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George Mason University Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
174 Reviews

3.9
174 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • GMU was very family oriented and they believed in a work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Lots of great people and can enjoy free classes (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Work is not challenging and pay is low (in 9 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.  

    The general overview of the University

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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/

  2.  

    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

    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

  3.  

    Very professional

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Provides on campus employment with a competitive package

    Cons

    Knowledge of various coding languages

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    Capstone Project - IT COnsutant

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

    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
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    Good Place to Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours Fantastic Coworkers Friendly managers Fun office culture

    Cons

    Student position so no room for growth

  7.  

    Internship

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Intern in Fairfax, VA

    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
  8.  

    I love working at George Mason University. I have been Adjunct professor for thirteen years. It's a wonderful place.

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    Current Employee - Full-time French Adjunct Professor  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Full-time French Adjunct Professor in Fairfax, VA

    Pros

    It's friendly and welcoming. I have learned so much being being a teacher from my colleagues and my coordinators. My teaching skills has improved very much in the last 6 years.

    Cons

    I don't have benefits in my current job as a part-time adjunct professor. I would like to have benefits in the next job. I am not paid during the Summer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    This organization was one of the best places to work.

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    Former Employee - Financial Aid Counselor  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Financial Aid Counselor in Fairfax, VA

    Pros

    GMU was very family oriented and they believed in a work life balance.

    Cons

    The ability to change departments and career field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Heidi Granger was a great person and leader. She was always fair and understanding. By far the best supervisor I have ever had.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Short GMU experience as a Grad Student

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Fairfax, VA

    Pros

    Flexible hours, nice people, innovation is tradition

    Cons

    very dull office environment, low wage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  11.  

    Fabulous experience! Great colleagues! Supportive staff to help you advance your career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Fairfax, VA

    Pros

    Collegial atmosphere and great place to advance skills.

    Cons

    Sometime under appreciated by students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work in to make Mason a top tier school.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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