Emory University Reviews

Updated 11 September 2014
Updated 11 September 2014
267 Reviews
4.0
267 Reviews
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Emory University President Jim Wagner
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119 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.  

    Learned a lot and prepared me for future professional oppourtunities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    I love Emory.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    Great staff, easy work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    Emory has changed a lot in the last 5 years

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

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

    Pros

    It was a good place for a long time. I felt like I was doing something more than just building widgets for the public to buy. Involved in making the world a little better and working with others who had a good attitude that went beyond just making money. Open to change and a healthy balance between work and family life.

    Cons

    Emory changed several years back. A new President and CFO has made Emory more interested in the bottom line. Seems to have affected the entire University not just my department. Generally everyone seems nervous about their continued employment and the lack of good general management skills is really hurting entire University and Hospital

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emory needs to remember that people that work there could make more money somewhere else. Individuals who work there are doing so because they want to make a contribution to the world. Trust needs to be restored between management and workers. Lessen the focus on getting rid of employees who are not toeing the line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good

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    • 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
  10.  

    A nice place but not suitable for enginners

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    1. Work life balance
    2. Flexible working schedule
    3. Mostly are nice and smart researcher

    Cons

    1. Very old technology, career path is blurred, supervisor is not responsible for your career growth, the dean of department is not interested on engineers.
    2. Research based institute, people only care for data but don't care for system design, no matter good or bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yes it is an research university, but please treat faculty and staff fairly. A lot of policies are different between peoples.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 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

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