Georgetown University Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
184 Reviews

3.6
184 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 18 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.  

    Nice place

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

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

    Pros

    Good school reputation nice people

    Cons

    Don't like dc at all

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I worked as a research assistant in Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center

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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 as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    the environment here is gorgeous, the school is beautiful, the people are nice, you can have a great experience in Georgetown

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work hard to complete your project, you may fail many times before you get a good result, it is a big challenge for your perseverance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    demanding and not supportive to their employees

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    Former Employee - Research Specialist II  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Specialist II in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Like the content of my work.

    Cons

    The manager was micromanagement, very demanding ,taking other people's credit, publishing the paper without the people that really did the job.
    We are severely understaffed and she would trying to push you come on the weekend to do the work.
    Especially, if you are postdoc, weekend is the same as week day.
    The manager had lost more than 5 person in 4 years, with 2 less than 6 month, 2 less than one year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Collegial coworkers, not much room to grow

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    Current Employee - Reference Librarian  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Reference Librarian in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    It's a good place to grow and lean on the Georgetown brand. People are generally very nice and there is a nice community theme throughout the university.

    Cons

    Not that many opportunities to get promoted and there are minimal merit/cost of living increases. You tend to get siloed into your department so it's not a good place if you want variety.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more transparently and effectively. Pass on a vision and direction to strengthen middle managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Georgetown Obstacles...

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    Current Employee - Technology Engineer  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Technology Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    It 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink your leadership paradigm. Respect the people that are getting it done on your behalf.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The job was convenient.

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrator  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Administrator in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Collegial 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.

    Cons

    Salaries 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.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Exceptional Growth Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Director  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on retaining young talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Georgetown University

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    Former Employee - Chief Engineer  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Chief Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lot 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire young and dynamic people, be open to change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The place can sometimes feel overly bureaucratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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