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Georgetown University Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
211 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Best student experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Student Library Worker

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    Current Employee - Georgetown Library Worker in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Georgetown Library Worker in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Staff was great, east to fit in and learn the ropes. Task aren't too difficult an the other students make the job more fun

    Cons

    The only thing I would have to say is that this is not really a con but when books piled up because of exams the job was a little more difficult but manageable not the least

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A huge organization, slow to change but great culture

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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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, friendly and mentally stimulating work environment. Excellent professional "culture" and ideals. Good opportunities for personal, academic and professional development. Great name recognition. Good (if not great) employee benefits.

    Cons

    Salaries aren't great. Exceptionally slow bureaucracy. Workplace is very segmented and silos can be hard to coordinate across.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider improving benefits if not compensation, particularly education benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great pay for PHD

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

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

    Pros

    Very friendly faculty members and high profile research projects

    Cons

    Very limited flexibility to design and conduct your research projects, since the principal investigator as a control freak wants you do everything as she thinks is right, without considering your opinions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being ignorant and arrogant to your fellow graduate students, be more transparent about long term plan.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Place

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

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

    Pros

    Free School for most employees

    Cons

    Stuffy atmosphere and hard work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to teach because of the students more than the culture or the leadership

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible, great students, good colleagues

    Cons

    Administrators have little real regard for education, swayed by trendy issues.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Over ten years I've watched the once very special, collegiate quality of working in this community deteriorate.

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    Current Employee - Public Relations, Communications in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Public Relations, Communications in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Georgetown University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good retirement package. And, yes, it still draws really great, gifted, and dedicated people who can be a real joy to work among. Why they seem much less likely to hire these peoople into jobs at the supervisor/administrator level is a puzzle.

    Cons

    Departments that should be keenly focused on providing good systems of service more often are so difficult to work with that it is a huge frustration to work with them--especially those involved with the smooth financial operation of business affairs--something you would expect a model operation at a school trying to promote a leading edge School of Business like McDonough.
    As has been written before, the administrative level makes decisions and policies that most often block rather than facilitate the organization's healthy growth into a 21st century management model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move into the 21st century. Learn how to work cooperatively with your departments/work groups. Don't just 'pan' a listening pose, but listen and implement. Recognize those who contribute to a healthy existence as a thriving organization are working in areas of the university that extend well beyond the classroom and ithis organizaton's continued positive growth requires a focus on stewarding the positive operation of all areas of this organization--a 'systems' thinking approach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    hostile people racist long hours

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    Former Employee - Surgical Tech in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Surgical Tech in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    reputation for the institution location

    Cons

    theattitude and morale was low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be understanding

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not as great a place as it used to be

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of smart people

    Cons

    HUGE financial constraints that are wearing people down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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