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.  

    Overall good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at George Mason University

    Pros

    Personal Growth opportunities, Fun work environment,

    Cons

    Pay can be slightly below average

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Mason University

    Pros

    Positive work environment, location, opportunities in the area

    Cons

    low salaries, poor organizational structure

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  5.  

    Worked with various Mason departments and admin units

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at George Mason University

    Pros

    People are intelligent and friendly

    Cons

    Politics, Politics, Politics and bureacracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time and effort listening and working with faculty

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Low stipends for teaching assistants

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    Former Employee - Instructor, College Or University in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Instructor, College Or University in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Very diverse student body. Collaborations with Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. Close to Washington D.C. and many historical sites close by.

    Cons

    Poor support for graduate students, very low stipends for teaching assistants. My graduate committee did not provide good guidance and response time was slow for reviewing chapters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better compensation for teaching assistants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Perfect place to learn.

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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

    Pros

    Support from supervisors, very good co-operation.

    Cons

    Scholarship is less when compared to what you pay for your college fee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place for learning, but the environment is not competitive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Mason University

    Pros

    Professor here are quite help

    Cons

    Some of the professor are not very ambitious on research

  9.  

    Great Opportunities to Learn and Grow, while building a strong network

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at George Mason University

    Pros

    Students are great, on campus events are fun and educational, flexibility is a plus, benefits are great.

    Cons

    Pay is not the best, especially being located in Northern VA where rent is high, everything is expensive. It is nice to have high standards of living in that area but the pay does not match whatsoever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay for workers, better parking options (currently parking very expensive even for employees).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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
    Negative Outlook

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