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"Graduate Research Assistant"

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Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Fairfax, VA
Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Fairfax, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at George Mason University part-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great hours
Friendly professors
Good location as it is hidden in the suburbs.
Food options available, with plenty of coffee

Cons

Parking is just the worst, no way to get around that
Traffic is always a nightmare
You have to deal with college kids, but it is a university so you should know that already

Advice to Management

A discount of parking to those who are EMPLOYED there, would go a long way

Other Employee Reviews for George Mason University

  1. "It was pretty good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate Professor in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Research Associate Professor in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at George Mason University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pleasant work environment. Growing institution with many new buildings. There are some world-class faculty members, and has aspirations of growing from regional university into a world-class research institution ...

    Cons

    ... but sometimes does not seem to have the institutional knowledge and procedures needed to implement these goals effectively. Training is uneven; some people are extremely knowledgeable, others are less so.

    Advice to Management

    GMU has grown a lot, and has a lot of potential. However, some of its operational procedures seem to be simply scaled-up versions of the ones used when the school was much smaller and locally-focused. This does not always work well in an institution with national and international aspirations.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A bureaucratic higher education environment where pay is lower than average and the environment varies from unit to unit"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at George Mason University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The atmosphere can be relaxed. You are trading salary for flexibility, in some cases.

    Cons

    The environment can be retrograde, with lip service given to things like remote work friendliness. Salaries are low. There are a lot of egos and, oddly, a lot of paranoia.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people market value and you will retain them. Fall a little out of love with outsourcing.

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