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Updated Jan 27, 2023

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4.1
81% Recommend to a Friend
George Mason University President Gregory Washington
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George Mason University President Gregory Washington
Gregory Washington
204 Ratings

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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great people to work with(in 81 reviews)
  • "Health benefits are great and the 2 weeks off at end of year are so welcomed.(in 67 reviews)
  • "You have flexible hours and a lot of time to work on homework while other students aren’t around in the studio.(in 57 reviews)
  • "The staffs are friendly and helpful.(in 36 reviews)
  • "level and a few leaders who are bought into a good work environment.(in 35 reviews)
Cons
  • "Low paying and it is not necessarily the kind of experience that will get you a great job.(in 118 reviews)
  • "Low salary and some of the personal are not on the top of their tasks.(in 78 reviews)
  • "Office of International Programs and Services has a terrible management.(in 23 reviews)
  • "The parking is expensive and almost always far from where you need to get to.(in 21 reviews)
  • "Bad leadership.(in 10 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good way to gain experience

    Jan 26, 2023 - Undergraduate Research Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I was an undergraduate research assistant under two different areas of study. My mentors that I worked under pushed me to be the best version of my self and encouraged me to put my best foot forward!

    Cons

    The pay could have been higher considering GMU is a nonprofit institution.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great People, Meaningful Work

    Jan 25, 2023 - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Access to state-of-the-art equipment. Freedom and autonomy within research parameters.

    Cons

    Older building, some older equipment (minor things)

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great

    Jan 23, 2023 - Graduate Student 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good professors and great campus

    Cons

    Not a lot of affordable parking options

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee

    good

    Jan 21, 2023 - Graduate Research Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    it is a good experience

    Cons

    no worklife balence for the job

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Flexible work

    Jan 20, 2023 - Student Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Easy people to work with

    Cons

    Balancing school and work together

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great environment

    Jan 20, 2023 - Ticket Seller 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Offers great flexibility with working hours

    Cons

    You aren't really given any benefits while working on campus

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Best place to work

    Jan 17, 2023 - Systems Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Flexibility, good benefits, plenty holidays

    Cons

    Low pay Slow growth No clear path to promotion

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Best learning curve

    Jan 15, 2023 - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Tuition Support is given for the students

    Cons

    Nothing to be worried about

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Lab Assistant Chemistry Prep Room

    Jan 14, 2023 - Lab Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good place for students looking to gain laboratory experience while they are still in school

    Cons

    you are only really aloud to work part time and will have to sometimes work alone and lift items 10-50 lbs

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  11. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Fine for Now

    Jan 27, 2023 - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Tuition is covered and work is on subjects I enjoy. Good way to build relationships with professors.

    Cons

    Little pay for such an expensive area. Work hours can vary widely and often do not align with friends working in corporate jobs.

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George Mason University has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 1,767 reviews left anonymously by employees. 81% of employees would recommend working at George Mason University to a friend and 67% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, George Mason University employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at George Mason University. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

81% of George Mason University employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated George Mason University 4.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 3.9 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at George Mason University to be culture, career development, benefits and the cons to be management, compensation.

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