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George Washington University Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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  • This place has so much red tape (in 17 reviews)

  • The low pay is the only thing that comes to mind (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Colonial Connection Caller"

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    Current Employee - Colonial Connection Caller in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Colonial Connection Caller in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You could study or chat while you waited for calls, and the managers were nice.

    Cons

    Talking to alumni and getting rejected is very tiring. If you mess up and someone is listening in to your call you could risk loosing the job.


  2. "This job is awful"

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    Current Employee - Building Access Monitor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Building Access Monitor in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None to speak of at all

    Cons

    Everything. Even going to school to get a degree is darn near impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management

  3. "Excellent University to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment and can grow in your department

    Cons

    no negative comments about the university


  4. "Many opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Washington University part-time

    Pros

    Highly competent professors.
    Location is ideal.

    Cons

    Can be pricey without financial aid.


  5. "Good Environment, nice staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at George Washington University part-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are very friendly. Feel happy at work.

    Cons

    The pay is moderate compared with similar jobs.


  6. "George Washington University"

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

    I worked at George Washington University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good parking, decent benefits, and there are good people who work there (mostly adjunct faculty in the community).

    Cons

    Toxic work environment. Willing to let unsafe medical practices continue. Willing to destroy the careers of professionals who voice concerns. Makes promises before hiring that they are unable to keep.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to the advice of the consulting firm and look outward for leadership positions.


  7. "Administrative Manager"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator/Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator/Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at George Washington University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Vast opportunity for growth within departments and within the company. Awesome school to complete your undergrad or grad studies with tuition remission.

    Cons

    Front line employees don't always have an advocate to speak for them.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the front line staff and provide the resources they need to excel and to help upper management to meet the company's mission. Show them they matter.

  8. "Great location and good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Washington University full-time

    Pros

    As soon as you are employed, even as a temp through their internal temp agency, you are eligible for health benefits at a nominal cost.

    Cons

    The salaries here seem to be quite low compared to similar jobs in the city.


  9. "Research Assistant - Chemistry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Diverse research opportunities with hands-on experience. Best fit for someone who is willing to devote oneself into academia.

    Cons

    Your personal achievement/improvement will greatly depend on the supervisor you work with. Autonomous environment can be a plus or minus.


  10. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at George Washington University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice environment to work at and good facilities

    Cons

    very expensive city, Small number of coworkers resulting in high work load


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