Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3.9 of 5 79 reviews
www.erau.edu Daytona Beach, FL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Reviews

Updated Mar 17, 2014
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University President John P. Johnson

John P. Johnson

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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great benefits including a tuition exchange program, dental, and company retirement contributions"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Great people and students make the job worth while"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Low pay, lots of dumb rules that say "don't do this" rather than training to correct issues"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Extremely, extremely, extremely poor communication from upper management on their expectations and goals"
    in 5 reviews
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Adjunct College Instructor (Former Employee)
Daytona Beach, FL

I worked at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University part-time for more than 3 years

ProsFamily friendly, cohesive staff, great campus

ConsAdministration, they aren't at all selective of students, students feel they should get anything because they pay a lot of money.

Advice to Senior ManagementHigher admins and department admins need to get on the same page.

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

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Embry-Riddle

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University full-time for more than 5 years

ProsVery good employee benefits, lots of time off, good hours, decent pay

ConsNegative culture, high cost to students

Advice to Senior ManagementDeal with the negative culture, address student debt

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

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Good Student Job (Tutor)

Student Tutor (Former Employee)
Prescott, AZ

I worked at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University part-time for more than a year

ProsFairly flexible schedule, most professors are easy to work with if you or their students are having problems. Good for some extra spending money. Pay increases each semester that you continue tutoring.

ConsPay is as minimum as possible, only allowed 10 hours per week (otherwise you're not considered a student employee anymore).

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

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Satellite campuses

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as a contractor

ProsAwesome student services support at the HQ office
Have started paying a bit more to qualified candidates than in the past.

ConsNot getting the personnel support to facilitate all the duties at a satellite campus(recruiting, admissions, collections, transcript evaluations & advising, VA certifications, build classes & order books, etc)
Not getting the proper budget needed

Advice to Senior Managementto support the satellite campuses so that they can excel at their jobs

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Teacher's Assistant (Former Employee)
Daytona Beach, FL

I worked at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University part-time for more than a year

ProsAs a student, working on campus is extremely convenient. Worked in the morning so it wouldn't disrupt time necessary to do schoolwork.

ConsMinimum wage, or maybe slightly above.

Advice to Senior ManagementHigher pay would be appreciated, but not necessary.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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10 hour days and get payed for 5, 6 days a week.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University full-time for more than 5 years

ProsMedical benefits, good airplane maintenance

ConsLow pay, lots of dumb rules that say "don't do this" rather than training to correct issues.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good School

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

ProsGreat networking opportunities. I met a lot of people from the industry through career fairs, conferences and other events, including alumni.

ConsMinimal financial support. I hated the people in the cashiers office. Minimum wage for student employees - which sucked given how much you spent.

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Graduate research assistant in the mechanical engineering department.

Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Daytona Beach, FL

I have been working at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as a contractor for more than a year

Pros-Many opportunities to work in different projects in collaboration with companies around the
 country.
-Free tuition plus competitive stipend.
-Faculty is very helpful.

Cons-You will never work less than 50 hours per week

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Like aviation? This is the place to be for undergraduate studies.

Student Worker (Current Employee)
Prescott, AZ

I have been working at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe focus on aviation and aerospace in phenomenal here. As an aerospace engineering graduate, I cannot recommend it enough. I am getting my masters in a state school right now. Even though the department is well known, the kind of connections you make at Riddle is unique. The availability of professors to answer question and take you on as a research student is amazing. Even state schools (with more funding) won't have that kind of opportunity. Is aviation is what you want to do, and you want to be an engineer, this is the place to be.
From an employee stand point, the management has been great. It is not a typical college. Professors, who want to do research, are overloaded. It is a teaching school, not research focused.

ConsUnfortunately, the good thing about Riddle is also its worst part. You are not going to have a normal college life (which was fine for me..I wanted a solid foundation in aerospace engineering). You will be surrounded with airplanes, airplane geeks, and a lot of focused single mixed people. The trouble is that if you are someone who is not so sure about their interests and are coming to college to explore, Riddle might be too intense for you.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not shy away from the aviation focus. Please do not diversify. Riddle works for some people, and let's keep it that way, instead of impressing everyone.

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

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It is great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFaculty, staff and colleagues are great to work with.

ConsThere are none. Is a good place to work.

Advice to Senior Managementdoing a great job

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

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