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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. "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Georgetown University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Researchers are incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated to the cause of advancing bioethics. Topics explored range from medical advancements to natural resource use to artificial intelligence.

    Cons

    Researchers can sometimes fall into the same trap as others in academia by pursuing detailed research projects without first evaluating the utility of possible results to society beyond simply "advancing knowledge."

    Advice to Management

    Consider identifying and evaluating metrics for success prior to green lighting any new research projects or initiatives. Recruit additional research staff from among current students, alumni, and non-affiliated experts.


  2. "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.

  3. "Awesome Place to Be and Work at"

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment, awesome intellectual people, great University culture, and a lot of things to do at the University and in the area around.

    Cons

    Must be able to adapt to fast pace environment and be able to take on multiple tasks.


  4. "Great"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place, nice campus, good mascot.

    Cons

    No Cons, it is a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your best.


  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. "Great Place!"

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team works to support me and encourage me to develop skills personally and professionally. Whenever I need assistance, there is a great culture of helping pick up the slack.

    Cons

    There can sometimes be a lot of paper work and other bureaucracy. Training can be tough but I learned a lot. Sometimes I feel like upper levels forget lower roles even exist.

    Advice to Management

    Lessen the paperwork!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Wasn't treated with respect"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule, as my position was part time. Occasional free lunch, looks good on resume, many free and interesting events and lectures to attend on campus.

    Cons

    Often felt left out by permanent staff and was never invited to attend departmental functions/events I helped coordinate (while permanent staff attended). My suggestions for improvements were never acknowledged, and after 6 months of dedicated service, no one had the decency to inform me of when my temporary assignment was going to end. I received a phone call notifying me that my assignment was over and that I didn't have to return to work the next day.

    Advice to Management

    Treat temporary staff with dignity and include them in workplace functions. Be transparent about employment end dates in order to give honest hardworking temporary employees a chance to make other arrangements.

  8. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay in regards to time requirements and high flexibility, although this is dependent on your principal. Overall an excellent position for a full time student looking to add to their resume and earn additional income.

    Cons

    No major issues that I encountered.


  9. "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


  10. "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


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