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Georgetown University Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
211 Reviews
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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 19 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Review for Biomedical sciences department.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Georgetown University as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Friendly and supportive environment;
    - Easy to reach any person in any department for an advice or other matters;
    - Lots of opportunities to develop professionally (open seminars, training sessions, certification trainings etc.)
    - Easy to find connections within University and NIH;

    Cons

    It might be quiet hard to find a paid position within the department

    Recommends
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    Smart and active professor.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Georgetown University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and good cafe, gym.

    Cons

    Too intensive culture, sometimes, a lot of red tape and bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great environment, but not so research friendly

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Georgetown University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked as postdoctoral fellow here. I enjoyed the relaxing life around the campus. You don't feel much pressure everydy.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy makes resarch really hard. It take forever to process any paperwork. The university isn't very supportive on your research. Not recommended if you really want to achieve something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good place for beginners

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Georgetown University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    very flexible and cooperative management.

    Cons

    The pay is very less when compared to other universities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A huge organization, slow to change but great culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Georgetown University full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, friendly and mentally stimulating work environment. Excellent professional "culture" and ideals. Good opportunities for personal, academic and professional development. Great name recognition. Good (if not great) employee benefits.

    Cons

    Salaries aren't great. Exceptionally slow bureaucracy. Workplace is very segmented and silos can be hard to coordinate across.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider improving benefits if not compensation, particularly education benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Student Library Worker

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    Current Employee - Georgetown Library Worker in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Georgetown Library Worker in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Georgetown University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Staff was great, east to fit in and learn the ropes. Task aren't too difficult an the other students make the job more fun

    Cons

    The only thing I would have to say is that this is not really a con but when books piled up because of exams the job was a little more difficult but manageable not the least

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good Place

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Georgetown University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free School for most employees

    Cons

    Stuffy atmosphere and hard work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place

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    Current Employee - Reseasrch Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Reseasrch Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Georgetown University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good school reputation nice people

    Cons

    Don't like dc at all

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The job was convenient.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Georgetown University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really.

    Recommends
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    Georgetown University

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    Former Employee - Chief Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Chief Engineer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Georgetown University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lot 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire young and dynamic people, be open to change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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