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University of Georgia Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible hours can work around school schedule (in 46 reviews)

  • Great work environment and always have someone to talk to if there is a problem (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • Minimum wage job (adding words because it said it needs a minimum of 20 but there are no other cons) (in 25 reviews)

  • As a graduate student, it is important to learn a new work-life balance (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great school"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Doctoral Student/Research Assistant in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Doctoral Student/Research Assistant in Athens, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Georgia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great education and reputation ! The staff and admistration are very organized and respond to issues like scheduling or finances very quickly.

    Cons

    Professors can be either really informative or apathetic. Because professors are divided in their interest of teaching, research and grant writing it is important to do as much research as you can to make sure you get the best instructor (or advisor if you are considering the masters or phd program). I've had teachers who were excellent research professors, but not the best teachers. Therefore it is important to develop effective independent stidy skills. Keep this in mind if you plan to go to a research focused institution.

    Advice to Management

    We need more department specific career planning opportunities and workshops. While UGA does have a great career center, I think it would also be helpful if individual departments like physics had their own career workshop or minicareer fair since careers in the physical sciences can be broad and quit unique.


  2. "Grad Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Access to educational resources with university.

    Cons

    Major professor who thought this was a full time position

  3. "University Housing"

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    Former Employee - Desk Assistant in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Desk Assistant in Athens, GA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible hours as a Desk Assistant.
    Can work on homework while at the desk.
    Get to meet a lot of interesting people.

    Cons

    Literally will have to have shifts in the middle of the night.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  4. "Graduate Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Georgia part-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work and lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Not so good pay as compared to other universities


  5. "Administrative Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Georgia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, growth, responsibility, mentorship, comradery

    Cons

    I wish the campus was more progressive in protecting foreign students; I wish it was easier to pay student workers a living wage


  6. "Transit"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Athens, GA

    I worked at University of Georgia part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible hours, liberal work environment

    Cons

    bad management, low pay for the responsibility of bus driving

    Advice to Management

    new management


  7. "Accademic Advisor II"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Georgia full-time

    Pros

    UGA is by far the BEST place I have ever worked. It offers TONS of professional development and investment in work/life balance. You are also working with top performing students who you are able to help in more facets than education.

    Cons

    It is understood that you must change departments in order to increase your salary which is disappointing when you may feel like your best services are performed in the department that you are already in.

    Advice to Management

    I had one of the best managers at UGA in my opinion and it is difficult to give her advice other than to keep doing what she is doing. The only suggestion that I could make is to work on facing conflict but that advice is for one person. I can't speak for the other 100+ managers at UGA.

  8. "SREL"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Aiken, SC
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Aiken, SC

    I worked at University of Georgia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good experience in field work

    Cons

    low pay lots of overtime


  9. "Great to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great environment, rebate

    Cons

    low pay, not much else


  10. "Student Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Manager in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Student Manager in Athens, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent management experience while in school.

    Cons

    Not enough people work at certain facilities.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people.


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