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George Mason University Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Very flexible place to work; good work life balance (in 27 reviews)

  • Fee Waiver, excellent work Environment (in 25 reviews)

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

  • Compensation does not keep up with area's high cost of living (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great Housing Office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Mason University part-time

    Pros

    Friendly people in all corners of the Housing Department always willing to help one another.

    Cons

    Information was often relayed on a delayed basis, but it wasn't too much of a hindrance.


  2. "Admissions`"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Assistant
    Current Employee - Admissions Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly , flexible, no stress,

    Cons

    no work satisfaction, not many holidays, not many benefiits


  3. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at George Mason University part-time

    Pros

    Great supervisor to work with and have learnt a lot from him.

    Cons

    Did not get to teach. I wanted to teach once.


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  5. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at George Mason University full-time

    Pros

    Really diverse school with great teachers
    Great area as well

    Cons

    I can't think of a downside


  6. "Office Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at George Mason University part-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, dedicated workforce, and a strong adherence to the values of teamwork and personal responsibility.

    Cons

    There is little room for advancement.


  7. "ITS-STARLAB"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This is a great work experience especially for students who have knowledge of filmography, multimedia software, game design, and IT.

    Cons

    Working as a student you should realize that there are some qualms working with customers.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  8. "Supportive but trying"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, collaborative spirit that extends across campus, willingness to try things that are new or out of the ordinary, diversity, inclusive climate, great benefits.

    Cons

    State restrictions, public institution = budget is subject to the whims of politicians, relatively low salaries, not a lot of opportunities for advancement at the non-senior level.


  9. "Salaries"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    good benefits, state employee, health insurance

    Cons

    low pay, slow to promote, salary inequalities

    Advice to Management

    salaries in similar positions, time and grade, should be pretty equal across the University


  10. "GTA at IT department"

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    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

    best place to work while pursuing master's or bachelor's degree.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is very hectic.


  11. "GTA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Fee Waiver, excellent work Environment

    Cons

    It is almost like an extra course.



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