Georgetown University Reviews

Updated April 26, 2015
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  1. constant challenges; great benefits; I love going to work.

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great educational opportunities.

    Cons

    Location; parking; no public transportation

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.

  2. TA

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Georgetown University

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

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Flexible hours
    Good teaching experience

    Cons

    Low pay
    Keeping up with grading and schoolwork

  3. Information Technology

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Washington, DC

    I worked at Georgetown University part-time

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

    Pros

    The work isn't particularly hard, primarily because you are likely one of the most qualified people doing it

    Cons

    The school scales really poorly- things handled across multiple departments don't get done in a coherent fashion

    Advice to Management

    Not enough is done to help the student employees network for when they graduate, particularly because they don't get paid nearly what they deserve

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  5. Loving every minute!

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

    I have been working at Georgetown University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful brand and amazing people!

    Cons

    I have absolutely no complaints.

  6. Community-oriented employer.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Retirement benefits are terrific. Contribute 3% of your pre-tax salary and Georgetown will match with 10%. A new teleworking policy is taking effect.

    Cons

    The base pay, especially for hourly workers, is lower than other universities in Washington, DC. Parking is atrocious and expensive. Childcare center has fewer than 60 spaces available at once.

    Advice to Management

    For a University that prides itself on serving the whole person, remember that most of the 3000+ employees include family obligations and specifically children as part of that Cura Personalis. Why hasn't Hoya Kids Learning Center been expanded?

  7. I learned a lot and networked with like-minded individuals, while growing my skills with helpful and friendly coworkers.

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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

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

    Pros

    Great people, environment and name recognition.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity to grow. Sometimes school politics gets in the way.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to have more training and mentorship programs. Sometimes challenging for shy people.

  8. Very friendly environment and easy-going colleagues

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    Former Freelancer - Designer in Washington, DC
    Former Freelancer - Designer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Georgetown University (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Atmosphere, Peers, Location, and Personal Growth are all pros for being a part of the community here. The campus is very nice. Payments were on-time.

    Cons

    Wages are not necessarily the best, public transportation is not as available as other areas in D.C., did not lead to new opportunities.

  9. Very satisfied with my experience working for this company. Lots of flexibility in research projects and opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Georgetown University

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

    Pros

    I have plenty of opportunities for professional growth and development, such as attending trainings to broaden my skill set and the ability to co-design and oversee research projects. I enjoy being able to take leadership of my projects. Good time off procedure, and lots of holidays since the university is religious and observes national holidays.

    Cons

    Sometimes the bureaucracy at the university can be frustrating. It often takes a long time to get things approved, especially salary increases.

    Advice to Management

    Consider allocating more staff to manage procedural issues and offer free gym memberships.

  10. Good for current students

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

    I have been working at Georgetown University

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

    Pros

    High paying, Calm environment. It's a university, so part-time positions are best for current students. Definitely only go full-time if you are a professor or something of that nature. All the regular staff seem kind of depressed, except for the security guards. Surprisingly chipper.

    Cons

    Boring work, Few challenges, Little advancement. The full-time employees are all a bit sleepy and complacent. Difficult environment if you like to get things done efficiently. Coffee also is pretty bad.

  11. great work environment, friendly staff, research resources are plentiful, Hoyakids is great if you have pre-schoolers.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Washington, DC

    I worked at Georgetown University full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Georgetown is resourceful in research. Mentors are great. Excellent learning and teaching opportunities. Perosnal development and work-life balance is very good

    Cons

    Limited public transportation. Restricted parking on street. No parking on campus. Better live in Georgetown area than commute.

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