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Updated June 26, 2017
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  • Low work/life balance, career outlook highly dependent on advisor (in 21 reviews)

  • Often expected to work long hours and on weekends (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Campus Recreational Center Aquatics Facility - Instructor, Head Lifeguard"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor, Head Lifeguard in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Instructor, Head Lifeguard in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours - not too difficult to trade shifts - can work schedule between/before/after classes. Ellis CPR/First Aid classes appear more professional and reliable than most Red Cross & YMCA certification classes. Opportunities to become instructor or pool operator (AFO certification).

    Cons

    May be difficult to get more than 15 hours if only a lifeguard and not head/supervisor or instructor


  2. "Public Relations Intern (Women's Resource Center)"

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    Former Employee - Public Relations in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Public Relations in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Tech part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule! Diverse and fun team!

    Cons

    There were no cons at this job!

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. "It is what it is"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many different professors to choose from
    Some of them actually care about you

    Cons

    Not many of them actually care about you
    School fees are very high and make it difficult to live if you have a family

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of school fees. You pay us peanuts anyways, you can absorb a our gym fees you stingy bastards.


  4. "Grad Student Researcher - EAS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Most science disciplines give competitive salaries for grad student researchers/teaching assistantships
    Good healthcare at competitive price, plus healthcare on campus

    Cons

    All depends on your research advisor--as long as you get along and are doing research they are interested in, you're golden.


  5. "Go Jackets!"

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

    I have been working at Georgia Tech part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the best engineering schools!

    Cons

    Parking is expensive. You have to relocate the cars on game days.


  6. "Georgia Tech Graduate Research Assistant Review"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great support structure and excellent work environment. Good compensation for your time as well.

    Cons

    None that I can speak of.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Great institution"

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    Current Employee - Ph D Graduate Student in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Ph D Graduate Student in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really like working at Tech. Overall, everyone is super friendly and professors are always willing to help you or provide you with advice, even if they are not in your committees or departments. I think professors/researchers at Tech are very passionate about the work, and it shows how much they enjoy it and they want to help you.

    Cons

    Tech professors expect a lot from you. Research tends to be focused on basic science (how something works? how we make create something new that works this or this way), so it is definitely a lot tougher than other universities in which a Ph.D. simply entitles application of a product or probing different theories.


  8. "Great culture"

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

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

    Pros

    great culture and work/life balance

    Cons

    old-school, can be hard to move around

    Advice to Management

    more rotation opportunities


  9. "Grad Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time

    Pros

    1) Great school with great alumni network and opportunities
    2) Nice campus, nice atmosphere
    3) Great people!

    Cons

    1) Admins are somewhat disengaged/bureaucratic
    2) Professors can be a little disengaged

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the students more


  10. "ME research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Tech part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Depends on your advisor(s), but mine were both really good. I was able to perform research for my PhD work and for some other projects related to my field.

    Cons

    Sometimes finding an advisor with an interesting project and funding is difficult. I knew people that started at GT with the promise of an RA position, but the only available positions were outside of the specialty they were interested in, so they ended up leaving.

    Advice to Management

    I think getting information regarding how many people are available for a specific specialty and how many students are being accepted per specialty would be useful for incoming students.


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