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  1. 4.0
    Former Employee

    DC Reads Tutor

    Nov 7, 2022 - Tutor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Opportunity to work with students

    Cons

    A lot of logistical headaches

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    The people make it worthwhile

    Jan 26, 2023 - Director in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Collegial, flexibile, telework, recognition for hard work

    Cons

    Private that acts like a public institution

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    High Admin Turnover, Good Community

    Feb 6, 2023 - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Free undergrad tuition. Plenty of downtime in non-busy seasons. Nice campus and good hybrid or flex work arrangements. Other admins are very helpful to guide you through the position (YOU NEED IT)

    Cons

    FULLY TAXED Graduate Tuition (they take it out of your paycheck) There is a HUGE turnover for the administrative assistants. Little to no training (I received none). I was only given an outdated position guide upon start and my department heads were barely present at my start. I've been here for less than a year and have already gone through two supervisors who quit because of the workload and lack of training. You will need at least some familiarity with budget and reimbursements if your position says you handle that.

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