Catholic University

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Catholic University Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
32 Reviews
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32 Reviews
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  1.  

    Alright if you are lazy

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catholic University

    Pros

    plenty of time off. nice campus. great place if you want to sit at the same desk, doing the exact same thing for the next 15 yrs. Free tuition if you desire.

    Cons

    pay not equal to cost of living. very little minorities in upper management. experiencing lay offs at the moment. no growth potential.

  2.  

    Not worth the money

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Washington, DC

    I worked at Catholic University as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    As a post-grad fellow, I enjoyed working for my professor, but it was only a short-lived position, so it really didn't get me too far.

    Cons

    They don't really have much in the way of support once students have graduated and are still struggling to find jobs. I've been out almost four years and still have not found permanent employment.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Feels like I work in 1963

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Catholic University as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus; serene setting' good class size; decent work space

    Cons

    Mediocre students who really shouldn't even have gone to college; unwarranted entitlement abounds' failed attempts at diversity; time warp agenda, severe problems are brushed under the rug, highly conservative to the point of oppression; no such thing as academic freedom; I am constantly in fear of saying or doing something that may be perceived as wrong; highly censored environment; old boys network and older staff make negative comments to newer and younger/mid level professionals. Do not work here if you are not conservative in your politics, not white, nor Catholic or come from some level of privilege. You will feel stifled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are truly committed to a diverse workplace, show it. Create an office of multicultural affairs. Hire a chief diversity officer, really make a concerted effort to retain the talent you hire that comes from diverse backgrounds. Support differing views; really allow academic freedom- the students aren't learning when their professors feel censored, and this leads inevitably to attrition - both from faculty, staff and students.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Acceptable

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Catholic University

    Pros

    Location is good. Potential to collaborate with many organization.

    Cons

    Poor management.
    Poor student quality.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Bad experience, poor management.

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Washington, DC

    I worked at Catholic University

    Pros

    Good for a student that does not care much about long term and just wants some quick cash. They will hire ANYONE who says they want a job and goes through the interview process.

    Cons

    The management is some of the most lax I have ever seen. Not punishing those who don't show up for shifts, not giving enough hours to those who do. Terrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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