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Updated August 18, 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. "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!


  2. "PhD candidate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Tech full-time

    Pros

    Professors are really knowledgeable and nice . They care about students

    Cons

    Atlanta is not very safety

  3. "The job is great except for the girls in the office"

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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 full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ga Tech is a GREAT place to work! GREAT!! Love learning and it's around all the best places,to eat.

    Cons

    The only Con is the distance. Oh an the girls in the office sleep around.

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "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.


  5. "Select your professors carefully"

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

    I worked at Georgia Tech full-time

    Pros

    Some very talented and bright individuals. Motivated students. Challenging work.

    Cons

    Students: beware of overpaid, closed-minded professors who are stuck in the past, and who may be resentful of new ideas and orthogonal thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Clear out the dead (old) wood; even previously brilliant scientists don't merit $200K/year when they can no longer keep up with the new technology.


  6. "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


  7. "Contract Specialist"

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

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good intention middle management but they have zero influence.

    Cons

    Uncomfortable relationships between management. Very clique like. If you are not liked by one in top management you might as well pack your bags. They promote and provide raises and bonus in a unusual manner.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up top management and gain control of improper relationships. Everyone whispers about it and causes an extremely high turnover.

  8. "Can be great experience if you have a good advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time

    Pros

    Top research institute
    Collaborative environment
    Labs publish in high impact

    Cons

    Low stipends and large student activity fees
    Not huge focus on careers outside academia


  9. "Accountan t III"

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

    I worked at Georgia Tech full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Holidays. Retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Incoming employees tend to make more than loyal ones


  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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