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Fordham University Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
76 Reviews
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Fordham University President and Trustee Rev Joseph M. McShane
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule (for the most part), tuition remission - amounts to (in 9 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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  1.  

    Great Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fordham University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People, location, benefits. The environment is inspiring. I got a paid masters degree.

    Cons

    Pay should be higher to support the high cost of living in NYC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Convenient and meaningful work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Bronx, NY

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

    Pros

    It is very convenient to come to work as it is on campus. Also, it is fun to interact with a variety of students and faculty whether it be over the phone or in the center.

    Cons

    It can be a little boring at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fordham University IT Customer Care

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Bronx, NY

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

    Pros

    Friendly managers and supervisors. Work can be very lax at times especially in the afternoon. You can ask for help from full time employees at any time. You can learn technical, IT, and troubleshooting skills. There are other great student workers to go on to do great things from here.

    Cons

    As a student worker there is no room for career growth. There is probably more work in this student worker job than other jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better training to student and try to train every student on each aspect of the job if possible. Keep track of who has done callbacks and emails, so the same student does not do the same job consecutively.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience as a research assistant

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst
    Former Employee - Research Analyst

    I worked at Fordham University

    Pros

    I was able to work on my own schedule without unnecessary distractions to achieve the desired result of a paper.

    Cons

    I was confined to a specific aspect of research and not the overall study. It was really a good experience overall.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good benefits, poor salary and virtually no room for advancement

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

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

    Pros

    This is a good place to work if you or your child can take advantage of the tuition remission or child tuition benefits. There is also a very generous vacation policy.

    Cons

    The salary is embarrassingly below market rates. There is little incentive for advancement and there are obvious instances of cronyism. Many of the managers that I have worked with lack vision and do not nurture potential. There is no emphasis on professional development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a review of the advancement policies and who is leading certain departments. It needs to be easier to advance qualified individuals. Until the salaries get closer to market rate, Fordham will be continually plagued by under-qualified individuals in high-impact positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fordham University

    Pros

    Hands off approach leaves you lots of flexibility. Very generous with hard transportation days and school holidays. Overall good place.

    Cons

    Lousy salary that does not pay for much, especially in new york city. Due to its large size, sometimes it is hard to see where you fit in the big picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great school!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teaching Fellow in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Teaching Fellow in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Fordham University

    Pros

    Quality students. Nice facilities. Decent pay for graduate student teachers.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work raising the grad student stipends for teaching!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    application

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fordham University

    Pros

    nice people, nice school, good ptofessors, location

    Cons

    career services are not as good

  10.  

    Research Assistant in MSBA

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The position Research Assistant is provided with great real-world projects. You are able to consulting various companies about their business needs. Really can learn things from doing it.

    Cons

    No training process. All learning and discovering by yourself. Sometimes do not know what to do by working alone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more discuss and paired group work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    An amazing place to be

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    Current Employee - Abcd in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Abcd in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    really nice environment to be in

    Cons

    hmmm not much cons I see

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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