Cardinal Stritch University

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Updated May 11, 2015
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  1. Sad place

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

    I worked at Cardinal Stritch University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The students brought sunshine to my life and the majority of the faculty were excellent. Being able to provide the students with a safe place within the classroom was wonderful

    Cons

    One word: administration. The majority of the administrative leadership is clueless. This institution will fail and unfortunately....they were warned.

    Advice to Management

    Start living the Franciscan life you tout. Stop thinking that the same old practices will suffice in making this run. This could be a wonderful place but instead is a sad place.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Major Issues

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cardinal Stritch University full-time

    Pros

    Nice students. Some of the faculty and staff are nice but there are many bitter and ineffective people working here. Would not recommend.

    Cons

    The school is in a constant budget crisis and has many nasty and ineffective people working at the institution. The constant budget crisis leads me to believe that this institution might eventually go under. Probably not secure long term.


  3. Great students and colleagues...disastrous leadership board.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Cardinal Stritch University full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Working with the students, faculty and colleagues is the best part of Cardinal Stritch. Watching the students grow and achieving their goals is a great reminder what we work so hard everyday.

    Cons

    There are some really troubled people who hold upper level management and leadership roles that shouldn't be there. The university has a history of budget cuts every year that major cuts with no end in sight.

    Advice to Management

    The College of Business has great courses on management and leadership...signing yourself up in those course could be beneficial to the university.


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  5. Franciscan Values? I don't think so!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic Staff--management Level
    Former Employee - Academic Staff--management Level

    I worked at Cardinal Stritch University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I liked my job-working with students and student services personnel. I liked getting off between Christmas and New Year's. There are some great people working here. The salary was decent for a private Catholic University.

    Cons

    Crazy and misbehaving employees are tolerated for too long. Good people are let go for no good reason. Franciscan values are not in evidence in how employees are treated.

    Advice to Management

    Apply Franciscan values in your treatment of employees. Don't chew people up and spit them out. While you're at it, make Stritch a truly green university.


  6. Horrible experience.... really pick and choose your co-workers (friends) here. They will throw you under the bus.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cardinal Stritch University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some Nice people
    Always willing to help you find the answer

    Cons

    Will throw you under the bus, without getting the correct information.
    No communication or touchbases with management above you.
    No one knows what is really going on.
    Dirty place in terms of being clean.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to communicate with your employee's weekly, and help them grow within the University. Also, take the time to find out the real facts, and what is really being done by people who put a lot of hard work into their job.


  7. Graduate assistantship benefits can be misleading depending on program

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Cardinal Stritch University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Assistantships provide up to 15 credits (6 per semester, 3 summer) annually as part of compensation.

    Cons

    Different graduate programs have different course loads per semester and the university does not account for these differences. Stipends are also minimal and mainly cover fees that are not part of remission.


  8. Why didn't I quit sooner?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cardinal Stritch University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There were some sincere, nice, employees who wanted to make a difference in the lives of students.

    Cons

    There were truly troubled people that had leadership positions. These people were as far from the mission as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Try to reorganize and concentrate on the main campus. Doing one thing great would be better than spreading yourself too thin by attempting to enter other markets. Send anonymous surveys out to all employees to see what is actually happening rather than count on the administrators truthfulness.


  9. Lost their way

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Cardinal Stritch University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The students are the best part of working at this university. Opportunities to interact with them and share knowledge. Fellow faculty show support and caring.

    Cons

    While the university prides itself on Franciscan values they seem to have lost their way over the last few years. Administration no longer looks for faculty feedback but rather is centered on being a cold place to work with little respect for those with experience or ideas that are not top down.

    Advice to Management

    Restore some of the belief in the faculty.


  10. Awesome until leadership change in CBM, Enrollment and student services

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cardinal Stritch University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Staff and many faculty mission driven and student focused. Presence and involvement of priests and religious positive impact.

    Cons

    Long term administrators have self serving agendas that sabotage every President hired in last six years and have added unnecessary cost and waste of resources. Recent hire at senior administrative level will add to the dysfunction of leadership given history of events at prior institutions the individual worked. If you like drama at the leadership level this will be the place to work.


  11. Excellent Values Based Workplace

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cardinal Stritch University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Stritch truly lives its values and provides educational opportunities in an open and accessible fashion.

    Cons

    Due to the amount change required to maintain relevance in the highly competitive Milwaukee higher education market, the workload is quite high across the board. However, this work is paying off as improved operations and performance are evident.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve the operations of the institution through the implementation of the strategic plan.



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