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Georgetown University Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated May 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.7 104 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

Georgetown University President and Director Jack DeGioia

Jack DeGioia

(64 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent benefits, work-life balance, opportunities for continuing education(in 15 reviews)

  • It's a friendly and relatively easy-going work environment(in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • The salary I got was enough, but not really comparable to what I would have made in my midwestern hometown when compared to cost of living(in 4 reviews)

  • Little training, often inexperienced middle-management(in 5 reviews)

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    Nice place

    Reseasrch Assistant (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGood school reputation nice people

    ConsDon't like dc at all

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The job was convenient.

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsThe job was convenient and somewhat flexible. I learned clerical skills and had free time to pursue personal interest.

    ConsThe pay was not great and the work was not challenging. No one ever gets fired so promotions aren't common.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing really.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Exceptional Growth Opportunities

    Assistant Director (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsExcellent work environment, strong culture of collaboration, recognizable institution in the mid-atlantic area

    ConsGrowth opportunities typically come from moving to different offices, being promoted and compensated for the promotion is rare.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on retaining young talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Georgetown University

    Chief Engineer (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGreat Benefits, location, education opportunities. Staff can study free if accepted and time allows.

    ConsLot of bureaucracies, things do not get done on time. Key positions are held by senior people that have been there too long and reluctant to embrace change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire young and dynamic people, be open to change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Administrator (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsCollegial work environment. Academically stimulating. Good opportunities for professional development. Impressive name recognition. Pretty decent employee benefits. Ability to interact with top-notch students. Good mission.

    ConsSalaries are relatively low, and merit raises and/or promotions are few and far between. There is the propensity to give large and impressive titles at promotion time, instead of salary increases.

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    Great working environment

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGreat people to work with, lots of opportunities for advancement, there were many opportunities for professional development and networking

    ConsThe place can sometimes feel overly bureaucratic

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep doing what you are doing

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Finance Specialist

    Finance Specialist (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGreat working environment.
    Large organization
    Tuition reimbursement

    Conssalary not that great. Too many management levels in at the university

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    Run of the mill on-campus job

    Senior Assistant (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsFlexible hours, understanding management, and well-run payroll system. If payroll makes a mistake, they're very friendly and are quick to make a fix.

    ConsThe bureaucracy is of course maddening if you're looking for any upward mobility, but if you're a student who is looking for part-time work, no complaints here.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Adminstrative Assistant at Dept. of Performing Arts

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    Pros-staff was incredibly nice and willing to teach me anything I didn't know how to do
    -department is small, which means the workload is manageable

    Cons-my job often involved a lot of menial tasks, so if you're interested in being intellectually challenged this position is probably not for you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A welcoming and challenging place to work, if you don't get too tangled up in bureaucracy.

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsWarm and welcoming community, strong emphasis on education and the whole person that genuinely extends to their employees. Beautiful setting in a fun city.

    ConsBureaucracy can be a nightmare, leading to frustrating communication and a glacial pace of change across the university.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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