Fairleigh Dickinson University

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Fairleigh Dickinson University Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
35 Reviews
3.3
35 Reviews
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  1.  

    Terrific

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairleigh Dickinson University

    Pros

    Great people and a beautiful campus

    Cons

    Classrooms are loud when the planes flyover

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    Small private university where everyone knows your name.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Teaneck, NJ

    I have been working at Fairleigh Dickinson University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very collegial environment. Wifi throughout campus, new fitness center and free membership for employees, small university and administration foster familiarity among faculty and staff.

    Cons

    Pay for faculty is lower than any other university in the area. Four-four teaching load is high. Faculty are expected to teach overloads. Some facilities need updating.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    A good community

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairleigh Dickinson University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Close knit group of people working for the good of the students. Most departments are willing to help each other out. Mid level employees are great - but as many cases in higher ed, senior level management has been here for 30 years and is rather grandfathered in and unwilling to consider change.

    Cons

    Sometimes lack of communications causes stress. Office culture is usually quite casual which can breed confusion as to organizational cultural norms. Few opportunities for professional growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FDU is a great place with great people. I'd really encourage management to critically evaluate office/department heads to get a feel for how their staffs are really feeling. I've learned that most of the time, people stay here out of allegiance to the FDU community and to the students they work with - NOT for their supervisors.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Fantastic place to work!

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Teaneck, NJ
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Teaneck, NJ

    I worked at Fairleigh Dickinson University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice and friendly. Treated with fairness and respect. Flexible hours. Not really a bad commute at all !

    Cons

    Very fast paced. Difficult to find coverage if someone is out on medical leave or maternity leave etc. can become stressful trying to compensate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Professional Environtment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Teaneck, NJ

    I have been working at Fairleigh Dickinson University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent Pay Great Benefits Professional Leadershp Excellent Training Well Qualified Staff

    Cons

    there are no cons to consider at Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Excellent Pay
    Excellent Benefits
    Professional Environtment

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Grad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairleigh Dickinson University

    Pros

    tuition reimbursement great family feel

    Cons

    Terrible Upper Management
    No guidance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be More Professionl

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    GRAD

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairleigh Dickinson University

    Pros

    Good Opportunity to get an Education and network

    Cons

    Lack of Leadership toward the Grads.
    Poor organization

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good for graduate assistants

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Madison, NJ

    I have been working at Fairleigh Dickinson University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fairly easy way to help pay for graduate school. Easy office culture, you get to make your own hours as long as you get the requirement. My boss was very flexible.

    Cons

    Only offers to pay for 6 credits when they require you to take 9 credits to be full-time. Also don't allow you to have a scholarship to pay for the 3 credits out of pocket.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give grad assistants more credits or more stipend. Most including myself go above and beyond job description because we are short on people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    5 years in...

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Madison, NJ

    I have been working at Fairleigh Dickinson University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, lots of great coworkers, nice students
    403b plan is generous
    Opportunity to make an impact-- a lot of change is coming (new programs, hybrid classes) and people can shape these changes

    Cons

    Lower pay than comparable schools. Lacks good databases for research.
    College of business has had high turnover at top. Some tenured profs have no incentive to work as part of a team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to get better mgmt at top--bring in some new blood
    Make some alliances with Drew and St E's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairleigh Dickinson University

    Pros

    Fringe benefits, hours, staff, continuing education

    Cons

    Pay, lack of opportunities for employment growth,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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