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Great place to work while you're a student

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Former Employee - Lab Assistant  in  Fairfax, VA
Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Fairfax, VA

I worked at George Mason University part-time for more than 5 years

Pros

The Collaborative Learning Hub is a great opportunity to build a lot of different skills while you're going through school. You'll become proficient ins software that is typically used throughout the working world. You'll build a lot of skills and learn a lot about working with a variety of different people.

Cons

The pay isn't extremely high for the area. Occasionally office politics show up, but rarely change the day-to-day operation of the lab.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you're doing.

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    So close, but so far from being a good job

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at George Mason University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I would say the job overall is easy. Stocking, taking cash register orders, assisting customers, and cleaning everything gets relatively easier over time. You get free food, from Burger King, Taco Bell, and Sub Connection, although the amount of food is obviously not enough to fill you up. The people I've worked with were very nice, and the environment was perfect for any college student hoping to make some quick cash. You can get a parking pass for ten dollars every week taken out of your paycheck, which would help pay for the EXPENSIVE AS IS parking that GMU issues on a daily basis.

    Cons

    The management hires many people who can't speak English, or do their job as well as most people who had their hours reduced could. The hours are hardly ever divided fairly. People who would call out would get it rejected, especially when it comes to exam week if the store is understaffed.The company policies are also kind of screwed up. The company Sodexo, pretty much controls an entire monopoly. So its no surprise that most of the students who go to GMU, are going to be ripped off inside campus. Its hard to move up in management, especially since they have a strict policy on punctuality, and yet people with no customer service experience get hired as Supervisors. Just because they needed the money to pay off their college 'debt.' Sodexo doesn't really care about your well being, and only care about making money and profiting off of you. But what company nowadays doesn't do that?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on strengthening the morale of the employees you have that have proven day in, and day out they have remained consistent. There isn't much incentive to work to your best for employees who work hard, and yet the lazy get rewarded.

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    Good place to be if you want to work in higher ed and don't mind being way underpaid

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at George Mason University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work isn't difficult and the expectations are not high

    Cons

    definitely underpaid as a result of years of wage freezes due to the state budget issues
    no accountability, some people are just warm bodies that fill positions
    not a lot of opportunity for advancement, you have to be in the right place at the right time to move forward in your career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set higher standards for your administrative employees and hold them accountable for the quality of their work

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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