Fairleigh Dickinson University Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Great place to work, benefits outweigh pay by far. Very rewarding job.

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    Former Contractor - Graduate Assistant
    Former Contractor - Graduate Assistant

    I worked at Fairleigh Dickinson University as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid for entire MBA program

    Cons

    Low/no stipend. Easy to fall into work place politics. Still not a big deal, just avoid it.

    Advice to Management

    Increase stipend.

  2. I loved it!

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    Current Employee - Assistant Football Coach in Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Football Coach in Madison, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Environment, Friendly co-workers, strong network

    Cons

    Little Pay with no benefits

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay for part-time coaches

  3. Not a great place to work

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Fairleigh Dickinson University as an intern (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very very Relaxed environment good view

    Cons

    Professors are not very kind

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  5. Boring

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairleigh Dickinson University

    Pros

    Nice people, it is a good university.

    Cons

    Small campus. Bad food. People really think they are better than you.

  6. Was Not Satisfied with My Experience Here.

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Teaneck, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Teaneck, NJ

    I worked at Fairleigh Dickinson University full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -above average compensation
    -good work/life balance
    -not too much competition from coworkers
    -great benefits (Fridays off in the summertime, 401K, etc.)

    Cons

    -boring, not very dynamic or particularly intellectual environment
    -not very technologically advanced
    -poorly organized and unprofessional HR Staff

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to train new employees better and advocate on their behalf.

  7. worked as a Pharmacy Technician

    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Elmwood Park, NJ

    I have been working at Fairleigh Dickinson University

    Pros

    My 1st job as a student. Great manager, staff who provided excellent training. Friendly environment.

    Cons

    As I worked here for short period of time, I did not have any negative experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Small private university where everyone knows your name.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  9. 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

  10. A good community

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

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