Fordham University

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Fordham University Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
58 Reviews
3.7
58 Reviews
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Fordham University President and Trustee Rev Joseph M. McShane
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get tuition remission after working here for 6 months (in 8 reviews)

  • Very nice people and work environment (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Administration of other related departments (student employment, for example (in 4 reviews)

  • A lot of college kids which can get annoying (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fordham University

    Pros

    Connected with the people there and good company

    Cons

    A lot of college kids which can get annoying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try and pay more, pay is very basic compared to other places

  2.  

    Review for GA position

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fordham University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good opportunity, learn a lot from the professor. I also get to know many staff on the career management center and that's an edge for me to look for job in the future. Good benefit for a student worker

    Cons

    Have to come in out side office hours. For a GA position this is demanding and I have to work on every bit of research or any work given.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fordham University

    Pros

    Pleasant atmosphere. The office is a friendly environment and it's non judgement. There is always some sort of campus event going on and all staff is welcome.

    Cons

    Have to pay for parking and since it's a rather large campus, it may involve a long walk to the building that your office may be located it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work I learned alot in the maintenance and janitorial field.

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    Former Employee - Cleaner I  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Cleaner I in New York, NY

    I worked at Fordham University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits so many paid days of in the year if you are part of their union which is 503 Teamsters. Also if you are an employee with over a yer of employment your spouse and children can enroll at Fordham University tuition free.
    Pay is great I made 19.05 an hour starting as a custodian they called it Cleaner 1.

    Cons

    Work distribution, overtime was not east to come by, even though as a custodian doing heavy work I noticed the need for a few extra hands to complete certain jobs. Pressure to complete tasks at times was over the top in my opinion, and I think there is a lack of understanding for personal emergencies,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very educational experience.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Fordham University as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked as a lab assistant in the chemistry department. Did research on tartaric aic. Learned a lot during the year and a half I was there. It was not a salary job but it was a job in which I learned a lot about applying the scientific process to action. I also got to put the lab techniques I had been learning all along into action.

    Cons

    Was a very free environment and sometime lacked clear guidance.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The reputation is great but the conservative environment adds to a non-diverse staff and faculty.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fordham University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are loyal employees at Fordham that try to create an atmosphere of camaraderie.

    Cons

    There's nothing innovative about the work environment. If a process could be implemented to improve a system it will not be considered unless it's free or inexpensive. The support staff are treated like second class citizens. The pay is extremely low and it's difficult to get a raise unless you know someone. The Human Resource Department is the worse Human Resource Department I've ever witnessed. If they get something right it's a miracle. The norm is that they'll make the same mistake over and over. It doesn't matter that everyone complains about how incompetent they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage staff to participate in professional development opportunities and show appreciation for their work more than once a year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fordham IT Customer Care Review

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    Former Employee - Fordham IT Support  in  Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Fordham IT Support in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Fordham University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very nice people and work environment. The pace of calls is not too fast or slow. It was a good student hob to have while at college.

    Cons

    Can get boring and repetitive with similar issues to resolve every time. Hard to get a lot of hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Graduate Assistantships

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Fordham University as an intern for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work in your division in order to get tuition remission, made a lot of good connections in my field

    Cons

    There is no enforcement of the hours work so while you get paid for 8 hours of work per week for each assistantship assignment, some people are working 5 hours a week and some are expected to work 30 or 40. A lot of the day to day running of the offices gets shifted to the graduate assistants and people who are actually paid salaries of the university have no idea what their own policies and procedures are when students leave for the summer or graduate.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great benefits, very political place to work

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    Current Employee - Administration  in  Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Administration in Bronx, NY

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for a short period of time while studying; some faculty and employees really care about student experience, but the vast majority are just trying to maintain status quo and hold on to their jobs

    Cons

    Poor management: uneven distribution of workload, no incentive to and in some cases, even hostility toward taking initiative or making processes more efficient; very little opportunity for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gear employees truly to mission statement, improve student experience by continually updating curriculum, systems and processes, allocate resources appropriately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Desk Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fordham University as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and awesome coworkers

    Cons

    Overtime is hard to come by

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