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Updated May 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and networking (in 22 reviews)

  • Work environment was stress-free and allowed me to work on schoolwork when I wasn't interfacing with residents (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • Low work/life balance, career outlook highly dependent on advisor (in 20 reviews)

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

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  1. "Graduate Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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
    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.


  2. "Post-doc research fellow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Electrical in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Electrical in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Low post doc research fellow salaries


  3. "Graduate Student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Education, fun projects, great people. Hard work, but very fulfilling. There is a reason it holds some of the top programs in the country

    Cons

    There is a lack of assistantships available. In fact, usually only PhDs get them. This makes the cost of attendance quite expensive

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you are doing well, research and teaching. It would be great to see more opportunities for funding to help pay.


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  5. "Graduate student researcher (Chemistry)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly department - regularly sponsors social events for grad students and faculty
    State-of-the art labs and facilities
    Flexible work schedule - there's a lot of work, but you generally get to chose when to do it
    Proximity to Emory makes inter-university collaboration more feasible
    The health insurance is really good

    Cons

    Graduate student compensation is low. Honestly, I really loved working here, but the the graduate student stipend is no more than enough to live off of in Atlanta.

    Advice to Management

    Continue bringing in quality faculty to build the department. Consider raising the graduate student stipend to attract and keep high quality students.


  6. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with very knowledgeable professors

    Cons

    Had quite a heavy load of grading.


  7. "Education"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good Infrastructure and educational support

    Cons

    Lack of proper funding

    Advice to Management

    Keep going


  8. "Best students in the nation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor of Economics in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Instructor of Economics in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Given that it's Georgia Tech, the students are smart and I enjoy teaching them. There's little to no micro-management from the department chair or Ph.D. Program director (I am a Ph.D. student teaching independent, not as a Teaching Assistant).

    Cons

    The Economcs program is small and hence most students in my class are from other majors. But that's not really an issue. Students from other majors also show interest in Econ if you can motivate them.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing particular. I am pleased to be allowed to teach while being a Ph.D. student and I don't have any complaints.


  9. "Its all about the money"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Tech full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great colleagues and students.

    Cons

    The only metric of success is external funding generated.


  10. "Graduate Student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. "Great Work Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Microwave, free food, event food, connections

    Cons

    Great work load, difficult when you yourself have projects and tests due

    Advice to Management

    Advance notice for tasks would be appreciated


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