Georgetown University Photos
- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at Georgetown University full-time (More than 5 years)RecommendsPositive OutlookRecommendsPositive Outlook
Work-life balance; two weeks off at Christmas; 10% salary contribution to 401K if employee vests 3%; Room to grow -- can change jobs/functions within University very easily; Great place for self-starters; Job security; Tuition Benefit is outstanding. Good place to get a free Master's, have a couple of babies, lay low, skill up, and then get back into the private sector. Prestigious institution -- name recognition. Always intellectual engagement opportunities.
Administration poorly run. If you want to get things done -- you might find it frustrating to work with a large number of colleagues that treat their positions as clocking in and clocking out. Many are unmotivated to think creatively and strategically. There is little incentive to be responsible for your work. Abysmal merit increases, never more than 2% -- every other year they freeze salary increase. Departmental budgets are continually absorb cuts; seemingly, there are always financial troubles.
Advice to Management
I highly advise that senior management invest their time and energy in better manage their mid-level managers. There is not enough oversight, especially for faculty in administrative roles (which, in my opinion, if is never a good idea…).
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Georgetown University (Washington, DC) in February 2015.
Great, the questions were pretty basic and they explained the process to me in detail. We talked a lot about customer service and what it takes to do great in this position.
- What systems are you familiary with. Answer Question
It wasn't hard at all.
Founded in 1789 by John Carroll, the nation's first Catholic bishop, Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic university in the US. Its more than 16,000 students (about half are undergraduates) are instructed by some 2,000 faculty members (full- and part-time) in eight schools ranging from the university's renowned Law Center to the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Georgetown's School of Medicine. The system has a student-teacher ratio of about 10:1. The university is also home to the Georgetown University Medical Center, and has forged numerous ties with...