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Creighton University Reviews

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
35 Reviews
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  1.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  2.  

    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
  3.  

    I love it here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Research

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Creighton University part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, good pay, everything

    Cons

    nothing, no downsides to deal with

    Recommends
  6.  

    Great school, small community

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  7.  

    Good job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Creighton University

    Pros

    Great people to work for

    Cons

    Can get very cold in the winter time

  8.  

    Good in spite of itself

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    People can be great, depending on what department, school, college or division you work in.

    Cons

    Too much variation in management style from place to place. Top-heavy - there are at least 100 kinds of provost, vice-presidents and executive directors. Ego is unavoidable, evidenced by a private bathroom for a VP, an executive director who claims to need three offices, deans who want Macs for clerical staff when Windows boxes would be have the cost, and so-called revenue producers who use corporate credit cards to get around policy. To be clear, nothing at all sketchy in a criminal sense. Just human nature running to petty excess, like leaks you decide to live with rather than fix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't give money to Creighton because I won't see it wasted by under managed, competing, scheming, upper academic & business managers. Best advice: study how George C. Marshall managed his generals in WW2. Go and do likewise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    I have enjoyed working at Creighton for over 20 years.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laboratory Supervisor in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Laboratory Supervisor in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers.
    Good benefits, especially health care and tuition remission for self and family members.
    Able to take classes for a nominal fee.
    Able to attend Mass, bible study, and spiritual direction.
    Opportunities for employee/career development.

    Cons

    Salaries are a bit lower than other places.
    Workplace satisfaction varies depending on department, school, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating with employees; they are interested in what is going on in the institution, and prefer to find out from management rather than the news media.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great environment and community

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Intern in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Not too intense or competitive, focused on a family like environment, utilizing team work and efficiency through working smart rather than hard.

    Cons

    Once people get a job here they stay for a long period of time so it may be difficult to move up, but tuition reimbursement program allows for one to gain more training and greater potential future payoff as well as a great amount of current value.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  11.  

    It wasn't what i thought it would be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Creighton University (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    At least the benefits are decent.

    Cons

    People with children get out of work a lot. People without are stuck with the load.

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