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  1. "Fantastic"

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    Current Employee - Instructional Designer: Independent Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer: Independent Consultant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Such a delightful and warm environment.

    Cons

    There are absolutely no 'negatives' to report.


  2. "Do not let the last "positive" review fool you from the "Director""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Georgia Technology Authority full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Paid holidays, telework ( they will intentionally email you to see if you are working), and location downtown.

    Cons

    -Heavy, heavy workloads
    -Pay not commensurate with work load
    -Backstabbing cowards who will try to set you up to be fired
    -Racially intolerant work environment
    -Disrespect from CRMs (They make more money but want you to do their work)
    -Disrespect from Vendors

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the sexists and racists, learn to be more diverse and inclusive. Get rid of the good ole boy system. Hire more people to do the jobs versus piling two workloads on to one person. MAKE the CRMs do their job. Cancel the contracts of vendors who disrespect workers.

  3. "Not the Best Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    12 Holidays, flex hours, central location.

    Cons

    Doesn't practice salary review and adjustments consistently for staff, heavy work loads, tight deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Meet industry pay rates across the board, add people / staff other than senior management.


  4. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Georgia Technology Authority (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very engaged staff trying to improve the state we live in.

    Cons

    We often lack the resources required for various projects and needed improvements.

    Advice to Management

    Consider asking for appropriations instead of waiting for agencies to agree to fund improvements.


  5. "Great people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Dedicated and responsive people. There is a good team spirit and a can do attitude, and a strong focus on doing the right things for our state and its citizens.

    Cons

    The resources needed to accomplish many tasks are not available and people become easily frustrated. Many of the agencies want to return to the old ways that were damaging our state with ineffective IT management.

    Advice to Management

    Cutting benefits while holding salaries significantly below market is not the way to build a responsive staff. Our leadership (the legislature and other elected officials) need to quit balancing the budget on the backs of the staff, and start to realize they need to pay for services. GTA's senior management is great but it is being asked to make bricks without straw.


  6. "Nice to be among IT professionals"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Georgia Technology Authority full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    GTA is not a State Agency and drives to a higher level technically and professionally.
    There is always a drive to find the best solutions for State Government needs.
    The work is on a large scale, often for thousands of users or business rules or number of servers....which keeps it interesting and challenging professionally.

    Cons

    As with most organizations GTA is siloed - sometimes on purpose and sometimes due to lack of communication.
    Top down communication comes and goes but usually does have vision and direction.
    Even though GTA is not a true State Agency they sit close enough to be driven by whims of the government and allow non-workers to sit for years on end.


  7. "Not the best place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for state government and somewhat stable if that is what you are looking for.

    Cons

    Outrageous workloads, only certain individuals are held accountable, and a very racially hostile work environment.

  8. "Stay away from this company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Georgia Technology Authority full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a convenient location in downtown Atlanta and you have decent working hours. The salary is ok but could be better.

    Cons

    This is a company that prides itself on running a good ole boy network. A lot of the staff have been employed with the State of GA for a number of years and are just looking to retire. Don't expect the "lifers" as they like to call themselves to offer much assistance in the form of sharing their knowledge. Many of the co-workers are not very friendly.

    Advice to Management

    Try to spend more time listening to your employees instead of trying to make yourself shine!


  9. "Pay is decent, advancement is futile"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competive pay relative to private sector
    Good environment
    Cares about employees

    Cons

    NO opportunity for growth or advancement
    Many organizations within this company under perform but are paid well
    Only come here if you are ready to retire in the same position

    Advice to Management

    create tiered opportunies to advance career like you do with the PM and technical organization.


  10. "The winds of change are a blowing.."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great group of peers and several excellent managers.

    Cons

    Currently outsourcing and downsizing .

    Advice to Management

    Quit the button pushing & give a few more women a chance.