Charles Drew University

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  1.  

    A challenging and rewarding experience working with high-level professionals dedicated to the mission.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Charles Drew University full-time

    Pros

    Access to internationally-reknowned faculty working on cutting-edge research at a small, private university focused on serving the underserved.

    Cons

    Relative instability of the administration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to continue improving communication and marketing of the university.

    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    A great summer with lots of biomedicl research

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    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Charles Drew University full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    A great and friendly community of hard working scientists

    Cons

    Difficult to get to and hard part of town

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    It was an eye opener, people an their culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Charles Drew University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great job for student workers

    Cons

    Egos of the educated can be callous and demeaning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Disappointing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Charles Drew University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated faculty; unique institution with a mission-driven purpose.

    Cons

    Mismanagement, bad management, conflicting priorities, culture of complacency, inadequate resources, students satisfaction only marginally considered important

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LEADERSHIP, LEADERSHIP, LEADERSHIP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Fought the good fight for a good and worthy cause but became a casualty due to politics and poor leadership.

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Charles Drew University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Providing service to the underserved.

    Cons

    Highly political - it is all about who you know.
    Poorly managed - administration turnover is 2:1 in the almost nine years I was there.
    Incompetence is rewarded - so long as it is passed-on and done correctly by someone else.
    Poor compensation & benefits - HR has a bad image within the institution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best of luck to the current administration.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  7.  

    Big disappointment!

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Charles Drew University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Small university, friendly people and it has potential...

    Cons

    Bad management, lack of communication, poor benefits and salary. Horrible payroll services. It takes months to get salary fixed and if you work in research you need to wait weeks until your order is placed and when it arrives most of the time it was messed up. Orders are still done on paper and there is no electronic version. It can take days until someone replies to your emails. Bunch of lazy and incompetent administrative stuff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people that want to work and know their job. Advertise this university, nobody knows about it!

    Doesn't Recommend
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