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Updated July 13, 2017
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  • The cost of living pay is not enough to assist with keeping up with inflation (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1. "Student"

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    Former Employee - Student in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Student in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really great student body environment and diverse classes. Experienced professors who are committed to student success in the classroom.

    Cons

    No serious cons. The classes are tough and workload occasionally becomes too much to complete while maintaining healthy lifestyle choices, particularly during finals.

    Advice to Management

    Consider creating more 2.5-hour classes so that students may efficiently use the remainder of their time. Also, the minimum requirements for both number of classes and credit hours are a bit confusing.


  2. "Teaching at Georgetown University"

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    Current Contractor - Adjunct Professor in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Adjunct Professor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Georgetown University as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Georgetown University has excellent rates - +$200 per hour for the certificate program in which I instruct. The training facilities are state of the art. Class schedules are flexible. The location is near a Metro station.

    Cons

    On occasion, the scheduler needs to be prompted to establish in the Blackboard learning management system the courses I am scheduled to teach. The electronic infrastructure (computer, projector, internet interface) was problematic shortly after the move to the Massachusetts Avenue building, but not so much at the present time.

    Advice to Management

    I believe that Georgetown University could be significantly more active in marketing its certificate programs with profits, non-profits and government agencies.

  3. "Great place to work while studying"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -lots of resources on campus
    -most people around you are very open-minded
    -great work and life balance

    Cons

    pay is not as good as industry


  4. "Great pay and people"

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent and the work environment is flexible. People are wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    I can't really think of many cons other than the location. It can be a pain to get to campus using public transportation.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Engaging, comfortable and intellectually stimulating environment. Everyone I worked with there was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend working there if you can.

    Cons

    Things can move a little slow, at times, and bureaucracy can be cumbersome. But this is really just the nature of working for a university or college.

    Advice to Management

    Reinforce opportunities for growth within the university to new employees and explain how tuition reimbursement benefits can be attained by new employees.


  6. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great community with lots of opportunities to meet interesting people and do really good work. The overall environment is generally friendly and social.

    Cons

    Some of the younger workers (late 20s) i.e. GU Politics #2 lack maturity and are frequently unprofessional. I know people who have considered leaving their positions despite great overall senior staff and environment

    Advice to Management

    Please do better in hiring your staff especially if it is obviously they lack maturity or create a less than friendly work environment.


  7. "Hoya Saxa"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse environment, great faculty, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    food at epicurean is sometimes not warm.

  8. "Student Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Georgetown University part-time

    Pros

    The research assistant is a part-time job provided for the current student both for the coverage of their living expenses and the job experiences. You can learn researching and consultation during this job and it had been great.

    Cons

    It is a lot of work when you study and work at the same time.

    Advice to Management

    It had been great working with the staff!


  9. "Great benefits and place to advance"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits including health/dental insurance, 401k matching rates, and Tuition benefits after working one year. Very academic in nature and supportive of future education

    Cons

    Large institution so bureaucracy is present, change is difficult to implement and inter office communication at times can be challenging and slow work flow


  10. "GU"

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    Current Employee - Program Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location (plus campus shuttles to replace the lack of metro). Good reputation. Great School of Foreign Service.

    Cons

    As a jesuit college it states that it is commited to social justice. However, syllabus is just like at any other school and there are no better benefits for disadvantaged than any other organization in a right wing country would offer. Staff pay is extremely low in comparison to the CEOs/faculty pay.

    Advice to Management

    Implement more programs that reflect the school's religious history/spirit.


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