George Mason University

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George Mason University Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
208 Reviews
3.8
208 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.  

    A very diverse institution that has grown enormously in both size and importance.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at George Mason University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exciting work with a wonderful student culture. Physical environment accommodates higher learning in a bucolic setting.

    Cons

    New leadership has little interest in welfare of employees or students.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good work life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at George Mason University

    Pros

    Mason provides a great opportunity for growth. Great work life balance with the opportunity to work from home depending on the position.

    Cons

    With three different campuses it can be difficult to know what's going in each location. Growing student population but budget cuts lead to staffing shortages.

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    Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at George Mason University

    Pros

    Great environment! Friendly & administration is always accessible.

    Cons

    Tough Commute. Often pressure for deadlines & funding often in question.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Overall

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant
    Former Employee - Office Assistant

    I worked at George Mason University

    Pros

    Nice people, good area, accessible to the metro.

    Cons

    Not enough parking for students and employees for a rip off price.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was a fun experience for a job during college.

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    Former Employee - Recreation Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Recreation Assistant in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    You get to met a lot of different students from GMU. There is a lot of flexibility with work hours. The people you work with are great.

    Cons

    Management was not always very supportive. Did not take into account any of our ideas to improve the system and did not give us much attention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more support.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great benefits but poor management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Mason University

    Pros

    Excellent state benefit package: generous leave, excellent retirement match, good health insurance. Work environment depends heavily on the nature of your job (professor, researcher, administrator, etc.)

    Cons

    As a non-academic in an academic setting I was treated as a second-class citizen, period. I also have been very unimpressed with the management of my unit and the university in general.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Event Coordinatior/ Bookeeper

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Mason University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pros working at GMU allows me to meet alot of people. I am able to show my growth with the company based off of how I perform certain Events.

    Cons

    The cons is we are contracted so we can be out of work at anytime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speak to your team more often don't leave us in the dark, and then hit us with a surprise please try to keep all forms of commuication open.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    library worker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at George Mason University

    Pros

    work by yourself, simple daily tasks

    Cons

    boring, low pay, just a job to kill time while enroled

  10.  

    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 a 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
  11.  

    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

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