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Howard University Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
40 Reviews

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  1.  

    Limited upward mobility

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

    Pros

    Great cause to go to work for.

    Cons

    Very limited opportunities for upward mobility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    slow university

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

    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
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    Housekeeping Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Housekeeping Supervisor  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Housekeeping Supervisor in Washington, DC

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the students.

    Cons

    Pay was not good and management was not fair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Environment department management do not play by Howard University rules.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Teaching assistant

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

    Pros

    flexible working hours, flexible class schedule

    Cons

    very competitive to get a teaching assistant position

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

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

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

    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
  7.  

    Prepared me for the future

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great opportunities to network with individuals outside of your Department

    Cons

    Communication to staff about changes, especially when you are a student staff member

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I made it through... I got the paperwork.

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    Former Employee - Multimedia  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Multimedia in Washington, DC

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Office Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great People, sense of giving back

    Cons

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

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    some of the worst administration in universities.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They 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 ManagementAdvice

    Just close the university and focus on Medical professions and the hospital.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

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

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers
    Good pay for college student

    Cons

    Howard in general is soo unorganized so it trickles down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more organzied

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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