Christopher Newport University

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Christopher Newport University Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
17 Reviews
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  1.  

    Awesome place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Christopher Newport University for less than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers were very nice and helped me get in the flow of things.

    Cons

    Can be fast paced at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great People, Great Community

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA

    I worked at Christopher Newport University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great people, team-work environment, always looking to help one another
    - Great community, everyone likes to stay connected

    Cons

    - Compensation can be a little low depending on position, making work to pay ratio a little skewed

  3.  

    Educational, Fun, Business minded, supportive

    Former Employee - Student Assistant  in  Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Newport News, VA

    I worked at Christopher Newport University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work-life balance, room to grow depending on your path

    Cons

    not enough room to grow depending on your path

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  5.  

    Intern ship at Jefferson Lab: flexible scheduling and a very productive career opportunity.

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Newport News, VA

    I worked at Christopher Newport University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I was at Jefferson Lab so this review is based on that:
    $10/hr
    Flexible schedule
    Work part time during the semesters and full time during breaks (Summer, Winter, Spring, etc)
    Excellent group of individuals to work for
    Was given many projects on my own to solve and complete
    Assisted with group projects as well, was not just given menial tasks to complete by myself

    Cons

    Did not work directly with professor, can be either a pro or a con depending on the professor
    No other cons that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Excellent experience overall.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Excellent Place to Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - University Fellow  in  Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - University Fellow in Newport News, VA

    I worked at Christopher Newport University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked as a University Fellow from 2009-2010. Great professional development opportunities and staff was exceptionally friendly.

    Cons

    State budget uncertainty from 2007-2010 created some concerns over job security. There were some lay offs but from my understanding the budget situation has improved.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great On-Campus Job!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Staff  in  Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Student Staff in Newport News, VA

    I have been working at Christopher Newport University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Every member of the staff is warm and very welcoming, and everyone greets each other as friends. It's a relatively casual office setting, but one is still expected to dress themselves at a certain business-appropriate standard. Hours are pretty flexible, and it's an easy-going job for students!

    Cons

    My only challenge so far this year has been getting up early, but other than that I don't really have any issues!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    I have a great relationship with my coworkers, but a sour relationship with the management.

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    Current Employee - Student Employee for IT Faculty Support  in  Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Student Employee for IT Faculty Support in Newport News, VA

    I have been working at Christopher Newport University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a good job to have if you have a lot of homework; you can work on it during the slow periods. Most of the coworkers are great.

    Cons

    The rules and procedures change weekly and the changes often don't make sense. When we try to voice our issues, we are generally ignored or refused. There are no opportunities to get a raise or a promotion. Morale is generally low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The employees would be much happier if changes in procedure made more sense than "it's more pleasing to the eye." Also, opportunities to "move up the ladder" would improve morale and performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Ok experience as student worker

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    Current Employee - Student Staff
    Current Employee - Student Staff

    I have been working at Christopher Newport University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun people to work with

    Cons

    Low pay, Higher ups have ridiculous rules

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    good place to work

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    Current Employee - Event Coordinator  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Christopher Newport University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good place to work with. nice people and nice environment

    Cons

    fast paced, heavy accent. Other than that, all are good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep going as you can grow. Thanks !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    As a student we should get paid more

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

    I have been working at Christopher Newport University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    very structured scheduled that work around classes

    Cons

    Early mornings, late nights, as a student it is tough to study and commit when I am not getting enough sleep, pay is not very good for the work I put in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize we are students and workers and not just workers, we need more money for the effort and time we put in

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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