Marquette University Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
55 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work environment, top technology, smart people (in 6 reviews)

  • free tuition for kids after 5 years of tenure (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • At the top level, MU is run like a mom and pop grocery (in 3 reviews)

  • Little or no possibility for career growth (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Adopt the party line

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marquette University

    Pros

    I enjoyed my work because it was an academic institution, so it felt good to contribute to the next generation of leaders and problem solvers. There is real meaning in that. I also worked directly with students, so I felt connected to the reality of their challenges and knew I made a difference in their education.

    Cons

    There is intense unspoken pressure to toe the party line, even at the expense of being authentic and feeling like you're making a real contribution. This pressure extends all the way up and down the food chain and puts unnecessary restrictions on getting a job done right. The leaders don't want to upset big donors, so they cow tow to the donors' out-of-date beliefs rather than have courage to have difficult conversations and agree to disagree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice authentic leadership and develop resilience skills to help you a) face dilemmas with difficult options and b) remain accurate in your thinking. Otherwise, eventually the house of cards will fall.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    its ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    flex schedule, and ok benefits

    Cons

    supervisors and upper college faculty really dont care what you have to say. not much room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    motivate your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Experience. WORKED in Athletics

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    The team spirit is amazing. I loved working with the kids. Good people! Jesuits Rock!

    Cons

    The salary sucked and parking is bad if you don't have lots of seniority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider revising pay structure for full-time employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Marquette University offers many employment opportunities for students and great benefits to full-time staff.

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    Current Employee - Limo Driver  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Limo Driver in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Marquette University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Trusted company, training is provided, pay is competitive, easy to take time off, great benefits for full-time employees, comfortable work environment.

    Cons

    Limits on hours, three-strike policy, unsafe neighborhood, some jobs limited to students, biweekly pay schedule, schedules can be unpredictable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place to work while in school

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Marquette University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good culture, enjoy working with the students, love Milwaukee.

    Cons

    Low hours and compensation here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More management involvement in labs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good place to study and work

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    equality
    friendly
    worked as an RA, the salary is okay according to the everyday cost in Milwaukee.

    Cons

    cold and long winter.
    Sometimes, it depends on your advisor regarding your progress.

  8.  

    Many Professional Development Opportunities. Very good benefits. Positive Workplace.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Marquette University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my time at Marquette. I enjoyed working with the students and 99% of the people are a joy to work with. It is a very safe place to work. I always felt appreciated and felt like I made a difference.

    Cons

    I was in a position where there wasn't a clear path towards advancement. At this current time there are many things in flux, so depending on the position this may not apply.
    Other places pay more, make sure you take advantage of the benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rebuild employee morale with the current shakeup.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Flexible work schedule - low pay - very little respect unless you are faculty

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    Current Employee - Staff  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Staff in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule; free tuition for children; self/spouse

    Cons

    No respect for staff - tons of work - no such thing as a job description because they will keep adding more on to save money from hiring other people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Takes you in happily, but wouldn't hesitate to throw you to the dogs

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    Former Employee - Student Worker/Lab Assistant  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Student Worker/Lab Assistant in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Marquette University part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you are attending school or trying to get into one. Working for Marquette is a decent way of earning a living. In general the staff are all very friendly. As a student back then, it was an all right time.

    Cons

    A lot of place around campus are still stuck in the stone age in terms of what they do/use to get their jobs done. Hell, I don't know how many countless times I had to assist professors with technology and software they were trying to teach, which they knew NOTHING about. And if things went wrong, blame normally got thrown everywhere but at the actual culprit(s).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be for management to take a hard look of how disheveled their staff is nowadays and realize that before they go trying to put in a new fancy building or pick more impressive pieces of equipment, that they need the staff to back it up. Otherwise they are going to be stuck with a college that has no substance to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work, Low Compensation

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marquette University

    Pros

    Nice Environment, Low Stress, Friendly Co-Workers

    Cons

    Beauracratic at Times, Low Hourly Rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less Policies without Providing Reasons Behind the Policies

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