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Diamond in the Rough Needs Polishing

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Current Employee - Associate Professor
Current Employee - Associate Professor

I have been working at Catholic University

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Academic freedom allows for a great flexibility and creativity. CUA has a relatively low stress environment, a strong commitment to student learning, energetic students, and friendly atmosphere. Washington DC is a dynamic city and has lots to offer intellectually.

Cons

CUA salaries are below market levels, esp. considering cost-of-living in DC. The health benefits are awful and it seems the university changes HMOs every 2-3 years. The university seems to be boot-strapping at every corner. There are buildings that are in disarray and go unused for 5-10 years. Senior management seems out-of-touch with reality. Faculty size has decreased over the past 5-10 years while student population continues to grow dramatically. Established faculty with renown reputations and research programs are allowed to leave while young faculty are recruited. Seems many programs hit the re-start button every 3-4 years.

Advice to Management

Invest in the people capital. A university is a place for learning... it's not a for-profit organization. To build excellence, you need excellent faculty. Priorities are set with allocation of resources, not with rhetoric.

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  1. Academic community

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Catholic University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful students and collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Budget cuts make it difficult to sustain programs and build faculty.


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    Former Employee - Receiver/Utility in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Receiver/Utility in Washington, DC

    I worked at Catholic University (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Staffing, busy but good atmusphere

    Cons

    Does not match 401k input

    Advice to Management

    Start to match 401k input


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