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George Washington University Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
243 Reviews
3.8
243 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    A good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ashburn, VA

    I have been working at George Washington University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is a stable job and it allows telecommute. Great retirement matching

    Cons

    It could be stressful sometime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to work when student or interested in higher ed

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Washington University

    Pros

    Networking opportunities with administration a plus

    Cons

    low pay and no benefits, but also not a lot of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Students are still students, treat them such

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall good experience, but a lot of red tape

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Washington University

    Pros

    The university will cover a large percentage of tuition should you decide to further your education while working at GW

    Cons

    Red tape at every turn. Health benefits are not all that great considering GW has their own health care system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    You should work as a tutor for undergraduate student

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tutor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Tutor in Washington, DC

    I have been working at George Washington University

    Pros

    It's a flexible work. You can work when some undergraduate student looking for you. What you need to do is make an appointment with them and set up a tutoring session.

    Cons

    You need to have quick feedback for each of their question. Give the best solution in a short time and tell them why you think in that way. Help them build the right way of build the architecture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ok job for campus student. Can review the knowledge and easy to handle.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great university to work for as a postdoc.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scientist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scientist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at George Washington University

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No cons come to mind.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good University and good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at George Washington University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I went to graduate school here and worked as a Graduate Program Assistant. Worked with some nice people.
    Very diverse community. Great Location (DC) and transportation facilities.

    Cons

    No actual 'campus' to speak of. The tuition is on the higher side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work for short term

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at George Washington University

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, flexible schedule

    Cons

    The HR seems a bit unorganized

  9.  

    GW

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Washington University

    Pros

    George Washington University location is desirable

    Cons

    Living around George Washington University location can be expensive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Assistant Director

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, friendly staff

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and diisorganized systems and management make it difficult to get anything done in a reasonable time frame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better leadership results in less turnover

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    I have been working at George Washington University

    Pros

    Challenging Rewarding Location People Technology

    Cons

    Inefficient Administrative Procedures / Overwhelming Workload

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