Senior Research Scientist (Current Employee), Arlington, VA – September 23, 2014
Pros: flexible work schedule
Cons: contract instability
I've worked for GTRI for a few years, and have thrived on the fast pace environment. I love being able to introduce my expertise to any given project, and am very lucky to use my experience to better equip soldiers down range. On any typical day, I am given a set of technologies to review, and support report writing with enemy responses and trends on – more... the battle field. When more technical writing is involved, where my input is related only to enemy trends, part of my responsibilities have been to gather a team of experts to conduct a more thorough investigation of particular sets of technologies.
The management style allows for me to make decisions on which teams I will use for specified projects, and allows me the flexibility to conduct work, within a reasonable amount of time. I am able to work on projects and programs at my pace, and the customer has been happy with the product, and the turn around time for any given task. With that, I have been recognized as an outstanding team member, and that sort of feedback helps me to continue down the same path of success. It goes without saying the end result of my work makes my job most enjoyable. – less
Undergraduate Researcher (Former Employee), Savannah, GA – October 6, 2014
I worked as an Undergraduate Researcher while I was getting my bachelor's degree. My jobs hours were flexible and worked around my schedule. I was able to gain experience while still earning my degree.
A great environment within a productive research center.
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Current Employee), Atlanta, GA – October 1, 2014
I work as an undergraduate research assistant for a center on campus. The center itself is very productive and provides opportunities for all members to grow through their research. My lab group is an interdisciplinary group, which has taught me to communicate well with others outside of my discipline. Everyone is always really helpful and willing to – more... teach me things I don't know. – less
Research Engineer (Former Employee), Atlanta, GA – August 4, 2014
If you're looking for a relaxed work environment, unbeatable job security, great benefits with TONS of paid leave, and very friendly coworkers, this is the place. You're expected to be technically skilled and professional, and to deliver when it comes to meeting project goals, but you're given a lot of flexibility in terms of how your time is spent – more... in reaching those goals. I can't imagine a company with better work-life balance.
What I can imagine, however, is a company with more room for advancement, better opportunities to build a strong resume for career growth, and higher pay.
The trade-off is definitely fair, so it really depends on what you're after in life. For me, it would have been a better place to finish my career than to start it. – less
Stock/Utility Worker (Former Employee), Atlanta, GA – July 16, 2014
Pros: working around big time college athletes
Cons: no work in the summer and unemployment was too little to survive off of
I started off small in the kitchen as a runner meaning i ran items to cafeteria for cooks and chefs. I stocked all juice machines,ice machines plates and silverware. I also cleaned up all parts of cafeteria by sweeping mopping and washing dishes. I help with stocking and emptying trash.After a year i was recruited to work in a more exclusive part of – more... cafeteria with a small raise and i did same job with more stocking and helping prepare meals. – less