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Creighton University Reviews in Nebraska

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
34 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work as they live the mission of the university.

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    Current Employee - Business Partner in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Business Partner in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Creighton University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, benefits and family atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not the higest wages; however the benefits are great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    You'll never find better people to work with

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Creighton University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Like I said, the best people, plus the values, the work ethic and the sheer student friendliness of the school

    Cons

    Can be too laid back sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expansion, expansion, the more programs that Creighton has, the better it would be for everyone who wishes to pursue higher education

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Important Work but not Always Valued

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Creighton University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy going atmosphere with plenty of activities and events on campus.
    Tuition discount is excellent if not a little tight.
    I was able to get my start in the professional world and slowly gained more responsibilities as I earned the trust of my boss.

    Cons

    The pay is not fantastic.
    The benefits are mediocre which is a shame since there is a hospital, clinic, and dental school all on campus.
    Work we do is important and has potential for strong impact but is often seen as an afterthought to the current moment/life situation of employee or boss. I wish that professionalism was stressed more than it is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that every department at the University has the potential to have a huge impact - and hold them accountable for the decisions they make.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Eat, Study, and Working at Creigthon

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    Former Employee - Facilitities in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Facilitities in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Creighton University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working here as a student provides resume experience while revolving work around your campus.

    Cons

    Facilities' hours are early and gruesome, hard to manage as a student.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more of a work-student life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great students; extremely disorganized.

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Instructor in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Creighton University as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Loved the overall feel of the university; students and faculty were friendly and welcoming. The campus itself is beautiful in any season.

    Cons

    The office I worked in was extremely disorganized. It took over a week to get some sort of ID, and until that time, I had asked every day about someone helping me get my issue resolved. No one in my office seemed remotely aware of the fact that for my first two weeks of work, none of my forms were being pushed through and I wasn't given any extra help despite this. My entire experienced would be represented by those first two weeks. Constant disorganization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people the resources they actually need when starting a new job in a timely manner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Worthless Department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Creighton University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    No micromanagement, large personal office, quiet environment, ability to work independently, interaction with medical students, ok health insurance

    Cons

    no direction, the department is costing the univeristy tons of money and the university refuses to do anything about it, low pay, horrible management, invisible administrator

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the upper management in the university needs to open their eyes to the money sucking department that they are keeping a float

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Right hand doesn't know what the left is doing.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Creighton University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Love working with students and staff; most faculty are great too. Depending on department you are in hours can be flexible which is another perk.

    Cons

    NO communication between management & staff; very top heavy, too many chefs making the soup. Raises are non-existent or so small (1-2%) that if you work here for more than a couple of years you are paid less than the new person just hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN TO YOUR EMPLOYEES!! Quit paying millions of dollars for an 'expert opinion'; take advantage of the talent you have on campus and those that are invested in seeing CU be successful. And for Pete's sake give someone besides upper management a raise!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A crapshoot with respect to satisfaction; not up to image

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Creighton University full-time

    Pros

    Being a part of a university that gives a great education to students
    Interaction with students is usually positive
    Beautiful physical environment, i.e., campus
    Opportunities to advance one's own education
    Free tuition for sons & daughters of CU employees
    When your supervisor and coworkers have good people skills, working there is great

    Cons

    The oft-used phrase "Creighton Family" reminds me of John Bradshaw's books, especially "Family Secrets: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You"
    Small departments (few subordinates per supervisor) means people may be afraid to speak up even with constructive suggestions
    Some supervisory intimidation leads office staff to stress out
    Complaining about your boss (for legitimate reasons) yields only retaliation
    Authoritarian management gets carried away sometimes, such as onerous performance evaluation system that is a distraction from rather than a stimulant to doing one's job
    You're likelier to be happier working in an academic (except professional schools) than administrative department, especially as a faculty member - they're treated better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since you are a Christian university, read and heed Matthew Chapter 7 and use it as the basis to revise your workplace policies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    I love it here.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Creighton University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Sense of community and work life balance.

    Cons

    I really can't think of any cons of working at Creighton. It is a great place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great school, small community

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Creighton University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great salary, kids get free tuition

    Cons

    None at the time because I really like the school

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