Howard University
2.8 of 5 34 reviews
www.howard.edu Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

Howard University Reviews

Updated Mar 14, 2014
Howard University – US – “archaic HSL”

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2.8 34 reviews

                             

33% Approve of the CEO

Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau

Sidney A. Ribeau

(21 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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I made it through... I got the paperwork.

Multimedia (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at Howard University part-time for more than a year

ProsHoward University is an environment that breeds not just leaders, but pioneers, catalysts, powerful idealists, and iconic innovators.

ConsThe unfortunate lack of vision towards functional budgeting and customer service destroys the machine from within.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more students.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Howard University

ProsGreat People, sense of giving back

ConsThe pay could have been better. It is what it is

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some of the worst administration in universities.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Howard University

ProsThe professors are some of the best and brightest, unfortunately the pros end here..

ConsThey lose and mishandle everything, from payment information to records. It is actually amazing how bad they are at their jobs and the fact they keep their jobs is inexplicable.

Advice to Senior ManagementJust close the university and focus on Medical professions and the hospital.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Depending on what department you work in it can be enjoyable but overall disorganized

Athlerics Assistant (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

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

ProsGood co-workers
Good pay for college student

ConsHoward in general is soo unorganized so it trickles down

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more organzied

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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While my experience has been wrought with challenge, I've been able to get experience in a large number of areas.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Howard University full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThere is an apparent sense of family. Most people care about the patients and work hard to provide the best quality care. The rich history and legacy of the organization is very attractive and a motivator to be apart of its future growth and success.

ConsThere is no system to provide merit based raises nor regular performance evaluations/feedback. Constant leadership change and lack of transparency creates an environment of job insecurity.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Career experience at Howard University

Accountant (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

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

ProsBeing able to work with others who share similar cultural values.

ConsUpper management have their pick of people for the jobs and they are not always necessarily have the right skills set for the position.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Love working with the students.

Assistant Professor (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Howard University full-time for less than a year

ProsHoward has some of the best students and faculty in the country. DC is great.

ConsThe administration is slow and disorganized, lack of resources

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed better faculty retention packages. Young faculty keep leaving.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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My experience at Howard University was amazing.

Designer (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at Howard University as an intern for less than a year

ProsI was friendly with everyone there and it makes my education and work easier.

ConsIt was very far from my house.

Advice to Senior Managementkeep doing the great things

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Associate Director (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at Howard University full-time for more than a year

ProsHopefully with a new president the university will get back on track. There are some competent people at the university but their voices are often stifled.

ConsIndividuals have been there on average 17 years and do not want to change.
Being helpful is not a strength of any department.
Buildings are not new and have extensive mold, mildew, and asbestos.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry listening to those on the front line. It's obvious upper management does not know best just by reading the Washington Post. Good luck.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not so much surprised by the downfalls but enjoying this journey. HU!

MBA Student (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Howard University full-time for more than a year

ProsThe family environment, numerous company visits, DC area, high ranking MBA program, and HBU experience.

ConsHaving financial problems, buildings and classroom still needs to be updated, A building is terrible and anything pertaining to administration takes FOREVER.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire a better CEO that cares more about investing in the student's success, replace workers who have been here for awhile and choose not to work. Also spend less money on bonus and more money for the learning environment for the students.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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