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George Washington University Reviews

Updated December 10, 2018
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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. "GSPM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Washington University part-time

    Pros

    Excellent environment, team work, a great place to work.

    Cons

    Only can think in great things, this job is a lifetime opportunity


  2. "Great University with horrible system"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great education if you find a right professor
    close to anywhere
    tons of internship opportunity

    Cons

    system is the worst
    expensive

  3. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at George Washington University full-time

    Pros

    overall good benefits
    good team culture

    Cons

    Lots of mgmt changes and multiple layers


  4. "Fine Benefits. Horrible Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    90% tuition remission and tax free education if it is related to your current job. Flexible work arrangements, for the most part.

    Cons

    The culture is terrible. People are fearful for their jobs everyday and many managers have been given the job based on their relationship with the hiring manager, not their knowledge, skills, or abilitis (KSAs). It is a culture of exceptions, everyone is "so special and unique" that they have different rules for people who are the exact same. Also, many salaries for women are far below salaries for men because of previous administration. HR at GW is a joke.

    It's going to get worse before it gets better, so I would recommend to someone who is looking to get their degree, but if you are just looking for a job, steer clear until 2021.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to analyze the top leadership and replace those who should not be in leadership roles anymore.


  5. "Good for workaholics"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scientist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scientist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your employment history will look good.

    Cons

    I did not have much space for my individual ideas.
    Priorities change fast in some periods.
    Very stressful. Lot of overtime. I got a huge amount of criticism from my supervisor. (To be fair at other times my supervisor was very supportive and satisfied. I am a very hard working person, although not perfect.


  6. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Materials Management in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Materials Management in Washington, DC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good pay with great benefits.
    A superb tuition assistance program

    Cons

    Too much politics.
    Your input is pretty much mute to the management.
    Limited room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Get off your high horse and listen to your subordinates.


  7. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Washington University part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, great pay

    Cons

    Nothing to complain. A very good place to work.

  8. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at George Washington University full-time

    Pros

    Collegiate environment in the heart of the Nation's capital.

    Cons

    University staff not valued and the University lacks diversity with staff. Racial issues not addressed.

    Advice to Management

    Have real staff input with actionable objectives and be a model of a true, inclusive work place of diversity.


  9. "Student access monitor"

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

    I worked at George Washington University part-time

    Pros

    -flexible
    -nice people
    -lot of undergraduate students
    -able to study during working

    Cons

    I do not come up with any cons.


  10. "Great Place for FWS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Washington University part-time

    Pros

    Good work environment
    diverse group of employees
    Hands on work
    Customer Service experience

    Cons

    Direct Deposit likes to take its time