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Updated June 11, 2017
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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 13 reviews)

  • D student with low salary is a common phenomenon in the academia (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great work environment, lackluster pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, very laid back with great co-workers and supervisors that want you to succeed. Many opportunities for continuing education and a great place to gather experience

    Cons

    Compensation is not commensurate with experience and significant raises are not likely. Can be difficult to advance if working on the research side


  2. "Professor"

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    Current Employee - Professor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Professor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgetown University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Freedom and flexibility of schedule. Access to many world leaders. Generally bright and articulate students.

    Cons

    no phd program in my area. wish there was more time and resources for research

    Advice to Management

    raise more money so that we have more research resources

  3. "Research track position"

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    Current Employee - Research Instructor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Instructor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Georgetown is a university with a good reputation, established in 1789. They offer good benefits. The school is situated right inside the capital city.

    Cons

    Though it's a well established university with its on history, unlike the schools of similar stature, Georgetown is not financially sound, that would might lead to shaky employment. Investment in scientific research from the university lacks vision

    Advice to Management

    Should modernize the research labs by inputting money into modern equipments


  4. "Intern at one of their labs"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgetown University as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The university campus is beautiful and well located. You'll be getting a chance to meet, learn and discuss about your interests with the researchers.

    Cons

    They usually pay very little or don't pay anything at all to interns, even though it can be a very demanding job.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice if management could go around and see what the interns are doing, interns in general keeep the GT labs alive.


  5. "Great work opportunity if seeking a free degree"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent tuition benefits, 403B retirement plan, opportunities for personal/professional development, access to interesting and thought-provoking people.

    Cons

    Hierarchy, outmoded traditions, inflated egos, less-than-ideal salaries for staff


  6. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Good benefits, working environment, high level of scientific research

    Cons

    low salary, difficult to advance, low rate of promotion

    Advice to Management

    work for the employee and help them with promotions and increase in salary


  7. "Georgetown University"

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    Former Employee - IACUC Administrator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - IACUC Administrator in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Expectations are way too high

  8. "Good benefits but low paying jobs"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good if you work full time. Tuition assistance, 10% retirement fund employer contribution.

    Cons

    You pay for parking even though you park on university property. Salaries are low, merit increases are ridiculous unless your boss really likes you.


  9. "Great benefits, extremely poor pay that's way below federal standards for some positions."

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    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Good benefits package to continue education and to build funds for retirement. Depending on where dependents attend school, GU may cover the tuition cost. Great working environment for entry level positions.

    Cons

    1.) The pay is way below FLSA. 2.) The cost of living pay is not enough to assist with keeping up with inflation. 3.) Also, hourly pay or salaries are not equitable across the university. For instance, a budget in one department can pay more or less for the same position in another department.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate staff for the dedicated work and service they give to assist in making sure the university runs smooth.


  10. "It all depends on your department"

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

    I worked at Georgetown University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learning environment
    Access to the library
    Tuition benefits allow you to obtain a degree (You still need to be able to get into the program though and depending on your department they may not be too supportive of it)

    Cons

    Salary
    Management can be hit or miss - it all depends on your department.
    No clear path to climb for administrative and/or student support positions. You just have to get lucky, but otherwise you can easily stay in the same position for years.


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