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Georgetown University Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
207 Reviews
3.6
207 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 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.  

    Review for Biomedical sciences department.

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

    I worked at Georgetown University as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Friendly and supportive environment;
    - Easy to reach any person in any department for an advice or other matters;
    - Lots of opportunities to develop professionally (open seminars, training sessions, certification trainings etc.)
    - Easy to find connections within University and NIH;

    Cons

    It might be quiet hard to find a paid position within the department

    Recommends
  2.  

    Smart and active professor.

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

    I worked at Georgetown University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and good cafe, gym.

    Cons

    Too intensive culture, sometimes, a lot of red tape and bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good place for beginners

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

    I worked at Georgetown University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    very flexible and cooperative management.

    Cons

    The pay is very less when compared to other universities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great environment, but not so research friendly

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    I worked as postdoctoral fellow here. I enjoyed the relaxing life around the campus. You don't feel much pressure everydy.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy makes resarch really hard. It take forever to process any paperwork. The university isn't very supportive on your research. Not recommended if you really want to achieve something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Defense Investigative in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Defense Investigative in Vancouver, WA

    I worked at Georgetown University as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    My time at Georgetown Law as a Defense Investigative Intern was one of the best experiences I had. The team was very supportive and very willing to help. There were limited but very enlightening interactions with the Dean. As someone who was planning on applying to law school it was the best internship that anyone could have asked for. The people working there were all young, brilliant, and energetic. It created a super optimistic environment and it made us want to work hard at our jobs.

    Cons

    It was an unpaid internship and it required a car. It was very demanding and some of the times where were called on made it tiring at times. Sometimes we would be required to subpoena people whose work shifts did not begin until 2am. As a trade off we were allowed to leave work early on those days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create some sort of stipend for the college interns

    Recommends
  7.  

    Fun place to work

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    Former Employee - Operations Assistant
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant

    I worked at Georgetown University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked as a student as an operations assistant at the office of undergraduate admissions. Work was easy. You get total independence and as a student I got to do my assignments too on work as the work load was minimum.

    Cons

    Staff's attitude towards students is uninterested and ignoring.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    50/50

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Washington, DC

    I worked at Georgetown University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great co-workers, very professional atmosphere, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Work overload, low salary with minimal yearly salary increase, commute is a nightmare

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Grant Admin

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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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Faculty, benefits, etc. Flexible hours and holiday time through out the year for all staff.

    Cons

    Very disorganized from top down. Overload and short deadlines = burnout. Long hours with redundant tasks. Not much room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reorganize work load and hire sufficient administrative staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Assistant professor

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

    I worked at Georgetown University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice reserach people and beautiful campus surrounded by the best neighborhood.

    Cons

    Traffic to work is terrible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great Place for Research

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Georgetown University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Access to multiple databases, opportunities to grow, participate in conferences, events. Great location. Flexible schedule

    Cons

    You have to provide yourself with computer, etc..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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