George Mason University Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Pros
  • GMU was very family oriented and they believed in a work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • I like working here, it's a nice balance of hard work and enjoyable work environment (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay is low but that is par for the course for university jobs (in 11 reviews)

  • There are no benefits for student positions (as expected) and the recognition of excellent service is minimal at best (in 5 reviews)

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  1. great place to study and work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

    I have been working at George Mason University

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, good learning opportunities cool and calm place to work. Lots of opportunities, people are cooperative. Fairfax is a very good place to live, DC is near by. Lots of career opportunities. Employee morale depends upon the particular team you are working with. Faculty are great, very encouraging and provides constructive feedback. Work/ Life balance is easy to achieve. Faculty are very respectful.

    Cons

    No benefits for research assistants. They don't provide health insurance for research assistants, buy are planning to give it from next year.

    Advice to Management

    i think more communication and interaction opportunities should be provided.


  2. Very Good

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at George Mason University

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very well respected and well organized

    Cons

    even though it is well organized sometimes reference plays a major role than qualified students geting jobs

    Advice to Management

    No great advice needed as it is very good


  3. George Mason is a great public school for lecturers, instructors, and professors.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at George Mason University

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The working atmosphere is great. Colleagues are supportive with your work. Most students are respectful to the teachers. The administrative side of George Mason is smooth as well.

    Cons

    I don't think is there anything on the downside of working at George Mason University. The compensation could be a little better.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think is there anything that I need to give to the leadership at George Mason University. Overall, they established a good system.


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  5. A perfect institution for students looking for experience or for professional looking for a good life-work balance.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at George Mason University

    Recommends
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    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    George Mason University stands behind their motto, "Where Innovation is Tradition". The rapid growth in recent years and increase in prestige presents opportunities for employees to grow and improve processes in a new and up-and-coming environment.

    Cons

    Parking is highly competitive, and the quality of benefits tend to drive the overall salary average down. The constant construction can also be an inconvenience.

    Advice to Management

    Mason's future will rest on an effective transition from Mr. Mertin's legacy to the next generation of growth and innovation. Mason must shoot for the top 100 ranking and increase alumni contributions.


  6. Best place for students.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at George Mason University

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Safe -Cool -Well Paid -Efficient -Encouraging Apart from the very few cons..I will definitely recommend the students to come to GMU and work.

    Cons

    -Hours -ITU -Paperwork -Blackboard -Server issues Blackboard sucks..It has nothing to do with GMU..the ITU here is really lazy even though the infrastructure is amazing.

    Advice to Management

    Amazing place to work..Please keep it that way no matter what.Alan Merten has done an amazing job. It is a great place to work


  7. I love working at the GMU STAR Lab.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Multimedia Mentor in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Multimedia Mentor in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at George Mason University

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Fun and useful Friday meetings.

    Cons

    It would be cool to have a bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job. STAR Lab supervisors are very outgoing and helpful.


  8. Working at GMU has been a helpful, rewarding, and successful experience.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Technician in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Resident Technician in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at George Mason University

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GMU is very flexible when it comes to scheduling, working around the student's availability presented by class load. Inside the IT department, all employees and management are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    The ResTech job itself within the IT department was fairly easy and paid decently for a quarter-time (10 hr) student, but the job wasn't very technically interesting or challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a great job at communicating with employees, planning events, and preparing employees for the job. No qualms with management.


  9. Great place to work while you're a student

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at George Mason University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  10. Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at George Mason University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great atmospger to work in and be engages

    Cons

    can be tetious and very time consuming. must be a people's person

    Advice to Management

    make it less work


  11. It has been a wonderful experience working at GMU

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at George Mason University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible, Professional, Excellent Research Opportunities

    Cons

    Not always related to the subject you are interested in



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