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DePaul University Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
156 Reviews

4.2
156 Reviews
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DePaul University President Rev Dennis H. Holtschneider
Rev Dennis H. Holtschneider
88 Ratings

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Pros
  • Good work-life balance and opportunity for advancing within the company (in 15 reviews)

  • Great benefits, including full tuition waivers for full-time employees (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • There is little to no respect given to student workers and you are treated like a child (in 9 reviews)

  • Currently, there are concerns about budget and enrollment, but this won't have a major effect on staff and faculty (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    RInn Law Library is staffed by lazy, ignorant people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - library lackey  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - library lackey in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Vacation over the Christmas break.

    Cons

    Lazy and mean management, terrible salary, student workers are lazy and hide from work. They are meant to be helping law students, but the management is not interested in that. They get angry if you call them to come out of their offices to answer questions for students. They do not know basic law terms. Astonishing! Horrible treatment of staff. Turnover was constant for the job I had. Everyone else was a lifer. There was a robbery of a purse and a laptop while I worked there because no one kept out the bums. Just horrible in every way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to the management is to retire. They have no interest in anything to do with the work. And they know NOTHING. Also, DO NOT bully and lie to your staff. You need to realize that scheduling a person to work for 14 consecutive days with NO time off is against the law.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A long slide down a razor blade into a pool of alcohol.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Professor  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    It's a great place to work if you want to drink the kool-aid and coast.

    Cons

    This university has grown insular and mediocre. Its senior management team is led by a boy who, without his roman collar, would be an assistant professor of education somewhere. The rest of the senior management is composed of an old-boys network, overwhelmingly white and male, that has been around forever. The university has no clue how bad it is, because no one gets promoted to senior levels without buying into the prevailing myths about the place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's hard to know who to fire first: the trustees who have no business trying to oversee the operations of a university (and who have long failed to carry out their fundraising function), the president who is not ready for prime time, or the provost, a petty tyrant who, not surprisingly, was irregularly appointed. The key problem, then, is that those in a position to clean house are those who most need to be replaced. The best hope (and it's not much of one) is that the provost will retire soon and be replaced by someone who does not confuse the university's PR with its actual standing. But, if senior management continues on the current path, DePaul will stay a third-rate school, one that contributes nothing of note to scholarship, hands out degrees to students who have spent four years (or more) doing no serious academic work, and continues to be characterized by administrative bloat while all of the faculty who are worth keeping jump ship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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