Come for the tuition assistance. Leave before you realize that it won't get you anywhere at GT without knowing someone.
Ask anyone at the bottom at GT and you'll likely hear a vastly different story than those in an office making $60k+. We have seen the inefficiencies of our leadership. We have seen the unethical behavior of our leadership. It took the news to shine a light on our institute for anything to actually be done. These guys covered for each other and helped each other. Some left before everything hit the fan, but they didn't get very far before something else caught up with them.
This is how much of GT operates. It's the good old buddy system. I've applied to literally hundreds of jobs only to often find that someone was already lined up for the position. The one I have is not exception, except that the person that was supposed to get it messed up soon before (caught doing something they shouldn't have).
I've seen an employee go from making $24k to nearly $70k in 6 years through 2 promotions and 2 reclassification thanks to those above him. I've seen another employee get awarded employee of the month while he took a several thousand dollar projector home, kept pornography on his work computer, and was so well known to only work 4 hours a day, that his name became synonymous with anyone working half a day.
I love GT, but I sure am frustrated with the inept leadership. At least they paid for my degree.
inept leadership, no potential for progress unless you know someone