George Washington University

www.gwu.edu
Employer Engaged
There are newer employer reviews for George Washington University

 

Great!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Washington, DC

I have been working at George Washington University

Pros

Strategically located, great university and great benefits

Cons

Screening of students not too restrictive.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more proactive to attract better students

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

262 Other Employee Reviews for George Washington University (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good location but that's it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at George Washington University

    Pros

    Very convenient location if you take metro. Close to many things in downtown DC, Georgetown, Dupont Circle. Excellent tuition benefits IF you want to go to school there (but I can't necessarily recommend that).

    Cons

    1. INBRED! Much of the lower, mid-level, and even worst, the senior administrators were all educated at GW - a disturbing number received bachelors, masters AND doctorates all at GW -- and as a result there are few fresh ideas, people do not understand a world outside of GW. They have rose-colored glasses and think GW is the best place in the world but that is because they don't know any other place. They don't know how much better work environment can be. Most higher ed institutions ENCOURAGE their students to go out to other schools to get new perspectives. If an undergraduate student dreams of eventually working at their alma mater the professors tell them to leave the nest, go somewhere else for graduate school and then return with new ideas. Not GW. They want to keep your tuition money. I have worked at several other institutions as well as been a student myself at others and I have never seen a place so inbred.
    2. Bureaucracy! Someone else in a review here got it exactly right - a medium sized entity but with the bureaucracy of the federal government! Just because the White House is GW's neighbor and Cap Hill is close by, too, does not mean GW needs to emulate the bureaucracy.
    3. If you drive, be prepared to give over half your paycheck to parking fees. And the university will be closing down one of its major parking garages soon with no plan on where employees and students are supposed to park.
    4. Many of the academic programs are not worth their reputation. ... and they can't see how broken they are because again, half the administrators and faculty were educated at GW.
    5. I must emphasize - INBRED! - Administrators constantly talk about "looking outside the box" but GW can't even recognize the box that they have put themselves in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do NOT encourage management & faculty to go to school at GW. Tell them to go elsewhere to bring different and new perspectives to back to GW.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work though could be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at George Washington University

    Pros

    Focus on Work-Life balance.
    Multiple areas of interest for employment
    Upper Management is Usually excellent
    Some Good Benefits
    Recognition

    Cons

    Students can be "Interesting"
    At times seems unorganized
    Politics
    Seems who you know helps more for employment
    Pay somewhat uncompetitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does a good job though sometimes needs work to communicate with employees on all levels. Not an excessive problem

    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for George Washington University

Work at George Washington University? Share Your Experiences

George Washington University

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.