George Washington University Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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Pros
  • Many departments have a good work-life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Tuition benefits and substantial financial aid for qualified graduate programs (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Seems to be plenty of "sweeping under the rug" of problems, and problems with middle management (in 5 reviews)

  • upper management are very subjective on promotions (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Student Staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Washington University

    Pros

    It's a great opportunity of student to find a on-campus job.

    Cons

    Some work may not to your professional fields

  2. Graduate Assistant, Department of Strategic Management and Public Policy

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at George Washington University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Introduced me to a lot of new topics, new methods of research, friendly, flexible work environment
    - Faculty member are experts in their fields, there is always a learning opportunity available

    Cons

    - It is a part time on campus job

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the same level of ethics

  3. Graduate Admissions Assistant (Student Worker)

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    Current Employee - Graduate Admissions Assistant in Gwu (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Graduate Admissions Assistant in Gwu (Nigeria)

    I have been working at George Washington University part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Assist with graduate admission, reply emails could help practice improve relationship with professor and students. gain experience about activities management.

    Cons

    Responsibilities of this job is diversity and whether busy depends on work, there is no scope on this job, and work time sometimes depends on admission procedure.

    Advice to Management

    Could hire student for each semester but the lasting time for a year, which is easier for new to learn and work is easier.

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  5. Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, Technical Student Assiatant

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    Current Employee - Student Technical Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Student Technical Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at George Washington University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very amazing place for student to work, as you can have a great experience of customer relationship. Helps you to earn confidence w.r.t customer handling and satisfaction.

    Cons

    The salary we get is pretty less than other jobs

  6. Excellent mentorship, collegiate atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Researcher in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Researcher in Washington, DC

    I have been working at George Washington University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    friendly, supportive, collaborative atmosphere

    Cons

    i cannot think of any particular cons of my experiences with them

    Advice to Management

    encourage a more structured atmosphere

  7. Graduate Fellow Assistant

    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at George Washington University

    Pros

    Working at the Center for Career Services at The George Washington University gives me a holistic approach to career development. It gives me immense knowledge to effective career oriented strategies and setting career goals; enlist the target employers; preparation of the elevator pitch and importance of informational interviewing.

    Cons

    A significant challenge is retention of the exponential learning curve.

  8. Review

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    Former Employee - Medical Resident in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Medical Resident in Washington, DC

    I worked at George Washington University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    varied patient population, unique opportunities due to being in Nation's capitol

    Cons

    None to report at this time

    Advice to Management

    None

  9. Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Washington University

    Pros

    There are plenty of resource to use.

    Cons

    Some courses are not good.

    Advice to Management

    Some courses should provide students with more office hours.

  10. Great university to work for as a postdoc.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scientist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scientist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at George Washington University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GW treats you as if you are a regular staff member.

    Cons

    No cons come to mind.

  11. Great university to work with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at George Washington University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, friendly co workers, fun events, diversity. I was only with GWU for a short period, but I learned a lot!

    Cons

    Working in HR there wasn't much work in the down period which was a little frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

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