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Updated April 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and networking (in 21 reviews)

  • Work environment was stress-free and allowed me to work on schoolwork when I wasn't interfacing with residents (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • Low work/life balance, career outlook highly dependent on advisor (in 19 reviews)

  • I think this is one of the best place for graduate students (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Student"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Contractor - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Tech as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing equipment available to most graduate students, promised source of funding, top notch researchers, and very helpful staff.

    Cons

    Changing too many requirements at once, some of the teachers are uninterested and or bitter about teaching, even though it isn't a cut throat atmosphere that doesn't mean it isn't incredibly difficult.

    Advice to Management

    More help for students without a material science background or more academic support for students in general


  2. "Graduate Student"

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

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

    Pros

    I can do research for a PhD and get paid a living stipend.

    Cons

    I work 50+ hours most weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Work on changing the environment of "work all the time" to a mindset of "work efficiently."


  3. "Great people, not so great admin"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Peer Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Peer Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    wonderful staff and great environment

    Cons

    workload while working can sometimes be too much if taking classes

    Advice to Management

    pay your pro staff so they don't leave


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  5. ""lot of freedom in terms of methodology""

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-environment, fair pay for the amount of work. I had a lot of freedom with how I graded exams, and made lecture content, etc.

    Cons

    The work got hectic often when I was grading hundreds of labs and was taking a full course load at the same time.


  6. "Lab Manager and Quality improvement Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Research Technologist/Lab Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Research Technologist/Lab Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hub of intellectuals. Strong academic work ethic. Very friendly environment. Respect for each other. Rank high in education and leadership.

    Great appreciation of what each other is doing. Great benefits all around.

    Cons

    Hard for me to say, I like to see the positive side of GA Tech.
    Lack of grant money

    Advice to Management

    Get more grants by stressing the academic achievements and the contribution of vital research and innovation to America and the world.
    Build new facilities to host more Labs and students.


  7. "highly depend on department"

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    Former Intern - Coop in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Coop in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Tech as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    close to campus so you don't need a car, don't have to pay medicare or SS tax, good salary

    Cons

    the experience will highly depend on your department, manager, and coworker. student tend to get to do mundane work, unless you are CS


  8. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Tech (More than a year)

    Pros

    You have enough time to deal with your study research besides the TA work

    Cons

    The salary decreases every year..lol

    Advice to Management

    Just keep balance.


  9. "Graduate Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great research institute with a lot of faculties.
    State of the art research can be conducted.
    GRA covers health insurance.

    Cons

    Need to work long hours.
    The institute gives professors too much power which some can misuse time to time

    Advice to Management

    Please make conflict of interest department very strong so that misuse of power can be minimized.


  10. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Worked with very knowledgeable professors

    Cons

    Had quite a heavy load of grading.


  11. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Georgia Tech has great facilities, a nice campus, and many intelligent, passionate, hardworking people.

    Cons

    This advice is specific to a Chemistry graduate student, but may apply to other fields. Working in academia is a worse environment than industry. The pay is terrible and the work is hard. Worst of all it is very difficult to find a job when you are finished since you are overqualified for most entry level jobs and have little to no real world work experience. I think I would have been better off not going to grad school and just getting an entry level job in industry, then working up or changing fields.

    Advice to Management

    Georgia Tech is a nice place but graduate school is not a great environment, at least for some fields. I would not recommend a PhD to anyone who does not plan on becoming a professor.


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