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George Mason University Employer Reviews

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Reasonable place, Bureaucracy to the moon
Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee), Fairfax, VAJanuary 3, 2014
I was a graduate student and research assistant. I was lowest on the totem pole in terms of preferences. Luckily, there's still a decent amount of flexibility in the University because it's a relatively new institution.
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The Best University in NOVA
Technical Manager (Senior Design Project) (Former Employee), Fairfax, VAJanuary 2, 2014
Experience and knowledgeable professors.
Very challenge and demanding curriculum.
Great Senior Design or Capstone projects
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reseach assistant for my PHD advisor
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Fairfax, VAJanuary 2, 2014
The research assistant job at George Manson University was to work with my PHD advisor on various research projects, with certain part directly related to my PHD dissertation.
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great work enviorment
Grounds Maintenance (Current Employee), Fairfax, VADecember 16, 2013
i enjoyed working at mason a lot of hard work and the hours were perfect
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Great company to work for
Student (Current Employee), Fairfax, VADecember 9, 2013
Really smart folks and interesting work. Company cared about employees.
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Executive Assistant to Department Chair (Current Employee), Fairfax, VADecember 8, 2013
My job varied from day to day depending on the semester. This is a fun and challenging job. The most enjoyable part is that you see students graduate, and that is such a proud moment for them.
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Great for professional growth
Resident Director (Former Employee), Fairfax, VAOctober 7, 2013
Pros: campus resources
Cons: staff turnover
GMU provides a culture of constant change, which is designed for progress and development. The growth of the institution is great, but the ever changing environment does not always seem to provide stability in programs. Students, faculty and staff are dedicated to ensuring that Mason is a diverse and welcoming environment for all.
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Academic
Senior Design Project - Housing Project (Former Employee), Fairfax, VAOctober 4, 2013
Senior design projects at George Mason University teach you different aspects of civil engineering and design. It teaches us engineers how a project in real life is brought in to conception and converted to actuation.

Many challenges were faced while working on our first design project as a group. Faculty and management were of immense help towards – more... overcoming those challenges and helping student engineers in their design. – less
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good
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee), Fairfax, VASeptember 24, 2013
Innovation is the tradition in GMU.
Creative and support are most popular reason
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lot of diversity among students fun to be around campus
Graduate Teaching Assistant in Systems Engineering (Current Employee), FairfaxAugust 15, 2013
very lively environment around..good faculty..excellent working environment.the most learning experience to be around such renowed professors and such good calibre of students
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Honestly, it really depends on your supervisor.
assistant (Former Employee), fairfax, VAAugust 12, 2013
Pros: free classes
Cons: when academics run programs, it's a coin flip.
I had a generally good experience. I think that they like to load the work very heavy on the managers and staff thinking they can do a lot with less, but it becomes overwhelming. Then again, it really depends on the supervisor, because the supervisors tend to protect their own if they like you, or leave you out to be preyed upon if not. I learned a – more... lot about the inside of higher education and honestly, it's a little like learning how laws and sausages are made, excuse the old expression... – less
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Fun work place
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Fairfax, VAAugust 11, 2013
It is a fun work place were you can learn quickly and work efficiently if you put your mind to it. Its all about team work here.
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A job that provided a feeling of great satisfaction
Adjunct Professor (Current Employee), Fairfax, VAAugust 10, 2013
Pros: the satisfaction of meeting new people and watching them graduate.
A typical day at work consisted of meeting with potential students to discuss programs of study, also meeting with current students to discuss programs issues and guides. I learned I could work very well with students and establish rapport with each of them. My co-workers were fellow administrators who I worked with daily. We worked well with each other – more... and could turn to each other in times of need. The hardest part of the job was the frenzy that came with the start of the new semester. Everyone needing help. This only lasted the first two weeks of the semester and then things settled down.
I found the most enjoyable part of the job was making new friends with the students in the programs we offered. I got to admit them, guide them through their studies, and then watch them graduate. – less
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creative idea
Research Assistant (Current Employee), Fairfax, VAJuly 24, 2013
i. Identifying the semiconductor production system features;
ii. Revising the local convergence algorithm;
iii. Simulating the semiconductor production environment by VC++2010
iv. Optimizing the resources of Mote Carlo simulation
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Great university
Classroom Support Technician, IT Support (Former Employee), Fairfax, VAJuly 15, 2013
Young students are looking for innovative ways to make things better.
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Positive Supportive Environment
Coach for VISTA (Current Employee), Fairfax, VAJuly 14, 2013
Pros: positive people
Cons: wish there were more opportunities on a full time basis
The full time staff related to the VISTA study have been very positive, professional, supportive and dedicated. They offer assistance and guidance whenever they are asked. They have offered me opportunities to assist with the study and I have enjoyed my two years in this part-time position
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Great pllace to work
Resident Assistant (RA) (Former Employee), Fairfax, VAJuly 5, 2013
Pros: free room and board
Cons: no cons, great team to work for.
Typical day included counseling students, and addressing individual student needs. I learned how to communicate with individuals on a personal level, and gain sympathy for students facing hardships. Management was great, and if I was still a student at George Mason University I would continue to be employed at this position.
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Productive fun workplace
Student Accounts Receptionist/Account Analyst (Current Employee), Fairfax, VaJune 26, 2013
A typical day at work is assisting students with their daily needs.
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Productive and fun place
President of Somali Students Association (April (Current Employee), Fairfax, VAJune 17, 2013
Well established, good management, and enjoyable aspects include social gatherings.
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Comprehensive research on Information Systems
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Fairfax, VAJune 15, 2013
Pros: flexible - work from home for the majority of the time
Cons: little opportunity for advancement
Assisted in data entry into MS Excel
Assisted in exam proctoring & student evaluation