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"Exceptional Growth Opportunities"

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Current Employee - Assistant Director in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Assistant Director in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Excellent work environment, strong culture of collaboration, recognizable institution in the mid-atlantic area

Cons

Growth opportunities typically come from moving to different offices, being promoted and compensated for the promotion is rare.

Advice to Management

Work on retaining young talent

Other Employee Reviews for Georgetown University

  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Administrator in Washington, DC
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collegial work environment. Academically stimulating. Good opportunities for professional development. Impressive name recognition. Pretty decent employee benefits. Ability to interact with top-notch students. Good mission.

    Cons

    Salaries are relatively low, and merit raises and/or promotions are few and far between. There is the propensity to give large and impressive titles at promotion time, instead of salary increases.


  2. "A friendly place to work, but ultimately an isolating experience"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Georgetown University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    IF you like Georgetown, then the location is great. You don't have to travel too far to get to Wisconsin and M St, and Glover Park actually has some good places to grab lunch on your break. The salary is quite competitive, especially for research assistants who are still in grad school. Since the economists who work there are also teaching or doing some research with Georgetown University, they're very open about helping you with your work and are willing to take the time to explain either how to calculate certain things, which software to use, or even how to set up your Excel sheet correctly if you're new.

    Cons

    As a person who enjoys a bit more liveliness, the office can be just a total downer. Everyone stays in their office the entire day and it's so quiet you can hear the air coming out of the vents. Not only that, but research assistants are put into a little nook in the middle of the floor with no windows, natural light, or connectivity. One of the desks just meets in the center where the walls are coming in, and if you suffer from claustrophobia you might freak out. Those who are there put their earbuds in all day and don't have much to say.

    Advice to Management

    There should be more of a push to create camaraderie among the staff. I know that a lot of them are introverts and it might not be there ideal situation to have to mingle, but it would create a more enjoyable workplace if we had a way to interact more and get out of our offices once in a while.

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