Notre Dame of Maryland University Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
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  1. Great Community

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Notre Dame of Maryland University (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great leave policies (work/life balance), campus events, diverse community, women leadership

    Cons

    Silo-ed departments mean resources don't always get put to best use, workloads can be heavy, training in the university's systems is sometimes lacking for getting simple tasks completed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall operational study is needed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Promising future

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Focus on community, service and values of the School Sisters of Notre Dame

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth and advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Looking forward to Dr. Yam's leadership

  3. Employment environment surprised me

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    Former Employee - Enrollment Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Enrollment Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Notre Dame of Maryland University

    Pros

    Gaining experience and the benefits.

    Cons

    Low Pay and co-workers. Both less than satisfactory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on your management skills and relax. Learn how to be genuine people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Culture, Horrible

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    Former Employee - Web Content Manager
    Former Employee - Web Content Manager

    I worked at Notre Dame of Maryland University full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, great mission, dedicated mid-level employees, School Sisters are excellent people…

    Cons

    If you want to feel bullied, set up to fail, micromanaged but not really managed, not listened to, and terrified of interacting with your boss, this is the place for you. The salary is low, as expected in this type of organization, but don't let them tell you that the culture makes up for it — it does not. It might if mid-level directorship didn't work so hard to sabotage progress and success, seemingly only to protect its own status quo/rear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house in marketing, and find a way to listen to the boots on the ground without creating a human resources quagmire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    resume builder not a place to grow a career

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    Former Employee - Academic Affair in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Academic Affair in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Notre Dame of Maryland University

    Pros

    flexible schedule
    some nice folks to work with

    Cons

    very low salary
    horrible upper management
    lack of effective or professional communication skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it's time to clean house!
    new people. new ideas. management that is not afraid to allow employees to creative and implement new ideas/strategies that can positively impact students.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Student Worker

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Notre Dame of Maryland University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Student workers on campus are a boon to the campus and the student. There are a variety of options and hours are flexible. I worked in the career center and gained valuable administrative skills. It was convenient to work on campus. The pay was not high, but more than minimum wage. Overall, a good opportunity for a student to gain experience and extra money. Campus is in a great location.

    Cons

    The cons are very minor. The administrative at NDM is not well-organized and it occasionally causes problems or issues. Student workers, however, are only minimally effective by this dysfunction. Also, this is an impression from several years ago. The president of the university is new and things could be smoother.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Director of Student Life

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    Current Employee - Director of A Student Life Office in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Director of A Student Life Office in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Notre Dame of Maryland University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful opportunity to build resume.

    Cons

    The university is still developing itself, often responsibilities blurred. Often staff get burnt out and do not last. Turn-over rate is high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Look elsewhere for employment

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Notre Dame of Maryland University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Hmmm, beautiful campus, SSNDs are lovely people

    Cons

    Hierarchical! Though I've worked in corporate and private environments I have never worked somewhere that was less willing to include employees in decision making, and this is a place that touts inclusivity and decision sharing. The Enrollment and Development offices seem to foster and reward mediocrity; lowering the school’s standards for student acceptance, producing promotional materials that lack a clear position and are poorly executed, a web site that is riddled with misspellings and inaccuracies, and staff retention averaging one year. It's no wonder that enrollment continues to decline and that alumni giving is down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New President, Dr. Yam, needs to clean house.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Balance?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Notre Dame of Maryland University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The tradition of School Sisters is excellent. The mission-driven aspect is really sold to potential employees and students.

    Cons

    While at Notre Dame of Maryland University, I learned to how to look out for myself. Offices try too hard to work independently and most will throw you under the bus at first chance, especially as a new employee. Or, if you've been there for an even small amount of time, getting blamed for things you didn't do has also occurred. Hierarchy here is everything, and if you aren't at least a director, it seems unlikely that you will have much of a say in anything. Always having to live with someone else's decision for your job without any voice is absolutely present.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention and learn to read your staff. Work on not overloading them. Provide opportunities for professional development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    Not an open environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Notre Dame of Maryland University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus grounds, committed faculty, ratio of faculty to student is very good.

    Cons

    There is much talk about values but not much evidence of them. The hierarchy is ridiculous and many decisions seem to be made behind closed doors by just two or three administrators. HR must not be doing background checks as a recent report in Baltimore media indicated a sexual abuser was in charge of the office of student affairs for many years.
    More recent alumni told me they often paid to eat off campus because the food was horrible in the dining hall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Catholic values? Live them. Three presidents in three years says something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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