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Updated February 21, 2018
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  • Most universities in the area pay their GTAs roughly what the cost of living is, but George Mason pays only half what the (in 18 reviews)

  • Low pay, limited opportunities to advance (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Mason University full-time

    Pros

    Very diverse school and great atmosphere

    Cons

    Do not really have any


  2. "Recreation"

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    Current Employee - Fitness Attendant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Fitness Attendant in Fairfax, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly working environment and nice coworkers

    Cons

    Repeatable work
    Not very flexible with working hours

  3. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay Good Staff Good Location

    Cons

    Sometimes too much work
    Over time

    Advice to Management

    Computer Science Department is the best!


  4. "Student Marketing/Graphic Design Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Student Marketing Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Student Marketing Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This place has very flexible hours and usually nice people. It's a decent experience for an undergrad student who needs a part-time, depending on which department there's usually a variety of projects. The location is on-campus which makes it easier for students who have transportation problems.

    Cons

    The downside is there's limited growth for students especially after you graduate. The pay is very low.


  5. "Great Benefits, Not So Great Salaries"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and a true commitment to work-life balance

    Cons

    Salaries are not sufficient for the D.C. Metro area


  6. "Great university, but everyone is stretched thin"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor, Tenure Track in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor, Tenure Track in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at George Mason University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great students, engaging educational environment, good colleagues, lots of possiblity

    Cons

    resources are stretched, growing faster than we have classrooms and faculty to support

    Advice to Management

    Do what you can to keep your good faculty because it's hard to recruit top talent with the cost of living in the area.


  7. "Nice Experience as RA, learnt a lot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lot to learn,Excellent experience, Flexible hours of work

    Cons

    Very strict with deadlines and harsh reviews

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at George Mason University part-time

    Pros

    Nice working environment and lots of opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Like most universities, the pay is low


  9. "Teaching assistant review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at George Mason University part-time

    Pros

    As a GTA, you will get good experience if you consider going for teaching as a career

    Cons

    Sometimes , there will be certain descrepencies between students and GTA which is difficult to resolve


  10. "Overall positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

    I worked at George Mason University part-time

    Pros

    Pros: great working experience for undergraduates

    Cons

    Work can sometimes fluctuate depending on professor needs


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