Case Western Reserve University Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder
Barbara R. Snyder
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is good and you can handle that (in 8 reviews)

  • Flexible Work Environment & Good Community (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • parking is expensive and far away (in 6 reviews)

  • Low pay, most of the time under staffed, overbearing supervisor (at least in my department), low raises, no holiday bonuses (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good job

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Case Western Reserve University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Positive experience overall, great benefits, friendly environment

    Cons

    Paid parking, little room for advancement in my position


  2. Graduate Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends

    I have been working at Case Western Reserve University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice environment with lot of friendly people

    Cons

    The campus is too small which is ok given the university's size.

    Advice to Management

    Doing great


  3. Research nurse ll

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    Former Employee - Research Nurse in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Research Nurse in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Case Western Reserve University (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Surrounded by really smart people. Treat employees better than students. Great education benefits for employees and family members!

    Cons

    Research privacy and security standards are in consistently applied. Following rules does not apply as much to tenured researchers.

    Advice to Management

    Money and prestige are not more important than a pro teaching and learning environment ... Even for employees.


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  5. Collaboration with University Hospitals

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    Former Employee - Interactive Designer and 3D Modeler in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Interactive Designer and 3D Modeler in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Case Western Reserve University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Speaking as a contract employee, it was fantastic. Plenty of collaboration, access to top tier equipment. It was great.

    Cons

    I do not have anything bad to say about Case, but some of the other contract workers were unreliable at times.


  6. Helpful (1)

    poor pay good environment

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Case Western Reserve University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - very collaborative environment

    Cons

    most employees don't get enough salaries and the raises are less than 2% every year.

    Advice to Management

    please retain talent by making sure they get sufficient salary.


  7. Positive environment for graduate students

    Current Employee - PhD Student in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Case Western Reserve University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Highly collaborative, top-notch research environment

    Cons

    University politics get in the way sometimes


  8. Helpful (1)

    Research Associate

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    Current Employee - OHIO in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - OHIO in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Case Western Reserve University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great scientific environment, good opportunities for career development and networking

    Cons

    Low salary, limited vacation time

    Advice to Management

    Higher salaries for postdocs


  9. Helpful (1)

    do what I say and not what I do

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Case Western Reserve University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart, dedicated colleagues who believe in pursuing a better world

    Cons

    Elitist, risk averse administration that knows the "right thing to do" but is unwilling to do it

    Advice to Management

    Try actual transparency as a leadership mantra. It's a concept preached by the very expensive business school that it would make sense as an administrative practice.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great environment

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Systems Lead in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Enterprise Systems Lead in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends

    I have been working at Case Western Reserve University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Case is a very diverse place to work. There is an array of things to do within the Case community if you are interested in the arts or just great scenery. If the day gets stressful, just take a walk across the beautiful campus to ease the tension .

    Cons

    Compensation needs to be in line with the market in some areas


  11. Great University

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Researcher in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Case Western Reserve University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to latest and greatest technologies in the filed of biomedical engineering and medicine. Get to work with and learn from great and smart faculty, post-docs and students. Very nice campus.

    Cons

    None really except that it may be hard to get used to Cleveland weather. Winters can be harsh if you are not used to cold.



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