Sacred Heart University

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Sacred Heart University Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
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    Thriving workplace with great people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fairfield, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, CT

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

    Pros

    Time-off: you follow a collegiate schedule. People: everyone is committed, many are very friendly.

    Cons

    Parking is often scarce, and depending on what department you work in, you may lack executive leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    2% annually is not a sufficient raise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    good, not great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sacred Heart University

    Pros

    great campus and great people

    Cons

    tough to move around or move up

  3.  

    Physical Therapy School

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sacred Heart University

    Pros

    PBL, excellent staff/faculty, up to date research, manual based learning

    Cons

    No bad experiences working for the university as a student.

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly yet professional environment, less chances of growth

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty  in  Fairfield, CT
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Fairfield, CT

    I have been working at Sacred Heart University as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, very friendly colleagues and staff. Everyone ready to help you and very flexible to needs. I would say it is one of the best workplaces to be in.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are scanty, after some time, career would stagnate. Not very good for a part-timer, especially if ambitious and looking for soaring career.

    Recommends
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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Where careers go to die...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sacred Heart University for more than a year

    Pros

    Free/discounted classes and almost nothing else, although I guess it depends what department you work in.

    Cons

    Workload, salary, time-off "blackout dates," no room for advancement, office politics (this one is huge)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on culture. Things are way too political and it's discouraging. If someone isn't doing their job, fire them--it doesn't matter how long they've worked there. Allow people to utilize their vacation days and I suspect you'll get better productivity out of them in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst Place I've Ever Worked

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sacred Heart University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Campus is attractive. Library staff is very helpful.

    Cons

    It's a culture of complacency, rudeness and a general air of unprofessionalism permeates every department. People don't return phone calls/ emails, are unwilling to compromise and are generally just interested in clocking in and clocking out while complaining about their low wages every chance they get. I've witnessed lying and cheating. It's a truly awful environment. Note: This is staff I refer to. I have met some very wonderful faculty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean House! You are losing money through inefficiencies and lazy people. There is zero accountability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Choose anywhere but here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sacred Heart University

    Pros

    No pros to work here - very low level environment

    Cons

    No leadership, non-existent expertise, unethical in terms of hiring ignoring equal opportunity guidelines, financially motivated without delivering quality product

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time for the trustees to clean house of administration and hire high level leadership who surrounds themselves with quality personnel - not friends who cover up the unethical business dealings

    Doesn't Recommend
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  9.  

    Admissions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sacred Heart University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Summers are great. It is an environment that will definitely keep you thinking and moving. Office is fun and has its good moments.

    Cons

    Travel a lot. On the road during the fall and spring at a wide variety of college fairs. Being told to do 7 different things while you are traveling makes for an unhappy work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about employees, not just about numbers. Very number driven, when the employees are the one obtaining the numbers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Dont work here if you have ambition or brains

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    Former Employee - IT  in  Fairfield, CT
    Former Employee - IT in Fairfield, CT

    I worked at Sacred Heart University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great schedule and time off

    Cons

    Dealing with the very obnoxious students and their parents, inept management, incredibly low pay. Most people who left Sacred Heart and moved onto another company have never looked back. Most jobs here are stepping stone jobs to other higher paying jobs in your future. Co-worker are stubbornly tough to deal with at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make Sacred Heart a place that people want to work at again. There is so much potential in the organization to have a smart and sophisticated work environment

    Doesn't Recommend
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  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    adjunct for over a year

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor  in  Fairfield, CT
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Fairfield, CT

    I have been working at Sacred Heart University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    pretty campus, frequent (catered) professional development meetings; robust support from IT, my dept. and boss are wonderful

    Cons

    parking is often a problem, no tuition reimb. for adjuncts or benefits of any kind, some lazy students

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think about supporting your adjuncts , since they do SO much of the actual teaching at SHU, have Public Safety monitor the staff parking lot, because it's full of non-staff cars

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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