George Mason University

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George Mason University Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
199 Reviews
3.9
199 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 job very easy and works with school schedule.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The management here is awesome, the starting salary is great.

    Cons

    There are no cons for this job its just great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at George Mason University as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked in the Criminology Department, everyone was passionate about their work. The knowledge level of the Professors was incredible. They were all easy to work for and understood academic constraints, but, required self set deadlines. Great environment.

    Cons

    Little growth unless planning to go for a masters/PhD, this makes a lot of sense though!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  3.  

    Great environment for learning mastering new skills quickly

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at George Mason University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    When I worked there, almost complete autonomy was expected of the student teachers. I was impressed that they expected students to learn new software quickly, in order to create lesson plans to teach it. They paid for certifications in all the software the students taught, so it was a quick way to seriously improve your resume. Respectful and fun environment.

    Cons

    You have to deal with the usual slowness of working at a public university, such as learning the quirks of a finicky scanner, because there isn't budget to buy a new one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Publicize your services and your job perks more! It's an incredible gig for a student to have!

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great experience with summer internship at GMU

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    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.

  6.  

    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

  7.  

    Fantastic place to work! Collegial Environment

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    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
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  8.  

    It is pretty good

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    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
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  9.  

    The general overview of the University

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    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/

  10.  

    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

  11.  

    Very professional

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    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

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