Drew University Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
9 Reviews
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    Poor organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NJ

    I worked at Drew University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Most people were respectful and polite to each other,and there was a friendly atmosphere. The departments not directly dealing with academics were all respectful to each other and quick to respond to each other. The campus is also quite lovely.

    Cons

    Primarily? Low morale. There was also poor decisions in terms of asking departments to direct their resources towards programs which did not help the university's academics very much but looked nice to have, which gave a feeling of forced ineffectiveness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A direction needs to be decided and the vision given a specific list of actions which departments can do to meet the goal. These actions should not be vague. Finances also need to be managed better, both at the highest levels and in the individual departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The worst morale I've ever experienced

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Campus is beautiful and buildings are charming, employees work twice as hard as most places I've worked

    Cons

    Morale is abysmal, Management is terrible, Micromanagement a big problem. Some employees held accountable while others are not, No raises for years, Severely underpaid compared to similar jobs at other institutions, Top-Heavy institution doesn't care about lower paid employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees much better, work with them better when it comes to PTO, Be fair with holding everyone accountable equally, work to raise the morale in any way you can think.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

    Former Employee - Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics in Madison, NJ
    Former Employee - Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics in Madison, NJ

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

    Pros

    It is a small college with a few good students.

    Cons

    Most of the students are not really interested in learning, and the chair of the department is not supportive at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your department chair.

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    Low moral company. A marriage ender

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Drew University

    Pros

    Fun without consequence. Anything goes.

    Cons

    No moral values for married employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep better track of employees. Especially handicapped ones. They have no consequences to their actions.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Friendly atmosphere and a great group of colleagues in my department.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Drew University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    My department consisted of a hard working friendly group of people. It was a joy to work with them. Very professional and knowledgeable. The campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    Not enough departmental and individual fiscal responsibility at the institution. Departments not working with each other as a whole to achieve a common goal for the institution. There is no strategic plan for the University and no raises. This is causing a morale issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More fiscal responsibility required at every level. In order to remain viable, re-evaluate programs offered to retain and grow student population. Implement a good strategic plan and provide a direction for the University.

  7.  

    Great university -poor admin

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Madison, NJ

    I have been working at Drew University

    Pros

    Faculty at drew are top notch and care a lot about the students. Lots of opportunities for research in the science departments. Comp sic, bio, and neuro are excellent programs. Madison is cute town and safe

    Cons

    Needs to invest more in sciences especially physics. Needs to show faculty more appreciation. President of university doesn't deserve position. Admin doesn't care about anything and makes life hard for students and faculty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire admin and hire new people who care about their job

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Assistant position

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Madison, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant in Madison, NJ

    I worked at Drew University

    Pros

    easygoing, enjoyable environment, nice people

    Cons

    underpaid, red tape, boring, tedious, short hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more career networking

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A great University being dismantled by Upper Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NJ

    I have been working at Drew University

    Pros

    Drew really allows you to get involved in decisions through committees and work closely with student, faculty, staff, and trustees. There is a great ability to allow anyone in any position to really get involved in the direction of the University.

    Cons

    Upper Management is severely destroying employee moral. There are minimal advancement opportunities available to employees even though they encourage promotion from within. Getting an education to advance ones skills does not mean advancement in employment. There were no raises this year or set for next year. They will be included the following year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will want to focus on employee moral. The more employees are unhappy the more turnover you will experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    A great place slowly being dismantled by ineffective senior leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NJ

    I have been working at Drew University

    Pros

    It's fun to work with students. Beautiful campus. Great town. You can still feel you're contributing to something bigger than yourself. Most of the other staff and faculty are fun to interact with and are personally and professionaly interesting.

    Cons

    Raises were virtually nonexistent last year. There's a hiring freeze,only it's not called that and vacant positions are filled at seeming whim. There's no updated mission or vision statement that gives an overriding direction and sets priorities, especially in a time of constrained resources. There is too much focus on new vanity programs and not enough on core fundamentals. Blanket budget cuts were made instead of targeted reinvestments. There is too much emphasis on being pleasant and not nearly enough on doing your job well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to make decisions. Develop a strategic plan and mission statement that reflect a reality and are actionable. Be able to do what's right and not hide behind simple platitudes.

    Disapproves of CEO

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