among the many labs.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct more ethical and leadership training to managers.


  10. "RE II"

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer II in Smyrna, GA
    Current Employee - Research Engineer II in Smyrna, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laidback culture, flexible hours, casual dress, excellent place to develop technical abilities/knowledge. They truly support continuing education (not just a HR talking point)

    Cons

    Some groups can be somewhat disorganized. Roles and responsibilities are fuzzy at best. A lot of redundant work, since it does not seem like tools that have been developped by others are organized for use on subsequent projects. Only if you happen to know someone personally that happened to do something similar.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with a way to leverage all the tools that are constantly being developped by individuals. There have been a lot of times when I sat there writing up a tool thinking "there's no way I'm the first one to write a tool like this, what waste of time to have to do this from scratch"


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