Georgetown University Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
184 Reviews

3.6
184 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent benefits, work-life balance, opportunities for continuing education (in 15 reviews)

  • It's a friendly and relatively easy-going work environment (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • The salary I got was enough, but not really comparable to what I would have made in my midwestern hometown when compared to cost of living (in 4 reviews)

  • Little training, often inexperienced middle-management (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Place

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

    I have been working at Georgetown University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free School for most employees

    Cons

    Stuffy atmosphere and hard work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall favorable experience for a visiting professor, but pay could be better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgetown University part-time

    Pros

    low pay, some students thing they are overly entitled to things

    Cons

    good motivated students, no micromanagment from from administration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve pay

  3.  

    Over ten years I've watched the once very special, collegiate quality of working in this community deteriorate.

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    Current Employee - Public Relations, Communications  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Public Relations, Communications in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Georgetown University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good retirement package. And, yes, it still draws really great, gifted, and dedicated people who can be a real joy to work among. Why they seem much less likely to hire these peoople into jobs at the supervisor/administrator level is a puzzle.

    Cons

    Departments that should be keenly focused on providing good systems of service more often are so difficult to work with that it is a huge frustration to work with them--especially those involved with the smooth financial operation of business affairs--something you would expect a model operation at a school trying to promote a leading edge School of Business like McDonough.
    As has been written before, the administrative level makes decisions and policies that most often block rather than facilitate the organization's healthy growth into a 21st century management model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move into the 21st century. Learn how to work cooperatively with your departments/work groups. Don't just 'pan' a listening pose, but listen and implement. Recognize those who contribute to a healthy existence as a thriving organization are working in areas of the university that extend well beyond the classroom and ithis organizaton's continued positive growth requires a focus on stewarding the positive operation of all areas of this organization--a 'systems' thinking approach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Didn't love it didn't hate it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgetown University

    Pros

    The benefits are excellent, the campus is beautiful and some of the management is great!

    Cons

    It is what you make of it.

  6.  

    hostile people racist long hours

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    Former Employee - Surgical Tech  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Surgical Tech in Washington, DC

    I worked at Georgetown University as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    reputation for the institution location

    Cons

    theattitude and morale was low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be understanding

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgetown University

    Pros

    I love the collegiate environment. There is a distinct sense of cooperation among everyone

    Cons

    At times the hours can get long and sometimes there is no sense of direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on group cohesion.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    University culture is problematic for staff

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Georgetown University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice location. Pays more than other universities in the area for comparable positions. Tuition benefits. My Kaiser Permanente health insurance was amazing.

    Cons

    Very little consistency between departments. My supervisor had very little regard for my actual job description, and along with needing to chip in with a number of tasks over my pay grade on short notice, I found myself running personal errands for my supervisor, helping with their Doctoral dissertation research and even had to type up their Dissertation cover page and work on citations. I was an Executive assistant for Student Affairs--- not this person's personal assistant. I felt that I could not refuse to work on these tasks without damaging my annual review and position in the office. The University charged much too much for parking (even though they have a garage) and a year of taking Metro was actually cheaper than paying for a year of parking. Problems within the department (when an employee was stealing, for instance) were not dealt with in a consistent way that clearly involved HR because the department wanted to keep the incident quiet from the students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Human Resources should work closer with employees and the different departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    great company works with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgetown University as an intern

    Pros

    team works great place to work

    Cons

    like all other organization lots of meetings

  10.  

    Student Work at Georgetown

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    Current Employee - Summer Student Guard
    Current Employee - Summer Student Guard

    I have been working at Georgetown University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's a good place to be a student worker, given the proliferation of jobs in the area.

    Cons

    You have to be able to make sure your assertive about time off, also it's hard to seek out promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was a student guard during the summer, and it felt like there was some inclarity about time off policies, etc. and how they related to summer calsses. From a student perspective, it seems llike it should be treated like the school year in regards to exam week scheduling, etc., but I also understand where they are coming from with treting students like full time workers during the summer. Be upfront about that is what they should shoot to do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not as great a place as it used to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Georgetown University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A lot of smart people

    Cons

    HUGE financial constraints that are wearing people down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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