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Web Developer

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Current Employee - Web Developer  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Web Developer in Washington, DC

I have been working at American University

Pros

Great benefits package. Tuition remission also helps if you want to take classes. Have access to a lot of school amenities at little to no cost.
Spouses & children can take advantage of tuition remission.

Cons

Avenues for advancement can be limited in some departments where the.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A more transparent recruiting strategy would help, though this is not the case of all departments or areas of the school.

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    Coordinator at AU

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at American University

    Pros

    -collaborative within office of campus life
    -like other coworkers

    Cons

    -management doesnt know how to lead
    -lots of turnover
    -VERY low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need better pay. It is disappointing as to what they think is an acceptable pay.

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    Eek.

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    Former Employee - I'd Rather Not Say.  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - I'd Rather Not Say. in Washington, DC

    I worked at American University

    Pros

    I found a few good friends. The tuition benefits are decent and my office was flexible in allowing me to do school work in the office. I was in a point in my life where my social life was very important to me and this job allowed me to go out during the week and come in to work hungover and late. No one cared about anything and my boss would roll in to the office about three hours after I did (daily occurrence). Of course, I have ambition and drive so I left this office soon after I started.

    Cons

    In my office, I found that my co-workers were unmotivated, lacked experience, and were unwilling to be honest with each other about weaknesses and strengths. My performance review (which was supposed to be completed by me) was done by my manager because she didn't want to do her own work. There is no accountability and no drive to be a better organization. People could go weeks without doing any real work. People with skill, ambition, and drive are not used in the organization or tapped for information or ideas. Stay away if you want professional development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management should be fired.

    Doesn't Recommend
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