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A fantastic experience

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook

I worked at Roger Williams University (More than 5 years)

Pros

Very family friendly work environment. The benefits as well as time off provided were fantastic.

Cons

The upper echelons of RWU are very male dominated and sometimes very sexist, especially athletics.

Other Employee Reviews for Roger Williams University

  1. good employer with good pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Bristol, RI
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Bristol, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Roger Williams University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall this was a good experience with competitive pay. They tend to promote from within and have good management and administration.

    Cons

    The company had a vertical structure that was not what I was looking for which led me to leave to company eventually.

    Advice to Management

    Acquire better talent


  2. Divided, Political and Unfocused

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Bristol, RI
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Bristol, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Roger Williams University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful location on the water, very near Providence. Less than one hour to Boston, and Amtrak to NYC. Good pay, good benefits, heavy on study abroad opportunities for faculty. Very little shared office space, and you have good resources. Union shop. New President, new Provost, and a fairly new slightly diverse board of trustees.

    Cons

    Union shop, run by few old timers who control most processes at the faculty level. Back-stabbing, active sabotage, and under-the-table-favors. Inconstancy in policies from administration, and very ineffective deans in most of the schools. Assistant Deans are over paid and apparently have nothing to do. Other senior administration positions are entrenched with "RI politics" and are above the fray when their misdeeds find the light of day. Significant growing pains. New President is not popular and New Provost just hired. The University is trying to find a niche, but the place is fragmented. For every one producing faculty member there are five that sit back and do nothing, including not prepping for class. The school is expensive (45k a year) and caters to the massive amounts of helicopter parents, thus making grade inflation and "special allowance" done commonplace.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the corporate culture. Get rid of long-timers who are entrenched in the old ways of doing this. Create a sense of unity, a sense of direction after removing those who are not on board. Hire administrators who have the strength to act on their convictions, and empower them to do so.


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