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James T. Harris III
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  • Great people, excellent benefits, excellent CEO working on its problems.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chester, PA

    I have been working at Widener full-time


    Widener has a lot of wonderful people working for it who are very dedicated to their jobs. President Harris is doing a herculean job of addressing many of the problems Widener faced when he first became President in 2003, and it is a much better institution after his 11 years as president. The job benefits are excellent.


    The economic downturn affected Widener significantly, as it did all institutions of higher education. Lack of money has hampered this institution in terms of operating funds and salaries, and this can be discouraging. This is partially made up for by the president's approach of highly valuing employees and their contributions. However, there always seems to be a lack of money to do some of the innovative projects that could happen at this university to make it a better place.

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    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Widener.

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    I met the VP outside of normal channels and was offered a job without really interviewing.

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Great Colleges to Work For, The Chronicle of Higher Education and ModernThink LLC, 2009

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Website www.widener.edu
Headquarters Chester, PA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1821
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

You probably won't find any narrow-minded students at Widener. A private, co-educational liberal arts college, Widener University offers a curriculum that emphasizes social awareness and civic engagement. It grants undergraduate and graduate degrees through eight schools (including a law school and school of nursing) and has an enrollment of some 6,500 students. Widener operates three auxiliary campuses in Pennsylvania and Delaware, in addition to its main campus just outside of Philadelphia. Its University College campus is geared towards part-time adult... More

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