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Georgia Tech Undergraduate Assistant Reviews

Updated March 13, 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 48 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. "Great Workplace"

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

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

    Pros

    People and research are great, hours are extremely flexible

    Cons

    Pay isn't insanely high but is decent


  2. "Georgia Tech research experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, engaged faculty mentors; challenging and fun projects;

    Cons

    Project restrictions; time management; Hourly pay could be better


  3. "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.


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  5. "Best Part Time Job"

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

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

    Pros

    - Great work environment
    - Flexible work schedule (work when you want to)
    - Lots of fun

    Cons

    - Pay could be more


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Typical"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good exposure, resources, and mentoring

    Cons

    Can not log more than 20 hours a week


  7. "Interesting and Meaningful"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Johns Creek, GA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Johns Creek, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with the ECE department and it is a great experience. Students are great and work is interesting.

    Cons

    Pay is not the best, but that is to be expected from these type of jobs.


  8. "Undergraduate Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Tech (More than a year)

    Pros

    Reasonably flexible with scheduling hours and decent pay.

    Cons

    Menial tasks can become mundane and boring.


  9. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The tuition is waived for graduate research assistants

    Cons

    Small salary compared to costs of living in Atlanta


  10. "Undergraduate Research Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good learning opportunity if you're studying here and not taking too many courses in a semester.

    Cons

    You need to choose a research topic that is in your focus of study.


  11. "Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Computer Science at Georgia Tech"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    * Get to network with students and lots of smart people.
    * Get to influence how courses are run.
    * Get to learn course material very well.
    * Helping students is enjoyable.
    * Very flexible hours/convenient on-campus job.

    Cons

    * Minimum wage.
    * First semester is paid in credit.
    * Grading is very time consuming and cumbersome.
    * Proctoring tests can be somewhat boring.
    * Having to proctor/grade tests during finals week is annoying.

    Advice to Management

    Really depends on the class in question. But maybe pay a little more?