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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
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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.  

    Drexel Sucks!

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    Current Employee - Gift Processing Coordinator  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Gift Processing Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Drexel University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good university with decent benefits

    Cons

    Everything: bad management, unorganized, sloppy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice University

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    Former Employee - Grants Administrator  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Grants Administrator in Philadelphia, PA

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

    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
  3.  

    Good, but not perfect

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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

    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
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  5.  

    Nice and great

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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 part-time for more than a year

    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
  6.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Enrollment
    Current Employee - Enrollment

    I have been working at Drexel University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It boasts a collaborative work environment and encourages employees growth and development.

    Cons

    Some positions may require weekend work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a research facility

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

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

    Pros

    good pay, some good mentors.

    Cons

    the financial staff have no interest in helping you, as a student.
    higher level administration very in-personable and unhelpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually pay attention to student workers, as so many of the best ones transfer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Loved the people I worked with, wished I had a better manager

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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

    I worked in the enrollment management department and I have to say that I worked for a dynamic group of people. I know if I was able to expand more in my position, I would have been able to learn more from each and every one of my coworkers. Also the fact that I was able to complete my program without owing any money was a plus. Out of all the jobs I have held, Drexel had the best orientation hands down and did the best job on-boarding employees so kudos to the hr department. Definitely did a great job welcoming employees and introducing them to Drexel and now and days that is unheard of due to budget constraints in companies.

    Cons

    I think it is fair to warn incoming employees of the Associate Director of the Customer service communications dept....all I'm going to say about this individual is they can use a little a management training ... I've watched this person get away with some very unprofessional... Borderline egregious behavior while I was there and it baffles me that they are still employed at Drexel. Many complaints have been made to hr and the head of the dept about this person and clearly they have fallen on deaf ears. I would only hope that going forward they give this person the proper training needed so they can stop participating in behavior... Other than her ...no other complaints

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Makes sure all of your managers are properly trained to help retain quality employees

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Still Standing

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Drexel University as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Staff on the corporate side is uneven. Some are very concerned about students but leadership is more concerned with counting beans. Most faculty are caring and want to see their students succeed but it's hard to work well under constant fear of firing.

    Cons

    Paranoid atmosphere. Rules and expectations keep changing...almost daily. No recourse if you're unhappy, they just show you the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some real academic leaders who are qualified not your cronies. Clean out faculty who don't do their jobs and give teaching power back to the faculty.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Really Awesome Coop program

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    Former Employee - Drexel Associate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Drexel Associate in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Coop program and scholarship opportunities which have also helped students working there with the opportunity of recieving work study experience.

    Cons

    Limited work hours which can be very stressful to workers and the security is really annoying at drexel because they are all over the place. TROLOLOLOL TROLOLOL

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    IT was a great experience

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    Current Employee - Driving Position  in  Fairless Hills, PA
    Current Employee - Driving Position in Fairless Hills, PA

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

    Pros

    great college town like Penn

    Cons

    a little hard to get to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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