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Graduate School USA Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
5 Reviews
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    This organization has the potential to be great.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Graduate School USA

    Pros

    Employees are invested in the organization and work hard to see that the business survives and is successful. The organizational mission is excellent and most of the staff and leadership believe in it and therefore work hard to make sure it happen. This training organization is a great alternative to some other traditional training options.

    Cons

    Mistakes by past leadership are going to take a while to overcome. Staff is a little fatigued, but hopefully this will change with new leadership.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Graduate School USA

    Pros

    Convenient location near Metro and VRE.

    Cons

    Poor benefits, no promotions or salary increases due to belief that these should apply across all employees or not at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower employees by investing in their skills and rewarding accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Great mission, but there are growing pains

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Graduate School USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The mission is first rate, training and educating federal workers and people around the country. Most of the staff are good people, cooperative, friendly, etc.

    Cons

    The extraction of any meaningful data is close to impossible, mostly because only one person controls the report process, which uses legacy systems that were never designed for sophisticated tracking. Some departments continue to defend their specific turf instead of working for the overall good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan to diversify the processes for report generation and update the organization's technology so that it can properly grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run -- if they offer you a job!

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Graduate School USA full-time

    Pros

    The staff is very hard working and would like to see things succeed.

    Cons

    It was a wonderful training organization when it was controlled by the USDA. It has been losing a million dollars a month for over a year. The top leadership runs the board, and no one seems to care if a business plan exists to improve sales. This is the second college the CEO has allowed to go down the tubes. Don't be sucked in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The president and chief of staff need to be replaced.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    They had not had sales people before and didn't quite know to do with the 3 of us

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    Current Employee - Director of Business Development in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director of Business Development in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Graduate School USA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very collegial environment, the school has an excellent reputation in the federal space

    Cons

    Little to no direction, no sharing of expectations. No clear explanation AsT whom you're reporting to, lots of guessing about the rules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spell out your expectations so that you don't expect results that you haven't asked for. It would also be nice to actually communicate with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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