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University of Georgia Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2019

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University of Georgia CEO Jere W. Morehead
Jere W. Morehead
275 Ratings
Pros
  • "An amazing work environment all around(in 70 reviews)

  • "Even on a graduate student stipend, life in Athens can be quite fulfilling(in 69 reviews)

Cons
  • "It's a minimum wage paying job and there are not really a lot of opportunities to move up(in 30 reviews)

  • "Athens has limited opportunities for partners to find employment(in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Must-Have Job for UGA Students"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Georgia part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Campus Catering feels less like a company and more like a family of people that you also happen to work with. Although this may be partly due to the fact that most of the employees are students, I think it has a lot to do with how welcoming and honest the management is as well. Schedules are flexible based on your class schedule, and it's very easy to request off for a day, as long as it isn't an All-Call day (and sometimes...

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    Cons

    Being so close with fellow and employees and management can occasionally lead to conflicts of interest, mostly in terms of communication.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change anything at the base level, but do learn how to resolve differences without involving student employees in disagreements.

    University of Georgia2019-06-26
  2. "UGA Housing Part-Time Office Assistant"

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      Current Employee - Office Assistant in Athens, GA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at University of Georgia part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Works with class schedule, very flexible, relatively easy

      Cons

      Often understaffed, working outside of job duties, hard to get good hours consistently

      Advice to Management

      better allocation of hours

      University of Georgia2019-07-11
    • "Great for Graduate School"

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        Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 

        I have been working at University of Georgia full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Great location and flexible hours.

        Cons

        Slow administrative system, but that's it.

        University of Georgia2019-07-12
      • "Great for students"

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          Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Athens, GA
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at University of Georgia full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          assistance ship for graduate program

          Cons

          can vary depending on advisor

          Advice to Management

          more structure

          University of Georgia2019-07-03
        • "Quality of leadership, employees and services provided varies tremendously from county to county."

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

          I worked at University of Georgia full-time for more than 3 years

          Pros

          Inspiring mission; many opportunities for training; many forums for sharing knowledge with the community; and collegial rapport and knowledge sharing with employees from other counties.

          Cons

          Quality of leadership, employees and programs varies tremendously from county to county. Technology is outdated. Some employees are "missing in action" for years at a time. The matrixed structure of the organization which includes employees funded by UGA, the county, the Board of Education and grants makes it challenging to resolve issues that arise. When leadership is poor and/or an employee exhibits unprofessional...

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          Advice to Management

          Provide office leaders and HR teams with clear direction on how to handle issues that involve employees funded through different avenues (Board of Education, UGA, county, grants). Learn the applicable HR policies for all these groups and don't be afraid to apply them. If there is egregious behavior by an employee, act quickly and decisively. Don't allow harassment, failure to comply with 4-H policies related to children's...

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          University of Georgia2019-07-04
        • "Everything is great, but the pay!"

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          Former Employee - Senior Event Coordinator 

          I worked at University of Georgia full-time

          Pros

          I don't mind working for the University. My department is pretty laid back, no micro-managing, and the culture on campus is "you can't get fired". I know that sounds crazy, but here they'll "coach" you to death. It is rare that a person is fired.

          Cons

          The pay absolutely sucks! It is so low, it is hard to survive off of. The average person is hired at the base pay. If the hiring department thinks your skills are good enough, they may offer 15% more than the base. If the department has the funds in their budget, they can hire you at the midpoint of the range; but that is rare. The only way to get a huge salary, is to know someone in the department you are being hired...

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          University of Georgia2019-07-02
        • "The very best place to work in Athens Georgia, hands down!"

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          Current Employee - Training Specialist in Athens, GA
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at University of Georgia full-time for more than 3 years

          Pros

          Safe, healthy work environment with dedicated, supportive work team!

          Cons

          The overall pay and compensation for all positions could be higher.

          University of Georgia2019-06-16
        • "UGA is great"

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            Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student 
            Recommends
            Disapproves of CEO

            I worked at University of Georgia full-time

            Pros

            -Relaxed environment but good place to get a strong background in Science -Athens is a great town

            Cons

            -Tons of undergraduates that take over the town during the school year

            University of Georgia2019-06-26
          • "Graduate Student Instructor"

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              Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student 

              I worked at University of Georgia full-time

              Pros

              Autonomy in teaching and still have time for research

              Cons

              My department has some issues

              University of Georgia2019-06-11
            • "It’s a good job"

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                Current Employee - Desk Assistant 
                Recommends

                I have been working at University of Georgia part-time

                Pros

                You get to pick your own schedule.

                Cons

                You have to work at least one weekend every pay period & one overnight, so plan accordingly.

                University of Georgia2019-06-25
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