John Carroll University

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John Carroll University Reviews

Updated May 21, 2014
Updated May 21, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    John Carroll is a great university

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at John Carroll University

    Pros

    John carroll is a great place to work because it helps students learn

    Cons

    It is a very small relatively unknown university

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing great

    Recommends
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    nice environment depending upon position

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    Current Employee - Departmental Administrative Support
    Current Employee - Departmental Administrative Support

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

    Pros

    tuition benefit, 37.5 hour week, wonderful feel of support among the support staff, particularly secretaries and admin assistants, very, very friendly atmosphere
    beautiful campus

    Cons

    low hourly pay for support staff, but other benefits good
    hourly pay for secty/admin at or below povery level, but they recently enhances the tuition benefit
    office support staff generally feels undervalued and not respected enough by Administration, particularly the men in university administration
    training for those new in their positions, non-faculty, is non-existent
    there is a real heavy handed push to be all about cultural and religious diversity and inclusion, which is usually a good thing, but here it comes at the expense of Christian and Catholic beliefs. Odd for a Catholic institution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop being such a "boys club" it really is noticeable
    yes, the appointment of several women as academic deans etc is great, but thank goodness for them. without them, the boys club mentallity would be suffocating the support staff women

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Very traditional work environment

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    Current Employee - Student Affairs  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Student Affairs in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at John Carroll University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great medical benefits
    Tuition waiver - children, self and spouse
    Conveniently located in University Heights

    Cons

    nepotism
    traditional/conservative environment
    approval from doctor needed in order to receive birth control

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Very happy

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    Former Employee - Helper  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Helper in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at John Carroll University

    Pros

    School, Tuition,Nice people,nice area, it was very easy too

    Cons

    Tedious, boring days with no air.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Part-time teaching

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Carroll University as a contractor

    Pros

    A very nice campus environment.

    Cons

    Favoritism is practiced here in a country-club working atmosphere. Pay is among the lowest in the state for university teaching positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Justice begins at home.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  7.  

    Underpaid Far Too Long

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    Current Employee - Senior Librarian
    Current Employee - Senior Librarian

    I have been working at John Carroll University

    Pros

    Love working with my colleagues, love working with students, love librarianship,small enough to get to know many people well, beautiful campus,

    Cons

    Slow to act, resistant to change, topdown management', often unfair to at will employees, too many administrators,need more staff in the library, especially at the librarian level, other areas are also understaffed, faculty governance efforts are undervalued and lack support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the accomplishments of the little guys, provide larger employer share to retirement benefits, observe the Faculty Handbook

    Recommends
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  8.  

    fair and acceptable

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor
    Current Employee - Associate Professor

    I have been working at John Carroll University

    Pros

    Great upper adminstration to work for but at the college level, the old country club mentatlity exists. Great students population.

    Cons

    They do in breeding quite a bit. They do not allow outsiders to get into important positions. If you are not in the "Club", you are not promoted to anything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make sure that Associate deans are qualify for the jobs that they are assigned to do. For example, managing graduate faculty when she herself has never taught graduate level classes.

    Approves of CEO

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