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Georgetown University Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
204 Reviews
3.6
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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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Diverse people in a very challenging environment where you learn more from your experiences than your classes.

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    Current Employee - RHO in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - RHO in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Georgetown University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    international culture, ability to intern anywhere you want, high recruiting presence on campus, food at the dining hall is excellent every day.

    Cons

    low endowment, saturated bureaucracy, cold weather

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Georgetown Law Center - Law Fello

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

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my two years as a Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center. The contacts I made were outstanding, there were lots of opportunities to engage in all sorts of intellectual events and other social and sporting activities. The legal projects I worked on were prestigious and involved interesting travel. University has good leave policies and benefits such as gym, cheap cafeteria, good working from home policy in my unit.

    Cons

    Lack of potential to move upwards (all academic jobs like this at the moment). Academic bosses not necessarily good managers, but were well meaning.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Best student experience

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

    I worked at Georgetown University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Real life experience, real responsibility, awesome culture, the best people

    Cons

    technically a "non-paid" internship, which is a bummer for the amount of work done - but then again it is so worth it and you get "paid" through multiple other facets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new board is the bomb

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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