Robert Morris University - Pennsylvania

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Robert Morris University - Pennsylvania Reviews

Updated July 13, 2015
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  1. Perfect for a college student

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, PA

    I worked at Robert Morris University - Pennsylvania part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked for RMU while attending the school. The hours fit perfectly with my school schedule and there were opportunities for overtime to make some extra cash.

    Cons

    The pay was pretty low (under minimum wage). For most people this isn't something that they can live off of.


  2. Abusive Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robert Morris University - Pennsylvania part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with students who are really interested in learning was the only perk of this job.

    Cons

    Horrendous salary, outrageous expectations (unfunded), Lack of dedicated office space despite tremendous hours involved in doing the work, rude and downright hostile management. Despite underpaying staff, particularly part-time adjuncts, they continue to expand - they even have a room dedicated to expensive chairs that are positioned so that everyone can appreciate the expensive art. Lacks priority in teachers and students.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the value of employees in both compensation and respect


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great place to adjunct teach.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robert Morris University - Pennsylvania

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility in the way you teach.

    Cons

    Wide gaps in educational level of admissions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great progress.


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  5. Good Place

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coach in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Coach in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Robert Morris University - Pennsylvania

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small University where everyone knows each other. Care about student athletes

    Cons

    Budgets are too low for most sports to ever be successful


  6. Helpful (1)

    Can't make a career there

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    Former Employee - Manager in Coraopolis, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Coraopolis, PA

    I worked at Robert Morris University - Pennsylvania

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice campus. Many good people work there.

    Cons

    Top heavy managememt. High staff turnover. Few advancement opportunities. Low salaries for high expectations. Outside of the box thinking discouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Value good staff. Pay them what they deserve. Hear their voice.


  7. Paid fairly for work study

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    Current Employee - Workstudy in Moon, PA
    Current Employee - Workstudy in Moon, PA

    I have been working at Robert Morris University - Pennsylvania part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -They pay you -Hours are flexible -can schedule around classes

    Cons

    -they pay you minimum wage -can't be your sole source of income -only let you work about 8 hours a week


  8. A business oriented school that is in the midst of several major developments.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robert Morris University - Pennsylvania

    Pros

    Robert Morris University has a beautiful campus, a dedicated faculty, and a diverse student body. It is constantly changing and growing.

    Cons

    As it grows and develops, there are the inevitable pains and missteps. Regardless, though, there is a vision for the future and it is being pursued doggedly.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Student Life Pay is TERRIBLE

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robert Morris University - Pennsylvania full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers truly care about students.

    Cons

    Too many people who have never worked at another college. Too many people who don't have a background in Student Life/Student Affairs. RMU pays faculty with a master's degree and zero experience $45,000 to teach 8 classes a year. RMU pays Student Life staff $32,000 to work 40-50 hours a week all year round with no better than 1.5% raises. VPs and Deans make bonuses more than what rank and file make in a year.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the salaries of your rank and file employees before a union comes in and wrecks your cushy model.


  10. Pretty Good - Could Be Better

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    Current Employee - Student Life Director in Moon Township, PA
    Current Employee - Student Life Director in Moon Township, PA

    I have been working at Robert Morris University - Pennsylvania full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most employees and students are wonderful. Benefits are pretty good. Lots of comp time and a very fun low-key atmosphere during breaks.

    Cons

    Vice Presidents make all the critical decisions with only superficial understanding of what their staff does. Some decisions are obviously tied to VP bonuses. Pay is about 20% below market average. Everyone has been at RMU for 2 years or 20 years. Anyone with ambition is gone after 2-3 years because pay stinks and the never-leavers block opportunities for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Ask for more than bullet point updates and truly learn about what your staff does. Pay people market average salary.


  11. Disappointing, unsupportive administration that believes lies students tell them

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robert Morris University - Pennsylvania full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall, friendly people and lovely campus

    Cons

    unreasonable expectations for below-average pay

    Advice to Management

    stop letting students run your university



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