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  • "The AU community was very supportive and provided great benefits for staff.(in 86 reviews)
  • "people you work with are great and really care(in 59 reviews)
  • "Flexible hours; very understanding of your school schedule/commitment(in 37 reviews)
  • "campus is beautiful and there are a lot of things to participate in on campus(in 32 reviews)
  • "I liked working with great colleagues.(in 28 reviews)
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  1. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Satisfied employee

    Apr 14, 2014 - Assistant Director of Development in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The environment is professional, yet relaxed. Most of my coworkers are passionate about their work. While many staff members have their work email on their smartphones, many do not feel the need to check it after hours or on weekends. It mainly depends on your position, but most of the junior staff maintain a very healthy work-life balance, consisting of 7-hour work days. The campus community is always teeming with activities to participate in to better yourself, such as professional skill building workshops and health-oriented challenges. It is very easy to get involved if you are interested, but are not pressured to do so if you'd rather not. Great benefits (retirement, professional development, and tuition remission are the highlights). My department places a particular focus on professional development, which I appreciate.

    Cons

    The actual campus no longer accommodates a lot of supporting divisions for the University. It is odd to work so far from campus. Upward mobility can be tricky at times - I'm not sure about how long I can stay in my current position without stunting my career. I think your satisfaction as an employee here is directly related to the competency of your supervisor to be an effective manager. We receive a large number of days off in December, but otherwise, the annual leave in your first few years is a bit stingy (one day per month for the first two years; 1.25 days off for years 2 - 5) and is a bit difficult to stretch far enough. Parking is VERY expensive.

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Overall Good Company

    Apr 6, 2016 - Program Specialist Key Executive Leadership Program in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Depending on the department you work in, the at work benefits are great. Lots of free food. All speakers and events are open to staff. Gym membership is only $16 month. HR is very helpful for Short Term Disability Issues

    Cons

    Parking is very frustrating and the policies are always changing. The medical benefits are the bare minimum and you accrue leave rather than start off with all of your PTO.

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Administratively, not on the cutting edge

    Apr 24, 2014 - Management in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    They have a very nice location, a beautiful campus with top-of-the-line attractions, including the President of the United States, and they offer great benefits, including paid tuition for employees and families. There are functions where very interesting political and other celebrities appear for speaking engagements. The admin assistants at this institution are all very highly educated, as many had Masters degrees.

    Cons

    Was difficult to foster change (which is typical in higher ed), communication with management in certain areas was difficult and the systems reflected old technology and were not easy to work with. Parking was not always easy and some of the admin offices were not located geographically near one another and were not on the main campus.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    AU rules!

    Aug 19, 2011 -  in Washington, DC
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    Pros

    benefits, retirement plan, closed between Christmas and New Years, beautiful campus, friendly people, comfortable dress code, seated massage, farmers market on campus (sometimes)

    Cons

    parking is expensive. metro is far from campus. food options are closed during the summer. Not much healthy/affordable food on campus.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good organization to work for

    Jan 27, 2022 - Assistant Director of International Admissions in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Working directly with students on campus

    Cons

    Parking fee for all employees

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    A Great Experience

    Jan 14, 2014 - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good educational benefits if you're hired full-time.

    Cons

    Food option is lacking and parking is expensive.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work

    Jun 17, 2021 - Adjunct Professor in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    A very enabling environment to study, conduct research, and engage in professionally rewarding activities

    Cons

    Parking spaces for faculty and students are very limited

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  9. 3.0
    Current Intern

    Good place to work

    May 15, 2018 - Anonymous Intern 
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    Pros

    There is a friendly environment and you often get paid above minimum wage.

    Cons

    Parking is difficult!! Be careful not to overstep boundaries.

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    1st class operator

    Jul 6, 2015 - First Class Operator in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    benefits package is one of best packages available to its workers.education benefits are good also.

    Cons

    parking rates and availability is bad. snow days access to and from campus is treacherous.

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  11. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    There is a place here for people with ideas and patience

    Oct 22, 2014 - Program Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Nice work-life balance, I had the benefit of working in a unit with seasonal highs and lows. Plenty of time to study or participate in other campus events.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic as you would expect a university to be. Parking fees ridiculously high. HR office is not deployed for the benefit of the staff, but rather to cover the administration's liabilities.

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