Trinity Washington University

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Difficult to go anywhere

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I have been working at Trinity Washington University

Pros

Time off is very respectable, and getting a week off is usually easy.

Cons

No professional development. Little leadership. Constant problems with Human Resources not communicating throughout the organization. No matter how bad or good an employee you are, you will get the standard raise - not performance-based. Every decision you make will be examined before you are allowed to make it. There is no ability to use existing knowledge - the upper management will do what they feel like doing, regardless of the skillset of subordinate. Professional development is not valued, and rarely approved.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Allow competent employees to make their own decisions. Let go of some of the decisions and let adults decide on their own.

Doesn't Recommend

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    You will not go anywhere professionally

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trinity Washington University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you have a good supervisor and you need time off, it is usually not a problem. Lunches are very affordable. There are some very good, interesting and intelligent people among the staff. If the college closes due to a weather emergency, staff gets paid. You have a few more paid holidays than most other colleges.

    Cons

    While as mentioned above, there are some great people among the staff and faculty, it is a very difficult and unhappy place to work at. Any mistake, no matter how small and insignificant can get you fired. The upper management bases most of their decisions on the current mood, not on facts. If you have a degree from an online college you will never get hired. No raises, just a standard 3% adjustment every year. Medical and Dental benefits are very expensive. No sick leave. You only get 15 days of general leave for staff and 20 for administrators- that is it! Employees are supposed to take all their vacation, sick and personal days from that pool. Students are not held to any code of conduct whatsoever. Foul language, yelling at staff and faculty and even threats from students towards staff are common. Yet, very little is done in terms of disciplinary action. The building is very old and it is understandable that it is difficult to maintain but mice and mold are everywhere! No central air conditioning or heat. During the winter break, the hot water is turned off and the staff working has to wash their hand with cold water. There is very little heat during the colder days and yet you cannot use a portable heater. In the summer, the heat in unbearable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the staff and faculty, keep an open mind and do not retaliate if you hear criticism. Hold students accountable for their actions and impose higher standards in the admissions process.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Good opportunity to adjunct teach

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Trinity Washington University as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Supportive administration and engaged students;

    Cons

    Infrastructure and technology needs a lot of updating.

    Recommends
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