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TCU Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
30 Reviews
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  1.  

    Adjunct professorship allows for great freedom with pittance wages

    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor; Graduate Student in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor; Graduate Student in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at TCU part-time

    Pros

    Technology is up-to-date and reliable and there is fantastic freedom within the classroom to teach however you see fit.

    Cons

    The pay is low (for graduate students teaching courses) and the focus is on satisfying undergraduate students and somewhat less on teaching them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your graduate students.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I love the TCU culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at TCU part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly. Someone will always greet you with a smile.
    Family oriented community.
    Training is always accessible. There are seminars within departments.

    Cons

    If you don't want to be around college students, I would suggest not working at a university. Hours are strict... pretty much 9-5.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A good ole boy network

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at TCU full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful women, lovely campus, great speakers and events to attend. HR sponsors great programs.

    Cons

    Still heavily weighted with men in the upper echelons. Truly the women have to be twice as good to be thought of as half as good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take off the gender blinders!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great institution which cares about well-being of employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at TCU part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working in Student Affairs during a restructuring and facility enhancements did not take away from the camaraderie and cordiality among my colleagues. Very well-organized but not micro-managed, Student Affairs stood out as a very satisfied division.

    Cons

    The students aren't all terrible, but in fact friendly and cordial. However their lack of imagination and creativity was sometimes frightening. Human Resources needs an internal audit as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Student Affairs understands current trends in higher education, but are some of these trends worth adding to the price of tuition? There also seems to be a large divide among divisions. I sometimes felt like I didn't know anyone else outside of my division!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    GREAT PLACE TO WORK

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TCU full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Family environment, relational campus, high achieving students, financially sound

    Cons

    Lack of diversity faculty, staff and students (not just racial, across the board)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more intentional with support for underrepresented groups.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Student Worker while in college...

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    Former Employee - Student Financial Services Student Worker in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Student Financial Services Student Worker in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at TCU as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working limited hours, ability to focus on school/life balance
    Get to meet so many people and great staff within the Student Accounts Department
    Hours are M-F, 8ish til 5ish; no weekends!

    Cons

    Limited hours, so if you want to make great money (as a student worker), look elsewhere.
    People can find you if they know you (asking for favors when you have no power)
    No benefits as a student worker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I greatly appreciated the opportunity to work there for 3 years while I was in school; I found it hard to work there after I graduated, but other than that - Wendy Crowley was the best!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Athletics Dept.

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    Current Employee - Development in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Development in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at TCU full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very tight nit group that truly love working at TCU. Great benefits and fair pay.

    Cons

    A slight lack of professionalism / structure. Hesitancy to change the nature of business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    OK, but the school should focus more on Science

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student - Science in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Student - Science in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at TCU

    Pros

    TCU is VERY laid back.

    Cons

    There is a lot of bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a separate classification for graduate students. It gets tiring being treated like an 18 yo freshman, because your status in the computer says "student."

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    good job, decent pay

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    Current Employee - Writing Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Writing Associate in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at TCU

    Pros

    Decent pay, good experience as an educator, great managers and the potential to work a lot of hours. You get out of the job what you put in.

    Cons

    This program is apparently being shut down, so I don't know if it will be replaced by a similar program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be to not close the program, since it has always seemed to be helpful for students.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best place for a paid education

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at TCU

    Pros

    The best place for a paid education

    Cons

    It is tough with a limited salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay

    Disapproves of CEO

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