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"Generic Student Job"

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  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Data Entry in Washington, DC
Former Contractor - Data Entry in Washington, DC
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Approves of CEO

I worked at Georgetown University as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

It was an easy enough job -- offices hiring students seem to have low expectations about student performance, which meant it wasn't very hard work.

Cons

It was super-dull. It took some creativity to find reasons to enjoy coming to work. I ended up hanging out with a couple of the younger permanent employees to have people to chat with on breaks from data entry. They seemed surprised that a student would befriend them -- I got a sense that usually the students and the permanent employees keep to their own cliques.

Advice to Management

Students probably know how to use your computers better than you do. It's awesome that you want to help us, and a lesson on using a computer doesn't cause us pain, but skipping/shortening that might make things easier for you. Thanks for being nice and laid-back, though.

Other Employee Reviews for Georgetown University

  1. "Family Friendly with excellent life-work balance."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Technology Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgetown University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Georgetown has great benefits (medical, holidays, vacation), flexible schedule for many jobs, friendly people who are happy to come to work, stable work environment with little to no layoffs. There are often impressive guest speakers on a variety of topics.
    The university has been around almost as long as the country itself.

    Cons

    No actual raises in 10 years. The "merit" salary increase pool is about the same or less than COLA.
    Guest speakers sessions with the most interest fill up in about 1 minute.
    With such a long heritage, and no layoffs, many inefficient systems, processes, and departments stay around longer than they should.

    Advice to Management

    Provide for raises and for promotions within a job. Reduce to 37.5 hour week.
    Provide guest speakers with a larger venue such as the gym.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Professor"

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    Current Employee - Professor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Professor in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgetown University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None. Georgetown University is a terrible place to work.

    Cons

    Unprofessional. Master slave relationship in many employment relationships

    Advice to Management

    Resign

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