"My only complaint about being a GRA is the lack of funding the school has for work. The GRAs do not seem to have as much control or insight into funding and budgets. This limits foresight in purchasing and spending needed for research."
"Being a graduate research assistant allows a lot of flexibility as far as a schedule is concerned. That being said, expect to work more than 40 hours a week if you plan on finishing your degree in any reasonable amount of time. Stipend typically cover's living expenses but don't expect to be able to save money or comfortably support a family with the stipend. Go to grad school only if you really love what you are studying. It is nothing like undergrad and is not an extension of college."
"Yes I like my current job of graduate research assistant at Georgia Institute of Technology."
"Being graduate research assistant to me is a time to explore and learn. The challenges research throws at you can be exciting and, also, at times, daunting. However, the skills and expertise that I have acquired over the years as graduate research assistant will certainly put me in the right path."
"Here I am getting an excellent work environment and good environment for learning."
"Love doing research and development work but now I want to work in industrial environment than in university environment."
"I love the innovation and learning experience in my research."
"Everything is good and great. Nothing to complain."
"The research is exciting and there are many resources available."
"Salary is bit less than it should be. Working opportunity and flexibility is very good."
"I liked the freedom that you have with the work you do, but I think the salary for a GRA should be increased."
"The field of work is very nice and interests me. But the amount of pay is on the low side compared to the amount of work that needs to be done."
"Being a graduate research assistant gives the chance to learn many skills in the engineering major. It also taught me how to be independent, yet engaged in the group work environment...... Sometimes it gets stressful in this position as you have to write proposals and deliver data before pre-defined deadlines. However, this kind of feelings always exist in any job."
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