Georgia Tech Reviews

Updated May 11, 2021

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Pros
  • "Very good communication and work environment(in 76 reviews)

  • "very Good engineering school in Atlanta(in 76 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "not satisfying work life balance(in 44 reviews)

  • "Relatively low pay compared to industry and national laboratories(in 44 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      fun stuff if you're into it

      May 11, 2021 - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      get to keep important concepts in your head, help others learn the material

      Cons

      grading is not the most fun thing on the planet

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Federal Work Study Interview process

      May 11, 2021 - Student Lab Assistant in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - informal - professors are very eager to work with students - consistent pay rates - plenty of opportunities that pay above minimum wages - department are open to letting students work as employees and allow for further research opportunities

      Cons

      - Depending on which department you work for your FWS award is usually the cap on how much money you’ll get - some departments will continue to pay you after your award has run out, but most will discontinue your employment until the next semester - For the Biomedical department, the system for reporting time changes every year. Be sure to stay up to date on the new system, otherwise hours may have to be logged in by your Supervisor, which most don’t know how to navigate the payment portals since most are on salary.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Workplace Environment with Lasting Relationships

      Apr 12, 2021 - Research Engineer in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company has a fairly modular management style, with contract holders managing the contract work. The relationships you build in this kind of environment are permanent, life-long and consist of some of the most talented people in the south east.

      Cons

      You must operate like firm and "find" work and contract opportunities from your principal client, the defense department. The classified work environment is a downside for youths who need to write about their experiences in a resume. The experience is often overly technical, and while the skills are easy to generalize to the private sector, it is difficult to communicate why experience with LIDAR or calculating tortuosity of a nano-fabricated foam for a hall thruster gives you viable, general purpose proof-of-ability. Also, the non-profit status makes what should be rather interesting and easy going work feel like a game of musical chairs during years of defense spending contractions.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great campus if you don't need great pay

      Apr 8, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Perks & Programs The People The Campus A lot of events/programming if you know where to find them Pension, but you have to wait 10 years before being vested where other schools are 5.

      Cons

      The pay and the time it takes to get anything done. Georgia Tech, and I suspect the other USG institutions, lose good people due to the bureacracy and low pay. People come in from the outside making more than people who've been there for 20 years. I've seen staffmembers (different than faculty) with their Ph.D. making less than $50,000! Also staff is treated like a second-rate citizen.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great for making friends

      May 11, 2021 - Resident Advisor in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great to build connections and lifelong friendships

      Cons

      Low pay for work involved, out of touch administration

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice extra disposable income

      May 1, 2021 - CRC Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible and easy on campus job

      Cons

      Hard to manage school and job

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      EOM

      May 11, 2021 - Manager in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good insurance and paid sick leave as an EOM

      Cons

      Not much room for growth after reaching EOM

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Georgia Tech Research Corp

      Apr 28, 2021 - Staff Accountant in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work overall

      Cons

      No negative feedback at all

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      a good job for students

      Apr 27, 2021 - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free tuition, work: 3-5 hrs per week

      Cons

      Some professors may be too demanding

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good people but not great compensation

      May 10, 2021 - Research Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people at GT are so fantastic to work with. They have kept in contact with me over the years and continued mentor ship

      Cons

      Working conditions and grad student stipends are still poor for the high quality people you have working there.

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