Howard University

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Howard University Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
48 Reviews
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  1.  

    Student Employee

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    Current Employee - Student Employee
    Current Employee - Student Employee

    I have been working at Howard University (more than an year)

    Pros

    Got work experience
    Manager who cared
    Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Could be disorganized
    Poor communication between departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the students your priority!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Working at Howard University allows you to work and connect with a diverse group of people.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Howard University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Offers flexible work schedule, generous time off as accrued, tuition assistance, retirement plan, and medical insurance plan including quality education.

    Cons

    Administrative staff are under paid and many finds other means to supplement their income in order to earn a livable wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to increase morale among staff and one way to do that is increase pay and treated staff like faculty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Interesting

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Tutor in Washington, DC

    I worked at Howard University as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The students make Howard an amazing place. All from various backgrounds, states, countries, and walks of life. You will definitely take a little from everyone to enhance world views.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, management is pretty unreliable, professors are underpaid, many departments are understaffed or generally do not put forth an effort to... do their jobs. Despite all of this, under new leadership I feel like it will get better. With new management, hopefully, they will usher in changes to help promote better work ethic amongst departments. Above all, I hope more faculty/staff/administrators are hired so that the students will not have to suffer at the hands of incompetence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful to remember that this institution, as much as it is a business, is geared towards feeding intellectual curiosity, developing well-rounded young adults, promoting academic excellence, sustaining global connections and development, and disrupting past prejudices. In keeping with all of the principles that Howard was founded, you must find a balance that builds up the students and faculty/staff alike. When those in charge fail to deliver, that trickle down effect can prove extremely harmful for those you are here to serve

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Would I do it again? Not sure

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Howard University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Provided tuition remission. Helped to solidify knowledge as well as gave experience in managing people.

    Cons

    Poor equipment. Lack of support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase not only the facilities but the supplies. Students pay lab fees for a reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Its a fun and lovely experience

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician
    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician

    I have been working at Howard University as an intern

    Pros

    my job is on campus, so i get to see the collage life style and meet friends and also help people all day

    Cons

    nothing is wrong here so far

  7.  

    Not much to complain about.

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    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    It was a good job for the time being and it works with your schedule if you are a student as well.

    Cons

    Slow administration. Many things ended up wrong because people would not want to do it right the first time.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Officer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administrative Officer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Howard University as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    In the Washington DC area which makes commuting without a car easier for employees and students alike coming from the Maryland and Virginia area.

    Cons

    Need some work at the administration level. More training of employees are required to provide optimum service to the campus community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train staff more thoroughly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Limited upward mobility

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great cause to go to work for.

    Cons

    Very limited opportunities for upward mobility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    slow university

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Howard University as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You don't have to push yourself very hard. Kind of laid back life.

    Cons

    If you wanna get sth done in an efficient manner, it's very difficult because it means you may take extra efforts to finish others' work. Also, the university is heavily political. No consistent policy can be expected.

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

    The best thing for a Graduate Assistant at Howard is having tons of support and flexibility.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Howard University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, caring environment, support, benefits, opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Limited resources, aging facilities, bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One thing I'd like to see is more resources at Howard, but resources cost money. In this economy, I understand why the university must make difficult decisions about where they spend their money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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