Case Western Reserve University

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Case Western Reserve University Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
165 Reviews
3.9
165 Reviews
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Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Relatively good work-life balance in most research groups (in 7 reviews)

  • I enjoyed the flexible work environment (in 12 reviews)


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

  • it is not at great location--cleveland is a city, but not so big, so we do not have a lot of opportunities (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    I really enjoy the life here. My advisor has been very nice to me. Working with him is my happiest thing here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Case Western Reserve University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, especially in education as you can take a couple classses for free er semester if you work full time. The vacation every year is another best thing here.

    Cons

    You have to work hard. Actually I have to work hard every where else. So it is not really a con. The only con here is that I cannot come up with a con right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the current status as long as possible.

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    review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Case Western Reserve University as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    great environment, friendly, not lot of pressure, helpful people around

    Cons

    too many rules and restriction, not enough room for innovation in some departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good school, cutting-edge research

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Case Western Reserve University

    Pros

    Low cost of living in Cleveland is a big plus.

    Cons

    The parking is outrageously expensive for the area.

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    Assistant Professor

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Case Western Reserve University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was a faculty at Case for a few years. I enjoyed the flexible work environment . The research environment was collaborative and collegial in my early years. School also provides with great benefits.

    Cons

    Quality of Students on Decline in the business school. Intellectual environment not as stimulating as it used to be. I saw steep decline in the quality of research output at the business school. School became more of a teaching school in last couple of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lackluster leadership at the business school for many years has weakened the institute. Need a dean with a clear vision and passion to engage the faculty.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    This was a great place to work, I learned a great deal during my time there.

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    Former Employee - Director in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Director in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Case Western Reserve University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family friendly policies, intellectual stimulation, great people, woman led organization, great reputation

    Cons

    Like many large organizations things often moved slow. The culture of higher education is collaboration while this was great for buy in it often slowed down the process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for people to expand their roles without managing others. Be consistent in addressing issues across the hierarchy.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    toxic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Case Western Reserve University full-time

    Pros

    the paid time off, which you will need to get away from the stress and the managers; the other employees are great coworkers but it's a top down issue

    Cons

    for being higher ed and lower pay, the work-life balance doesn't exist; the university is becoming like corporate;it didn't use to be this way; there are dysfunctional leaders that do not encourage employees to be best or reward them for hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    replace them with people who are professional, have respect and have worked outside higher ed and not just graduated and been hired to work there there whole lives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Grad student

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Case Western Reserve University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good research going on
    excellent faculty
    open to multidisciplinary research area specially biochemistry

    Cons

    not enough stipend to manage the utility, housing and parking is very expensive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Was once a good place to work in IT

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Case Western Reserve University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generous 403b plan, casual dress and working on a college campus. Working on a college campus is exciting and always great to see new students thrive in a challenging environment. Generally a laid back atmosphere with what I believe to be on the lower end of the stress level.

    Cons

    In IT, the model is going outsourced as a everything as a service. In other words, if you are not Faculty, Student or a Researcher, they really don't want the overhead of a FTE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain in-house IT services - better for the customer on campus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Learning Experience

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    Former Employee - Department Assistant III in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Department Assistant III in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Case Western Reserve University as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    I learned how to work with people outside of the creative field.

    Cons

    I have no cons to list

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing institution

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Case Western Reserve University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I am graduate student at Case. The education was very good and environment was very conducive to research. Lot of facilities and collaboration is encouraged.

    Cons

    The salaries took time to become on par with the cost of living. Also security is major concern as there are many incidents happening on streets across the campus.

    Recommends
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