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Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC

I have been working at George Washington University full-time for less than a year

Pros

The location is great. The people are professional and experts in their field. If you take advantage of the discounted education, this can be a great place to work.

Cons

If you don't have a Ph.D, you end up taking on more administrative duties.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    People play politics instead of work

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    Former Employee - IT Operations  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - IT Operations in Washington, DC

    I worked at George Washington University full-time

    Pros

    The education benefits are kind of worth it if you are into international relations or media and public affairs. Close to Metro with tons of restaurants nearby.

    Cons

    It really depends on the department that you are in but generally speaking people are more concerned with playing politics and breaking even instead of doing the work that needs to be done. Lots of people also love to pretend to play the role of "leader" but in actuality are just cowardly sycophants with no real direction or goal. Lots of behind-the-back talks and gossip which is just deplorable and unprofessional. I could care less about what X in accounting said to Y. Communication is also a big problem at the school but that plays hand in hand with the overall cowardliness of the staff. No one knows what to do or how to do it. Truly and exemplary instance of Academia in general. It's not much better at other schools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys need to grow up and start looking forward. Real life is not highschool 2.0. Stop promoting idiots into management positions. Contrary to this, a lot of management is way too old to be running anything. the 1950's ended a while ago. There is a reason this is a third rate school which no amount of fund raising can fix. Also, you may want to stop cheating on the US News and World Report rankings or at least not get caught next time.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
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    Tuition Benefits

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

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

    Pros

    The tuition benefits and generous vacation are strong benefits. Good work-life balance (everyone is out the door at 5). Metro accessible.

    Cons

    Absolutely crippling bureaucracy. Management has no innovation or creative qualities. Middle management afraid to make decisions. Touted as "pay for performance" but max raises are capped at 4-5%.

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