Rider University

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Rider University Reviews

Updated July 11, 2014
Updated July 11, 2014
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    A typical, decent, comprehensive University focusing on business, education, and performing art esp. vocal music.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Lawrenceville, NJ

    I worked at Rider University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Supportive, collegial, homey atmosphere. It's easy to get to know people in other departments. Number of adjuncts allowed is limited. Strong union.

    Cons

    Health benefits are dismal. Unbalanced focus: liberal arts and sciences are the poor cousins, existing mostly for service courses. Strong union.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve health benefits for families. Give the liberal arts the support they need to become first-class citizens.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Resident Advisor

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    Former Employee - Resident Advisor
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor

    I worked at Rider University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -opportunities to learn/enhance skills - communication, conflict resolution, group work, programming/event planning, etc
    -networking opportunities

    Cons

    Favoritism - was an issue at the time. If you were not a favorite, good luck with getting opportunities or recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train leaders more

    Recommends
  3.  

    Good people and facilities, limited room for growth

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    Current Employee - Coordinator
    Current Employee - Coordinator

    I have been working at Rider University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great healthcare benefits and opportunities to expand upon your education.

    Cons

    Very limited opportunities for growth make it difficult to stay motivated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Taught as an adjunct and the experience was great

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty Member in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty Member in Lawrenceville, NJ

    I worked at Rider University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Taught a science class as an adjunct and the infrastructure and supports were excellent. The students were motivated and the pay was competitive with other institutions. As a smaller school they ran the class with about 8 students which never would have happened at a larger university

    Cons

    The only real con for Rider is that they didn't hire me for a full-time faculty position. I would adjunct there again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to hiring full time teachers as opposed to using a lot of adjuncts!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Rider University is extremely well organized

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    Former Employee - Office Coordinator in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Office Coordinator in Melbourne, FL

    I worked at Rider University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Only hires, and keeps, the most competent and qualified individuals for each individuals respective job

    Cons

    Sometimes needs a few more people to be available in case of emergencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
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  7.  

    It was decent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rider University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you exhibit a good work ethic and leadership skills there is a good chance of promotion.

    There is a lot of overtime available during the summer.

    Cons

    Management oftentimes would crack under pressure and snap at underlings.

    There is a minimal amount of training given.

    Management believes that if they tell you that you're appreciated, they can then go ahead and treat you like garbage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your workers like people and you'll get more out of them.

    Train your workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Pleasant environment with friendly peope

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rider University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Laid back work environment in my department. As long as necessary work was completed things went smoothly.

    Cons

    Budget cutbacks made work a little harder because you didn't have as much to work with as you would like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Getting feedback from the lower tiers can be invaluable.

    Recommends
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  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for people who don't like to be too pushed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Rider University

    Pros

    You receive support from the manager every time you need it. You feel comfortable and taken care of. Thete is this friendly attitude towards employees. The responsibilities are delegated to the workers and nobody stays over your head keeping an eye on your work and on the particular order you're doing it.

    Cons

    Sometimes the day seems too long and the work too little and the hours are rolling as centuries.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Fine student work-study for slightly above minimum wage

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    Former Employee - Student Worker (Talbott Library)
    Former Employee - Student Worker (Talbott Library)

    I worked at Rider University

    Pros

    conveniently on-campus for students

    flexible time schedules

    some opportunity for wage increase

    generally non-demanding work...which may or may not be a "Pro," depending on how you look at it

    Cons

    Can be boring

    Undergrads paid about 30% less per hour than Graduate students, with no regard to ability or work ethic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a wider range of pay scale - would motivate student workers to be more productive and attentive to their duties.

  11.  

    Not sure.

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty Member in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty Member in Lawrenceville, NJ

    I worked at Rider University

    Pros

    For faculty, reasonably-sized classes make it easy to get to know the students and make sure that they are understanding and retaining the information that you are sharing with them. It is small university in terms of enrollment. I believe there are approximately 3,000 full-time students.

    It is known for its strength in business, science, teaching and communication, to name some of the specialty areas. The student body is diverse with every race, nationality and religion represented so the discussion in the classroom environment is quite lively and stretches the thinking and background of all the students as well as the professors.

    Cons

    No real downside. I was a part-time faculty member so I did not have the benefits that full-time faculty receive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a great university although I am biased. In addition to teaching courses there, I am also a graduate of this college (my undergrad degree).

    Recommends

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