Fordham University Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
54 Reviews

3.7
54 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)

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    Tradition, value and growth

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant and Driver  in  Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant and Driver in Bronx, NY

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

    Pros

    Working at Fordham as an intern research assistant was very satisfying. All full time research assistant where thankful that their supervisor are always pushing them to learn more and they all come to love the Jesuit tradition. I also worked as a driver for the Ram Van Department. Policy on attendances and etiquette are fair, and they always see you as a student first, employee second. Greatest decision for a student job.

    Cons

    There is a limit to hours work and overtime is impossible. The new policies established are not fair ( charter runs are given to whoever the operations and assistant manager like - there is no structure in place ).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are introducing new policies and system and I hope they do a great job! RVFL

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fordham University as a contractor

    Pros

    Wonderful, kind supervisor. Flexible schedule (for the most part), tuition remission - amounts to $26/hour of work.

    Cons

    Would be challenging for those without strong multitasking and time management skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a suggestion to Fordham itself, it would be great if more tuition remission were offered for more hours worked.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Tough schedule for a "part/-time"

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    Former Employee - Tutor
    Former Employee - Tutor

    I worked at Fordham University part-time

    Pros

    Living in the dorm where I worked
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    Overly demanding dean
    Work load too light to prove yourself in any way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out why the students don't use the advising, instead of criticising staff for not doing enough work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Interestingly educational

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    Former Employee - Grounds and Maintenance  in  Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Grounds and Maintenance in Bronx, NY

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Excellent benefits package and salary.

    Cons

    Watch out for relatives working n the same department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing that you can do since the union calls the shots.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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