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Notre Dame Reviews in Notre Dame, IN

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
132 Reviews
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Pros
  • Small town, easy to move around, beautiful campus (in 10 reviews)

  • Good collegial work environment and benefits (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • South Bend is changing, but it still does not offer the quality of life of other college towns (in 14 reviews)

  • no social life, not great prospects for grad students (in 3 reviews)

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    Undergrad Research

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Notre Dame, IN
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Notre Dame, IN

    I have been working at Notre Dame as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed hours. Good learning experience. Spent a decent amount of time with lead professor.

    Cons

    Difficult work. Was expected to research and discover a lot of coding solutions on my own. Not a ton of guidance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    strong intellectual environment

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Notre Dame, IN
    Former Employee - Instructor in Notre Dame, IN

    I worked at Notre Dame part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good collegial work environment and benefits. Pleasant campus.

    Cons

    Work-life balance was challenging at times, depended on semester driven work flow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great experience tutoring for the First Year of Studies Learning Resource Center

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Notre Dame, IN
    Former Employee - Tutor in Notre Dame, IN

    I worked at Notre Dame part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    work with wonderful, energetic, eager-to-learn freshman students
    $8.15/hr pay (greater than minimum wage!)
    great co-workers and flexible hrs

    Cons

    hold review sessions during final studying days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue doing the great job you do!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Awesome experience!

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    Current Employee - Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematics in Notre Dame, IN
    Current Employee - Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematics in Notre Dame, IN

    I have been working at Notre Dame full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great job, great environment, great ambiance, great facilities and beautiful campus.

    The very, very must: awesome students! Motivated, hard working, they have personality, a good sense of humor and are a lots of fun. It's just such a great pleasure to teach!

    Also, I'm a quite liberal, total atheist. The religious affiliation has never been a problem at all. Most people, especially students and staff, are catholic, as many people all around the globe are. I'm open minded and very respectful of other's opinions and beliefs. And you learn a lot from it. I always consider that aspect of Notre Dame as a plus.

    I should mention salary and benefits are pretty good too.

    Cons

    Not always a lot of freedom regarding the way to organize certain courses (content and planning). You often work with a team for such or such course. In particular, some courses use online HW, which requires the whole team to remain synchronized. It reduces the possibility: to adapt the speed of your lecture; to include some digressions or topics of your own choice, which affects a little your teaching creativity and pedagogy.

    Some might say South Bend is a little boring, but Chicago is 80 miles away....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Corporate Sponsorship Intern

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    Former Employee - Corporate Partnerships Intern in Notre Dame, IN
    Former Employee - Corporate Partnerships Intern in Notre Dame, IN

    I worked at Notre Dame as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people and work enviornment, passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    None to speak of from my time at Notre Dame

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice place, low pay, not for young people

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Notre Dame, IN
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Notre Dame, IN

    I worked at Notre Dame full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free gym, great medical and dental, they double your 401k contribs, nice people

    Cons

    It's almost impossible to get fired, meaning you work with some redundant and/or incompetent people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very fulfilling; allowed latitude for creativity and received great mentoring from our faculty adviser, Dr. David Cohn.

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Notre Dame, IN
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Notre Dame, IN

    I worked at Notre Dame as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great resume builder and great way to work and study at the same time.

    Cons

    Challenge balancing course load and work load while participating in sports and social activities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Wonderful Work Environment

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    Current Employee - IT Support Engineer/Analyst in Notre Dame, IN
    Current Employee - IT Support Engineer/Analyst in Notre Dame, IN

    I have been working at Notre Dame full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great support, wonderful benefits, and the ability to put your families needs at the fore.

    Cons

    Lower pay than in the Private sector.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good benefits, but lacking in other areas

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Notre Dame, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Notre Dame, IN

    I have been working at Notre Dame full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you have children, the education benefit is great. The retirement benefits are also extremely competitive.

    Cons

    The salaries are very low. They are not competitive with other organizations in the area and the University has the mentality that it is a "non-profit," so they are not able to pay what other "for-profit" organizations pay and that you should just feel lucky to work there. The University does not do a good job of recognizing hard work. The pay increases are likely to stay low as the University has finally recognized that it cannot continue to raise tuition costs at such a rapid rate. There is very little flexibility as far as work schedule.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    Multiple positions offered me a wide variety of experiences

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    Former Employee - Summer Hall Manager in Notre Dame, IN
    Former Employee - Summer Hall Manager in Notre Dame, IN

    I worked at Notre Dame part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You can get into just about any field you want with Notre Dame. The university setting allows for nearly any profession to find a niche.

    Cons

    Dealing with the red tape of any higher education institution is always frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keeping on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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