Christopher Newport University Reviews

Updated August 17, 2015
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  1. Good job

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    Current Employee - Student Employee in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Student Employee in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Christopher Newport University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Grounds department was a good place to work, good managers, good coworkers, cool opportunities to improve as a professional and as a landscaper

    Cons

    Pay could have been better but state regulated that, other than that few cons for a student


  2. Great Experience for a Student

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Christopher Newport University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was an employee for two years--extremely grateful for the experience. I worked in the athletics department which was nice because that's where I want to go with my career. We worked a variety of events which helped get experience in more than just one aspect. There was quite a bit of freedom in which events we preferred to work.

    Cons

    They sometimes did not understand that we had to go to class. There were a few instances where I was expected to work but I was unable to due to having class and would have to be late or not be able to cover the whole event.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to expect definitive hours for someone who has class every day. Care about the fact that we are trying to gain work experience as well as balance our studies.


  3. Dining Room Attendant

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    Former Employee - Dining Room Attendant in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Dining Room Attendant in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Christopher Newport University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome atmosphere, great coworkers. Overall the experience was great. They are willing to work with you regarding schedule changes if you give them enough time.

    Cons

    Fast paced, some employees are loners. Pray that nothing breaks down, because everything comes to a halt.

    Advice to Management

    Get better to-go containers.


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  5. Event Staff

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    Former Employee - Event Staff
    Former Employee - Event Staff
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Get to see events for free. Get to meet lots of cool students.

    Cons

    Really low pay! There's very little chance for upward mobility.


  6. Student Office Assistant for Study Abroad

    Current Employee - Student Office Assistant
    Current Employee - Student Office Assistant
    Recommends

    I have been working at Christopher Newport University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive staff and friendly environment Great Experience Builder in Marketing/sales/administration Flexible hours Get to talk to students about personal experiences to encourage them to create their own abroad

    Cons

    Small office space, hard to keep everyone working at once in the same room At times, can be difficult to manage multiple conversations with students and staff

    Advice to Management

    No real complaints. Best suggestions are to continue to look for students willing to commit time to making study abroad an important aspect of the CNU experience.


  7. Hostile environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Christopher Newport University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good city benefits Financially stable Not as "political" as some government jobs Lots of training opportunities

    Cons

    Extremely rigid Run by dictatorship Lots of finger-pointing schizophrenic, bi-polar management No internal support Us vs. them mentality

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, especially those in administration. Don't always assume you know best.


  8. CNU- Captains on the Rise

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    Former Employee - Tour Guide in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Tour Guide in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Christopher Newport University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I loved the atmosphere of the campus. The student body is very friendly and engaging. The opportunity to be a tour guide is very much cherished; about only 10% of the total student population is selected for this role. Great experience in public speaking, training, leadership. Much of the program is run by students (while they do have managers to oversee everything). Rigorous hiring process to ensure correct students are selected.

    Cons

    some of the employees do not take the job as serious as others.


  9. IT Specialist

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    Former Employee - IT Support Staff in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - IT Support Staff in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Christopher Newport University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good University. Friendly faculty, staff and students. Customer service based, students first atmosphere. Campus is centrally located in a nice environment. Good benefits, competitive salary.

    Cons

    Endless construction, this is a double edge sword. Newer facilities are nice. However, over a decade of construction projects, re-routing traffic patterns, parking issues and noise. It gets weary on the soul and takes away the peaceful serene environment of the past.


  10. Excellent place for growth and hands on experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Christopher Newport University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family like relationships with most of the other employees Small scale university allows for growth at a faster rate Many of the supervisors trust you to take on small projects on your own, if you show capability

    Cons

    The university setting is not for everyone. Much of the day you are surrounded by students, which can be overwhelming at times

    Advice to Management

    I think that efficiency is an area that needs focus


  11. There is always something to and the students are well looked after.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Christopher Newport University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a fun, fast-paced job with room for growth.

    Cons

    It's difficult to get the schedule you want, some employees are not all that professional and pay is a bit low compared to other university's in the US.



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