Emory University Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
260 Reviews

4.0
260 Reviews
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Emory University President Jim Wagner
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115 Ratings

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 17 reviews)


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

  • There was not enough room for growth within the University and the opportunities that arise go rather quickly (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Won the lottery with Emory

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Emory University Administrative Staff  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Emory University Administrative Staff in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Amazing resources and opportunities to collaborate departmentally. Benefits are amazing and the work is interesting and challenging. The culture on campus is vibrant, young and always great speakers, exhibits . . . to be a part of.

    Cons

    Though the students have amazing IQ's, sometimes I feel they lack EQ - and I wish there was more of a professional development program to help them value the work of Emory's staff. Not a lot of room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make your staff do the same routine yearly "performance reviews". The energy and resources put in to this process is confounding. We'll never get the raise, we'll never get promoted - after a certain number of years, make it every other year?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emory University

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people, good salary, good reputation

    Cons

    Long hours, expect to stay way after 5

  3.  

    Trick you into the job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Telefund Caller  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Telefund Caller in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Emory University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay and salary were decent

    Cons

    They made it seem like you could make a ton if you were ambitious, but that wasn't the case. Lots of bureaucracy to fight through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees more autonomy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resident Physician  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Resident Physician in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Emory University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Name carries some weight and value

    Cons

    So large it can be overwhelming

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Assistant Professor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Emory University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Encourages creativity, critical thinking, career advancement, small department that is attentive to individual needs. Relatively clear tenure guidelines. Generally a good work/life balance, not as competitive as other R1 institutions, campus is nice but not well laid out.

    Cons

    Little concern for the arts, funding cut for the arts, not clear whether university wants to prioritize research 1 interests over undergraduate teaching - vacillates on this constantly. Campus not well laid out. Parking situation is a disaster here. Not enough good public transportation offered by the university. No good dining options immediately accessible to the university.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More funding for the arts, and more arts programming at the university.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great, but leaves something to be desired.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emory University

    Pros

    A very diverse campus, in all aspects, and also a great environment for intellectual thought and conversation. The work is meaningful and you are surrounded by the beautiful campus grounds that are very well kept.

    Cons

    A little hard to find direction. There are groups of supportive staff members, but it seems that more are focused on their studies and research than their students.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chemistry Graduate Student

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    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    The faculty is relatively small, though they are expanding to a new building and hiring several more faculty.

    Cons

    Not sure yet, as I haven't been here that long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Experience so far.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emory University full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow and learn are encouraged. My bosses and management are great and supportive.

    Cons

    I dislike the political aspects of the system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation for lower level employee's.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent Experience for Future Sales Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Fundraiser  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Student Fundraiser in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Emory University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The working atmosphere makes up for the drudgery of cold-calling for hours on end. With a self-motivating personality there is ample opportunity for raises and bonuses.

    Cons

    The opportunities for promotion are very limited. The raise structure is very rigid, with little allotment for subjective review of performance; luck factors into success far too heavily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Filling the seats on the calling floor is important, but many veteran callers are given less opportunities to work because newcomers are taking their spots. Experience is essential for success here so new hires should be added at a slower pace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great research opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Emory University as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Access to a lot of data. Supervision by an experienced researcher. Satisfactory pay scale. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    High expectations in terms of deliverables not commensurate with authority or level of preparation. Research supervisor often busy with numerous projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please provide opportunities to greater numbers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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