Drexel Online University

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The best of the higher ed and corporate worlds.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Drexel Online University

Pros

Drexel e-Learning (aka Drexel University Online) is a for profit subsidiary of Drexel University that markets Drexel's online degree programs to adult part-time students. Drexel e-Learning offers better pay, more interesting work that regular university staff positions.

Cons

Small organizations provide limited growth potential.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Increase tuition reimbursement limit so it will cover 8 graduate classes per year (2 per quarter). Liberalize tuition reimbursement rules so it covers on campus programs and programs at other universities.

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Work at Drexel University, b/c the days are limited for Drexel Online

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Drexel Online University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Drexel's programs in an online format is such a great thing to promote, but Drexel eLearning is a for-profit sales/marketing firm. Benefits are awesome - make sure to go in asking for the highest salary possible.

    Cons

    Senior management thinks their brilliance is the reason that enrollments are growing. not really-bc Drexel is a great school, and esp for business development, they offer discounts to orgs that pay tuition for their employees. Many people in high paying roles have little clue what they are doing (although you may see up to 4 promotions in one year for some managers, for example - there are 4 VP's and less than 80 full-time employees...?), Executive egos are huge, and drive all decision-making. It's only a matter of time before that causes its demise. It is also a caste system, where certain levels aren't allowed to associate with others, but 90%+ of the company is under 40, so this creates a very tense environment where management gossips (a lot). Most employees have to work in a basement with cockroaches spotted every day - it's disgusting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, since they are the ones making all of the decisions to save money, drive enrollments, and support your six-figure salaries and bonuses. Treat them like you treat yourselves, since a leader is only as good as its team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    On the surface very employee friendly ... many politics beneath the surface

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Drexel Online University (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice incentives
    Comfortable atmosphere
    Opportunities for bonuses

    Cons

    Politics under the surface
    Sometimes a bit of backstabbing
    Corporate mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wonder how much upper management is aware of the politics that go on. Many people are pleasant on the surface, however sometimes the politics disrupt the flow of community. People hired here should be told that it is a business model even though it is in the education field.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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