George Washington University Reviews

Updated Aug 6, 2020

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3.7
63%
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57%
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George Washington University President Thomas LeBlanc
Thomas LeBlanc
108 Ratings
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  • "low pay for area cost of living(in 26 reviews)

  • "Lots of red tape, difficult to get information(in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Good job for students"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Tutor in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I worked at George Washington University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is pretty good flexibility.

    Cons

    I did not experience any cons.

  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "A real estate investment company with a university attached"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at George Washington University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Tuition remission, access to facilities including library

    Cons

    Leadership disconnected from Faculty and Staff, massive investments in real estate lead to huge shortfalls during the pandemic, resulting in layoffs, furloughs, and reorganization


  3. "Family feel"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at George Washington University part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    professional, positive and chilled environment

    Cons

    rude customers from time to time

  4. "Fabulous learning opportunity; Little room to grow"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at George Washington University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Enables you to build a portfolio of work; Grants access to professors as colleagues; Access to a variety of private, public, and governmental organizations Flexible work schedules

    Cons

    Little room for professional growth; Poor health insurance

  5. COVID-19

    "Review of George Washington University"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director, Career Services in Washington, DC
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at George Washington University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Students are highly motivated and talented in multiple disciplines; staff and faculty are bright and accomplished; located near internship sites for students

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic yet fast paced; sometimes processes seem ambiguous for new staff; some areas have frequent turnover;

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  6. "Decent work environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director, Web Operations 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at George Washington University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent pay

    Cons

    Can't trust executive management to make effective decisions

  7. COVID-19

    "Great place, wonderful students"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at George Washington University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High flexibility for moving online

    Cons

    Learning situation is tricky with Covid

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  8. "Admin"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at George Washington University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I developed and learned allot of skills and enjoyed utliing new software

    Cons

    salary and limitations on obtaiing an undergraduate degree

  9. "Starting point"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor 

    I worked at George Washington University part-time

    Pros

    strong alumni network and company culture

    Cons

    few chances for promotions and not much diversity

  10. COVID-19

    "More business than university"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Administrator in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at George Washington University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Supportive colleagues, good benefits including tuition remission

    Cons

    Leadership is incredible closed off and not transparent, "we've always done it that way" is a way of life, lack of technology support

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