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Georgia Tech Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and networking (in 22 reviews)

  • Great support structure and excellent work environment (in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Research Technician III"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Technician III in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Research Technician III in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, average pay, mobility

    Cons

    No maternity leave, HR ignores issues with supervisors


  2. "Graduate research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good academia environment. Beautiful campus. Good facilities. People are nice. Georgia Tech is ranked among the world's best universities. Based in Atlanta, the large, public university. Many clubs you can join.

    Cons

    Too much male and few girls. Payment is OK to low. Food is OK but not so good. And most of the time, campus has too much event with additional parking fee.

    Advice to Management

    There is no advice to management except they can balance ratio between female and male. That is it.


  3. "Directory Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley Lake, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley Lake, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Tech (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff and attitude in the work place. There is time to complete tasks like homework or other tasks. They are trying to create more tasks and projects for this job to make it more involved.

    Cons

    Job is not very involved so there is a lot of downtime currently. It is a customer service type of job so there will be a negative phone call every now and then.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with more tasks to do with the current job. Without something to do the employees will miss use their time on the internet while there has to be some project which needs some assistance to create more efficiency in the work place.


  4. "Lecturer of Foreign Languages"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Tech (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great school. Wonderful technology and engineering environment.

    Cons

    The school of Modern Languages is poorly managed.

    Advice to Management

    Needs functional leadership


  5. "Postdoctoral Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work in. Excellent choices on affordable benefits for whole family and good vacation/PTO accumulation. Amazing retirement plan matching. All typical of staff on the University System of Georgia.

    Cons

    As research staff, and as with all Universities, it really depends on who you work for. Group professors are notoriously impatient with progress so you will have to always excel beyond your abilities to progress. Pay is never great for early stage researchers and working hours far exceed industrial standards.

    Advice to Management

    Make Postdoctoral research more structured as is for postgraduates with career development training encouraged more directly by professors, who often prohibit research staff from taking time away from their research for such courses.


  6. "Engineering Graduate School- the worst qualities of industry and academia"

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

    I worked at Georgia Tech full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Overall, the student health insurance is good coverage

    This applies to the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering:
    -Tools and technology available for students to use for personal projects

    Cons

    -Bait and switch on stipends: health insurance is paid out of the stipends
    -Students are not notified that a significant amount of fees are required for the privilege of attending as a student while working there (even if only thesis credit hours are being taken)
    -No flexibility in opting out of any fees
    -Grad school everywhere- long hours, low pay

    Advice to Management

    Give a more honest accounting on what GRA stipends really are (after removing cost of health insurance and fees).


  7. "PHD life is hard"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good location, top-notch faculty, tons of courses, strong collaboration between faculties across institute.

    Cons

    Low pay for PhD students, reduced tuition is about 4000 per year!


  8. Helpful (2)

    "As Expected for a State School"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great vacation benefits, health insurance, and tuition reimbursement. Access to conferences and other academic offerings are useful.

    Cons

    Parking is expensive, central administration can be racist, extremely limited upward mobility, respect is reserved for professors and not given to staff (with Master's Degrees)


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Postdoctoral Fellow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities and facilities

    Cons

    Everyone looks pretty stressed out


  10. "Contracting Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Benefits include tuition assistance programs.

    Cons

    Pay is not very competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Greater efforts could be made in on boarding processes.


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