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Updated February 11, 2018
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Pros
  • great work environment and good culture (in 22 reviews)

  • Good work life balance, though this likely depends on the sponsored project you end up on and what level you're at (in 10 reviews)

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

  • A lot of time was spent repairing facilities (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "IT Coop"

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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

    Good Team, Lots to learn, you make the experience how you make it, and everyone is basically family

    Cons

    No cons whatsoever. I have had a positive experience

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Laid back, fun, very interesting work"

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

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment, flex hours, very independent (need to be a self-starter, no manager breathing down your neck), definitely the most interesting projects you'll likely ever work on, 18 months paid to work on phd full time. The 21 vacation days is insane, and 12 sick days.

    Cons

    Expensive healthcare, no yearly bonus (but there are cash awards and guaranteed pay bumps for obtaining masters and phd)

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you're doing!

  3. "Great place for students"

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

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

    Pros

    work/school balance
    hands on projects
    great mentorship

    Cons

    Sometimes work can be slack.


  4. "Good Place but poor communication"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great for the most part especially if you would like to pursue high education. There are smart people who are also good human beings.

    Cons

    There seems to be a rampant lack of communication that affect every part of the labs. There is the USG board who are allowed to make unilateral decision with consulting anyone outside of themselves.


  5. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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

    I worked at Georgia Tech Research Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work with thrilling research.

    Cons

    Often takes a while to get things done that require approval.


  6. "great place to work"

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

    I worked at Georgia Tech Research Institute (More than a year)

    Pros

    atmosphere is the best thing about gtri

    Cons

    nepotism is an issue that is easy to see

    Advice to Management

    less nepotism


  7. "Great Research Environment - Culture Varies"

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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

    Interesting research is plentiful, and internal money is available to support personal projects if some effort is made.

    Good work life balance, though this likely depends on the sponsored project you end up on and what level you're at. Principal engineers can often work very long hours.

    Cons

    Not always the most inviting culture. Can be a bit clique-ish, but I think this depends strongly on the Lab/Division you end up in.

    Advice to Management

    More can be done to help integrate new hires and make them feel welcome/comfortable, but otherwise management seems to have the best interests of the employees in mind.

  8. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Tech Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Interesting Projects, Great Location

    Cons

    Lower than average pay versus private sector.


  9. "Research Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Georgia Tech Research Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are great. There is a constant steam of new work to keep things fresh.

    Cons

    There is no shortage of red tape. We are state employees under the University System of Georgia executing work on federal contracts.


  10. "Great Co-op experience"

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

    I worked at Georgia Tech Research Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Got great hands on experience in an agile software development team setting. Got to experience several programming languages, and software development methodologies.

    Cons

    No full time positions are guaranteed to student co-ops.


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