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4.2
88% Recommend to a Friend
77% Approve of CEO

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  1. 5.0
    Former Contractor

    Good

    Feb 7, 2023 - Graduate Teaching Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You get what you put in.

    Cons

    Not much, the pay isn't good but the work isn't overly demanding...

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Love it here

    Jan 11, 2023 - Graduate Student in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Amazing school, there is a lot to learn and friends to make

    Cons

    classes can be challenged but other than that no cons

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Work is meaningful

    Nov 9, 2022 - Graduate Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    helps you gain knowledge of your field better and gives you niche experience that can help you down the road for when applying for other jobs. Helps you pay for school too.

    Cons

    Pay is not the best ($15 an hour)

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great, Supportive Environment

    Nov 14, 2022 - Graduate Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -The professors care about their students -Hours are flexible -Mixture of grading and tutoring -Great pay relative to the workload

    Cons

    -Bureaucracy can sometimes take a while

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good place

    Dec 12, 2022 - Graduate Assistant - Research 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good place to work at.

    Cons

    Workload can be incredibly low sometimes, which means low pay.

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Decent Experience

    Oct 6, 2022 - Graduate Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility to accommodate student schedule

    Cons

    Pay for graduate students is a little over $16 an hour, significantly less than other DC-based universities.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good Place to work

    Jul 19, 2022 - Graduate Student 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    This is a good place to work

    Cons

    They are very flip flop on their policies

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    It's Fine

    Aug 30, 2022 - Graduate Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    This internship is a great opportunity to dip my toes into being a machine learning engineer

    Cons

    Not enough guidance, not great pay

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  10. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Profit oriented

    Aug 30, 2022 - Graduate Worker in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good coworkers, beautiful campus, progressive student body

    Cons

    Bad compensation rates and profit-oriented upper management

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  11. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great

    Jun 12, 2022 - Graduate Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Very good place to work.

    Cons

    Located in Spring Valley. Spanish is an extra.

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Graduate Assistant professionals rate their compensation and benefits at American University with 3.4 out of 5 stars based on 65 anonymously submitted employee reviews. This is 9.2% better than the company average rating for salary and benefits. Find out more about Graduate Assistant salaries and benefits at American University.

88% of Graduate Assistant employees at American University would recommend their employer to a friend. This rating has remained stable in the past 12 months. Graduate Assistant professionals have also rated American University with a 4.8 rating for work-life-balance, 4.4 rating for diversity and inclusion, 4.5 rating for culture and values and 3.9 rating for career opportunities.

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