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Good Summer Job

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - RHO Coordinator in Washington, DC
Former Employee - RHO Coordinator in Washington, DC

I worked at Georgetown University full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

On-campus housing is provided, and this job develops good customer service experience. A good way to stay around the university in the summer and make some money to boot. No experience required.

Cons

The larger organization is sprawling and rather poorly organized, so a good experience depends on a good RHO Coordinator. Also, some dorms are far busier than others with events and check-ins.

Advice to Management

Provide a better system for training employees--the current training is tedious and doesn't address many issues which actually arise.

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  1. Generic Student Job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Data Entry in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Data Entry in Washington, DC

    I worked at Georgetown University as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was an easy enough job -- offices hiring students seem to have low expectations about student performance, which meant it wasn't very hard work.

    Cons

    It was super-dull. It took some creativity to find reasons to enjoy coming to work. I ended up hanging out with a couple of the younger permanent employees to have people to chat with on breaks from data entry. They seemed surprised that a student would befriend them -- I got a sense that usually the students and the permanent employees keep to their own cliques.

    Advice to Management

    Students probably know how to use your computers better than you do. It's awesome that you want to help us, and a lesson on using a computer doesn't cause us pain, but skipping/shortening that might make things easier for you. Thanks for being nice and laid-back, though.


  2. Family Friendly with excellent life-work balance.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Technology Engineer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Georgetown University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Georgetown has great benefits (medical, holidays, vacation), flexible schedule for many jobs, friendly people who are happy to come to work, stable work environment with little to no layoffs. There are often impressive guest speakers on a variety of topics. The university has been around almost as long as the country itself.

    Cons

    No actual raises in 10 years. The "merit" salary increase pool is about the same or less than COLA. Guest speakers sessions with the most interest fill up in about 1 minute. With such a long heritage, and no layoffs, many inefficient systems, processes, and departments stay around longer than they should.

    Advice to Management

    Provide for raises and for promotions within a job. Reduce to 37.5 hour week. Provide guest speakers with a larger venue such as the gym.


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