Howard University Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau
Sidney A. Ribeau
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Pros
  • The family environment, numerous company visits, DC area, high ranking MBA program, and HBU experience (in 2 reviews)

  • Good pay, great benefits include almost everything free to use Howard University Hospital (in 2 reviews)

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

  • 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 (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Experienced Leader, specializing in process improvement, program management and finance.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director Financial Aid in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate Director Financial Aid in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to make a lasting impression on the future leaders of tomorrow.

    Cons

    Limited resources may lead to frustration and challenges with achieving the overall goal.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to share at this time.


  2. Financial aid

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. I was able to meet great colleagues that were very knowledgeable about their positions.

    Cons

    Poor management at some points of my tenure. There was also a lack of adequate equipment to properly do your job effectively

    Advice to Management

    Don't get rid of your lower level workers to fund exec positions who are not productive to the university.


  3. Need New Athletic Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Howard University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Athletic department badly managed


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  5. Long way to go....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Howard University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learning through ongoing challenges allowing for quick thinking, decision making, driving excellence and service.

    Cons

    Departments working in silos. Lacks strong training and development for employees to increase skill sets, and/or competency in work performance expectations.

    Advice to Management

    More training on staff to be successful by tapping in to unused skills. Hire TEAM orientated leadership versus boss type mentality. Leadership training and development (ongoing) around the C.A.R.E. S. (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, and Service) movement.


  6. Great Place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Howard University part-time

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working in the biology department. It was fun interacting with the students and professors. I wish I was still there.

    Cons

    Slightly disorganized administration and facilities could be much better. Handling issues with pay was a hassle as the building is not on campus.


  7. Howard University

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Howard University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A diverse environment, there is a lot of equipment and hands on experience.

    Cons

    None that I was aware of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  8. Salary

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    Former Employee - Doctoral Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Doctoral Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Howard University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Minority school, lots of grants and scholarships.

    Cons

    Low salary grade for qualifications and low number of professors.


  9. HUH

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    Current Employee - Campus Police Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Campus Police Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment tobe in.

    Cons

    Needs better pay for the cost of living

    Advice to Management

    Increase cost of living


  10. Culture and Leadership

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    Former Employee - Executive in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Executive in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Faculty committed to student success Some caring staff and colleagues

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy Disconnected administration and staff Low morale

    Advice to Management

    Survey staff, students and staff to hear directly from them and then follow up Hold leadership more accountable for failures than staff Stop the reduction-in-forces. Enough


  11. receptionist

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    Current Employee - Receptionist in Waldorf, MD
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Waldorf, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Howard University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great environment great place to work

    Cons

    little pay need to increase pay



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