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Drexel University Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
130 Reviews

3.7
130 Reviews
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Drexel University President John A. Fry
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Review Highlights

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

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

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  1.  

    Co-op Program Misleading

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Not a bad school if you are one of the lucky few who get all the opportunities.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Start focusing on quality

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Salary, Workload, Political, Budget Cutting

  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant, Graduate TA, Student Worker  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant, Graduate TA, Student Worker in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Every 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.

    Cons

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A neutral experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    My boss and workmates supported me.

    Cons

    Drexel's bureaucracy often led to payment problems.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Depends where you work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Large school with a lot of resources; hosts a lot of conferences

    Cons

    a lot of bureaucracy - some administrators are really good and some care more about their own importance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    collaborate and share resources rather than compete with each other; focus on quality

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Drexel Sucks!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Gift Processing Coordinator  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Gift Processing Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Good university with decent benefits

    Cons

    Everything: bad management, unorganized, sloppy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Nice University

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grants Administrator  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Grants Administrator in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Nice work environment, pretty straightforward organization and great benefits

    Cons

    Salary could've been slightly higher for position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good, but not perfect

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    The location, the hardware equipment are pretty good, have good health insurance covered by University. I can take classes from different department and even from some other college without much difficulty.

    Cons

    Live in city is kind of expensive, parking, dinning, all very expensive.
    More than half of the research fund was deducted by the university and college of engineering. And the professor still need to pay for one credit(about $1300) after phd student pass the candidacy exam.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more money to hire reputable professors, not just build new buildings to attract more students.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Nice and great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Professors here have open door policy, very friendly, a lot of things to learn

    Cons

    Work load is huge, a lot pressure from advisors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more gentle to students...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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