Georgetown University

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Great tuition benefits if you are looking to go back to school

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

I have been working at Georgetown University full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Working at Georgetown allowed me to get my MBA for free. They also have great hours so it is easy to have a good work-life balance.

Cons

It is a very old institution so change is slow and takes a lot of effort to get people moving in a new direction. But change is not impossible.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Value your employees more. Faculty and students are important, but so is the staff. The University couldn't function without them.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Some of us are more equal than others.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgetown University

    Pros

    120 credits for education at a top-ranked school after one year of employment.
    403b with 100% matching up to 3%
    Excellent network of discounts on goods and services
    Access to free campus shuttle system
    Looks great on a resume

    Cons

    Overwhelming favoritism, as a result the office is teeming with upper-middle class young adults in their first office job whose only real commitment is to the graduate degree the benefits provide. Strangely enough, those that came to the position due to dedication to their career fall into a de-facto second class.
    Pay is not competitive enough to retain employees for long if they are not interested in continuing education. High turnover.
    Insular staff factions duplicating effort.
    Decision by committee and ageism stifle then later recycle fresh ideas.
    Trapped in 20th century paradigm of squeezing blood from a turnip in a gray box for 8 hours straight.
    As employees leave due to lack of flexibility, management consolidates their workload onto remaining employees with no intent to rehire. Creating a feedback loop of ever-faster dissolution.
    Raises are periodically frozen as a response to economic distress. When raises aren't frozen, there are no cost of living increases, only "merit" to which the maximum is 2.5% and rarely earned. Your pay is determined in order to conform to a pay schedule that doesn't keep pace with the market. Your grade will undermine your potential for promotion. You will earn less over time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Goal-oriented work is only a good experience when the goal isn't a larger pile of work.
    Stop making the favoritism so obvious and predictable.
    Make this job more than just a stepping stone for everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Development Assistant

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

    I have been working at Georgetown University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - pay is relatively high for an entry level job

    - lots of opportunity for advancement

    - good benefits (health insurance, retirement, tuition)

    Cons

    - very old school

    - hierarchical organization

    - cubical farm

    - on on the actual campus - felt very removed from the college setting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    become more progressive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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