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George Mason University Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Very flexible place to work; good work life balance (in 27 reviews)

  • Fee Waiver, excellent work Environment (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay, slow to promote, salary inequalities (in 24 reviews)

  • Salaries are not always comparable to the cost of living in the area (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good Salary
    -Best learning Experience
    -Friendly work environment

    Cons

    -Patriot Web logging is a bit slow


  2. "Resident Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Resident Advisor
    Current Employee - Resident Advisor
    Recommends

    I have been working at George Mason University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free housing.
    Flexible work schedule.
    Good school/work balance (unless you have extremely needy freshmen).
    Your staff can become your second family.
    Good RDs will support you and have your back. My RD is amazing!

    Cons

    Low stipend.
    Must buy a meal plan if you are not assigned to an apartment style suite.
    Different Pro Staff have significantly different expectations and give mixed messages.
    If you have a bad staff or a bad RD, that could ruin the experience.


  3. "Adjunct Professor in Communication"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at George Mason University part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to be educated. An innovative place to learn. Expert supervision by 8 P.H.D holders in employment.

    Cons

    No regrets at GMU. I learned to produce and consume

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make valid use of those who have distinguished themselves with uniqueness to be educated.


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  5. "Instructor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Instructor in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Academic Instructor in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great support, easy to get benefits and helpful resources on the campus.

    Cons

    hard to separate work and school


  6. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience and exposure to various real time projects

    Cons

    I dont think there are any cons here.


  7. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was great to be on campus working and taking classes at the same time. The salary and pay for classes helped me keep my student load debt low.

    Cons

    Could not get health care due to rules about hours and the university does not want to give insurance to students. They do offer a decent plan that is not too terribly expensive.


  8. "Great place to work but has areas to improve"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ive been working at Mason for nearly a year and have enjoyed my experience overall. The positives of working here are:
    Nice people to work with
    Students are usually appreciative of your help
    Nice campus
    Strong sense of diversity

    Cons

    Pay is not as high as other universities
    Space is limited and tight
    Faculty engagement is low

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries for staff and term faculty
    Motivate faculty to participate in campus activities, i.e. free admissions to games, free membership to gym, etc.


  9. "Research Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  10. "Teaching Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Great University and faculty and education

    Cons

    Less pay, long working hours


  11. "Great place to word as a GTA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Nice work place as a student

    Cons

    Sometimes work load may be alot



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