Georgetown University Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Georgetown University President and Director Jack DeGioia
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Pros
  • Work life balance is great; students are great (in 15 reviews)

  • Supportive work environment, great people (in 19 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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  1. work exp

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgetown University full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    flexible, engaging, good location, nice people

    Cons

    low wages, dense bureaucracy, doesn't always feel especially 'jesuit'


  2. Benefits

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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 (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Excellent employee health and wellness benefits and programs. Metro accessible location with restaurants, bank, and UPS store on campus and nearby in Georgetown.

    Cons

    Year round construction on the campus makes it difficult for driving commuters. Main visitor parking lot fee high and credit cards not accepted

    Advice to Management

    Plan construction activities while keeping commuters in mind. Add credit card payment option for visitor lot. Provide parking solutions for employees during large campus events such as gradation.


  3. Health Policy Fellow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgetown University full-time

    Pros

    great place to train and work

    Cons

    I do not have any cons


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  5. Good experience overall

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Georgetown University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, management, colleagues, extensive training and networking opportunities, great benefits, professional-level software access, GU tuition reimbursement (100%), good opportunity for advancement and community atmosphere.

    Cons

    Salaries seem to be lower than other local universities (private and public). Non-GU tuition reimbursement low (~30%) and only given after 3 years of employment.


  6. researcher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgetown University

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

    Pros

    Bright, engaged, intellectually curious community of academics and researchers. A top flight name particularly in specific diverse disciplines, and strong imprint in the professional schools space.

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy, funding constraints due to limitations of endowment size drive relative to peer competitors, constantly changing business practices that make it hard to do go forward strategic planning.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize the Georgetown brand to attract top talent, pay competitively, build out strategic planning initiatives but increase input from the bottom up instead of focusing exclusively on top down strategies.


  7. Learn and grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA

    I have been working at Georgetown University (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    good benefits lively atmosphere dedicated employees

    Cons

    bureaucracy, expensive to commute/park, long time to get hired, not easy to transfer to new job


  8. Helpful (3)

    Good work-life balance. Excellent culture. Terrible management.

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Georgetown University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work-life balance; two weeks off at Christmas; 10% salary contribution to 401K if employee vests 3%; Room to grow -- can change jobs/functions within University very easily; Great place for self-starters; Job security; Tuition Benefit is outstanding. Good place to get a free Master's, have a couple of babies, lay low, skill up, and then get back into the private sector. Prestigious institution -- name recognition. Always intellectual engagement opportunities.

    Cons

    Administration poorly run. If you want to get things done -- you might find it frustrating to work with a large number of colleagues that treat their positions as clocking in and clocking out. Many are unmotivated to think creatively and strategically. There is little incentive to be responsible for your work. Abysmal merit increases, never more than 2% -- every other year they freeze salary increase. Departmental budgets are continually absorb cuts; seemingly, there are always financial troubles.

    Advice to Management

    I highly advise that senior management invest their time and energy in better manage their mid-level managers. There is not enough oversight, especially for faculty in administrative roles (which, in my opinion, if is never a good idea…).


  9. Program Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Washington, DC

    I worked at Georgetown University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Tuition benefit. Great 401K and insurance. Welcomes the celebration of faith and worship on campus. Opportunity to hear great speakers, politicians, and celebrities speak on various topics.

    Cons

    Employees severely underpaid. Difficult to live with DC high cost of living. Location not metro accessible. They offer a shuttle from two metro stations, but the shuttles only drop off in one area which may require a long walk to assigned office after shuttle drop off. Lack of diversity in professional staff but the majority of low wage positions are held by people of color. Students of color feel under-supported and have held multiple protest. Administration has yet to make noticeable changes.


  10. High credibility

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    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Georgetown University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great science, people, opportunity to learn, free graduate education.

    Cons

    Employee compensation is low. Hard to motivate employees.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better support to middle management.


  11. Office Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgetown University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great location, and education opportunities. The culture here is fabulous, and I really love the people I work with.

    Cons

    Typical work problems. I might add that traffic, or getting to the university, is a bit difficult, but they have provided ways around that. The free shuttle is nice.



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