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A fantastic experience

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Roger Williams University for 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.

Recommends
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    good employer with good pay

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant  in  Bristol, RI
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Bristol, RI

    I worked at Roger Williams University part-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Acquire better talent

    Recommends
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    Divided, Political and Unfocused

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor  in  Bristol, RI
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Bristol, RI

    I have been working at Roger Williams University full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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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