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George Washington University Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.7 186 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

George Washington University President Steven Knapp

Steven Knapp

(64 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • For the most part, the work/life balance is decent (in 16 reviews)

  • Tuition benefits and substantial financial aid for qualified graduate programs (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Compensation, Management, Cost of living (in 3 reviews)

  • Although some clients could prove to be difficult, there were no serious cons in working for GW Housing over the summer (in 3 reviews)

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    Great Work Environment

    Assistant Research Engineer (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsIt's a great place to work. As a French I had a very great research experience at the CISR. My colleague were available and the work efficient.

    ConsThe office is far from foggy bottom

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work life balance, personal growth, tuition benefits, etc.

    Consslow-moving, unfriendly culture, lots of politics

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    Great working environment to work and learn!

    Admissions Assistant (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsAs an Admissions Assistant, the Undergraduate Admissions Office was very flexible with scheduling my time between classes. The office has seen some big changes in the past few years, but all with the intent to make a better experience for university visitors and staff. The Admissions team is friendly and helpful. As a student, I loved the work environment. Definitely a great place to work.

    ConsThe training program could be more comprehensive, but every employee learns what they need to after a few weeks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Teaching Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSmall class, does not take much time

    Consneed to take time if the class is big

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    I was a student of GWU and also work there for a year.

    Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsI worked for my professor and most of my work need connection with students. I like working in school since most time I can only focus on what I want and nothing else.

    ConsThe salary was fairly low, well, it was a part time job and I was not rely on that income.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's great.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosit's in DC. Most graduate courses are at night, so the day schedule is really flexible. I really enjoy the campus life here.

    Conshigh living cost, crowded traffic.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    GW Housing was a great summer employer and left plenty of time to enjoy vacation.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible hours, fair hourly wage, free housing over the summer, overall a very fun and casual summer job.

    ConsAlthough some clients could prove to be difficult, there were no serious cons in working for GW Housing over the summer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Love it

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosnetworking, career opportunities, great professors

    ConsExpense school and area to live in

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    I was a teaching assistant and generally, its wonderful

    Graduate TA (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsBe a student, be a teaching assistant. The pay check is good. Enough for me to live a simple life. The job is interesting. Most of the time, being a TA is to grade the homework. Also, you may want to take the class with the student together so you get a basic idea of what's actually going on.

    ConsThe library will get very full before the exam... I mean, very full...But I think GW is working on the library right now..
    About payment, it will be nice to raise it a little bit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSo far so good. Keep on going.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working at Gelman Library

    Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsVery helpful staff, Good place, excellent campus

    ConsToo much work, strict management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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