Programmer Analysts at Georgia State University give their company a 1.1 out of 5.0, while the average rating for Georgia State University is 4.2, making them 117% less happy than every other employee at Georgia State University and 112% less happy than every other Programmer Analyst on CareerBliss - the happiest Programmer Analysts work for Winston & Strawn.
"Working at the Georgia State University has been an experience with a very hostile team dynamic and widespread gossip."
What do you like about working at Georgia State University?
"GSU in general has great benefits such as health, dental, vision etc..."
Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?
"Please note a lot of people left and are leaving the Application Engineering Department. It is now severely understaffed. As I type this I am in the final phases of accepting an offer at another school. Other IS&T departments are run competently. So if you do apply avoid the IS&T - Application Engineering Department. There is way too much change there and you don't want to be in the middle of it especially with a 6 month probation period, low pay and a turbulent market. I have given fair warning and I am being as objective as I can."
What don't you like about working at Georgia State University?
"Wow where to start..... The job market is tight and people want to know how a business operates so they wont be (stuck) as the interview can never give you how a business works or how management operates. 1. Management will not say no to projects no matter how large or small. This has lead to upset clients throughout campus due to consistent unmet expectation. 2. Due to management not saying no to projects the work load is outrageous. 3. Due to the harsh work load employees are reduced to just putting out fires and entering in cumbersome tickets to let management know they are working. ( If you don't have tickets you are not doing your job)4. With massive unending tickets on employee plates employees have no time to learn and make things better.5. The massive work load has also lead to a very hostile team dynamic. Employees will always hear leads and management argue over work load and having to train new employees as many have jumped ship. 6. Due to the work load time off does not exist even if you have time to take off. 7. Finally, and most importantly due to retirements and people leaving I am now stuck training myself on systems and programs I nor leads know about. There is no cross-training or documentation. Please remember this is a university not google or apple so the pay is far below market for what you must put up with. I hope this will help those looking into this IS&T department and help them make and informed decision."
What suggestions do you have for management?
"1. Say no to projects. They no longer have the staff to run a successful development shop.2. Leads need to learn how to train new employees.3. Be professional. Close the door if management is going to argue with leads about work. It lowers moral. 4. Don't throw employees under the bus. Take responsibility for not cross training and requiring documentation."
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