George Mason University

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George Mason University Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
187 Reviews
3.9
187 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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
  • Work is not challenging and pay is low (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 experience with summer internship at GMU

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at George Mason University

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, great faculty. My research lab was very close-knit...we went and grabbed ice cream together at the conclusion of the summer internship program. The university is growing in research and academic standing. Good place to be as they continue to grow.

    Cons

    I don't have many cons to list - my experience was overall very positive.

  2.  

    Teaching Assitant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Mason University

    Pros

    Great place to work while a student

    Cons

    Hourly pay is low for the area

  3.  

    Fantastic place to work! Collegial Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at George Mason University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work! I was about to tackle new projects outside of my skill set. I felt I was really making a differnce

    Cons

    NONE! Great environment, especially for a full-time graduate student.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    It is pretty good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at George Mason University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pleasant work environment. Good opportunity to teach graduate students.

    Cons

    Benefits could have been better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The general overview of the University

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

    I worked at George Mason University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can learn a lot if you have the potential to learn

    Cons

    The University has no specific cons or negative side as matter of fact/

  7.  

    The Perfect Fit for a College Student Interested in Helping the Community

    Former Employee - Residential Support Staff in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Residential Support Staff in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at George Mason University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leadership is cooperative and understanding
    Job has flexible hours
    Self-fulfillment is guaranteed as you are making a difference in people's lives

    Cons

    It is not a full time position
    It is not a permanent job

  8.  

    Very professional

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

    I have been working at George Mason University

    Pros

    Provides on campus employment with a competitive package

    Cons

    Knowledge of various coding languages

  9.  

    Capstone Project - IT COnsutant

    Current Employee - Student Project in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Student Project in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at George Mason University as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    i worked on Capstone project on my senior year

    Cons

    had to create website, database, and improve security of the network

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Place to Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at George Mason University

    Pros

    Flexible hours Fantastic Coworkers Friendly managers Fun office culture

    Cons

    Student position so no room for growth

  11.  

    Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Intern in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at George Mason University as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Place to intern, great experience, and since its the university, very willing to work with student schedules to make sure you are doing well in your classes. Great Faculty and Staff, always have good interactions with other employees.

    Cons

    Not always the most straight forward way to do things because of red tape related to being a government related agency.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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