Emory University Reviews

Updated 1 October 2014
Updated 1 October 2014
270 Reviews
4.0
270 Reviews
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Emory University President Jim Wagner
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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 18 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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  1.  

    Friendly helpful staff

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

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

    Pros

    i enjoyed my time on the staff; there was respect for everyone.

    Cons

    There was very little upward mobility without additional degrees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Residence Life and Housing is great!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, strong teamwork environment, open to receiving feedback, supportive of programming ideas, always able to collaborate with other offices and programs on campus

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic at times which makes getting a task done a bit more difficult/time-consuming, there is always tons of paperwork which feels like it takes away from completing projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less emphasis on paperwork would leave more time to programming.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Positive, growth opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow

    I have been working at Emory University as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place for a postdoc, lots of opportunity for growth and interaction across disciplines. Good benefits helpful administration staff

    Cons

    easy to get lost in the crowd, must be self advocate. Chair-person inaccessible to trainees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Environment

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great experience, friendly. Full of trees.

    Cons

    Have a long walk sometimes. Crowded cafeteria.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Learned a lot and prepared me for future professional oppourtunities

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    Former Employee - Student Intern  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Student Intern in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Emory University as an intern for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fantastic Location
    Professional Environment
    Room for Growth

    Cons

    Traffic can be a bit of a hassle and there are the occasional individuals who feel others are inferior to themselves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great University to Work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emory University

    Pros

    The pros of working for Emory is the energy behind the team you work with. It makes coming into work a blast. They also challenge you to do better and never underestimate your skills.

    Cons

    None. The cons for working for Emory is the work is hard. Even though it is fulfilling it is still very hard. Yes it is hard.

  8.  

    I love Emory.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Program Coordinator  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Program Coordinator in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Every department I've transferred to has gotten better and better over the years. Very stable and reliable company to work for. Most departments value their employees.

    Cons

    Executives look at employees, sometimes, as disposable people when they have complaints. It seems as though the first thing they decide to do when an employee has issues with their manager is get rid of the employee and not the manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check yourself first before you decide that an employee is the one causing the issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great staff, easy work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emory University part-time

    Pros

    Easy work, very flexible schedule

    Cons

    low pay and no parking nearby, but other than that, there are really no cons to this position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Conducted research a the Rollins School of Public Health

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    Former Employee - Research Associate  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    The academics are very intelligent in their respective fields. They are quite helpful to students and challenge you in a positive way.

    Cons

    Some graduate programs could be stronger.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Emory

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emory University

    Pros

    Emory has always had great resources.

    Cons

    Emory is definitely Hard work.

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