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Emory University Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
287 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Not a cutthroat culture and generally there is a good work/life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • The work environment is quite pleasant (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • UTS attendance policy is antiquated and does not allow for a work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Not a lot of room for advancement (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emory University

    Pros

    Emory provides the opportunity to work in a stimulating intellectual environment, and employees benefit not only from the resources within their individual areas but the broader university culture. Co-workers commonly have supportive relationships, and benefits are comprehensive and affordable.

    Cons

    The salaries for many positions are relatively lower than private industry and support for work-life balance likely depends on your individual working environment.

  2.  

    My experience was great...I was an Emory University employee, but a contractor at the CDC which was an amazing experience and an awesome opportunity to learn a variety of new things.

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    Current Employee - Senior Library Assistant in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Library Assistant in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Emory University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The CDC is a place where you can learn a plethera of information due to the vast journals, articles, doctors and scientists, you have an opportunity to connct with daily. These people are serious about making the world a healthier, safer place to live and most of them go above and beyond the call of duty to get the job done.

    Cons

    Some days you work extremely long hours. I'm sure this current Ebola situation has some people working 12-16 hour day and night shifts. But the reward comes when your work or research has helped to aid and assist in.solving or diminishing whatver the problem was.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should always consider input from office staff at any level. People have the tendency especially in today's market to be employed in aas outside of their normal area of expertise. That's fine, but Management would be amazed sometimes at the. vast knowledge employees have in areas outside of their work experience. I learned early in life that, "People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care".....and you would be surprised at how much this reigns true across the board in all areas of business with people from all walks of life. People are apt to do more when they feel appreciated. Thank you goes a long way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    I would stay for another 12 years if the opportunity presents itself.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Emory University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Schedule flexiblity was a plus. We were allowed to work from home once per week (sometimes more if special projects required the attention.). The benefits package is amazing compared to other employers. There are many opportunities for professional and personal development.

    Cons

    Traffic into the Emory area is awaful. Recent Business Process Improvement (BPI) initiatives are consolidating positions; therefore, job security has become questionable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was very disconnected and needs to be trained in performance management and employee motivation techniques.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Resident Advisor

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    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Emory University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed work-environment.
    People actually care about how you're doing and make sure you take care of yourself before putting in work.

    Cons

    Can get time consuming at peak parts of the school year.
    Lot of bureaucratic red tape to jump through for simple things.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good experiences

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Emory University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice college and good colleagues, very beautiful working environment and good staff

    Cons

    Salary sometimes might be lower than you thought and I could only work one year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Student Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emory University as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly people
    Great place to work

    Cons

    no major cons come to mind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    So far so good..but could be better

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Interviewer in Marietta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Interviewer in Marietta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Emory University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Great Supervisors who do not micromanage employees and allow us to create our own work flow for the day.
    - Good benefits (403b Basic contribution + Match, medical/dental/vision coverage).
    - Courtesy scholarship for classes taken at Emory.
    - PTO and Sick leave (although it takes a while to accrue).

    Cons

    - Little room to move up within research departments with other staff members with similar experience.
    - Underpaid for position (taking into consideration work experience and degrees).
    - Little involvement with PI's and their research staff.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Collaborative environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Emory University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Emory University is an excellent academic institution to work for. What I value and appreciate most about this school are the following qualities.
    Resource rich
    Challenging
    diverse
    rigorous

    Cons

    Leadership does not always consult with students or department heads when making drastic changes. For example, in the fall of 2012 the university cut 5 graduate programs (giving the students 5 years to graduate or transfer to a different department) with no warning or explanation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should be more transparent about the decisions that they make that will profoundly effect students. Improve the communication between students and the administration.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Stable Working Environment

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Emory University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, generally friendly people, stable working environment

    Cons

    parking is difficult, not many career opportunities (especially in an office setting), office environment can be gossipy at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Your leader sets the tone and the quality of leaders at Emory varies wildly.

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Emory University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Business casual dress code.
    Pay is better than many other area universities.
    Good retirement benefits, as long as you contribute at least a little bit (1.5%) for the match.
    Courtesy scholarship.
    Willing to spend money on equipment and services to get big jobs done.
    Health insurance is decent, but not as great as it once was.

    Cons

    Pay is decent for a university, but far below what you could get elsewhere.
    Courtesy scholarship has no value if your supervisor won't let you take the time to use it.
    Not willing to spend money on people - Little to no raises over the last 5 years.
    Crippling lack of big picture vision in lower and mid level management.
    Health insurance costs and co-pays increasing, choices for providers decreasing.
    Parking is very limited and very expensive - unsubsidized. Mass transit options are a joke.
    Staff have no input into the review process for their leaders so bad leaders are often immune to their own mistakes and good leaders may fall victim to bad leaders at higher levels of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vision and planning may not yield monthly revenue, but you can't undervalue the staff that should be performing these crucial duties. Its vision and planning that prevent so many problems before they happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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