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Georgia Tech Reviews

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

  • I think this is one of the best place for graduate students (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Grants Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Work Schedule, lots of vacation

    Cons

    Consistent sexual harassment from faculty members, low pay


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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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).

  3. "PHD life is hard"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    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!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "As Expected for a State School"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)


  5. "PhD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great research environment with top worldwide scientist and professors.

    Cons

    No specific cons over all


  6. "Marketing Communications"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting work is being done here

    Cons

    Those who don't have a ph.d and are in a staff position don't have a voice. Communication is terrible

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people you have hired and let them do their job!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "georgia tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great school. very pleasant environment

    Cons

    it is a great school but salary is very low for graduate students

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Postdoctoral Fellow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  9. "Contracting Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Program Support Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Depending on what area you work in not a lot of micromanaging.

    Cons

    Not a lot of hands on guidance or training on most positions and how the university works compared to industry (they are very different). Also career paths are very vague, you could easily be stuck in the same position making the same salary for the next 15 years (many people are).

    Advice to Management

    Improve employee training and map out career paths to give people something to work toward.


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