Johnson & Wales University

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Johnson & Wales University Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
55 Reviews
3.7
55 Reviews
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John J. Bowen
27 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Benefits, Pays for Grad School (in 4 reviews)

  • We offer great benefits and time off (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Normal cons of employment in higher education (in 3 reviews)

  • Most staff members at JWU have second jobs in order to make ends meet (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great University, Excellent place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Johnson & Wales University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great office environment; competitive pay; great perks.

    Cons

    HR System is new; parking is tough in Downcity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Partially Good with a lot of benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Providence, RI

    I worked at Johnson & Wales University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really good environment. Students are awesome, and the rest of the staff is helpful. A lot of benefits that could be helpful such as food, parking garage.

    Cons

    If money is your motivation, this is not your place to be. Management is lacking skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let students innovate and participate in projects to develop the school environment and conditions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions
    Former Employee - Admissions

    I worked at Johnson & Wales University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Empowered employees, Work life balance, Environment. I enjoyed the interaction between faculty, staff and students. The university is constantly growing and evolving providing many opportunities.

    Cons

    Some of the facilities need some rehab but overall it was a very exciting experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    My experience at Johnson & Wales University has been very positive.

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    Current Employee - Academic Counselor in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Academic Counselor in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Johnson & Wales University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    We offer great benefits and time off.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement are limited.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A professional university to gain experience from

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in North Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in North Miami, FL

    I worked at Johnson & Wales University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is professional and tries to give the best customer support to current and prospective students.

    Cons

    The only challenge is that you deal with students that can get difficult when you try to enforce school policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remain professional at all times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    This College is wonderful and teaches professionalism and management skills through real life events.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Johnson & Wales University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Understanding that you are still a student and will make mistakes. Also, there are so many connections through the faculty that will aid you with jobs, opportunities, and events.

    Cons

    There is always a ceiling of progression for students. We can only grow so much before having to find a new job in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there are plenty of opportunities for faculty positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Review from JWU's Hotel

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Johnson & Wales University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    not bad salary, but getting worth now...

    Cons

    everything is chaos, need improve management system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to improve the whole management system from very basic level

  9.  

    Johnson and Wales University provided me with an excellent foundation upon which i built my hospitality career!

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    Former Employee - Faculty - Associate Professor in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Faculty - Associate Professor in Providence, RI

    I worked at Johnson & Wales University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I was hired an the Faculty Instructor for the hotel school internship program upon completion of my BS Degree in Hospitality Management. This position lead me to my Regional Training Manager position with Hilton Inns Inc. a division of Hilton Hotels Corporation.

    Cons

    There are no cons to mention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to forge relationships with hospitality industry employers to ensure placement of future graduating students.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Protector of its Brand and very marketing oriented

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson & Wales University

    Pros

    The institution more commonly known for its culinary and baking/pastry arts programs is now 100 years of age, underpinned by its little known business school and slightly better known school of hospitality. The institution has a survivor's mentally and will do what needs to be done to continue on.

    Cons

    Johnson & Wales is a highly bureaucratic environment, where toes to the line is the normal, while divergent thoughts are smashed, unless perfectly timed to the institution's needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management of Johnson & Wales needs to diversify its thought processes and maybe hire an contrarian, purposefully.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Student Assistant

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Johnson & Wales University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Accommodating with class schedules, vacations. Able to know what companies are looking for, great people. School scholarship, great networking opportunities, if you are employed over the summer you are able to get free housing and also meals.

    Cons

    Can't really get promoted as student assistant, the pay is not that good, it goes with minimum wage. Benefits are what you would expect as student assistant job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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