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George Washington University Reviews

Updated February 13, 2019
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  • "There's a lot of red tape for unnecessary things" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Not much room for growth, and a high turnover" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "GWU Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work in.

    Cons

    Living expense high near by


  2. "Good working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people working here are great.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.

  3. "An opportunity for students to learn beyond the classroom"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Helps student earn some side money while attending classes
    - exposure to university working and administration
    - flexible hours according to student availability

    Cons

    - Low scope of converting to full-time positions


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, I enjoyed my time at GW."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at George Washington University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed having access to great speakers and programs hosted by the university, the employee engagement activities that helped to connect employees across the university through social events, and I had great colleagues on my team.

    Cons

    Two main cons were: (1) A lot of people serving in leadership roles did not have formalized training on how to be a better manager, and (2) the university seemed to have an excessive amount of bureaucracy, which hindered its ability to be efficient and successful.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management: Provide regular training for employees who are in supervisory roles.


  5. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Washington University part-time

    Pros

    It is a comfortable place to work.

    Cons

    Haven't found any downside yet.


  6. "Recommended"

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    Former Employee - Finance Administrator
    Former Employee - Finance Administrator

    I worked at George Washington University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. A lot of different ppportunities within the university.

    Cons

    Employees are not the top notch professionals.


  7. "Great organization"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, fair pay

    Cons

    Have heard that benefits are iffy for full-time staff

  8. "FWS jobs"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at George Washington University part-time

    Pros

    Work with really nice people who understand that school work is your priority.

    Cons

    Getting the access to my work building took me a while.


  9. "great colleagues"

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

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

    Pros

    great culture, colleagues and professional climate,

    Cons

    terrible benefits and local cost of living

    Advice to Management

    improve the benefit package


  10. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant

    I have been working at George Washington University part-time

    Pros

    Great supervisor, responsive to suggestions

    Cons

    Won't let GAs unionize, hit or miss with professors you work with