Howard University Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau
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Pros
  • Good pay, great benefits include almost everything free to use Howard University Hospital (in 2 reviews)

  • The family environment, numerous company visits, DC area, high ranking MBA program, and HBU experience (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Need some work at the administration level (in 8 reviews)

  • Low pay, unorganized administration, stop working at 3pm (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Working at Howard

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Howard University

    Pros

    I admire the intellectual energy on campus

    Cons

    Turnover and management should be smoother.

  2. Resources are scarce

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Howard University

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great discounts and free medical and dental services

    Cons

    Some other employees need to be replaced due to lack of professionalism. I do admire Howard hiring people from the area, but they need more customer service training

    Advice to Management

    Provide more supplies to your offices and departments and schedule regular training and evaluations for staff, not just professors

  3. Nice place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Howard University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good for career development and learning

    Cons

    HR is really hard to work with

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  5. 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)

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

    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 Management

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

  6. Interesting

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    Former Intern - Tutor in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Tutor in Washington, DC

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

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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

  7. Student Employee

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    Current Employee - Student Employee
    Current Employee - Student Employee

    I have been working at Howard University (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Got work experience
    Manager who cared
    Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Could be disorganized
    Poor communication between departments

    Advice to Management

    Make the students your priority!

  8. Its a fun and lovely experience

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    Current Intern - Help Desk Technician
    Current Intern - 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

  9. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  10. 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)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Poor equipment. Lack of support.

    Advice to Management

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

  11. Excellent

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    Former Intern - Administrative Officer in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Administrative Officer in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Train staff more thoroughly

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