Robert Morris University - Pennsylvania

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Robert Morris University - Pennsylvania Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
13 Reviews
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13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Paid fairly for work study

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    Student Life Pay is TERRIBLE

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Pretty Good - Could Be Better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Disappointing, unsupportive administration that believes lies students tell them

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Overall, friendly people and lovely campus

    Cons

    unreasonable expectations for below-average pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop letting students run your university

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work in Pittsburgh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great People
    Cares about students
    Great coworkers
    Less office politics compared to other places

    Cons

    Questionable decisions made by upper management
    Salary is a bit on the low end

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the suggestions made by the people who are affected most by the decisions that you make.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Very Nice People, Nice Environment

    Cons

    The location and the structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent staff/ Decent pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    RMU has excellent staff members who make you feel welcomed and they definitely work as a team! There is no micro managing, and although there are goals you definitely don't have to worry about missing your numbers and losing your job. Instead of blaming the employee RMU takes a look at other outside factors that play a role in student enrollment. You are practically in charge of yourself and they offer excellent benefits and great PTO days. This is the type of job you can stay at, it is a career.

    Cons

    No cons so far, they are on the right track as far as student success and employee happiness!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management listens to any issues and try to correct them as best as they can!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A good stepping stone for interns

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robert Morris University - Pennsylvania as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, relaxed atmosphere, liked my immediate boss

    Cons

    Micromanaging that results in wasted time, confusion within projects, not fully utilized.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pay scale is not up to date

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robert Morris University - Pennsylvania full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Education benefits, vacation, employees, schedule

    Cons

    amount of overtime, not enough manpower. Not being paid every two weeks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start paying people in a more competitive manner. Start paying people every two weeks instead of twice a month.

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