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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

Recommends
Recommends

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 Management

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. Helpful (9)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Drexel Online University full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Not trying to bash - Just tryna give the truth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Drexel Online University full-time

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

    Pros

    The minions are awesome - and by "minions", I mean those who work hard and care about their jobs. That's the ONLY thing that keeps one going on most days. And I've heard that from many employees.

    Cons

    Ignore the entry from May 5th. That was obviously a manager or director (probably one of the worst ones) trying to build Drexel's credibility and increase the ratings. Who cares about a cake on one's birthday or olive garden lunch - don't most company's do that kind of stuff? I mean it's called valuing your employees - duh. Anyone would expect that.

    Let's talk real talk. This place was once ok, but is now going to the crapper. And this is coming from someone who was employed there for an extended period of time and belived in the company missing. I was totally onboard with the direction and loved helping students who were seeking advanced education. But the place has gotten so caught up in politics and sucking up to the new president that they have lost sight of what's important. This is okay - if you want a company that will soon be dissolved because it can't hold its own and will be swallowed up by its proprietor. This ultimately means layoffs. I dunno - join at your own risk. What was once a great business will take a miracle to turnaround.

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for growth. Employees would prefer to have smart, humble, engaged managers over food incetives. Step up!


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