Senior Research Scientist (Current Employee) – Arlington, VA – September 23, 2014
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 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.
Fun and Fulfilling Projects with Great Benefits but Promotion Difficulties
Research Engineer (Current Employee) – Georgia – July 5, 2018
GTRI overall is a great place to work. The projects are interesting and you have the freedom to work on different things. Because of this and that you're always working on new projects, it's hard to get bored. The benefits are also amazing - there are tons of insurance options and the vacation/holiday/sick time off is great. The worst part about GTRI is the below average pay and how difficult it is to get a raise and/or promotion. Small (1-3%) annual raises happen about every other year. The only other ways to get a raise is to 1) apply for a promotion which is a very painful and lengthy process that has time restrictions, only gives 6%, and partly has nothing to do with your day-to-day work or 2) become a manager and do less of the fun, technical work. One other comment about GTRI is the freedom given is a blessing and a curse. The freedom is nice because you're not being micromanaged but the downside is you're often left to figure things out on your own which could lead to learning bad practice (i.e. a mentor figure may be lacking).
Interesting work, variety of projects, flexible work hours, fantastic benefits, work-life balance, relaxed work environment
Less than average pay, difficult to get raise/promotion, mentor figure can be lacking
Word Processing Specialist (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – June 30, 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed working here but I later moved and had to resign. It is a great place to work. Most employees were very friendly and helpful. Everyone was friendly and congenial. We often had office meetings with luncheons and prizes.
Research Scientist I (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – June 25, 2018
There are various pros and cons of GTRI, and it's been a pleasant place to work overall. Having to do business development in order to keep your position as a software engineer is a pretty large con, as is the lack of management structure. Flexible hours and remote working options are a big plus. Overall it's a mixed bag. Work is mostly spread across multiple, varied projects, so experience gained is wide and shallow, rather than concentrated.
Georgia Tech is a great employer overall, but individual departments vary.
Scholarships Advisor & Marketing Specialist (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – June 19, 2018
Overall, Tech is a good place to work, but individual experiences will vary based on what department you work for. In my department, I'm expected to be in my office from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday and depending on the time of year/semester, I'm expected to work some nights and weekends giving presentations or working events.
In my experience/in my department, training is minimal and figuring out the campus culture can be challenging because of the size of campus. My campus colleagues are genuine and will collaborate and provide resources when they see a need. They are wonderful people who are eager to collaborate. However, it can be challenging to find the best ways and places to connect with campus colleagues as there are so many departments and each department can be a silo.
Great campus, professional development opportunities, students and colleagues alike are lovely
Facilities Manager (Current Employee) – Savannah, GA – June 11, 2018
I was hired as a manager but I am unable to make any decisions or to even do my job. I am treated like a secretary. The director I work for is moody and treats employees like they are her personal mindless minions. This is known through out the program but they just keep turning a blind eye to it. After one year I am looking for another job. I would think twice before working here.
Administrative Professional 1 - Faculty Affairs (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – May 31, 2018
Everything is progressing well and things seem well. The community around the job is very kind and helpful with growth. There are a few different software that should be connected that aren't and it can make things a little complicated.
Student Worker (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – May 25, 2018
I worked at Georgia Institute of Technology through ICE @ Georgia Tech. ICE is a program at Georgia Tech's College of Computing which promotes computer programming and computer engineering to teens and adolescents. Working for ICE as a Student Worker was very fun and educating.
Caterer/Server (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – May 19, 2018
Great place to work at love the place and the people’s that comes to visit or go to school there very helpful and supportive love the football teams love being there working at a game some night seeing famous people the job just fun helpful fast paced great pay respectful teamwork and gets the job done !
Administrator (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – May 13, 2018
Autonomy is allowed but high competence is expected. Orientation and training are good at university level. Quality of department managers varies considerably Environment is filled with ambitious and brilliant scientists and engineers.
Work on really impactful project
My field was scarce on campus with no advancement opportunities
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – May 5, 2018
As a graduate student in materials and mechanical engineering, you are expected to dedicate your entire live to Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech is the most practically applied engineering school I have ever experienced and the depth of projects and engineering challenges is no matched by any other school.
Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – May 2, 2018
I am a PhD student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. At the same time i have been a graduate research assistant and a graduate teaching assistant here.
Student Account Specialist, Sr (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – April 25, 2018
The most difficult part of working at Tech is the lack of adequate job training. While HR has plenty of training classes, direct job knowledge and training in some departments can be hard to come by. There is a lot of expert knowledge at Tech that coworkers refuse to share.
Academic Advisor II/GT (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – April 20, 2018
Georgia Tech is a wonderful community to join. We have great and knowledgeable staff. The environment is a innovative and challenging one, but it fosters growth. There are also discounted opportunities for play on campus. Tech Rec offers discounted game play (bowling, pool, and etc.). I love this place!
Postbaccalaureate Researcher (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – April 20, 2018
Work is on and off. There are weeks where you will be working full days plus over time, and days where the clock ticks by very slowly. HR is a joke, and can never really answer any questions directed at them, because its always someone else fault.