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Updated June 14, 2018
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Georgetown University President and Director Jack DeGioia
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  • "The cost of living pay is not enough to assist with keeping up with inflation" (in 15 reviews)

  • "so you were doing multiple jobs (only an issue because of low salary)" (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing!"

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    Former Employee - Finance Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Finance Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Georgetown University part-time

    Pros

    Such a great school to work for! Everyone is so nice! I really developed my skills throughout my time at Georgetown.

    Cons

    I did not experience any cons in this position.


  2. "Phonathon"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgetown University part-time

    Pros

    The boss was super chill and always made sure to take care of each and every worker. The co-workers are super nice too.

    Cons

    Having to get used to refusals a lot as well as the uncertainty around whether or not someone will pick up the phone.

    Advice to Management

    Wish there were less strict regulations so that we could use our phones or laptops during work since there is a lot of downtime.

  3. "Data Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Georgetown University full-time

    Pros

    Good environment and good employees here

    Cons

    Salary is not high to work in a non-profit


  4. "Career Promotion and Location at Expense of Bureaucracy and Inefficiency"

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location. Lots of events and opportunities to grow your professional network. Intellectual enrichment is only inhibited by your own motivation.

    Cons

    The organization of the university leaves much to be desired. Payroll mismanagement, convoluted hierarchies, incredibly long wait times for simple task requests. Overall, highly inefficient and frustrating to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten your hierarchy, remove redundancy in decision making and encourage cross talk between campuses.


  5. "Great Institution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Georgetown University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible Legacy
    Smart Staff
    Hard-workers who try to uphold the tradition

    Cons

    Management that is, often, out of touch with the needs of its constituents
    Failing infrastructure

    Advice to Management

    Great job in many areas, so, this is not a complaint.

    However, more effort is needed to bridge the gap between past glory (i.e., name recognition) and how elite academic institutions actually function in 2018. Much of it begins with infrastructure...please invest.


  6. "Research Assistant"

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

    I have been working at Georgetown University part-time

    Pros

    Learning things during the job.

    Cons

    The salary is a little bit low.


  7. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    it served as a good on campus job

    Cons

    no cons existed for me

  8. "Sales Manager/Broker"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Location, Great People. A great place to work

    Cons

    None... a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Great Work


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Work Experience as a Student Front Desk Assistant at the MBA Career Center"

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    Current Employee - MBA Career Center Front Desk Student Worker Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - MBA Career Center Front Desk Student Worker Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers! I love the people who work at this office because they are all so friendly and helpful, both the students and faculty. The faculty go out of their way to get to know the student workers and I really appreciate it. The students that come into the career center are always very appreciative of the front desk workers, so it is nice to be noticed and appreciated by so many people!

    Cons

    The first shift starts at 8 am, and it is very busy with a lot to do in order to open the office so early in the morning. You also do not get paid extra for doing all of the extra work of opening the office.

    Advice to Management

    I wish that management understood that 8 am is very early for students because we are usually up really late studying. Many times no one comes into the office until 9 am, so that is a much more reasonable opening hour.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Hard to get "in""

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive benefits, growth oriented culture, great conversations, open people, a network of friends.

    Cons

    Unreasonably silo-ed, physically and mentally removed from the surrounding community, 'friendly' nature has some advantages, but becomes VERY cliquey which makes it really difficult to break into the culture or to spread new ideas in the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Seek leaders who have fully internalized service leadership. The PhD ego causes more harm than good. Appoint staff and faculty that are balanced; both as academics (teachers and researchers), community members, co-workers, and adults. Encourage the community to innovate in areas outside their expertise with the knowledge that they will make mistakes, but that significant learning occurs with each mistake.


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