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Roosevelt University Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
26 Reviews
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26 Reviews
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    Information Technology Supervisor/AV Technician

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    Former Employee - Information Technology Supervisor Technician in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Information Technology Supervisor Technician in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Roosevelt University

    Pros

    Managment was behind upgrading equipment and prompt repairs.

    Cons

    Teachers held classes though 2 way teleconferences between campuses and should rotate teacher for better interaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rotate presenters and update outer campuses teleconference staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Roosevelt University is a good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roosevelt University part-time

    Pros

    Staff is hard working and attentive. Good communication between department management and employees. Enjoyable environment and great location. Rewarding work as you can immediately see results. The team is enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    No or limited raises. Struggles with communication between school management and departments. Lack of funding and resources for department even though money is spent elsewhere. The school is really focused on outward growth rather than supporting existing infrastructure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Experience working with Roosevelt

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roosevelt University

    Pros

    Great group of people looking to help you at every step of the way

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Teaching Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roosevelt University

    Pros

    Friendly and lenient environment. Both mentors and colleagues embraced me suggesting and proposing new ideas and solutions all with goal to improve student's learning experience.

    Cons

    Got to be prepared for some students who doesn't have strong working ethics.

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    High work performance expectations and low low salaries.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Roosevelt University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Location: In the loop and easy to get to from anywhere in the city.

    Cons

    As a salary employee, they expect you to work outside of your job description to make up for slacking union employees and tenured professors, which leads to much overtime, but the salary is way below national averages and they do not provide raises in pay. However, the president grants himself unrealistically high raises. When I left he was somewhere around $650k while employees at my level hadn't had a raise in 6 years and could barely make ends meet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a new leadership that respects hard working people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    The Single Worst Experience of my Career

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    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Roosevelt University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Location. It's on the upper edge of the South Loop, so it makes it easy to meet your friends after work for a MUCH needed drink.

    Cons

    Oh how I wish I had done my research before going to work at this hell hole.

    There is a serious bully culture that is encouraged within the university. Not just with the students, although it's atrocious how the athletes are protected as they spew out homophobic, racist, and sexist propaganda on a nearly daily basis. The environment is riddled with "degree-poor" students who are too busy getting high openly in common areas INSIDE the buildings with nothing more than a slap on the wrist to ever be successful (try googling the last successful alumnus. You'll only get Shel Silverstein who was a drop out). These students are paying an astronomical amount of money to graduate and be losers.

    The bully culture is also extremely heavy within the administration. Blatantly racist administrative decisions (see ANY people of color in Director or VP roles? No. They either all quit because of the racially hostile work environment, or were fired based on discriminatory reasons. One high level VP was even humiliated and fired in an open letter from the president to the university. And if you dare to question the direction of the university, prepare to be iced out and have your budgets frozen the next year.

    The pay ranges are disgusting. There has not been an increase in salary - not even cost of living in more than 6 years! There are secretaries who make more than some management staff because they are protected by the union which ensures a raise annually. Oh but Chuck Middleton gets a raise every year. As well as the CFO and the Provosts. But the rest of the minions need to get back on the bread lines to make ends meet on an RU salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing shuffle within the departments at the whim of the consultants. Putting people in charge who have no earthly idea what they are doing because of all of the canoodling at the top is poor judgement and fosters an environment for failure. For the love of God, give your employees a raise! Clean house of those entitled, yet utterly useless and lazy secretarial staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    A love/hate relationship

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor Counselor Education in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Professor Counselor Education in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Roosevelt University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love what I do and RU is very supportive with respect to community engagement and transformational learning experiences for students. I work with amazing colleagues and have been allowed to create new and exciting classes and learning experiences for my students.

    Cons

    VERY top heavy with respect to salary and compensation. While faculty and staff have had pay raises frozen for the last six years, the president, CFO, and other top administration took not only way over average salaries, but astronomical bonuses for "merit".

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The changes keep a coming!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roosevelt University full-time

    Pros

    I love the students at Roosevelt and LOVE making a difference in their lives. I believe the atmosphere at the Schaumburg campus is wonderful and inviting.

    Cons

    The Chicago campus has forgotten about the Schaumburg campus and sometimes it feels like we are two separate entities and/or the stepchild from Cinderella. Unfortunately there is no Prince Charming waiting for us.

    With all the new changes that are being proposed, no one knows from day-to-day what is exactly going on and/or who will be leaving next. No communication. No raises.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good staff good experience

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    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Roosevelt University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Will get plenty of experience with the use of the lab instrumentation
    All around good environment to work in

    Cons

    Some instructors will set unreasonable goals for laboratory work done by the students
    Large class sizes, often chaotic to handle and manage
    Computer and Hiring problems
    Instrumentation often needs maintenance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    I worked as a Math tutor in the Academic Success Center. Great place to study and work.

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    Former Employee - Math Tutor in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Math Tutor in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Roosevelt University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    During the semester I worked there the staff was very friendly and helpful. Everyone is focused to serve the students and make sure they succeed in their college career.

    Cons

    In my opinion the job job paid well and it was very rewarding. No Cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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