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Georgia Tech Reviews

Updated June 19, 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. "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.


  2. "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

  3. "Best students in the nation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  4. "Great Work Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  5. "GaTech is awesome!"

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

    Pros

    very good research groups around here, awesome faculty, great atmosphere and facilities around, strong phd students to collaborate with and learn a lot.

    Cons

    atlanta location does not have too many happening places or tourist spots in the city. The city looks kinda dull sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Hire mor ML, Vision and NLP faculty from all around the world. Hire more and more people in that field please. Apart from that, Stay awesome as you are! Really good job.


  6. "best"

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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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    i like everything in this university. the environment is very professional a polite

    Cons

    hours are demanding, manage your time correctly otherwise you will be full of work


  7. "GRA"

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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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment. Lots of resources for students. Generally well funded labs.

    Cons

    None really. Administration is generally helpful.

  8. "Undergraduate Research Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You will learn a lot of new things

    Cons

    Low Salary except that most of them is good

    Advice to Management

    Be prepared and tends to not rely on other co workers.


  9. "High expectations, compensation needs review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Tech (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent infrastructure. Lots of employee support and resources for graduate students. Free rec center access is a big plus.

    Cons

    Insane student fees (~$1400/term, with the option to be deducted from your paycheck over 3 months.) If there is any sort of payroll error, it is a huge pain to get it fixed and can sometimes take weeks. Not ideal on a grad student salary.


  10. "Working at Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great for on-campus students who want to earn money without having to travel too far
    -Work with your professors and work on networking

    Cons

    -If working as a student, the job and academic schedule may clash.


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