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Some absolutely fantastic people and a great mission.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Widener

Pros

President Harris sets a great tone. There are some great folks there.

Cons

The alumni can be difficult. Widener had previously been Pennsylvanla Military College, and the PMC alumni are not all too keen on what has become of their school.

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    Professor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Widener

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    NO support, Judgmental boss, close minded, unwilling to change to meet new ways of conducting business.

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    Think twice

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Widener full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The culture of Widener is great. The President understands that the university is fighting an uphill battle because of location but refuses to give up the fight. It is an admirable approach.

    Cons

    As an employee there are many problems at the university. The first is basic HR functions. You will never receive an employee handbook, you will track your yearly attendance on a paper card similar to grade school attendance roll, and you will never get a straight answer about regular benefits questions from anyone in the department.

    The administration does not believe in closing for inclement weather. As a parent, if you child school is closed or delayed for weather you are required to use your vacation time.

    The university is very decentralized for it to be small university. There is not much crossing sharing of departments unless you are part of senior leadership. Departments work in silos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really think about your employees and question if you are providing them the best opportunities for growth and development as one of the leading employment within the city of Chester.

    Doesn't Recommend
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