Philadelphia University

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Philadelphia University Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
14 Reviews
3.5
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Philadelphia University as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Small college, very engaged students and faculty. Enjoyed getting to know the students outside of the classroom, many of whom I'm still in touch with.

    Cons

    No public transportation, or at least convenient way of getting there. As always with adjunct positions, the pay isn't what it could be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new logo and color scheme. You've got a great design department, take advantage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    This is a family friendly place to work. They always have ways to make sure that there is a happy balance in your life between you family and your job.

    Cons

    The only con I can really say is that there is not any promotion unless you threaten to leave to be employed someplace else.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philadelphia University

    Pros

    Working for PhilaU has been good in development of me as a person, having also acquiring my undergraduate education there.

    Cons

    High turn around rate in employees. Due to the constant change in staff in some departments, it became difficult as an employee to have simple things taken care of, such as payroll

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    student position

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    Former Employee - Library Assistant  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Philadelphia University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    treated with respect
    flexible scheduling
    closed on holidays and during weekend on breaks

    Cons

    had to cover for students who skipped shifts
    had to work late at night some nights

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reprimand student employees as if they were normal adult employees, they are

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Graduate Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Philadelphia University as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people, reasonable pay, flexible hours, great coworkers

    Cons

    Long commute, not so nice neighborhood,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improvement of career services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Pay is so low, it makes it difficult to live

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philadelphia University full-time

    Pros

    Great people, nice buildings and campus

    Cons

    The salaries are so low, you can't have a good quality of life; this leads to low morale, depression, etc. You are surrounded by million-dollar buildings but can't afford a car, good housing, etc. It makes life difficult; if you work there you will be living paycheck to paycheck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees..the good ones will leave, and current ones will grow despondent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    I enjoyed working with the students.

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    Former Employee - Student Development Associate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Student Development Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Philadelphia University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Student life rocks! People treat you well. Staff are helpful. Small gifts from my supervisor.

    Cons

    Small university with fewer resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that staff members have more opportunities to get to know each other. More company socials.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The people are friendly and full of character. They are also very helpful.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Philadelphia University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    salary of course
    recommendation letters
    career oriented classes
    flexible work scheduels

    Cons

    work study hours (for students) are restricted

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Research Technician  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Philadelphia University

    Pros

    Less stressful and friendly working environment

    Cons

    Limited facility for researches and cooperation opportunities

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A good place for a second income, not primary for your family.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Philadelphia University

    Pros

    The benefits are great including tuition remission, the whole deal.
    The employees are dedicated, fantastic people. It's a small community feel and everyone takes care of each other. The campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    The benefits are great if you can afford them. Unless you are in management, you will not be able to afford to contribute to the offered 401k, retirement plans, etc... you will be living paycheck to paycheck.
    There is absolutely no opportunity for advancement. The position you enter at, is as far as you will go here.They may utilize your additional talents, you just wont be compensated.
    It is very political.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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