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Georgetown University Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
189 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 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Laid-back atmosphere, nice people, but low salary and the evil, dreaded PTO (e.g., no sick leave)

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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 part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are nice and it's laid back

    Cons

    Wages are quite low and they offer no paid sick leave (just crappy PTO)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give paid sick leave. Every time my kids get sick or I have a doctor's appt. it's incredibly stressful because I have to choose between forcing my husband to stay home, not getting paid, or missing out on vacation. At another university where I worked I had 3 weeks vacation, all the holidays we have at Georgetown AND like 8 days sick leave/year. PTO is not consistent with an ethic of social justice and the Jesuit tradition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Satisfactory experience working for Georgetown University

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a friendly and relatively easy-going work environment.

    Cons

    Not many long term career paths.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work, but don't expect to be social.

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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 part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Supportive management, Learn a lot while you work, Feel like your analysis might actually make a difference, Decent pay considering the hours and skill required

    Cons

    Research centers are typically pretty silent. If you're a collaborative worker, don't expect to have a ton of human interaction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very enjoyable place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits - including incredible tuition benefits
    Company culture is laid back while challenging
    Perfect for young professionals!

    Cons

    Salaries can be lower due to the high benefits
    Challenging commute
    Can be very stressful if you regularly interact with students

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it is important for the management to regularly communicate with employees. Six month reviews where a dialogue is established to set-up expectations, learn from mistakes, and discussion about future goals is extremely important for the employee's success and satisfaction. Sometimes frustration occurs when the employee sees no future where he or she is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    supportive but slow-paced

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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 part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    on campus and close to classes

    Cons

    a lot of bureaucracy, slow to get things done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    speed things up a litle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Institution, but struggling with legacy finances and decentralization.

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good environment. Great campus despite being out of the way, but compensates with free shuttle service. Good health care and retirement matching.

    Cons

    Salaries are basically frozen for the next few years. Very decentralized organization, which leads to disorganization, redundancy and big ranges for productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    wonderful

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    amazing school spirit, HOYA SAXA!

    Cons

    limit to how high salaries can go

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    unless you are tenured faculty, stay away from Georgetown.

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    Current Employee - Accountant III  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Accountant III in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Georgetown has great retirement benefits, they will match up to 7% by just allocating 3% of your salary to the plan. You are also eligible for free tuition after 1 year of work as long as you get into a program

    Cons

    Georgetown has a 2 class system of employees; those that have to follow rules and protocol (staff) and faculty who are allowed to be rude, break rules, and in some instances Georgetown will even cover when the law is broken by faculty members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all employees equally, publish the rules of the game (reimbursements, travel, professional behavior), and make one set of rules for everyone. Stop making decision on cost basis only and make more decisions based on value added.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Mission focused and service oriented company

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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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Working with colleagues who care about learning and helping others.

    Cons

    Academic leadership and focus is excellent, administration lacks behind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stronger administrative leadership and follow through.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I teach a graduate class in communcations

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Georgetown University as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Students in the graduate school are motivated to learn and they contribute to teaching.

    Cons

    As an adjunct professor, it's a challenge to juggle various accountabilities, but the school dean and I are clear on what we need to accomplish, and I am 100% committed to best achievable outcomes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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