Georgetown University
3.6 of 5 153 reviews
www.georgetown.edu Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

Georgetown University Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.6 153 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Georgetown University President and Director Jack DeGioia

Jack DeGioia

(84 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Decent benefits, work-life balance, opportunities for continuing education"
    in 14 reviews
  • "It's a friendly and relatively easy-going work environment"
    in 17 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 3 reviews
  • "low pay scale, good for entry level professionals"
    in 3 reviews
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Beautiful campus, good education, poor bureaucracy

Faculty (Current Employee)

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

ProsI love working on such a beautiful campus, being surrounded by high-level education. The location is great and there are always fun activities and interesting lectures going on.

ConsTo some extent this probably depends on which department you are in, but support staff across the university are very hit-or-miss. There are some extremely incompetent people working at the university, and it seems like it must be nearly impossible to fire them.

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Georgetown Obstacles...

Technology Engineer (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Georgetown University full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIt is a prestigious institution and it's name carries weight out in the world. You can get a valuable Georgetown degree for free as well.

ConsBenefits are bad. Rank and file employees are not respected and treated poorly. Leadership is arrogant and not strategic.

Advice to Senior ManagementRethink your leadership paradigm. Respect the people that are getting it done on your behalf.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Inefficient, but the people are nice.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Georgetown University full-time for more than a year

ProsWorking in Georgetown Planning and Facilities Management puts you in an interesting environment. Some people are very ambitious and professional, others are more laid back. Everyone is friendly.

ConsIt is an underground office, and there's not really any sort of cohesion in the workplace.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Georgetown University for more than 5 years

ProsGreat history and sense of purpose

ConsPolitics exists just about at every level, but senior mgmt does not appreciate lower level types.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry and understand staff as well. Do this by leading by example.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The job was convenient.

Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at Georgetown University part-time for more than a year

ProsThe job was convenient and somewhat flexible. I learned clerical skills and had free time to pursue personal interest.

ConsThe pay was not great and the work was not challenging. No one ever gets fired so promotions aren't common.

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing really.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Exceptional Growth Opportunities

Assistant Director (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

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

ProsExcellent work environment, strong culture of collaboration, recognizable institution in the mid-atlantic area

ConsGrowth opportunities typically come from moving to different offices, being promoted and compensated for the promotion is rare.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on retaining young talent

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Georgetown University

Chief Engineer (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at Georgetown University full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat Benefits, location, education opportunities. Staff can study free if accepted and time allows.

ConsLot of bureaucracies, things do not get done on time. Key positions are held by senior people that have been there too long and reluctant to embrace change.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire young and dynamic people, be open to change.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Administrator (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Georgetown University full-time for more than 10 years

ProsCollegial work environment. Academically stimulating. Good opportunities for professional development. Impressive name recognition. Pretty decent employee benefits. Ability to interact with top-notch students. Good mission.

ConsSalaries are relatively low, and merit raises and/or promotions are few and far between. There is the propensity to give large and impressive titles at promotion time, instead of salary increases.

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Great working environment

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Georgetown University as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat people to work with, lots of opportunities for advancement, there were many opportunities for professional development and networking

ConsThe place can sometimes feel overly bureaucratic

Advice to Senior Managementkeep doing what you are doing

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Finance Specialist (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

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

ProsGreat working environment.
Large organization
Tuition reimbursement

Conssalary not that great. Too many management levels in at the university

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