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Drexel University Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
135 Reviews
3.8
135 Reviews
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Drexel University President John A. Fry
John A. Fry
77 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Being a private organization with smaller academi community, it tends to be a great environment to work (in 13 reviews)

  • Tuition remission for most of the excellent programs offered is another good reason to work here (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • low pay, secretive salary information (in 5 reviews)

  • I worked for an advisor who was essentially hostile to anyone maintaining work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Depends on the dept

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Drexel University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, Cheap/free college classes, flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Depending on your dept it could be run poorly. Expect financial voodoo and goofy politics.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It's okay

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Drexel University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Tuition paid for. Free coffee.

    Cons

    Low Pay. Coffee is not very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    research assistant (student job) at Drexel before graduation

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    great place to gain entry-level experience when and before graduation;
    located at university city in Philly, nearby UPenn

    Cons

    provide less industry environment, more in academic research case;
    little communication with colleagues, most of the work are personally/independent

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    Drexel University

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, graduate courses available is very good, professors are knowledgeable.

    Cons

    getting used to the online environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    PhD student at Drexel University

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Drexel University

    Pros

    Good engineering school, however can be hesitant to branch out. Great student life.

    Cons

    Networking remains difficult, and career guidance is very limited.

    Positive Outlook
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    Research assistant

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Drexel University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice working area, in the city

    Cons

    School ranking is not very high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the research funding

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Example of Employment in Higher Ed

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    Current Employee - Web Developer  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Drexel University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, casual atmosphere, generous benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for advancement. Not much encouragement for improvement/training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have management make training/skill improvement opportunities easier to request and reward employees for seeking improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Graduate student: Pharmacology

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great working environment, latest equipment, room for a lot of collaborations

    Cons

    Nothing bad as such. It was a pretty pleasant experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Drexel has been very good to me.

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    Current Employee - Teaching Professor  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Teaching Professor in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Drexel University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I've worked at a number of universities and the students here are quite good. I've also worked for Fortune 500 companies and would say that the compensation and benefits are very generous for higher education. It's exciting to work somewhere that is growing and improving academically and physically.

    Cons

    Drexel is experiencing dynamic growth - and growth is disruptive. Long neglected facilities are being upgraded, but unevenly. This can be irritating for some, but patience is required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In 1995, Drexel University was financially and academically in trouble. Under President Papadakis, the tide was turned. President Fry is building on the work of his predecessor and taking the institution to the next level. In Higher Education today, it's "Go big or go home."

    Stay the course. Turning a battleship takes time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Drexel University

    Pros

    Friendly people. Work hours are flexible.

    Cons

    There are No cons except that management can be made more better

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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