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Drexel University Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
Drexel University – US – “Mario the Dragon”

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3.7 126 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

Drexel University President John A. Fry

John A. Fry

(71 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Being a private organization with smaller academi community, it tends to be a great environment to work(in 10 reviews)

  • The benefits are great and the working hours are flexible(in 5 reviews)


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

  • lack of resect for employees, low pay(in 4 reviews)

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    Drexel has been very good to me.

    Teaching Professor (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsI'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.

    ConsDrexel 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 Senior ManagementIn 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Research Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFriendly people. Work hours are flexible.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsThe amount of paper work you have to do depends on who you work for but in general they strike a good balance between teaching, personal class load, and research.

    ConsIf you're not working under a good professor it can be frustrating, poor organization, poor communication, neither you nor the students your teaching understand the requirements of the class. But again. This is very much dependent on who you work for.

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    Grad student life is hard but rewarding.

    Ph D Student (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsWork with great people, very smart and diverse group. Good work environment, very independent by nature of work.

    Conswork-life balance is lacking. Often encouraged to put in lengthy hours (100 hr work week not atypical). Pay is bad.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Research Scholar (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    Prosacademic environment, get touch with students and professors

    Consmore pressure to work on the research and publish the paper

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease more promotion and stimulation projects

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Co-op Program Misleading

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNot a bad school if you are one of the lucky few who get all the opportunities.

    ConsI recently learned from a hiring manager of Drexel Co-ops and a Drexel alum that Drexel is the largest employer of Drexel Co-ops. So essentially they use their students to do the work the students are paying tuition for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart focusing on quality

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prospretty good environment and career services

    Conssome of the professors are not too good

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits, Flexibility, Autonomy, Growth, Work-Life Balance

    ConsSalary, Workload, Political, Budget Cutting

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    Great experience learned a lot from all of the positions I held here throughout my graduate work.

    Research Assistant, Graduate TA, Student Worker (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsEvery leader is very flexible with your schedule and understands that school is a priority. The leaders are very well trained and knowledgeable individuals that want to see their employees succeed well beyond the duties and limitations of their position within the University.

    ConsThe HR department is a mess and it is often the case that it takes weeks to get very minute issues resolved. The great leaders are also highly sought after and involved in what seems like too many tasks at any given moment. It often seems like they are overburdened with work and cannot fully contribute to any one project.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA lot of people from various background, very diverse environment to work in. Willing to help students a lot, and easy to transfer between departments.

    ConsNot many problems I can think of, but sometimes the pay is less for campus jobs, but it may be much more than the other universities, so not really much to complain about.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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