DePaul University Reviews

Updated June 2, 2015
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DePaul University President Rev Dennis H. Holtschneider
Rev Dennis H. Holtschneider
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is achievable (in 17 reviews)

  • Has great benefits if you are full-time (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Student workers could be paid more (in 10 reviews)

  • Low salaries compared to other similar institutions, both for staff and faculty; however, university administrators are paid more on average (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Going down the tubes (internally)...FAST.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at DePaul University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Hard to beat.

    Cons

    Extremely underpaid. Bureaucratic and weighed down by internal politics. Staff under-appreciated and undervalued. 2% raises every year, on a good year.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be more current and progressive when it comes to management and employment philosophies. Very top-down approach, with senior management is incredibly out of touch with the rest of the department. Staff has very little agency and control over their situation because they are so cut off from leadership--leadership within each division as well as university leadership.


  2. Helpful (2)

    No leadership at provost, Dean or chair positions.

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    Former Employee - Associate Professor, Lass
    Former Employee - Associate Professor, Lass
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lincoln park and resources for faculty. Extensive travel funding. Great physical facilities.

    Cons

    Petty department chairs that are not overseen by Dean or provost. Cliques in faculty across colleges problematic. Need reorganization because too many small departments and centers/institutes.

    Advice to Management

    Get new deans and provost from outside university. Get new staff in deans office to eliminate biases and cliques. Make professional rules of conduct in deans and provost offices.


  3. Helpful (1)

    awful

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DePaul University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    free education, next to chiplote , free tshirts here and there, 2 week break during Christmas

    Cons

    pay sucks ,management is terrible, no growth, no leadership

    Advice to Management

    burn it down and start over


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  5. Helpful (1)

    RInn Law Library is staffed by lazy, ignorant people

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    Former Employee - library lackey in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - library lackey in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DePaul University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Vacation over the Christmas break.

    Cons

    Lazy and mean management, terrible salary, student workers are lazy and hide from work. They are meant to be helping law students, but the management is not interested in that. They get angry if you call them to come out of their offices to answer questions for students. They do not know basic law terms. Astonishing! Horrible treatment of staff. Turnover was constant for the job I had. Everyone else was a lifer. There was a robbery of a purse and a laptop while I worked there because no one kept out the bums. Just horrible in every way.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to the management is to retire. They have no interest in anything to do with the work. And they know NOTHING. Also, DO NOT bully and lie to your staff. You need to realize that scheduling a person to work for 14 consecutive days with NO time off is against the law.


  6. Helpful (1)

    A long slide down a razor blade into a pool of alcohol.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great place to work if you want to drink the kool-aid and coast.

    Cons

    This university has grown insular and mediocre. Its senior management team is led by a boy who, without his roman collar, would be an assistant professor of education somewhere. The rest of the senior management is composed of an old-boys network, overwhelmingly white and male, that has been around forever. The university has no clue how bad it is, because no one gets promoted to senior levels without buying into the prevailing myths about the place.

    Advice to Management

    It's hard to know who to fire first: the trustees who have no business trying to oversee the operations of a university (and who have long failed to carry out their fundraising function), the president who is not ready for prime time, or the provost, a petty tyrant who, not surprisingly, was irregularly appointed. The key problem, then, is that those in a position to clean house are those who most need to be replaced. The best hope (and it's not much of one) is that the provost will retire soon and be replaced by someone who does not confuse the university's PR with its actual standing. But, if senior management continues on the current path, DePaul will stay a third-rate school, one that contributes nothing of note to scholarship, hands out degrees to students who have spent four years (or more) doing no serious academic work, and continues to be characterized by administrative bloat while all of the faculty who are worth keeping jump ship.



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